The Caribbean is a popular island gateway for travellers from around the world. You might not believe it but there are over 7,000 islands in the Caribbean to choose from! These islands’ natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere has resulted in the Caribbean having acquired the nickname “the gateway to paradise.”
These magnificent islands generally have long stretches of white sandy pristine beaches surrounded by mesmerizing landscape and azure waters. Beach lovers, divers, snorkelers and sun chasers keep the Caribbean islands busy all-round the year. So much so that the area attracts over 30 million visitors each year.
With such an overwhelming selection available and with every single island of the Caribbean more beautiful than the next, it can be quite hard in choosing the best island in the Caribbean to visit. So we have come up with a list of the top 5 best islands in the Caribbean where enjoyment and relaxation meet luxury.
St. Kitts and Nevis
Popularly referred to as the twin islands, St. Kitts and Nevis top the list for the best islands in the Caribbean. The islands are surrounded by lush green rainforests, white sugar-like pristine sandy beaches, turquoise waters and amazing coral reefs. St. Kitts carries more of a colonial history while Nevis is most known for its seemingly endless beaches.
Travellers visit this ‘twin-beauty’ for leisure and complete relaxation. There are quite a few luxurious hotels and resorts available at St. Kitts and Nevis to chose from. Each with its own distinct style and focus. Our top pick for the best hotel on St. Kitts and Nevis is the Paradise Beach Nevis luxury villas. These villas are situated right at the edge of the beach and you can’t get closer to nature while still being able to revel in luxurious comfort.
Surrender yourself to nature and enjoy your holiday in absolute isolation at Palm Island, one of the best islands in the Caribbean. The beauty of white sand and crisp blue ocean water makes for the ultimate Instagram photo! We suggest staying at the Palm Island Grenadines resort. There is arguably no better authentic Caribbean island experience than what this resort has to offer.
If you’re looking for breathtaking scenic beauty that is so stunning it almost seems fake, you have to visit the Caribbean island of St Lucia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. For the ultimate natural backdrop, The Pitons, the twin volcanic spheres, is as good as it gets. This is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The island of St Lucia is equally famous for some of the world’s best coral reefs and luxurious resorts. St Lucia is also a favourite for honeymooners due to its intoning natural beauty and paradise-like atmosphere. One of our favourite hotels in the Caribbean is the luxurious Jade Mountain Resort. The view of the Pitons, directly from the resort, always remains a breathtaking experience no matter how many times you’ve seen it.
If you are looking for a Caribbean island to explore, then Curaçao is the right choice for you. Although the island has incredible natural beauty, it is perhaps most well known is for its sensational colourful buildings found in the island’s capital. The buildings in Willemstad, the capital city of Curacao are painted with rainbow colours and date back to the 16th century. Staying in Baoase Luxury Resort is a must. With so many hidden spots and areas within the resort itself to explore it surely never allows for a dull moment.
Turks and Caicos Islands
If you are looking for an ultimate luxury holiday in the Caribbean, visit the islands of Turks and Caicos. Here you will find the Grace Bay beach, considered the Caribbean best beach with a wealth of exotic marine life. Snorkelling remains the most enjoyable activity with a stay at the Seven Stars Resort and Spa right on the beachfront. The hotel offers that “blue chip resort” feel whilst having the personal touch found at a small boutique resort. Our favourite feature of the Seven Stars Resort and Spa has to be the Champagne Shack. Who could resist enjoying a glass (or two) of your favourite bubbly with a view like that!
If the Caribbean is calling you, our advice? Answer! The beaches and resorts are some of the best in the world. It is the ultimate mix of pure unadulterated luxury with unspoilt nature. Whether you are looking for a place to go and party from morning to night or where you can soak up the sun and feel the cool breeze on your face, the Caribbean has it all!