Escape from the everyday to the beautiful Caribbean. Our world is an amazingly diverse place with global destinations known for their history, weather, people, attractions, and tranquil settings. Few destinations provide a combination of all these characteristics, plus more, and that makes the Caribbean is a paradise vacation spot for all; families, honeymooners, singles alike to enjoy clear blue water, soft white sand, gentle warm breeze, and a laid back lifestyle only islands provide.
Known for it warm tradewinds, the general comfortable Caribbean climate varies with the elevation and water currents of the islands. The region enjoys year-round sunshine, divided into dry and wet seasons, with July - December wetter than the first half of the year. A unique region of breathtaking islands and surrounding coasts the Caribbean offers the best of the best. Southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and North America, east of Central America, and to the north of South America in the Caribbean Sea here are some of the most popular Caribbean destinations:
"Best Scuba Island" - Turks & Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands are surrounded by one of the most extensive coral reef systems worldwide (65 miles across and 200 miles long). As a result, the islands are consistently ranked as one of the premier diving locations in the world.
"Best Beaches Island" - Barbados
The most well-known and best beaches in Barbados are situated along the South and West coast of the island facing the calm Caribbean Sea. These coasts are very popular with tourists and local sea bathers and are where you will likely be spending your Barbados beach vacation.
"Best Gaming Island" - Aruba
The Caribbean is well-known for its clear blue waters, white sand beaches and sunny skies, but what vacationers might not be aware of is that it is a premier destination to gamble in. Home of Caribbean Stud Poker, many of Aruba's casinos can be found along the luxurious Palm Beach in high-rise resorts.
"Best Natural Wonders Island" - Dominica
Dominica is an eco-traveler's paradise, with a relatively unspoiled, lush landscape. But to the surprise of many first-time visitors, this island has relatively few beaches.Interior terrain is a great playground for adventurous travelers with many trails found in Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
"Best Shopping Island" - St. Thomas
St. Thomas is truly a shopper's paradise. With duty-free shopping ($1,200 for every visitor every 30 days) visitors can enjoy shops offering crystal, jewelry, watches, perfumes, linens, tobacco, alcohol and gemstones.
"Best Historic Island" - Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is known for its unique blend of cultures, history, and culture. Many old structure have and are in the process of being restored, providing a fantastic and beautiful look at the rich history of Puerto Rico, namely San Juan herself.
"Best Adventure Island" - Jamaica Break
free from the beaches and fruity beverages for mountain river rafting and kayaking, horseback riding in the surf, rainforest hikes, and tours of Jamaica's historic towns and plantation great houses.