With over 7000 Caribbean islands to choose from and 28 different countries, it is often very difficult to decide which Caribbean Island is perfect for you. Each of them is very different with unique cultures and one of a kind landscape. The only thing they all have in common is beautiful beaches with soft white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters. If you are unsure of where to visit, it is a good idea to talk to an expert like Exceptional Villas who specialize in the Caribbean. They can give you the pros and cons of each of the islands. But for now, let’s take a look at some of the differences between the more popular islands.
St Barts is tiny in size, and it’s quite possible to drive around the island in less than an hour. St Barts however more than makes up for its size when it comes to the number of incredible restaurants, luxury hotels, designer shops and gorgeous villas. St Barts is French-speaking and French in every way. At times you might feel you are in the south of France except for the breathtaking beauty of the Caribbean. And boy is St Barts beautiful. It is a volcanic island and is very mountainous and surrounded by some incredibly beautiful beaches. St Barts is the perfect island for the more sophisticated traveller looking for beauty, fun and luxury all combined into one package.
Barbados is another one of the most popular islands from a tourist point of view. Barbados has a wonderful blend of both Caribbean Culture and International sophistication. Barbados is the island where you can have lunch in an authentic rum shack surrounded by locals and then dinner in one of the world’s best hotels. Barbados was once colonised by the British, and as a result, it has a very British feel. The island has some incredibly beautiful beaches and some gorgeous hotels and vacation rentals. Barbados is perfect for the traveller looking for a balance between sophistication and culture. Click Here for more Information.
Jamaica is a longtime favourite destination for international travellers. It is one of the most culturally diverse countries in the Caribbean, and it is the place where you will experience the real Caribbean. And one of the things that makes a holiday to Jamaica special is the people. They are very warm, friendly and welcoming. If you feel like being active, there is a huge number of things to do and see. Jamaica is also not as expensive as one of the other Caribbean Islands, and you will find that your money goes further for both accommodation and for eating out in Jamaica. Click here for more information.
Turks and Caicos are one of the most sought-after destinations in the Caribbean. There are several reasons for this. The islands of Turks and Caicos have some of the world’s best beaches. Grace Bay Beach has its location on Providenciales is widely considered by many authoritative sources to be the best in the world. Turks and Caicos have more beautiful villas on the beach than any other islands. The island of Providenciales which is the most popular is perfect for the traveller who loves beautiful beaches and also appreciates all the best things in life.
St Martin is another wonderful Caribbean destination. There are two sides to the island. St Martin is French side of the island and St Maarten which is Dutch side. Both offer gorgeous beaches, but that’s where the similarities end. The French side is quiet and more sophisticated. The Dutch side is more lively and better if you are looking for nightlife and fun. One of the biggest advantages of St Martin is the fact that it offers excellent value when it comes to villas and vacation rentals.
The Cayman Islands are another very popular choice for the discerning traveller. Grand Cayman is particularly popular because it has a famous six-mile beach going almost the full length of one side of the island. Grand Cayman has the advantage of being easy to get to and to also have some wonderful beachfront resorts as well as excellent beach villas.
The British Virgin Islands are stunningly beautiful and are the best choice for people who like luxury but also want a laid-back, relaxed feel. These are the islands where you can spend most of your vacation without any shoes yet still dine in stunning restaurants and stay in a very beautiful hotel and villas. These are just some of the reasons why Richard Branson, one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs chose the British Virgin Islands as his home.
If you fancy reading more about the various islands, take a look at this blog which is hugely informative and will give you lots more information.