Choosing The Best Caribbean Island For Families
Do you and your family want to escape on a wonderful tropical vacation in the Caribbean, but having a tough time selecting just what Island in paradise to choose from? Believe me, you are definitely not alone, when one considers the vast number of islands there are to select from in the Caribbean.
Just how many islands in the Caribbean are there anyway?
Well, in actuality there are more than 7000 islands spreading across over 2000 miles. This region is known as the ‘West Indies’. Check out this short video giving you a sample of one of the more popular and listed as a Top 10 Caribbean Island for travelers.
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The Dominican Republic is definitely a very popular tourist favorite destination and has been for many years, for obvious reasons. This beautiful island is ranked as one of the Top 10 Caribbean Islands to visit by many leading travel magazines, experts and people’s choice for recommended Caribbean holiday destinations.
Where is the Caribbean You Ask?
Just where are the Caribbean Islands located in the world you ask? The spectacular group of Caribbean islands are surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of Caribbean Sea. They are a semi – circular gathering of Islands geographically positioned …
- Southeast of the Gulf of Mexico
- North of South America
- East of Central America and Mexico
In a nutshell, the vast majority of the Caribbean Islands are located southeast of the tip of Florida in the United States, beginning with the popular island of Cuba, just 90 miles south.
Access to this amazing chain of islands is easy and convenient from most anywhere in the world, making this region a top choice for Europeans, Americans and Canadians who are seeking a warm tropical beach family vacation.
Pick Your Best Caribbean Island for Your Family
In past years and having always survived on a very tight budget, saving up for and picking our tropical holiday destination really was not that difficult. We always searched for and selected the very best deals that were being advertised and offered for that year we were traveling. As well and along with many other previous holidays over the years, our family have always enjoyed and taken advantage of those terrific discount all inclusive family vacations.
A great bargain, especially for those traveling with children! 😀 Check out my recent article on these types of vacations and find out why they are so terrific! Because of the great deals offered with these types of holidays, including cruise vacations, our family have had the pleasure of visiting a few of my Top 10 Caribbean Islands over the years, staying at and discovering some wonderful resorts and islands!
A few fantastic islands our family have had the pleasure of visiting are …
One of the best ways of seeing a number of Caribbean Islands at once and the most affordable way is by taking a fabulous Cruise Holiday. Cruising is without a doubt, the best and most inexpensive way to see a host of islands on a single trip! A cruise vacation gives you a sample of each island on that particular itinerary.
A fantastic way to experience each islands unique culture, its people, customs and so much more!
Choose from some outstanding all inclusive cruise deals to the Caribbean with prices that just cannot be beat! We have experienced two such cruises with our family members in past years and they were remarkable. A wonderful holiday option as well as an outstanding way to spend quality family time together!
When your cruise ends, it will certainly help discover what best tropical vacation spot in the Caribbean you and your family prefer! 😀
“Cruise to Your Favorite Caribbean Island!”
There are a number of islands to select from, but I am going to give you a sample of ten islands to choose and what I refer to as …
My Top 10 Caribbean Island Destinations
Let’s Begin! 🙂
Dominican Republic – Best Caribbean Island # 1
Sosua Beach Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic …
My absolute favorite Caribbean destination thus far is the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic. This is the second largest island in the Caribbean and neighbors Cuba just to the north. The Dominican is a lovely island shared with Haiti offering a wide selection of beach front resorts lining the emerald green waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the deep blue colors of the Caribbean Sea.
The choice is yours! 😀
Experience world class resorts, stunning white sand beaches, warm inviting water, all under the tropical sun of the Caribbean! Here, you will also find some of the best snorkeling anywhere in the Caribbean. Along with friendly people, excellent food, tours and attractions galore, this island is a perfect destination when searching for a fantastic affordable family vacation!
You can read much more about this wonderful island at …
Cuba – Best Caribbean Island for Family # 2
One of the Many Beautiful Beaches in Cuba
What can you say about Cuba?
Cuba is the biggest and possibly the most well – known of all the Caribbean islands. Filled with history, mystery and absolute beauty, Cuba is definitely considered as one of the top 10 Caribbean islands to visit and an island to be experienced at some point in your travels.
This is an enormously huge island that offers a wide selection of destinations to choose and enjoy your holiday.
A fantastic beach resort pick, with abundant number of all inclusive resorts to choose from, making this island another affordable holiday choice for many. Choose locations such as the world famous …
This, just to name a few of the more popular destinations, where there is sure to be a resort to suit your personal tastes and budget. Above all, your visit to Cuba must include a day or overnight tour to one of the most historic and colorful cities in the world … Havana!
Learn much more about Cuba at …
As well, check out my post of Cheap Holidays to Cuba for more great photos and information!
Jamaica – Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean # 3
Next on my list of top islands in the Caribbean is of course Jamaica! When I think of Jamaica, the first thing that comes to mind is …. “No Problem Mon!” Warm, friendly and inviting people, combined with beautiful beaches, fabulous resorts, attractions and activities galore, make Jamaica a family friendly vacation destination choice.
The many family activities include…
|World class scuba diving/snorkeling|
|Deep sea fishing|
and so much more for you and your family to enjoy on your Jamaican holiday! 😉 For more information go to …
St. Maarten – A Favorite Island in the Caribbean # 4
St Maarten – Great Beaches, Great Shopping,Great Place!
St. Maarten …
This island is a favorite cruise ship port of call and for many reasons! St. Maarten is rich in culture having two distinctly different countries sharing one island. The French and the Dutch share St. Maarten, giving you a taste of two completely different lifestyles. On my list of most favorite Caribbean islands, here you will find plenty of duty free shopping, magnificent beaches surrounding the island along with fine dining, nightlife and much more for you to explore.
This island is definitely worth visiting, especially for those looking for great shopping bargains, especially while enjoying your cruise holiday. 😉
Check out this helpful website filled with information about this wonderful island …
Bahamas – Caribbean Island # 5
Scattered around this family favorite nation, there are a total of 700 islands. The Bahamas are another very popular cruise ship port of call and tourist holiday destination. The islands in the Bahamas have everything you would expect in a tropical vacation and much more. This is a very easily accessible destination choice, with all the conveniences expected in America.
|Fabulous golf courses|
|Deep sea fishing|
|Snorkeling / Scuba diving|
And the list goes on and on! 🙂
The Bahamas, like most other islands, boast having the best beaches in the Caribbean with soft white sand and crystal clear waters! One very distinct attraction and definitely a must do venture is taking the family on one of the many boat tours that have you frolicking among the magnificent ‘Manta Rays’.
Yes – That’s a Manta Ray Behind Me!
This was a real thrill and one that our family enjoyed immensely! Here is a handy Bahamas tourist website I have added for your convenience …
Best Caribbean Island for Families – Next Five!
Roatan – Caribbean Islands # 6
Lovely Isla Roatan, Honduras
The quaint island of Roatan is another top pick for many people looking for a more relaxed and peaceful island vacation. It is also a popular port included in many cruise itineraries as well. This is how our family discovered this quaint beautiful island in the Honduras.
This is a perfect island to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Choose from quaint, modest seaside lodgings to more formal upscale luxury resorts on this island. Just hop a cab and your friendly island driver will help you find your little piece of heaven. If you and your family enjoy scuba diving, then Roatan is a must!
With its many diving attractions, reefs, sea walls and shipwrecks, this island in the Caribbean is waiting for you to discover its undersea treasures! Visit this Roatan Honduras tourist website for more complete details …
Barbados – Lovely Caribbean Island # 7
Many people state that Barbados is ‘the best Caribbean island’ of them all and I have yet to find many that disagree. Barbados is and has been for many years, one of the most popular of all the islands to visit.
With a strong British heritage, its natural beauty and luxury settings make this a Caribbean favorite. Hugely popular among sailors and the wealthy, here you will find lovely marinas and some of the most luxurious resorts to be found anywhere! Discover amazing fine coral sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and resorts scattered around the island. Your family will want to return to this island in the sun year after year.
Filled with history, activities galore, superb restaurants, night life and much more for the whole family to enjoy!
Learn more at …
Turks & Caicos – A Best Caribbean Island # 8
Turks & Caicos …
This island is definitely at the top of my Bucket List and is rapidly becoming more and more popular with tourists every year. This once hidden gem of an island is growing quickly and becoming a top favorite! Turks & Caicos is positioned further to the north, making for quick and easy access. Critics boast this island paradise has perhaps one of the best beaches in the world you will ever discover! 🙂
The beach critics are referring to is called ‘Grace Bay’. This is just one of the many magnificent while sand beaches, with crystal clear waters, to be found on the main island of Turks & Caicos. Looking for a little more luxury?
Turks & Caicos offers the finest in luxury accommodations, restaurants, spas and more if that is what you are looking for. It also offers a wide range of resorts and hotels for the more budget minded, making this island suitable for most everyone! With its spectacular beaches and magnificent coral reefs, this island is perfect for beach lovers and water enthusiasts.
A perfect family tropical island holiday destination and one that I cannot wait to visit!
Get more facts and information at …
Antiqua – Top 10 Caribbean Island # 9
A Lovely Caribbean Sunset
Located further to the south, Antiqua is listed as one of the ‘premier islands’ to visit in all of the Caribbean. Teeming with history, full of culture, British heritage and beauty, it is sure to be a favorite once you have experienced the island as well. There are more beaches and coves surrounding the island for one to explore than days in the year!
Just another beauty nestled in Caribbean chain offering activities for all ages keeping the most restless satisfied, with unspoiled waters and beaches for those in search of peace and solitude. No wonder Antiqua has been included in the best Caribbean island list of favorites for decades!
Learn more and find out why at …
Last But Not Least!
Rounding off my best Caribbean choices and my number ten pick is …
St Croix US Virgins – Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean # 10
St Croix …
A beautiful hide-a-way among the group of US Virgin Islands, St Croix rounds off my top 10 list. This is the largest of the US Virgins in the Caribbean and like all the other islands, is unique and special in its own way. Also filled with a host of family activities to enjoy, amazing water sports, from snorkeling with turtles to world class scuba diving, this island has it all. Choose to stay busy or just relax on the islands perfect white sandy beaches. Just another great choice when searching for your best tropical vacation spot in the Caribbean! J
Below I have added a helpful website link to access more information on St Croix and its sister islands …
So there you have it! I have just touched the tip of the iceberg when it comes to islands in the Caribbean. It’s really up to you! Destinations in the Caribbean are endless and can keep you returning year after year to new and exciting places each time!
Taking advantage of those great cruise deals and wonderful all inclusive resort holidays, makes getting to the Caribbean easy and affordable too!
Do you have a favorite island in the Caribbean? Is so, what island is it and what makes it your favorite?
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