My brother and I are trying to plan our trip this fall, for a Caribbean escape using my Airtran flight credits. Airtran flies to Aruba, Bahamas, Bermuda, Cancun, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, so we’ve got a lot of options. Another option (I probably have just enough points) would be to fly into one airport, like San Juan, and then hop on another short flight to an island served by British Airways or American Airlines (or their partners). I’m glad I found this Caribbean 101 post over at Travelwiseonline – it’ll help make narrowing down our choices a little easier!
When winter gets underway, many of us start dreaming of a Caribbean vacation. The region’s appeal is undeniable: Swaying palm trees, swaths of beach, turquoise waters, and great nightlife are just some of the islands’ draws. But knowing you want to hit the beach and choosing which island to visit are two different matters. Considering the region is home to hundreds of islands, many with incredibly different personalities and offerings, first-timers are easily confounded by the array of choices, and even return visitors can make mistakes. Our Caribbean 101 Spotlight is meant to help you decide which island suits you best – whether you’re heading south for the first time, or the hundredth.
We’ve reviewed 23 of the most popular islands below, and broken them down into seven categories so you can most easily browse based on your interests. After all, if all you want is a beach vacation…
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