The Baths, Virgin Gorda
The third-largest of the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda, is surrounded by nearly all of its 22 square kilometres of breathtaking natural beauty. The island has serene coves and beaches as well as national parks with a variety of plants. The Baths, a beachside region where enormous granite boulders create picturesque saltwater pools and grottos, may be the most attractive (and well-liked attraction).There is an abundance of beautiful nature throughout the Caribbean for people to explore.
Les Salines, Martinique
Martinique is a sizable French island, making it seem even more distant and exotic as you put your French and dollars to good use. The island also happens to be one of our faves for sand and surf thanks to beaches like Les Salines, which are found just south of Sainte-Anne. At Les Salines, miles of immaculate white sand are lined with palm trees, which offer plenty of shade for visitors planning to spend all day.
One of our favourites tiny resorts in the world, GoldenEye, may have something to do with the fact that many travellers use Jamaica as their point of entry into the Caribbean. The house, which was formerly home to the man who created James Bond, Ian Fleming, today offers magnificent trees, softly sloping sands, and a beguiling turquoise sea for everyone to enjoy. (Pro tip: On your porch, sip a cup of Blue Mountain coffee and take in those vistas.)
The Pitons, St. Lucia
The Pitons, a pair of menacing spires, are a jaw-dropping sight that perfectly captures the beauty of St. Lucia. The most famous sights on the island are the two volcanic peaks, Petit Piton and Gros Piton, which can be enjoyed in many different ways by tourists. Actually hiking in the mountains, which takes the greater part of a day, has to be a must-do experience. Put a towel down at Sugar Beach, which is ideally located between the two Pitons and is positioned dramatically between them, if you’d prefer to keep your feet at sea level.
Stingray City, The Cayman Islands
The Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman) offer some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the entire Caribbean, so if it’s immaculate beaches you’re after, go no further. However, just beyond those immaculate shorelines, beneath the water, lie some of the islands’ best spots. A special trip to Stingray City off of Grand Cayman is highly recommended if you want to go snorkelling with rays in awe-inspiringly pristine water.
It is simple to understand why Guadeloupe, particularly the little group of islands known as Îles des Saintes (or Les Saintes), has long been a favourite vacation destination for French visitors. The largest of the islands, Terre-de-Haut, has amazing beaches and mountains tucked away in its five square miles, making it almost like a smaller version of Rio de Janeiro. Don’t forget to explore the marine life-rich reefs off of Pain de Sucre (also known as “Sugar Loaf” Beach) and ascend the 170-foot Sugar Loaf Hill for an unforgettable photo opportunity.
Old Havana, Cuba
Havana is as vibrant as it is vivacious, from the pastel-colored architecture of Old Havana to the lush green moss of Metropolitan Park. A vintage vehicle tour or a Hemingway Daiquiri in a jazz club are two ways to embrace the city’s architecture, which looks as like it’s been trapped in the 1950s for the most part.