Whether you're looking for some relaxation with your significant other, some fun and sun with the entire family, an outdoor adventure, or you're single and ready to mingle, there's an island in the Caribbean just for you.
Let's take a look at some of the best, based on various traveler types:
For Families: The Bahamas
One of the closest Caribbean island chains in proximity to the United States, this exotic paradise is a popular go-to destination for families looking for fun and relaxation. With plenty of all-inclusive resorts, sunshine, and activities for all age groups, every visit is guaranteed to be truly unforgettable.
For Couples: St. Lucia
Known for secluded luxury resorts and romantic hideaways, St. Lucia is a honeymoon staple in the Caribbean. Couples enjoy in-suite infinity pools in many of its gorgeous hotels, along with romantic walks amid the island's breathtaking beauty. When night falls, beachside candlelight dinners dot the shore.
For Singles: Puerto Rico
Renowned for its nightlife, San Juan, Puerto Rico is the place to be for singles looking to party with friends and dance, dance, dance! Clubs explode with salsa, reggaeton, Latin and rock music, and keep the celebration going through the wee hours of the morning.
For Budgeters: Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic's most frequented cities, Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, are full of all-inclusive resorts easy on the pockets and heavy on the deals. With everything from flavorful island feasts and festive drinks to adventurous water sports and spectacular evening shows, there's no surprise why 'The DR' gets its amazing rep.
For Divers: Curacao
For serious divers, the island of Curacao is a must. Explore underwater shipwrecks and the extraordinary resident sea life, and marvel at the breathtaking coral and many other diving and snorkeling sites of Curacao Underwater Marine Park, which stretches 12.4 miles of shoreline. Overall, there are about 60 spots for subaquatic splendor!
For Golfers: Bermuda
Not technically a Caribbean island since it's located in the North Atlantic, Bermuda is an associate member of CARICOM (Caribbean Community), an organization of more than a dozen such nations sharing economic goals. Bermuda is also the island to visit when golf is your idea of sublime relaxation. Boasting eight world-class golf courses, all with breathtaking views and pristine natural wonders for anyone who isn't interested in golfing, too, a visit to Bermuda's legendary pink-sand beaches is a definitive hole-in-one for all!
For Shoppers: The Cayman Islands
Besides their spectacular beauty, magnificent resorts and remarkable scuba and snorkeling spots, the three gorgeous islands comprising this super-popular tourist destination are near-legendary for their duty-free shopping experiences, which provide amazing deals on everything from jewelry and watches to fine crystal and other luxury goods.
For Adventure Seekers: Dominica
Also known as 'Nature Island,' Dominica is replete with beauty, from its with black-sand beaches, hot springs and lush rainforest to its cascading waterfalls, dive sites and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. Want to witness an actual boiling lake? Yup, adventure seekers visiting Dominca can experience this, too!
The Caribbean is one of the most beloved vacation destinations on Earth, for countless reasons! With so many different options, there's an island, for every traveler!