Caribbean Islands: Which One Do You Choose?

The Caribbean Islands have recently become a hot spot for tourists. With 28 island nations and over 7,000 individual islands it’s very hard to choose just one. Therefore, we are going to highlight some of those islands so you know which island to choose for your next Caribbean vacation.

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If you are looking for a relaxing beach vacation Aruba is your spot. Aruba allows visitors to simply kick back and enjoy the view. The beaches are lined with resorts filled with yummy restaurants. However, if you have a family and are looking to more activities than lounging a the beach, this may not be the best option.

The Bahamas

The Bahamas has been and still is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean. However, it has also become a party haven for young adults. Many college kids can be seen spending their Spring Break on the island enjoying a drink at one of the many bars. However, it is also a great place to begin a vacation if you are looking to island hop.

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Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman may remind you of South Florida, however, it offers a more relaxed vibe. Visitors can expect amazing beaches and lots of water activities such as snorkeling and swimming with stingrays.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is an island for resort-seekers and adventurers. With a strong hispanic culture, the food is amazing and beaches are just as wonderful. The colonial-era history and amazing rocky landscape offers lots of activities such as hiking and historical walking tours.


When people hear Jamaica they think Bob Marley – dreads and reggae. However, Jamaica is so much more than that. A quick trip from the US makes it an easy getaway and the natural landscape and beaches make it a perfect vacation. There are many resorts and a multitude of restaurants serving authentic spicy Jamaican food. Visitors can also expect lots of adventure and water activities. Overall, this is a great spot for a family vacation as there are things to do for both kids and adults.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a great option for American travelers who do not have a passport. However, it is also great for anyone looking for big beaches, casinos and a place with a rich history. Old San Juan is the main hub of this island and is lively with amazing shopping, bars and restaurants.