Five Islands Worth Checking Out In The Carribbean

The Caribbean is one of the true paradises on our planet. With its incredible beaches, magnificent food, and its laid-back lifestyle, it's not hard to see why this region is so popular with travellers. In fact, according to the Caribbean Tourism Organisation, the Caribbean is growing in popularity, having received an estimated 32.0 million international tourist arrivals in 2019, 4.4% or some 1.3 million more than the 30.7 million in 2018.

However, the Caribbean is made up of many different islands and it is sometimes hard for people to choose which one to visit. After all, each destination offers so much!


To help you with this decision, I have rounded up a handful of my favourite Caribbean islands to give you some insight into what makes them so special.

1. Barbados

Barbados is the most easterly island in the region, and it offers a dual experience to its visitors. On the eastern side of the island, the Atlantic waves smash against its shoreline, giving it more of a powerful, atmospheric look than your typical Caribbean landscape.

2. Antigua

Antigua is a stunning island with numerous paradise beaches on offer. Palm trees dot its shoreline and blue, tranquil water laps gently in and out as the sun beats down on you. Furthermore, if you’re a history fan, then it’s worth taking a trip to English Harbour, where you can explore the island’s former function as the UK’s biggest Caribbean naval base. There are even some relics left behind that make for interesting viewing.

3. Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is an island of pure natural beauty. It has verdant rainforests, beautiful mountains, and a huge reserve (Edmund Forest Reserve) that all provide a wonderful backdrop for nature lovers and hikers alike. There is a lot of protected habitat on the island that helps to support its large number of bird species, whilst a drive-by volcano gives you the opportunity to explore its crater from within. Then there are the magnificent Pitons—two enormous volcanic mountains that are UNESCO listed.

4. Grenada

Like many islands in this area, Grenada was formed from ancient volcanic activity. This fertile landscape has led to the island being used for tropical fruit growing, as well as countless flowers and spices. Its beautiful hills and valleys are laden with nutmeg, vanilla, cinnamon and cacao, mixed with fruit fields and orchards. This has given the island its nickname—the Spice Isle.

5. Jamaica

Famous for its reggae music and its offbeat style, this is an island to visit if you enjoy a truly relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. It is full of unique architecture, interesting small hideouts and characterful towns and villages.

As you can see, there are a multitude of islands in the Caribbean worth visiting – but why limit yourself to just one? If you can’t make up your mind about which islands to visit in the area, why not consider going on a cruise of the region? Silversea Cruises offer excellent opportunities to see the best of the Caribbean, stopping off at various islands on your journey – and with their expert guidance, you will never miss out on anything.

And there you have it – just 5 islands in the Caribbean that are worth exploring on your next vacation.

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