Where to go on your Caribbean vacation

With over seven thousand islands to choose from, deciding where you want to go on your Caribbean vacation can be daunting. But the good news is that there is a Caribbean island that offers exactly what you are looking for.

For world-class diving, the top destinations are Bonaire, Grand Cayman, St. Croix, Virgin Gorda, and Turks and Caicos. For diving, you don’t get much better than St. John, St. Croix and Antigua. Windsurfers appreciate the trade winds that blow in Aruba and Curaçao. For sailing, the Grenadines and British Virgin Islands offer the most options. For golfers, Jamaica has some world-class PGA championship courses.

Great destinations for couples include Bermuda with its fabulous pubs and restaurants and sophisticated resorts. If you’re looking for a nature getaway, then consider the idyllic lover’s paradise of St. Lucia, with its luxurious resorts perched on ocean-view cliffs and panoramic views reminiscent of the South Pacific. If you’re looking for a wild time, consider an all-inclusive hedonistic-type resort in Jamaica! With several high-end clothing options, all-day gaming and all-night parties, Jamaica’s all-inclusive resorts are notorious throughout the Caribbean. You can even get a free wedding including minister, witnesses, champagne, music, decorations, pre-wedding dinner and post-wedding breakfast all included when you book a three-day honeymoon!

The hedonistic Caribbean hotels also offer special activities for singles with parties every night, sports and games every day, all for a basic fee! Singles who are more laid back prefer Bermuda, Curacao, or Grand Cayman, which are convenient and safe for solo travelers, but may not have as much nightlife as Jamaica. Singles seeking solitude prefer the Grenadines, where it’s still possible to find a secluded beach to call your own. Some Caribbean destinations are not always welcoming to gay and lesbian travelers. However, the French and Dutch Caribbean islands tend to be the most tolerant, and gays tend to gravitate towards places like Puerto Rico where discrimination is prohibited by law. San Juan has the best gay nightlife in the Caribbean.

For a family vacation in the Caribbean, it doesn’t get much better than the Bahamas, with its comprehensive resorts offering family-friendly recreational activities such as water sports, boating, and daily scheduled and supervised children’s activities. Aruba, with its friendly natives and many off-resort adventure options, is also a premier family destination. Aruba’s Palm Beach has become popular with families due to its gentle surf and wide variety of water sports. Families who want to get off the beaten track may want to consider St. Kitts and Nevis, which with its old forts, haunted plantations, and old railroad offers many exciting adventures to discover and explore. Barbados’ Gold Coast is famous for its vast stretches of exquisite sandy beaches set against turquoise waters, home to fabulous luxury resorts that emphasize family activities.