Island Hopping in the Tropics.

So you’ve made up your mind to cruise through the Caribbean, but you’re not exactly sure of the islands are meant for you. Well,worry no more! We have all the right ideas and suggestions for you including what to pack and where to go. Prepare to be greeted by fabulous weather and relaxing accommodations as you go beach to beach from one tropical destination to the next.

St Lucia

The stunning views on the island of St. Lucia.

The stunning views on the island of St. Lucia.

 

This island has a wide range of accommodations available and is a top spot for many tourists from around the world. Famous for its towering mountains and chalk colored sandy beaches, you will be able to rent bungalows at bargain value as well as upscale resorts. St. Lucia is ideal for those who love the outdoors and admire natural beauty, so have a hike along the Jacquot Trail which affords wonderful opportunities to learn about St. Lucia’s flora and fauna as an experienced guide takes you across ravines and creeks deeper into the island’s oldest protected rainforest reserve. For more relaxed fun, women should opt for cotton skirts and loose tops and men are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing as well. Be sure to bring walking shoes so that you may be able to explore the various locales on foot.

 

British Virgin Islands

The Baths, British Virgin Islands

The Baths, British Virgin Islands

 

Posh is perhaps the best word to describe the BVI. Visitors will love the shoreline of Cane Garden Bay in the northwest side of Tortola and will be absolutely mystified by a visit to The Baths where the beach shows evidence of the island’s volcanic origins, with deposits of granite that eroded nto piles of boulders on the beach. The boulders form natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches, and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea. The British Virgin Islands are the perfect blend of dynamic Caribbean culture and British influence and plays host to some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world.

Cayman Islands

One of the best qualities of the Cayman Islands is that it offers premier diving opportunities to water sports enthusiasts. Home to some of the most affordable yet inclusive hotels of the region, you will be able to unwind and escape the stresses of your life while making sure that your vacation stays within your budget. Don’t forget to bring your life jacket and personal diving gear if you plan on attempting on of many water adventures. With a turtle farm on Grand Cayman, you can expect to see turtles on just about every dive. You’re also likely to see eagle rays, barracuda, moray eels and, of course, stingrays.
U.S. Virgin Islands

This reveller enjoys the time of her life while playing Mas.

This reveller enjoys the time of her life at Carnival.

Spring is the best time to visit which means you’ll be planning a trip for late April. It is around this time that you will be presented with the opportunity to enjoy the boisterous St. Thomas Carnival in its full grandeur. The Carnival is a month long across the months of April and May and kicks off with pageants and calypso shows, and really heats up in the last week with hard core partying at the Village, J’ouvert, Food Fair, two parades and fireworks.

This is not the time for modesty as revelers are known to celebrate bodies and flesh in skimpy carnival wear! Pack comfortable shoes for days filled with fun and endless dancing

Curacao

This is one part of the famous ABC islands; its beautiful counterparts being the Aruba and the Bonaire Islands. Curacao is safely situated outside the hurricane belt, welcoming your visit to the island any time of the year with sunshine and pleasant weather regardless. Known for its beaches tucked into coves and its expansive coral reefs rich with marine life, you will find a lot of sports lovers here relishing in gateways to western beaches like Blue Bay, where scuba divers can access a vertical coral wall from the shore.

Turks & Caicos

The infinity pool at Parrot Cay.

The infinity pool at Parrot Cay.

 

Offering some of the most stunning beaches in the Caribbean, the island is the favorite retreat for those who love to indulge in luxury in the tropics. The Parrot Cay is one such destination. Tucked away amidst the crystal-clear waters of the Turks and Caicos, the resort is one of the most secluded and exclusive in the northern Caribbean. For guests seeking the ultimate escape, luxury and service, six private homes offer inspiring ocean views, spectacular sunsets, private butler service and amenities designed for an island getaway like none other.

Jamaica

End you trip around the tropics on an island shaped by the dynamic nature of several cultures in one space. In Jamaica you will experience the true essence of Caribbean culture. If you undertook this grand venture with your partner, you would do well to note that the island is also a favorite spots for honeymooners. Whether hiking high up in the Blue Mountains or surfing the waves of Bull Bay, the opportunity always presents itself for an adventure. You will be most comfortable in light weight clothing, shorts are advised for both men and women during the day and though Jamaican nights are often cooler, it is best to go for less than more. Some restaurants do observe a dress code, so it is advised to check with them first.

 

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