Climbing a fountain of liquid magma. Strolling the stick fields of a natural rum refinery. Eating lionfish burgers at a beach front food truck; relishing a sundown mento show; kayaking across a mysterious mangrove backwoods; riding a pads boat to an unseen shoal.
They’re the reasons we come to the Caribbean, those once in a blue moon encounters in which the Caribbean flourishes, those opportunities to investigate the networks and the normal excellence of the world’s most uncommon spot. (Also indeed, the sea shores, as well).
Our editors’ yearly version of the Best Caribbean Islands to Visit takes you on a layered excursion across the most distant corners of the area, from the electric-turquoise waters of The Bahamas to stowed away islands in the Eastern Caribbean and wherever in the middle.
Consider it a motivation, as an aide, for an interesting year of heading out to the Caribbean – ideally on different occasions (for our normal perusers, that should be obvious).
Here are our top picks for 2022.
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
It’s been one 100% of the time of the most rich excursions in the Caribbean; presently, voyagers are finding exactly how complete an objective Provo is, from the wonderful hotels on Grace Bay to the hip, pursued sands of Long Bay; from grand nearby restaurants like Da Conch Shack to exquisite cuisine trucks like Cocovan; from top notch swimming to the best Caribbean fairway you’ve won’t ever know about: the Provo Golf Club. Clearly, Providenciales has everything.
It’s been known as the best wedding trip location in the Caribbean, however actually Antigua is ideal for pretty much any sort of Caribbean excursion. Indeed, there are 365 sea shores on Antigua and its sister island of Barbuda; yet what voyagers come here for is the energy, the amicability, the ocean side bars, the set of experiences, the rum punch, the bona fide inns and resorts and the inclination that, in the age of the pandemic, you can generally track down your own space.
Incredible Exuma, The Bahamas
The delightful cays of the Exuma archipelago are properly celebrated; however the primary “center” of the Exumas has a variety of charms you don’t have to get on a boat to find, from the memorable pearl that is Georgetown (and its beautiful Peace n’ Plenty inn and ocean side club) to a difficult to-match assortment of sea shores all over the island’s eastern coast. Also assuming you in all actuality do get on a boat, rather than traveling north up the cays, observe a bonefishing guide and head southwest to really remarkable spots like the shoals of White Bay.
St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
It’s been one of the most well known locations in the Caribbean since the beginning of the pandemic, focusing a light on the rich, changed contributions of this excellent, green-hilled island, from exceptional nearby restaurants to an abundance of uncrowded white-sand sea shores. That is alongside a sensational task that is completely changed quite a bit of notable midtown Charlotte Amalie, one that proceeds with today, adding another energy to what exactly was one all the time of the most excellent waterfronts in the locale. Furthermore did we make reference to the clamoring action at Yacht Haven Grande Marina?
Nassau, The Bahamas
Nassau has never been something more. That is all. A flourishing food scene, a superbly resuscitated memorable midtown; and perhaps the most over the top total inn item anyplace in the Caribbean, moored by Atlantis and Baha Mar, the Caribbean’s driving megaresorts, the two of which figure out how to coincide while offering their own layered, novel encounters. In any case, that is alongside a heavenly unforeseen of store inns, from the unbelievable Graycliff to the hip new Island House, among others.
Minuscule, adorable, brilliant. Bonaire has created as of late from a generally jump centered escape into an enthusiastic, cosmopolitan place to get-away that is never lost its carefree soul. Regardless of whether you’re feasting out in Kralendijk, windsurfing in Lac Bay or partaking in a Michelin-level supper at Brass Boer, Bonaire is a rich, modern, energetic Caribbean objective.
What’s not to cherish? Jamaica is its own universe, with an advantageous arrangement of elite retreats; fantastic, dynamic cooking; an endless soundtrack; and a characteristic stunner that reaches from rough rainforests to sugar-sand sea shores. It’s the uncommon Caribbean objective where you can burn through one outing at a spa escape in the Blue Mountains and another playing four elite greens all inside 10 minutes of one another. It’s not difficult to arrive, and it’s considerably simpler to be here. What’s more that is rarely been all the more evident.