Which Caribbean Island is for You?
The islands of the Caribbean, where locals and visitors alike sit in cafes and relax on soft sandy beaches while tropical breezes invite them to forget their worries. Whether you arrive by ship or plane let this article be your guide to figuring out which island is your perfect island.
Romance on the Water
If you are looking for privacy and entertainment, there are many Caribbean islands that provide both. Antigua, St. Maarten, the Turks and Caicos Islands – all offer amazing cobalt blue waters, turquoise lagoons and soft white sands for travelers to enjoy. Visit the island towns to find duty-free shopping, amazing local restaurants and entertaining nightlife. Or, if you prefer, spend quality time snorkeling, swimming or just wandering the beach looking for seashells.
Other islands including Aruba, Barbados and Jamaica provide perfect family getaways. Aruba offers visitors a butterfly farm, jeep tours, underwater submarine tours and spectacular water parks! Local wildlife can be viewed at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve located near the Andromeda Gardens. Swimmers and boaters can enjoy snorkeling the underwater caves and waterfalls. Or, you can head straight to Jamaica. This hotbed of fun allows travelers to enjoy banana boat rides, kayaking or even sailing! Prefer to stay landlocked? Stroll through the shopping plazas, drive mopeds or go-carts, or head for the hills on horseback. Most of the islands also give travelers the opportunity to swim with dolphins, stingrays, or, for the truly adventurous, snorkel through the pirate wreckages spotted throughout the island waters!
The Perfect Blend
Try the Virgin Islands if you are looking for both a great family destination as well as a little romance. The U.S. Virgin Islands (or USVI for short) include St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Hiking, kayaking and kite boarding are popular pastimes, but they are also known for their golf courses, reefs and shipwrecks.
There are plenty of picture-perfect beaches that offer regular water sports, as well as deep sea fishing and sailing. St. John’s, the smallest of the islands, is a favorite for naturalists, while St. Thomas is the place for shoppers!
Cruising the Caribbean is the opportunity to see multiple islands – and experience multiple adventures – without ever having to repack your luggage. Whether you seek an extravagant vacation aboard a floating luxury hotel, a romantic getaway with your loved one, or an activity-filled family voyage, your dream ship awaits. In the Caribbean, each port provides a distinctive personality with numerous entertainment options.
So which one sounds like your dream escape?
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