With over 700 different islands to choose from, deciding which to visit on a Caribbean vacation can be difficult. For those who want to explore more than one island on their trip, a Caribbean island tour is a great option, as it will allow you to experience the diversity that the different islands have to offer.
Jamaica is one of the most beautiful and compelling of the Caribbean islands and takes pride in its strong sense of history and culture. From learning about one of the most famous Jamaican cultural icons at the Bob Marley Museum, to a long hike up to a cascading waterfall, to indulging in a rich and spicy feast, there is plenty to do here, whether you want to soak up the urban culture or explore the natural beauty.
The Dominican Republic shares an island with Haiti, and although it used to be relatively overlooked in favor of the other Caribbean islands, this all began to change in the 70’s, when luxury hotels and resorts began to pop up around the area. The history that fills the island dates back to the colonial era, and the laid-back ambiance makes it an ideal destination for families.
With a vibrant Hispanic culture, Puerto Rico is a US commonwealth, meaning that no passport is needed to travel here if you are coming from America. With sprawling beach resorts and casinos, there is always a lively vibe throughout this island, although there are also plenty of secluded spots where you can make the most of the sun, sand and sea.
A large portion of St. Lucia is blanketed with lush rainforests, while the southwest part of the island is home to volcanic peaks that rise out of the ocean. In addition to this, it is also home to some gorgeous beaches, making the scenery one of St. Lucia’s greatest attractions. While the island is great for families, it mostly tends to attract couples, and due to the beauty and romance of the stunning views, it is a popular spot for those on their honeymoon.
It can be argued that Anguilla has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, making it a prime destination for those wanting to spend a vacation on the sand. The downside to this is that inland Anguilla is not very attractive, meaning that most of your time here is likely to be spent around the coast. However, with all of the luxurious hotels and resorts that have set up here, there is plenty to occupy your time with.
When it comes to deciding when to travel to the Caribbean, the islands experience their dry season between December and April, although this is also when the islands are at their busiest. While you are likely to be unable to take in more than two or three islands on your trip, a Caribbean island tour is a great way to see more of what the Caribbean has to offer and to experience the sense of individuality that each of the islands have.