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Top 20 Caribbean Vacation Spots

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It’s that time of year again: vacationers from all over the world head to the Caribbean for some fun in the sun and relaxation that can only be found on these vibrant islands. More than just its deep, turquoise waters and golden sands, the region offers a diverse array of attractions, cuisine and cultures that have visitors falling head over heels in love. Sounds like paradise, right? Well it is! Today we are sharing with our Nirvana readers some of the best spots and must do activities to experience in the Caribbean this summer!

 

  1. Havana, Cuba – Cuba’s colourful capital is the place to be. A city sealed against time, much like the rest of the country, is ideal for a summer getaway. Disconnect from the outside world with a stay at the majestic Saratoga Hotel in the heart of Havana, with historic museums, Cathedrals and Old Havana all within walking distance.
Havana, Cuba

Havana, Cuba

Book It: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/havana

 

  1. Cap-Haitien, Haiti – Haiti’s popular tourist destination should be at the top of your list, not only because of its French feel and architecture. The city claims beautiful beaches like Labadee, historic sites such as the Citadelle and a rich nightlife as well.
Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Cap-Haitien, Haiti

Book It: www.lonelyplanet.com/haiti/northern-haiti/cap-haitien

 

  1. San Juan, Puerto Rico – Book your stay at Hotel El Convento and you’ll be on your way to the ultimate Puerto Rican experience in San Juan. The capital city has it all: beaches, Tapa restaurants and bars, and historic sites on top of luxurious hotels. Did someone say salsa? Visit the Nuyorican Café for a night out of dancing and live music.

 

Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Book It: www.lonelyplanet.com/puerto-rico/san-juan/hotels

 

  1. Sugar Reef, Bequia – As the second largest island in the Grenadines, Bequia holds its own in terms of royal villas and hotels, one of which being Sugar Reef. The hotel welcomes guests to a “richly sensual” and authentic Caribbean island experience with a stay in one of their luxurious guest quarters located in either the Beach House or the French House. Activities such as scuba diving and sailing are just a couple of the many diversions to keep you occupied when you work up the motivation to leave the hotel.

 

Sugar Reef, Bequia

Sugar Reef, Bequia

Book It: www.sugarreefbequia.com

 

  1. Little Good Harbour, Barbados – It is said that locals travel miles to this hotel just to eat at The Fish Pot, a restaurant boasting to have one of the best views of the Caribbean Sea. With a spa, two pools and activities such as kayaking and snorkelling, this beachfront hotel is sure to offer an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

 

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Little Good Harbour, Barbados

Book It: essentialdetail.co.uk/book-a-hotel

 

  1. Negril, Jamaica-Home to some of the most exquisite sunsets, Jamaica’s resort town of Negril is packed with things to do and experience such as horseback riding tours, snorkelling and cliff diving at the renowned Rick’s Café.

 

negril

Rick’s Cafe, Negril

Book It: www.lonelyplanet.com/jamaica/negril-and-the-west/negril

 

  1. George Town, Cayman Islands – Home to the other Seven Mile beach, George Town has flawless white sand stretches with crystal clear water to match. Island hop your way to Grand Cayman for a visit to Stingray City, and the North Side for a scenic walk through Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park.

 

George Town, Cayman Islands

George Town, Cayman Islands

Book It: http://goldensuncayman.com/

 

  1. Kamalame Cay, Bahamas – This private island resort is perfect for a summer rendezvous. A short fifteen-minute plane ride from Nassau, the resort offers pristine beaches, exquisite dining and limitless activities to delight any guest. It’s no wonder why celebrities such as Penélope Cruz and Nicole Kidman frequent the area.

 

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas

Book It: www.kamalame.com

 

  1. Damajagua, Dominican Republic – The 27 Charcos of Damajagua is probably the best-kept secret of the DR. With tour guides to lead you up and over each waterfall, you make your way climbing, swimming and jumping from cliffs of different heights into crystal blue waters sheltered by cool caves.

 

27 Charcos, Dominican Republic

27 Charcos, Dominican Republic

Book It: www.27charcos.com

 

  1. Portland, Jamaica – Booking a stay at the luxurious Trident Hotel is just the first step in enjoying the lovely parish of Portland. Attractions such as Frenchman’s Cove and Blue Lagoon are just the beginning; make your experience an unforgettable one with river rafting down Rio Grande or visit the secluded waterfalls of Somerset.

 

 

 

Trident Hotel by GeeJam

Trident Hotel by GeeJam

Book It: www.thetridenthotel.com

 

  1. Staniel Cay, Bahamas – Get here either by a short plane ride or by boat from Nassau and you’ll be on your way to experiencing the Bahamas the Staniel Cay Way. This small but active island is undeniably one of the most coveted locations with its outstanding snorkelling attractions in all of the Bahamas. If snorkelling isn’t your thing, the Staniel Cay Yacht Club resort offers other activities such as fishing, swimming with pigs, kayaking, as well as the opportunity to explore Staniel Cay outside of the hotel area with their guided tours.

 

Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Staniel Cay, Bahamas

Book It: www.stanielcay.com or www.stanielrents.com

 

  1. English Harbour, Antigua – The Inn at English Harbour, is just one of the many opulent resorts in Antigua. Exclusive with its feature of only 28 rooms on the nineteen acres of seaside land, elegant in its colonial yet contemporary style, and exquisite with its white sandy beaches, The Inn also offers exposure to activities such as yachting and golfing to its guests.

 

The Inn, Antigua

The Inn, Antigua

Book It: theinnantigua.com/en/

 

  1. Samaná, Dominican Republic – Another underrated destination of the Dominican Republic. Hotel Playa Colibri offers the ultimate tourist experience with villas accommodating up to six, a luxurious pool and mouthwatering breakfast served on the beach across the street every morning to its guests.

 

Samaná, Dominican Republic

Samaná, Dominican Republic

Book It: www.hotelplayacolibri.com

 

  1. Harbour Island, Bahamas – Head to Pink Sands, the most famous beach on the island, or partake in activities around the town such as yoga, snorkelling and sailing. Looking for a place to stay? The Dunmore is your ideal spot with its promise of classic elegance with contemporary comforts.

 

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Harbour Island, Bahamas

Book It: www.dunmorebeach.com

 

 

  1. Nieuwpoort, Curacao – As one of the “ABC Islands”, you’ll find pleasant weather all year round here. With its warm and inviting waters, Curacao is a top spot for divers, snorkelers and the avid water sports fans.

 

Nieuwpoort, Curacao

Nieuwpoort, Curacao

Book It: www.santabarbararesortcuracao.com

 

 

  1. Pekelmeer, Bonaire – Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary in Bonaire is one of only four areas in the world where Flamingos breed. If that isn’t enough to get your attention, the pink pools and white sands will make you fall in love with the beauty of Bonaire.

 

Pekelmeer, Bonaire

Pekelmeer, Bonaire

Book It: www.coralparadise.com

 

 

  1. Ocho Rios, Jamaica – Embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Ocho Rios with activities such as zip lining, tubing, sailing and dune buggying with Chukka’s Caribbean Adventure Tours.

 

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Book It: www.chukka.com/book-jamaica/ocho-rios

 

  1. St. George’s, Grenada – The bright colours of Grenada are just one of the many allures pulling vacationers to “The Spice Island.” The capital city has intriguing points of interests including its Underwater Sculptures snorkelling experience.

 

St. George’s, Grenada

St. George’s, Grenada

Book It: www.macabana.com

 

  1. Valle de Viñales, Cuba – Enjoy beautiful rural scenery in the mountains of Cuba. Great getaway experience for nature-lovers looking to explore a different side of the country. Partake in activities such as horseback riding, birding and cycling to heighten the experience.

 

Valle de Viñales, Cuba

Valle de Viñales, Cuba

Book It: www.lonelyplanet.com/cuba/pinar-del-rio-province/vinales

 

  1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos – Providenciales is considered to be the most populated of the Turks and Caicos islands so it’s no surprise that it has some of the best attractions and sites to experience. The bright turquoise waters make Providenciales one of the world’s top beach destinations as well. Impressive, right? Not only is there a vibrant nightlife of entertainment and casinos, but during the day you can do anything from taking a boat cruise, paddling through the wetlands or even go horseback riding in the water.

 

Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

Regent Palms, Turks & Caicos

Book It: www.visittci.com/providenciales

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