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These 3 Islands Were Just Voted Best In The Caribbean

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Summer travel is in full swing and travelers are more than ready to lounge on sandy beaches, enjoying a little well-deserved rest and relaxation.

The news is filled with headlines surrounding the influx of crowds in Europe this season, so why not switch it up for a different location this year? The Caribbean is a hotspot for travelers from the U.S., due to its proximity and somewhat affordable flight prices. (It’s also difficult to say no to the friendly cultures, blue waters, and sandy beaches!)

Travel and Leisure just released their World’s Best Awards,’ asking their readers to share their opinions on experiences, locations, and stays around the globe. 

Caribbean Islands were specifically rated on criteria including restaurants, friendliness, beaches, activities, and overall value. Here are this year's winners!

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A relaxing sanctuary compared to most, Dominica draws adventurous travelers who are looking to explore its rainforests and get lost amidst the mountains. 

As a nature haven, there’s so much to see. From hiking the Volcanic Boiling Lake to witnessing the wonders of the Emerald Pool: there’s something here for everyone. Wandering around the Island, you’re bound to find something worth exploring. 

From luxury to rustic charm, there are definitely a lot of choices here for visitors to stay. While the landscapes are rugged and somewhat unexplored, the Island's serene beauty is no doubt what brings it to the top of the list this year. 

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Those seeking luxury-remote will no doubt be looking to visit beautiful Anguilla. Overlooking the neighboring Island of Saint Martin, this spot is some ways out to sea, surrounded by perfectly blue waters.

The Island has an array of beaches, from hidden coves to long stretches of sandy beaches. If you’re looking to explore, the protected areas of Big Spring Cave and East End Pond (wildlife conservation site) are good places for nature lovers and explorers. 

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Remote, sandy shores dotted with boats — what more could you want? Because of its crystal-clear waters, Anguilla is one of the best in the Caribbean for snorkeling and shark diving.

Be sure to book a boat trip, where experts will take you out to experience the best of coral life down below.

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St. John: U.S. Virgin Islands 

Imagine dolphins swimming alongside the boat and green sea turtles floating gracefully through the waters — St. John ranks number 3 on the list of best Islands: and it’s no secret why.

With Virgin Island National Park spanning across half of the Island, the smallest of the 3 Virgin Islands draws hordes of nature enthusiasts year-round. Migratory birds can be found nesting in the shade of the forests, and thriving sea life lays beneath the oceans here.

aerial view of caribbean area

Lush green mountains and stunning alcoves attract guests to the shores. You definitely don’t need to venture too far here to run into a few animals or find a relaxing spot on the beach. 

Some of the landscapes you’ll see appear straight out of a TV show. Maho Bay, Trunk Bay, and Cinnamon Bay are among the most popular spots to visit, but there are also more remote areas if you’re looking for untouched beauty.

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Thursday 13th of July 2023

Nice editing. The island is named Saint John not Saint Johns....

Tyler Fox

Friday 14th of July 2023

Thank you!


Thursday 13th of July 2023

St John has no S. There is another island called St John’s.

Tyler Fox

Friday 14th of July 2023

Thank you!