With so many of them, there is a huge choice of islands in the Caribbean. Some of them are better known than others, but they are all unique in some way. Vacationing in the Caribbean can be inexpensive and great fun, you just need to consider which Caribbean Island you would like to visit.
Jamaica is the fourth largest island in the Caribbean Sea, spanning a land area of 4,240 square miles. Originally under Spanish rule and then British rule, it was one of the leading sugar exporters to the rest of the world. It became an independent island in 1962 but is still part of the Commonwealth with Queen Elizabeth II as its monarch and head of state.
Jamaica is a treasure trove of attractions, such as Dunn’s River Falls. Dolphin Cove, the Bob Marley Museum and the Green Grotto Caves. It has many hotels and complexes, with people of all ages and interest catered for. Caribbean travel websites extol the virtues of vacationing in Jamaica, as it truly is a wonderful place to visit.
The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico includes the main island, which bears its name, and several smaller ones such as Mona, Culebra, and Vieques. It has two official languages, Spanish and English, although Spanish is the prominent one of the two. Its landscape includes mountains, beaches, waterfalls and tropical forests.
Just some of the attractions include the Castillo San Cristobal, the largest Spanish fort built in the New World, and La Fortaleza, a 16th-century fortification and mansion. Most people visit the Caribbean for the stunning views and the beaches; you have no shortage of those in Puerto Rico.
The Bahamas is one of the richest countries in the Caribbean and it is still part of the Commonwealth, even though it gained its independence from Britain in 1973. It attracts tourists from all over the world and makes a great effort to welcome them.
If you want your vacation to include adventure, fun for all the family, local culture, relaxation, good food, wonderful beaches, stunning sunsets, and the friendliest people you could wish to meet, the Bahamas has it all. There are luxury beach resorts and all-inclusive package holiday hotels, something to suit most budgets. Apartments are available, and local people sometimes open up their homes for visitors, so you can get a real taste of traditional life in the Bahamas.
Making Your Choice
There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Caribbean that making the choice of which island to take your vacation on can be very difficult. Some visitors ‘island hop’, spending just a few days on each one so they can fit as many as possible into their vacation. The other solution others opt for is to visit a different one each time they have a vacation. The one thing you can be certain of is that it would not be easy to visit them all because of the sheer number of them, so picking the best ones for your vacation requirements is the way to go.