My Favorite Caribbean Islands
Boasting mountains that are adorned with green and sturdy coconut trees; miles of white-sand shore; fertile valleys that are teeming with sugar canes; topped with a friendly and magnetic atmosphere, many tourists have baptized many islands in the Caribbean as heavens-on-earth.
There’s just so much to see, taste, and experience! And if you’re having a hard time deciding where to start your Caribbean journey, check out my 3 favorite Caribbean islands and take it from there! You’ll thank me later.
Petit St. Vincent (PSV)
Locally known as PSV, Petit St. Vincent is located about 40 miles south of St. Vincent in the Grenadine Islands.
Privately owned, the guys behind PSV definitely know what privacy is about. No TV, no internet, no cellphones – there’s nothing to get in your way of enjoying the niceties that the island offers. Just raise the yellow flag to grab another glass of rum or keep the red flag raised if you don’t want to be disturbed.
Showcasing softly rolling hills that span over 46 hectares; 3 kilometers of amazing white sand beaches; and luxurious beach resorts, Petit St. Vincent is a wonderland for every tourist and vacationer.
British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Back in 2006, about 825,603 tourists visited the British Virgin Islands and it’s easy to see why this group of Caribbean islands is a HUGE hit among vacationers and visitors. Boasting beautiful white sand beaches that are worth the price of admission; lush green hills; mesmerizing blue waters; and more, beauty surrounds you the moment you step in the BVI.
Check out the giant boulders or batholiths at The Baths located in Virgin Gorda. Snorkel to get up close and personal with underwater wildlife at the coral reefs near Anegada. And if you want to take a break from the sea, you can party hard and have tons of fun at the world-class bars located in Jost Van Dyke.
And to satisfy the explorer in you, you can take charter sailboats to check out the less accessible and less touristy islands of BVI.
Turks And Caicos Islands
There’s no shortage of fun outdoor activities to sample on this Caribbean paradise! The magnificent coral reefs sitting at the Grand Turk and West Caicos walls make the Turks And Caicos Islands one of the best and most popular snorkeling destinations in the world. Matter of fact, Turks And Caicos Islands have the 3rd largest coral reef system around with the Great Barrier Reef and Belize narrowly beating it.
The group of islands is also home to various marine species that you’d be hard-pressed to find somewhere else like the spotted eagle ray, humpback whale, turtles of different sizes, and many more. A lot of cruise lines and tour companies provide whale and dolphin trips from the Grand Turk. And if sailing and parasailing excites the adventurer in you, you’ll find a lot of rental places to get your sailing equipment.
Moreover, you’ll find some of the best beaches the world has to offer at the islands, and you can enjoy the calm waters thanks to the protective barrier reef. With luxury resorts that offer rates that accommodate almost every budget or cost range, you’ll surely find one that suits your preferences.
By the way, don’t forget to drop by at Grace Bay. Located at the northern shores of Providenciales, Grace Bay showcases 12 miles of awe-inspiring beach; lots of spots to snorkel; and clear blue waters – making it the MOST popular tourist destination at Turks And Caicos Islands.