Keep Calm and Enjoy the Caribbean: Our Pick of the Top 8 Islands

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The Antilles are the group of islands bordered by the Caribbean Sea. There’s the Greater Antilles which covers Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Cayman Islands and the Lesser Antilles which covers the northerly Leeward Islands, the southeasterly Windward Islands, and the Leeward Antilles just north of Venezuela.

Each Island is dizzyingly beautiful with rich culture, colonisation history, tropical climate and lush vegetation.

1. Barbados
Bottom Bay Beach in Barbados

Clear blue skies and balmy weather, Barbados has the blissful tropical settings. Harrison’s Cave, located in the parish of St. Thomas, is one of the natural wonders of the world that can be seen on the tramway. Barbados is home to spectacular beaches and coral reef.

2. Aruba
Flamingos on the Beach, Aruba

Enjoy the quintessential Caribbean scenery in Aruba with white sand and swaying palm trees. Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, Oranjestad and Druif Beach offer a perfect Caribbean holiday with a variety of options for entertainment.

3. Jamaica
Vacation resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Golden beaches, turquoise seas, spectacular coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and picturesque rivers are just some of the island’s beautiful features for nature lovers. Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, and Port Antonio are the main tourist attractions.

4. Saint Martin Island 
Beach, Saint Martin

This is a tiny Caribbean island with north side belonging to the French and south side belonging to the Dutch. Tropical mountains and crystal-like water of the Red Bay and Orient Bay are some of this Island’s enviable assets.

5. Puerto Rico 
Gilligan’s Island Guanica, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is the smallest land of Greater Antilles. This Island is known to be unique and special. Culebra near Puerto Rico is one of the most popular beaches in the world. Playa Negra is one of the very few magnetic black sand beaches in the world. This island is also known as one of the biggest and best rum-producing nations.

6. St. John 
St. John – Virgin Islands

It is one of the Virgin Islands in the Caribbean Sea with common features of Caribbean island such as white sand, palm trees and crystal-clear water. Trunk Bay, a beach on St. John, is known as the most photographed beaches in the United States Virgin Island.

7. Anguilla
Caribbean sea at Anguilla

It is a laid-back Caribbean island with no casinos, no shopping malls or cruise ships; Just postcard-perfect beaches and calm. Sandy Island and Shoal Bay are some of the serene and stunning beauties with a reputation for great food at the beach bars.

8. St. Lucia  
View of the famous Piton mountains in St Lucia

This petite land is known as the Helen of the west indies. There’s bubbling hot spring water pits at Sulphur Springs park, they are said to have a healing capacity to the skin. Tet Paul Nature Trail and Pigeon Island can appeal to an eclectic mix of travellers.

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