The best Caribbean vacations offer stunning sunsets, gorgeous beaches, and miles of coastline to take in. You’ll also find that a variety of engaging activities from snorkeling to scuba diving and parasailing await, so you’ll never run out of ways to stay busy between suntan breaks. Wondering where to add to your bucket list? Consider the following list of hotspots – among the best Caribbean vacations and trips you can take – the next time you’re planning to get away. You’ll be happy you did.
Sink your toes into Aruba’s sandy beaches and watch your worries melt away. Its tagline (“One Happy Island”) fits perfectly. There’s plenty to do here if you’re on the hunt for activities, such as ATV tours and kite surfing. But if you’re just looking to relax and take it easy, you won’t find a better destination to hit as well.
Saint Thomas, Saint John and Saint Croix make up the US Virgin Islands. They’re perfect to hit if you’re a first-time traveler who’s not exactly ready to leave home behind, but want an island vacation escape from it all. A visit will prove to be one of the best Caribbean vacations you can take.
Take a trip to the capital of the Bahamas and you’ll immediately fall in love with the crystal clear waters and beautiful coral reefs. Go shark diving or kick back at one of the many beach bars in the area. Whether traveling solo or with friends and family, a welcome mix of relaxation and fun awaits you on this gorgeous island.
Add the breathtaking town of Punta Cana to your list of travel destinations to hit up next. Located in the D.R., it’s full of must-see all-inclusive resorts, stunning beaches, and memorable activities like kayaking or sailing.
Beaches full of white sand, bright lights, and peaceful retreats await you in St. Martin. Between the nightlife and pristine stretches of sand, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds at this Caribbean getaway.
Suzanne is a journalist in Queens, New York. She’s interned at Rolling Stone, NBC local media, Mashable and the Queens Chronicle. Though she’s from upstate New York, she considers herself a Queens girl. If she’s not writing or editing, she’s probably scrolling through goat Instagrams.