Caribbean Vacations

No matter which island you visit in the Caribbean, each one has its own unique characteristics and beauty. Each island has incredible beaches with turquoise clear water, and warm tropical climate all year around. There are things you can do that are common on each island, such as diving, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, and so on. Many have very historical sights to visit – some have particular industry that is relevant to their area, such as cocoa, sugar cane, etc. Each has their own unique culture with their own unique foods and drinks to try while visiting. AND, don’t forget the duty free shopping available on every island – some have very unique jewelry items and precious stones. The reasons to consider a cruise and visiting all of these different islands are endless. That is why a cruise is the best vacation, you can visit several countries/islands on one trip while enjoying your cruise.

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ARUBA

Aruba is a very big favorite among many travelers because of the culture and friendliness of the residents. There are a lot of great shopping opportunities here and we recommend that you visit the Aloe Plant for some great authentic Aloe products. Aruba is a bit more of a dry island with a desert-like appearance.We recommend you visit the Rock ...

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THE BAHAMAS

Almost every cruise ship stops at the Bahaman Islands, either at Nassau, or Freeport.  Both ports have their own unique identity and attractions.  Either port provides a multitude of duty-free shopping with fantastic resorts for you to visit; however, sailing into Nassau offers the ability to visit stunning Atlantis. Atlantis offers f...

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BARBADOS

Barbados is a beautiful coral island, pushed out of the sea by volcanic activity long ago.  On the West Coast of Barbados, coral shore beaches of fine white sand stretch along a picturesque blue-green sea.  Coral reefs fringe the Barbados shoreline to provide excellent snorkeling and Scuba Diving.  Along the East Coast, a lively sur...

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BELIZE

Regardless of what your travel sight-seeing aspirations are, Belize offers it all.  From exploring ancient Mayan Pyramids and Temples to visiting an exotic rain forest, or discovering marine world wonders, to meeting fantastic locals and enjoying their cuisine – it’s a sure thing to say that there are more things to do here than you could...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS

The Cayman Islands are world-renowned for its banks and investments.  However, while this island is relatively flat, do not mistake it for a boring island to visit.   The beaches are well known throughout the world, and the diving is what makes the Cayman Islands so very spectacular.  The aquatic wildlife in the area is a draw ...

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COSTA MAYA

Another favorite Mexican port of ours is Beautiful Costa Maya.  Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othon P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, the only state bounded by the Caribbean Sea to its east.  This municipality is close to Chetumal on the border with Belize. Costa Maya, located on a peninsula...

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COZUMEL, MEXICO

This is another one of our favorite places to visit, primarily because we love Mexico anyway, and have traveled extensively throughout Mexico – for us, this is a favorite because of the difference in beauty from one side of the coast to the other.  Shopping is great in town – away from the stores at the cruise port.  The beach is fan...

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CURACAO

A very colorful and lively island, Curacao has so many stories to tell.  Of course, the island is a popular holiday destination all year round because of the perfect climate.  It’s always summer and the blue sea offers a nice cooling down on pristine beaches.  If you visit, you must go and see the floating bridge that opens whenev...

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic is the second-largest and most diverse Caribbean country, situated just two hours south of Miami.  The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean country that occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island known as Hispaniola; the western one-third is occupied by the county Haiti.  Known for their warm and hospitable people,...

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GRAND TURK ISLAND

We have to count this island in as one of our personal favorite beaches in the Caribbean.  Grand Turk is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos islands.  It’s historical heartbeat has much history behind it all.  It is here that Christopher Columbus first made landfall on his initial voyage to the New World in 1492.  Almo...

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HAITI

If you like history, culture, adventure and you want to be stimulated by the new and the different, it’s time to experience Haiti.  While Haiti had suffered dramatically from the earthquake of 2010, Haiti has bounced back and became a popular tourist attraction.  It sides with the Dominican Republic, it’s neighbor to the east on the ...

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HONDURAS

Yet another beautiful place to visit in the Caribbean is Honduras.  Honduras is a vibrant country brimming with clear turquoise waters.  Also, another island with pristine beaches, lush tropical jungles and rain forests, breathtaking mountains, challenging rivers and rapids, and fascinating ancient Mayan Ruins. The region is considere...

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JAMAICA

It’s really hard to say that there is any island better than the other, so yes, we also love Jamaica.  “No worries man!” is the common phrase you hear on the island while visiting.  The people are fantastic, the culture and cuisine are fantastic, and the sightseeing is superb. There are so many things to experience here – rid...

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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

The festive city of San Juan is the perfect place to experience true Puerto Rican culture.  Get to know its roots by exploring the vibrant neighborhood of El Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan), which consists mostly of older Spanish colonial buildings.  A visit to the island is not complete without visiting El Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a...

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ST. KITTS

The intoxicating natural beauty, sunny skies, warm waters, and white sandy beaches combine to make St. Kitts one of the most seductive spots in the Caribbean. St. Kitts wonderful beaches remain relatively crowd-free, and nature lovers delight in seeing the lava formation, tropical forest, and lagoons, and best of all, the underwater marvels whi...

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ST. LUCIA

I’m sure you are tired of hearing how one of the islands is one of our favorites, but this is definitely one also.  The beautiful Titans Mountains is the first thing you will see as you sail in towards the island, and you simply MUST go there and visit the site.  There you will see live volcano springs and mud baths where people come f...

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ST. MAARTEN

The island of Sint Maarten-Saint Martin is the smallest landmass in the world to be shared by two different nations.  Only 37 square miles are governed by France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Days filled with sunshine, velvet soft nights, and breathtaking scenery are only some of the ingredients that create a unique feel and taste th...

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ST. THOMAS

This is probably our most favorite island in the Caribbean, along with nearby St. John’s Island because of its beauty, the lush greenery, the mountains and hills, and the Caribbean culture.  Like every other Caribbean island, there are so many things to see and do here, and a favorite of ours was to take the cable car to the top of the moun...

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TORTOLA

This exotic, peaceful island is home to both towering mahogany trees and white-sand beaches.  The region offers a challenging hike that extends 1,780 feet up Sage Mountain, which is a great spot for bird watching and breathtaking view of Tortola and neighboring islands.  Swim or stroll the white sand beaches, explore ancient ruins or the...

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ALASKA

What can we say about Alaska?  It is truly the last of the true wilderness areas in the world with plenty of wildlife, natural glaciers, snow-capped mountains, lots of fishing, and the list goes on.  The capital city of Juneau is unique in that it can only be reached by air or water – there are no roads leading to the capital city from...

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HAWAIIAN ISLANDS

This is one place that should need to major explanation or introduction – everyone knows Hawaii is a treasure to visit and the dream vacation of many because of its continuous warm temperatures, beautiful lush greenery, fantastic waterfalls, beautiful beaches, and historic landmarks. Whether you are planning to visit the fantastic beaches and...