Best Caribbean islands from Barbados to Cuba


19th February, 2020 08:56:49 printer

Best Caribbean islands from Barbados to Cuba

The Caribbean has everything you could want for a holiday of dreams.
We're not just talking about the incredible beaches, although there are plenty of those, but also lush green landscapes where you can have plenty of adventures, charming seaside towns with colourful buildings, and historic landmarks to discover.
However, with so many wanderlust-inducing destinations, trying to pick one can be tricky. To give you a helping hand, we've picked out 10 incredible Caribbean islands including the likes of Antigua, Barbados and Cuba which are worth being on your radar.

Oh, and as the region isn't exactly renowned for offering budget-friendly holidays, we've also put together a guide for finding cheap Caribbean holidays.
In the meantime, we take a look at the top 10 best Caribbean islands you'll want to add to your wishlist...


1. Barbados
Barbados has something for every type of holidaymaker. In fact, we've created guides for foodies, adventurers, couples, history fans and families to offer a taste of what not to miss while you're out there.
Then of course there are those picture-perfect beaches with white sands, crystalline waters and lush green backdrops.
As it's a popular holiday destination, the island boasts an impressive array of hotels, resorts and holiday rentals to suit a variety of budgets.

2. Jamaica 
Jamaica caters to everyone from those who want to flop down by a pool or beach (and boy does Jamaica have incredible beaches), to intrepid explorers who want to discover the fascinating landscape spanning lagoons, rivers and mountains.
There are heaps of resorts across the island, but hotspots tend to include Negril, Ocho Rios, Trelawny and Montego Bay where you'll find plenty of hotels.
Families can find bustling resorts complete with water sports, evening entertainment and a bustling atmosphere, while couples will also be spoiled for choice thanks to the luxury adults-only hotels to be found.

3. Antigua
Forming one half of  Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua offers up heaps of history and culture alongside its beautiful beaches.
Highlights include the fully restored sugar plantation Betty's Hope, the eye-catching limestone rock formation Devil's Bridge, and Shirley Heights, a restored military lookout and gun battery which offers up some unrivalled views of the island.
Meanwhile, the capital St John's boasts colourful waterfront buildings, bustling markets where you can pick up souvenirs or sample local delicacies, and historic spots such as St John's Cathedral.

4. St Kitts and Nevis


This island duo is renowned for both the fine white sand beaches that line the crystalline waters, as well as the rugged landscape with heaps of greenery and towering mountains.

St Kitts tends to be where you'll find the party scene and the bustling resorts, while Nevis is often preferred by those after a calmer atmosphere and who want to make the most of the landscape.

There's heaps for history fans to explore from the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park to St Kitts Scenic Railway, not to mention the countless charming towns where you can immerse yourself in local culture such as Basseterre and Sandy Point Town.