Choosing a Caribbean Island

Choosing a Caribbean Island

Choosing a Caribbean Island for your holiday can be daunting. Use our quick guide below to help you find the best island for you.

Anguilla:- a blend of high style and low key elegance, set to a slow and casual island tempo. With spectacular coral reefs.
Antigua:- is all about the lovely beaches, miles of white soft sand. Some diverting colonial heritage
Aruba:- The main attraction is a ribbon of beaches lined with big world-class resorts and backed up with malls of familiar restaurants and bars.
Bahamas:- Far-flung hideaways and glossy mega-resorts. Great for Island-hopping explorers, divers and party-goers.
Barbados:- Various beaches ideal for surfers, wind-surfers, budget sunbathers, party-goers and the traditionalists, who dress for dinner, a truly welcoming island. A real island for everyone
Bermuda:- Known for its distinctive blend of British and American culture and pink-sand beaches.
Cayman Islands:- Island of the wealthy with a cosmopolitan vibe. A nature lover’s heaven offering stunning diving and breath-taking walks.
Cuba:- A time-capsule of a vanished Caribbean, a huge island unlike any other. Cuba offers famous music, political challenges and disintegrating urban beauty. Reasonably priced holidays in a truly ‘foreign’ country, a delight for adventurers and explorers.
Curacao:- Offers a relaxed laid back pace of life. It’s an island of contrasts, that lives its own life, and isn’t to touristy. With over 40 sheltered beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures and a ‘live and let live’ attitude.
Dominica:- Known as the nature island. An unspoiled hiker’s paradise. Volcanic peaks, boiling waters, waterfalls, underwater springs, rushing streams and rainforest canopies.
Dominican Republic:- A large country with a dominant Hispanic culture. Has world-class resorts on fine beaches, lots of colonial-era history and inland areas with forbidding peaks.
Grenada:- You really can smell nutmeg in the air of this small ex-British colony. Small and inviting beaches vie with rainforest-clad hills for attention. Low-key holidays in beautiful natural surroundings, mixing with genial locals.
Jamaica:- Seemingly the centre of the Caribbean. Lively island, very laid back, offers up resorts from posh to lurid and a distinct urban culture. Great for Spicy food, spicy music and natural adventures
St Barts:- Famous for its casual chic French culture. Uncrowded beaches, designer shops and world class restaurants. Some of the finest luxury hotels. 
St Kitts & Nevis:- Small friendly island with big hotels and booming condo developments. It’s just large enough for a fun day trip around the island that includes the vast pirate-era Brimstone Hill Fortress.
St Martin / St Maarten:- An island of 2 halves, one French one Dutch. French side is known for its nude beaches, clothes, shopping and French and Indian Caribbean cuisine. Dutch side is known for its festive nightlife, beaches casinos and native rum based liquors.
St Lucia:- Beaches, beautiful resorts, and lushly forested hills. Popular with the French and honeymooners. Activities abound in and out of the water. Great choice for Divers, snorkelers, trekkers, kite-surfers and nature-lovers, and of course those seeking out pure luxury.
St Vincent & the Grenadines:- relaxed traditional Caribbean islands. The main island, St Vincent, is mostly rainforest while little idyllic Bequia is the star of the relaxed Grenadines. Catching rides on fishing boats between beach-ringed islands is the classic Grenadine experience. Ideal for Boaters, divers, explorers, people without schedules.
Trinidad:- A big, pulsing Caribbean island that revels in Creole culture and boasts a party scene
Tobago:- Smaller than its cousin Trinidad, it boasts everything the larger island lacks, pristine nature, resorts worth the trip and fun in and out of the water. Amazing rainforest, popular with bird watchers.
Turks & Caicos:- Lots of little islands with perfect beaches and turquoise waters waiting to be discovered. Nowhere here is very busy, even the world-class dive sites.
British Virgin Islands:– The richer, less-developed and more isolated version of the US Virgin Islands. Yachties and divers find their bliss amongst the 40 islands here; the main island, Tortola, offers glamorous diversions.

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  1. […] Once you have taken the above factors in to consideration you can then narrow down which islands would suit you best and from there which resort will be perfect for you. See Choosing a Caribbean Island. […]

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