Why You Need to Visit the Caribbean at Least Once in Your Life

For a lot of people, the Caribbean is one of those places that rank high on the bucket list. With its ridiculously clear seas, white sand beaches, and fantastic weather, it’s not hard to see why. There are a variety of islands to choose from – all with similarities, yet all differing in some ways – so there is an island for everyone’s taste, and it’s even possible to island hop quite easily.

So why should you put the Caribbean on your bucket list, if it isn’t already? Below are some of the many reasons.

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Image by Petr Kratochvil via PublicDomainPicture.net

The Resorts and Accommodation

There are lots of different options to choose from when it comes to accommodation on the Caribbean islands. The latter feature plenty of luxurious resorts with fantastic food and activities included, and make particularly great options if you’re looking for a relaxing vacation or something like a honeymoon. If you want to be a bit more involved, you can also hire villas with your own private pool for your visit. This might be a better option for families and larger groups.

If you want to do the Caribbean in style, then it might even be worth investing in property over there. You could use it as a holiday home and rent it out when you’re not there. If it’s good enough for Simon Cowell… There is plenty of stunning property for sale on Nevis, Barbados, and even St. Lucia, so you’ll just have to take your pick!

The Beaches

I have already mentioned the clear blue seas and white sand beaches. When you throw in the gorgeous sunny weather, it is pretty much a winner of a trip. The beaches stretch for miles and are great for individuals, couples, and families alike, and the weather is good all year round. There may be a few more rainstorms in the months of June and July, but temperatures are still high, so don’t let that put you off.

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Image by ivabalk via Pixabay

The Activities

There are lots of different activities on offer on the islands. What is available on land will vary slightly from island to island, but you can be guaranteed that there will be lots of water-based activities. Boat trips, snorkelling, and fishing are all great options to choose from – not to mention swimming with turtles and tropical fish! These activities are enjoyable for all, as the sea is so clear. Water sports like jet skiing are great options too. The Caribbean is the perfect location to experience this type of thrill.

There are hikes to do up in the more mountainous areas, and some islands have animal reserves as well as superb opportunities for walking and exploring. It is pretty amazing just to see monkeys climbing banana trees on some of the islands. On the French-speaking islands, such as St. Maarten/St Martin, there are lots of wonderful markets to visit. You can get fresh baguettes every morning. It’s just like being in France – except with much better weather!


Have you been to the Caribbean? Do you have a favourite island? Let me know in the comments below!

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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by Influence.co, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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