The Caribbean is filled with white sand beaches, diverse rainforests, volcanic mountain ranges, and rich culture. If you’re looking to plan an amazing Caribbean vacation, here are 18 dream Caribbean destinations to visit!
18 Dream Caribbean Destinations
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Belize - One of my favorite Caribbean Destinations
Antigua and Barbuda
St. Martin/Sint Maarten - Dream Caribbean Destinations
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With an archipelago of over 700 islands and cays, The Bahamas has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a hidden getaway or a high-end resort, The Bahamas are convenient to reach from many US cities and is perfect for island hoppers, divers, and partiers alike.
St. Lucia - My DREAM Caribbean Destination
British Virgin Islands
You can expect to enjoy both reef-lined beaches and the rainforests of the Sage Mountain National Park on the main island of Tortola.
Turks & Caicos
Where to go in the Caribbean for a little more peace and quiet? Turks & Caicos may just be one of the best Caribbean islands to visit for just that.
Don’t miss Grace Bay, which is home to one of the largest barrier reef systems in the world and was named the #1 Beach in the Caribbean! You can dive, swim, or snorkel around one of the many coral islands in Turks & Caicos to admire all the sea life.
There’s something for every traveler on Curacao, from luxury resorts to modest cabanas along the beach.
St. Thomas - US Virgin Islands Dream Caribbean Destination
If you’re an American traveling to St. Thomas, you won’t even need to bring your passport! The main island of the USVI is one of the best Caribbean islands for short-term trips.
St. Kitts & Nevis
Picture this: towering jungle mountains, crumbling ruins battered by the sea breeze, and lush beaches. Sound like a dream? Then St. Kitts, one part of the duo-island nation of St Kitts and Nevis, might just climb to the top of your list of best Caribbean destinations.
St. Kitts’ sister island, Nevis, also offers supreme diving if you’re interested in that!
St. Barts - Luxury Dream Caribbean Destination
Don’t miss grabbing a cocktail (or two) at the fabulous bars along the Grand Cul-De-Sac!
While you’ll spend plenty of time at Aruba’s incredible beaches, don’t miss out on exploring the desert-like interior to hike up Haystack Mountain.
With stunning mountain ranges, gorgeous coral reefs, and lively rainforests, a trip to Jamaica is guaranteed to be packed with action! If you’re a foodie, it also has delicious food and great music.
Martinique is a lot less touristy than many of the other destinations on this list, making it ideal for those who prefer far-flung, empty beaches.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines consist of a main island plus a chain of smaller islands, making this Caribbean destination a must-go for boaters, sailors, and yachties.
Grenada - Dream Destinations in the Caribbean
Many visitors to Grenada insist that you can smell the fine spices of this island wafting through the air on hot days, which wouldn’t come as a surprise! Grenada exports massive amounts of nutmeg, vanilla, and cinnamon each year, and is known as “The Spice of the Caribbean.”
At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong when choosing one of these dream Caribbean destinations. While they each have their own unique flavor and flair, you’ll certainly enjoy living the island life no matter what!
What’s your favorite destination in the Caribbean, and where do you want to head next? Let me know in the comments or send me a DM on Instagram!
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