Made up of a group of approximately 7000 islands, the Caribbean archipelago is the place where some of the most beautiful marine landscapes in the world are located. Known for its friendly locals, clean beaches, warm breeze and clear blue waters, it is hard to find a better holiday destination than the Caribbean. Whether you are eager for an adventurous getaway or just dream of a little relaxation and quiet, this is the best place to go.
Several parts of the Caribbean were affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, but the area is clean again now – and more beautiful than ever! Many islands have been refreshed by the opening of new resorts, the white sandy beaches are once again peaceful, and the exotic nature around the historic cities is greener than ever!
It is difficult to say which is the most beautiful island in the Caribbean, as they all have splendid places and offer a lot of interesting experiences to its visitors. However, we’ve made a list of 5 of the most popular:
Dominican Republic. With miles of beautiful beaches, coconut plantations and spectacular mountains, the Dominican Republic is an absolutely incredible destination, being considered one of the best places on the planet to spend the honeymoon. From the steep cliffs of Los Haitises, the surfing beaches of Cabarete and Puerto Plata to the fascinating colonial architecture of Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic has many aces up its sleeve. For most, the piece of resistance is Punta Cana, where huge strips of white sand along the meandering coastline outline a landscape that seems to have emerged from paradise.
Cuba. From the colorful architecture of Old Havana to the beauty of Varadero beach, it is no wonder that in the last years, the country of Trabuc and Roma has become one of the favorite destinations of travelers from all over the world. Pinar del Río, the western province of the country, is a treasure trove of natural wonders, with kilometers of mountain ranges and tobacco plantations. The region also extends to the Viñales Valley, probably one of the most beautiful areas in the whole of Cuba, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage list. With limestone formations and lush landscapes, the Viñales Valley is the perfect place for a story sunset.
Jamaica. Jamaica is considered the heart of the Caribbean, a country with a rich culture, splendid natural scenery, wonderful beaches, raggae music and all-inclusive resorts. This tropical island also prides itself on friendly temperatures throughout the year, with the average being 27 degrees Celsius. Here you will feel that there is nothing more welcoming than this mesmeizing place, far away from home. You will never feel a stranger when you arrive in Jamaica, because the locals are very friendly and welcome their visitors in the best way possible.
We recommend visiting the northern coast of Jamaica, where the white powdered sands end in azure water, from the splendid Seven Mile beach to the resorts of the Gulf of Mondtego. There is also the famous James Bond beach, the Ocho Rios jungle, where juniper bushes, mangroves and tamarinds creep among the huge coconut palms, as well as the falcid Blue Mountains, famous for their coffee plantations.
Aruba. Located in the southern Caribbean, just north of Venezuela, Aruba, unlike other islands in the archipelago, does not have a rainy season and is less humid; this makes it an excellent destination throughout the year. In addition, Aruba is considered the “corridor” of hurricanes, so you don’t have to worry about it.
The 300 days of sunshine a year and the calm turquoise waters ensure a constant flow of foreign travelers, especially from the US, which can be seen on the sands of the beautiful beaches Baby Beach, Hadikurari Beach and Arashi Beach. Boca Catalina Beach is another popular beach in Aruba, which is frequented especially by snorkeling enthusiasts, having an impressive marine life, with colorful fish and spectacular corals.
St. Lucia. St. Lucia is the Caribbean island that refuses to comply. Instead of being overwhelmed by mangroves and palm trees, it grew larger and larger, with two green and sharp seeded rocks, overlooking the entire landscape. The two rocks are called The Pitons and are considered the symbol of this volcanic island, with heights of 786 m and 739 m respectively. The island is also noted with some of the most impressive banana crops in the world, with a fantastic botanical garden and adventurous mountain trails on the famous Mount Gimie.