The region of the Caribbean Islands enjoys year-round sunshine, divided into ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ seasons, with the last six months of the year being wetter than the first half. Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. These islands include Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands, Saint Croix, The Bahamas or Antigua. Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Dominica, Montserrat, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Saint Thomas, Saint John, Tortola, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Trinidad & Tobago.
The waters of the Caribbean Sea host large, migratory schools of fish, turtles, and coral reef formations.
Below we create our top list with Caribbean Islands you should visit in 2020:
Best Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2020
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Antigua is the larger of the two main islands that make up Antigua and Barbuda and it is located in the middle of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Many tourists come to Antigua and Barbuda via cruise ships.
Various natural points, capes, and beaches around the island include Boon Point, Beggars Point, Parham, Willikies, Hudson Point, English Harbour Town, Old Road Cape, Johnson’s Point, Ffryes Point, Jennings, Five Islands, and Yepton Beach, and Runaway Beach.
There are many reefs off the eastern coastline which offer pretty awesome fish to see. The Antiguan racer is among the rarest snakes in the world.
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Eleuthera, The Bahamas
Eleuthera is known for its magnificent beaches and its laid back Bahama charm. This Caribbean island that’s free from crowds or cruise ships or casinos.
This Bahama island also is known for pineapple plantations.
Eleuthera its reputation for being among the friendliest places in the world and it is being ranked in top “25 Sexiest Beaches in the World” by ForbesTraveler, and awarded the “Best Secret Island On Earth” by Travel and Leisure.
The island features pink sand beaches, large outcrops of ancient coral reefs, caves, 13 cataloged species of native amphibian and reptile species, three of which were listed as endangered.
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St. Maarten – St. Martin, known as the smallest landmass to be divided by two nations – the French collectivity of Saint-Martin and the Dutch territory of Sint Maarten. Beauty abounds on the island, with bluffs overlooking pretty harbors, sandy-cliffed beaches and tranquil rocky coves where fish provide the beauty.
The main attraction on the island are the beaches. It has 37 beaches, with hotels holding property on most of them. Beach bars and cafés are very popular attractions on the island. You’ll find many good dishes with European and Caribbean inspiration.
The island is located just a 10-minute plane ride away from St. Barthélemy, Saba and Anguilla.
Shopping on the island is duty-free and casinos, discos and night clubs stay open till dawn. Adventurers can enjoy the endless water sports available such as jet-sking, flyboarding, parasailing, and kite-surfing. You can discover magical St. Maarten by hiking, biking, ATV-ing, or even horseback riding.
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North and Middle Caicos
North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the perfect tourism destination for the adventurous and outdoor lovers. Middle Caicos, also Grand Caicos, is the largest island in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
There is an extremely wide variety of sights to see on Middle Caicos such as Bambarra Beach, the Conch Bar Caves, Mudjin Harbour, Indian Cave, the Crossing Place Trail, and Haulover Plantation.
Here also you’ll find ruins of Loyalist plantations such as the Haulover Plantation, a trail that links Middle Caicos with North Caicos during low tide you can actually walk between the two islands. The island’s Northwest Point is a combination of beautiful inlets, marshes, mangroves, and land ponds.
Sights on or near the North Caicos island include Cottage Pond, Wade’s Green Plantation, Flamingo Pond Overlook.
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Barbados is an island in the Caribbean Islands, northeast of Venezuela. Barbados has amazing conditions for Kitesurfing with the best months are January to July.
You can enjoy world-class water sports including surfing on the west side while on the south coast has great surf. Other attractions include visiting the animal flower cave, Barbados wildlife reserve. The island is host to four species of nesting turtles and has the second-largest hawksbill turtle-breeding population in the Caribbean.
Barbados is easily accessible from everywhere with excellent telecommunications systems. The island’s exciting history, the extensive variety of culture, sports and activities make Barbados the gem of the Caribbean.
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St Barts or also knows as Saint-Barthélemy is a small, volcanic island located in the northwest Caribbean Sea and part of the Caribbean Islands. St Barts is a popular tourist destination and is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The island is a French-speaking island and you can feel the influence of the French culture and find many upscale French and Creole restaurants.
The capital city of Gustavia offers all the comforts of urban life. Here you can find boutiques, restaurants, and dozens of hotels and villas. The island also offer a beautiful natural landscape for travelers to explore. The shopping centers offer liquor and French perfumes at some of the lowest prices in the Caribbean, even cheaper than in France itself.
St. Barts has some 14 white-sand beaches – all are public and free. Even during peak season, these beaches are normally not crowded.
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Aruba is one of the favorite and safest destinations in Caribbean. Travelers fall in love with its picture-perfect white-sand beaches, tasty international cuisine, friendly locals, clear turquoise water for snorkeling and diving.
Aruba is divided into northeast and southwest coasts. The southwest has more white sand beaches, turquoise seas, and warm waters, while the northeast coast has a more rocky coastline, cacti, rough seas with treacherous currents.
Aruba also knows as ‘One Happy Island’ features excellent year-round weather, but the best time to visit the island is January through March.
The white beaches reflect the strong UV radiation even if you are under the shades so don’t forget to protect your skin with sunscreen, that are not destroying the homes of the marine life, every couple of hours.
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With more than 600 stunning white-sand beaches and over 4,000 islets and cays, mountain terrain, tasty cigars, and rum, this beautiful Caribbean island has something to offer to everyone. The capital of Cuba, Havana is culturally-rich city center featuring historical Spanish architecture dating all the way back to the 16th century. Cuba’s crystal clear waters and silky white sand beaches will not disappoint.
The Island has 25 percent of the territory forested, mainly mangroves; 23 percent of the area has some degree of protection of its nature, highlighting its 14 national parks with abundant natural harbors in bays like Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos on the south coast and Havana, Cárdenas, Matanzas, and Nuevitas on the north coast,
Cuba has long been a popular Medical Tourism destination for patients worldwide that seek high-quality medical care at low costs.
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Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are a self-governing British overseas territory in the Caribbean. Virgin Gorda is the third-largest and second-most populous of the British Virgin Islands. The main attraction in the islands for travelers are the historic colonial ruins and colorful coral reefs, white sandy beaches, and scenic seaside villages in this tropical paradise. You can enjoy excellent unspoiled beaches at Savannah Bay, Mahoe Bay, Devil’s Bay, Pond Bay or Spring Bay and generally, they are not crowded, or hike protected national parks, Gorda Peak, which is the highest point on the island and offer a stunning panoramic view to the surrounding islands.
A great way to see the islands around is by boat, sailing boats and motorboats. Other attractions include churches, a museum, the Botanic Gardens or the rain forest on Sage Mountain in Tortola.
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Bonaire is a Caribbean island just north of Venezuela, politically part of the Netherlands. Along with its neighboring Dutch islands of Aruba and Curaçao,
It is a mostly flat, riverless coral island famous for its diving locations, windsurfing, and bird watching. It is lacking sandy beaches.
Bonaire offers a pristine underwater environment with access to locations for shore and boat diving, snorkeling, watersports and more. With 63 official dive sites on, of which 54 are shore dive sites, Bonaire is truly diving paradise for diver lovers.
The reef along the western side of the island has been protected for years and is in excellent condition. Bonaire’s flora consists of a variety of native and imported species and exotics. Donkeys and goats are seen roaming throughout the island.
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