The Caribbean is Open!


This month (June) has been designated Caribbean month in America. And. . YES the Caribbean is open to Everyone!  Come walk the cane fields of an organic rum distillery; Eat lionfish burgers at an oceanfront food truck; Savor a twilight Reggae concert; Kayak across a secret mangrove forest; Ride a flats boat to an undiscovered sandbar; etc. etc. These are just a few of the reasons we Go to the Caribbean. . . Those once-in-a-lifetime experiences in which the Caribbean abounds, those chances to explore the communities and the natural beauty of the world’s most extraordinary place. And, of course the BEACHES.  Think of this post as an inspiration or a guide, for an exciting year of traveling to the Caribbean. Hopefully you will visit again and again. . .

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos - It’s always been one of the most luxurious getaways in the Caribbean; now, travelers are discovering just how complete a destination Provo is, from the magnificent resorts on Grace Bay to the hip, sought-after sands of Long Bay; from marvelous local eateries to gourmet food trucks like Cocovan; from world-class snorkeling to the best Caribbean golf course you’ve never heard of. Providenciales has it all.  

Antigua - It’s been called the best honeymoon destination in the Caribbean, but the reality is Antigua is perfect for just about any kind of Caribbean vacation. Yes, there are 365 beaches on Antigua and its sister island of Barbuda. But, what travelers come here for is the vibe, the friendliness, the beach bars, the history, the rum punch, the authentic hotels and resorts and the feeling that, in the age of the pandemic, you can always find your own space.

Great Exuma, The Bahamas - The beautiful cays of the Exuma archipelago are rightly celebrated; but the main “hub” of the Exumas has an array of charms you don’t even need to get on a boat to discover. From the historic gem that is Georgetown to a hard-to-match collection of beaches up and down the island’s eastern coast. And if you do get on a boat, instead of heading north up the cays, find a bonefishing guide and head southwest to truly unforgettable spots like the sandbars of White Bay. 

Bonaire  - Tiny, Lovable, Colorful. Bonaire has developed in recent years from a mostly dive-focused getaway into an energetic, cosmopolitan vacation spot that’s never lost its fun-loving soul. Whether you’re dining out in Kralendijk, windsurfing in Lac Bay or enjoying a Michelin-level meal at Brass Boer, Bonaire is a rich, sophisticated, vibrant Caribbean destination. 

Jamaica - What’s not to Love?  Jamaica is its own universe, with an enviable portfolio of world-class resorts. Spectacular vibrant cuisine; a never-ending soundtrack; and a natural beauty that ranges from rugged rainforests to sugar-sand beaches. It’s the rare Caribbean destination where you can spend one trip at a spa getaway in the Blue Mountains, and another playing four world-class golf courses all within 10 minutes of each other. It’s easy to get there, and it’s even easier to BE there. And that’s never been more true. 

St Kitts and Nevis - Visitors to this Eastern Caribbean twin-island destination find a place steeped in history and culture, blessed with an indescribable charm. There’s just an endlessly relaxing feeling here, whether you’re liming in the beach bars of Frigate Bay or spending a lazy afternoon on Cockleshell Beach. In Nevis, it’s all about historic charm, centuries old hillside inns and Hamilton trails side-by-side with rum-punch-filled beach bars. 

St BarthThe luxury capital of the Caribbean, St Barth is more dazzling than ever, from the addition of the first-ever Joël Robuchon eatery to the now-legendary Rhum Room to what remains a somehow-still-underrated collection of beaches as diverse as they are beautiful. It’s the essence of French Caribbean cool, best experienced in one of its luxury villas - or in a beachside boutique hotel. 

Martinique - It’s an almost impossibly diverse destination, from the northern coastline in the shadow of Mont Pelee to the sparkling golden sands of Le Diamant to the south. From the cultural capital of Fort de France to the rarefied Atlantic villas of Le Vauclin. Martinique has just about everything, and with the return of American Airlines, it’s once again easy to get there from the United States. 

DominicaIt was always one of, if not the most naturally beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Barefoot luxury pairs with nature’s unequaled power to amaze in the Caribbean’s best kept secret. Treat your body and soak in the splendor of a rainforest spa, savor farm-to-table cuisine picked from rich soil, and find out of this world adventures on the land or under the sea. You’ll fall in love with Dominica because of its natural beauty, friendly people and laid-back vibe. This will become one of your favorite destination.

St Maarten - Perhaps the most cosmopolitan destination in the Caribbean, St Maarten is a world of its own, with people from just about every corner of the earth living together; that makes for a culturally rich, adventurous place that always places on a premium on having fun. And the island’s hotel product is better than ever. There are so many places to stay for an extended period of time.


GrenadaThere’s a remarkable energy in Grenada. Famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate, the tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique is located just south of Barbados. The Pure Grenada experience beckons visitors to its 40 white sandy beaches including the world-famous Grand Anse Beach, 15 breathtaking waterfalls, 5 chocolate factories, 3 rum distilleries, and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites. You just have to see it all for yourself.

St John, US Virgin Islands - St John is hotter than ever, and it’s not a surprise; the island, nearly two-thirds of which is covered by National Parkland, is a natural wonder; while there are some lovely little boutique hotels, there the villas are the story, with stunning vistas and dramatic settings; and when you combine that with a deliciously quirky, creative and warm community, you get an instantly intoxicating little island. 

Saint Lucia -  Summer St Lucia Style - Imagine yourself reclining on the sandy white beaches, soaking in the volcanic mud baths of Soufrière. Ziplining through lush rainforests, indulging in authentic island food, club-hopping on the Rodney Bay strip, and riding ATVs through the countryside. Envision exploring abandoned sugar plantations, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, chasing brightly colored fish in the shadow of the Pitons, or experiencing a live sea turtle hatching in the last light of dusk. Of course, if you’re looking for the beach, there are a host of great options. 

St Thomas, US Virgin Islands -  It’s been one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean since the onset of the pandemic, shining a light on the rich, varied offerings of this beautiful, green-hilled island, from outstanding local eateries to a bounty of uncrowded white-sand beaches. That’s along with a dramatic project that’s totally transformed much of historic downtown Charlotte Amalie. 

Soon Come. . .

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