The Ultimate List of the Best Caribbean Island Destinations

We’re in the peak of winter which means a tropical island has never sounded like a better idea. If you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway, let us give you a hand. Here are the best Caribbean island destinations to escape the winter blues:

Dominican Republic

Budget travelers will love the Dominican Republic. The tropical island is one of the most affordable Caribbean island destinations. Enjoy fun evening shows, water sports and delicious food and drinks all while staying friendly to your pocket. You’ll find some of the best deals on all-inclusive resorts in Punta Cana and Puerto Plata.

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Providenciales (Turks and Caicos)

Voted as the top TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Caribbean island in 2015, Providenciales is undoubtedly one of the best Caribbean island destinations. Explore its miles of coral reefs, catch some sun on the white sandy beach, or simply sip your favorite cocktail on your luxe resort.

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St. Lucia

For a romantic tropical getaway, St. Lucia is one of the best Caribbean island destinations. Its lush mountainous landscape makes for a one-of-a-kind backdrop to the gorgeous sandy beaches. It’s no coincidence that this has continuously been considered one of the most beautiful Caribbean islands.

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St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands)

Gorgeous white sandy beaches, awesome scuba diving spots, and shops filled with shiny (and inexpensive) jewelry are just some of the things that make St. Thomas one of the best Caribbean island destinations. A popular cruise stopover, you’ll find getting here can also be on the affordable side.

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This Dutch volcanic island is one of the most family-friendly Caribbean island destinations. With a well-developed tourism infrastructure, Aruba’s international airport is busy with regular flights from Europe and the US. On the island, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly resorts and miles of beaches that have been hailed as some of the best in the world.

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Travelers looking for a bit of culture and history on their trip will love Barbados. You’ll find all the staples of a Caribbean island here (tropical beaches, world class golf courses and luxurious resorts) with a unique touch. The lively 17th century town of Bridgetown is perfect for a daytrip.

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For those who like to keep things adventurous on their holidays, the Dutch island of Saba is one of the best Caribbean island destinations. Towering mountains (including the aptly-named Mt. Scenery) are perfect for hiking. The coastline is protected by a marine park, making Saba one of the best places for diving.

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