More than two dozen island nations make up the Caribbean Islands, each with a distinct culture and vibe. While most people visit the Caribbean for its sun-drenched beaches, crystal-blue waters, and duty-free shopping, these islands are also rich in historical significance and ancient cultures.
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- The Bahamas encompasses 700 islands sprinkled across 100,000 square miles of ocean beginning just 50 miles off the coast of Florida. The archipelago is an ecological oasis with the clearest water on the planet—a visibility of more than 200 feet.
- Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, is an active vacationer’s dream, popular for windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and zip-lining. It’s among the best golf destinations in the world.
- Turks & Caicos is comprised of 40 different islands and cays, only 8 of which are inhabited. Most of the islands can only be reached by air or by sea. Perfect for scuba divers with its 14-mile barrier reef on Providenciales’ north shore and a 2134-meter underwater wall off Grand Turk island.
- Jamaica is a mountainous island offering breathtaking views and stunning beaches. Nearly half of the island is more than 1000 feet above sea level. Its lush landscape includes rainforests and reef-lined beaches.
- Antigua has a long tradition of sailing as the venue for the Caribbean’s major regatta, and day sails are always popular. The deserted stretches of sand in the southwest beyond Jolly Bay are an untainted paradise. Live the easy life and enjoy the friendly islanders.
- St. Lucia is home to quiet volcanic beaches and lavish resorts. Attractions include Sulphur Springs, the Botanical Gardens, Piegon Island National Park, the majestic twin peaks “The Pitons,” and a drive-in volcano!