The Islands of the Caribbean
Saturday morning is market time in the capital of Antigua, St. Johns. Buyers are expected to negotiate prices on handcrafts and other items. Afternoons are for hiking the trail from English Harbour to Shirley Heights. At the summit of Antigua, mingle with locals, dance to steel band and reggae tunes, and toast the panoramic sunset view. Historic tours and casinos add to the fun on an Antigua vacation.View Hotels in Antigua
Fifteen miles off the Venezuelan coast, Aruba draws visitors year-round thanks to its consistently sunny weather, low humidity, and amazing Aruba hotels and resorts. Aruba offers colorful marine life and coral reefs that mesmerize divers while jewelry stores in Oranjestad, have the same effect on shoppers. Enjoy exciting nightlife from your Aruba hotel casino. The fun never stops on an Aruba vacation.View Hotels in Aruba
More than three-fourths of the Bahamas lies underwater, making the islands ideal for an array of water sports and even swimming with dolphins. The Bahamas offers landlubbers golf and tennis, while nature lovers can hike in the national parks. Energetic Nassau/Paradise Island offers the largest variety of activities, while exclusive Exuma and Harbour Island lure privacy-seekers to secluded beaches.
Popular Things to Do in The Bahamas
- Check out Potter’s Cay for conch fritters and spicy conch salad!
- Visit with locals at the Green Parrot, an open-air bar and grill
- Take advantage of duty-free shopping
- Try your hand at Caribbean Stud Poker
- Experience AQUAVENTURE at the Atlantis, Paradise Island
Tour Barbados by boat, car, on horseback, via helicopter, even on a submarine. Smooth beaches and golf courses rim its western and southern shores. Visiting the Barbados Wildlife Preserve where they have lively green monkeys and Harrison’s Cave, another don’t-miss attraction will complete your Barbados travel. Crane Beach in Barbados is rated among the world’s best sandy stretches.
Popular Things to Do in Barbados
- Explore the fishing villages of the northern coastline
- Try traditional Bajan cuisine at one of the island’s many restaurants
- Take advantage of one of the best shopping destinations in the Caribbean
- Relax at one of the local spas
- Find a hidden beach or sail the sea
The reefs around the Cayman Islands teem with brilliant colored fish. The Cayman Islands hotels offer diving lessons, rent equipment, and arrange trips to nearby dive sites. At Stingray City, visitor scan feed the gentle creatures. The Cayman Turtle Farm houses endangered green sea turtles and offers self-guided tours. Enjoy tennis, golf, and shopping by day and steel-band concerts at night.View Hotels in Grand Cayman
Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios on the northern coast are home to many fine Jamaica hotels. A gateway to adventure, this area is also a great departure point for touring Dunn's River Falls, rafting the White River, and golfing Jamaica’s best courses. At dinner, sample a local specialty such as tongue-tingling jerk chicken. Top off your meal with a cool aged Jamaica rum drink or steaming cup of Blue Mountain Java.
Popular Things to Do in Jamaica
- Check out Carnival or Reggae Sunsplash for lively music
- Try the jerk chicken or curried goat with a Red Stripe, the local beer
- Enjoy a bottle of Curaçao, a liqueur flavored with dried peels of citrus fruit
- Grab your snorkel gear and head to Ocho Rios
- Visit the famous cliff divers at Rick’s Cafe in Negril
Beaches, brilliant marine life, and ancient shipwrecks lure water lovers to St. Lucia and our unforgettable St. Lucia hotels. Landlubbers can hike trails in the rain forest, past plantation ruins to the Pitons’ peaks. Prefer motorized sight-seeing? Hop an ATV to tour St. Lucia's countryside, or drive to Sulphur Springs. Don’t miss the Saturday market in Castries, the capital of St.Lucia.
Popular Things to Do in St.Lucia
- Go snorkeling into the crystal-clear waters at Anse Chastanet
- Grab a book and spread a towel out on Reduit Beach
- Dine at Caribees restaurant, a favorite for traditional Caribbean fare
- Hike the scenic Enbas Saut Falls trail
- Take the Soufrière Island Delight tour
Turks & Caicos
Southeast of the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos islands are becoming an increasingly fashionable destination. Provo is the hub, with restaurants, golf, and pristine beaches spanning miles. The coral cliffs around Grand Turk plunge more than 7, 000 feet beneath some of the clearest waters in the world. Discover the captivating views of snow-white beaches from one of our luxury Turks and Caicos hotels.
Popular Things to Do in Turks & Caicos
- Stroll the length of 12-mile-long beautiful Grace Bay beach
- Tour the Caicos famous Conch Farm
- Discover the “Molasses Reef Wreck” at the Turks & Caicos Museum
- Hike the scenic Enbas Saut Falls trail
- Visit Little Water Cay and see the endangered rock iguana