Top 5 All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Top 5 All-inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

All-inclusive resorts are widely spread in the Caribbean, and are one important reason why so many people choose to spend their holiday here. With their own beaches, pools and restaurants, these resorts offer holidaymakers a safe environment and competitive rates, so no wonder that they can be found almost everywhere in the Caribbean. But of course, there are resorts and resorts and it is important to know what exactly does your all-inclusive resorts have to offer. For example, some of th... [ read more ]

Historic Caribbean Beach Resorts

Historic Caribbean Beach Resorts

Holiday travel in the Caribbean might be a relative recent invention, but people have been traveling in the region for centuries, for business or for exploration. And while resorts and hotels have sprung faster than mushrooms after a summer rain, there are still many places that have preserved their historic charm. Old colonial towns, ports and plantation houses have often been transformed in chic and lavish hotels. Also, there are resorts in the Caribbean that are several decades old: to... [ read more ]

Most Spectacular Eco-resorts in the Caribbean

Most Spectacular Eco-resorts in the Caribbean

The Caribbean have witnessed a fast development of tourism in the last few decades, becoming one the the world's most desired holiday destinations. Almost everywhere you go in the Caribbean you will find either a huge cruise ship anchored in the harbor, a luxurious villa complex or welcoming family resort. But there are also exceptions. Countries like Dominica have refused to allow big hotel chains on its lands, focusing instead on the development of local and sustainable tourism. But you... [ read more ]

Day trips in and around Guadeloupe

Day trips in and around Guadeloupe

A butterfly shaped Caribbean island with an interesting creole culture and numerous natural attractions, Guadeloupe is a great choice for those wishing to combine a beach holiday with an adventurous vacation. There are plenty of things to do and see in Guadeloupe, from its UNESCO listed rainforests and amazing beaches to more 'urban' attractions as the Rum Museum. It's very difficult to get bored while vacationing in Guadeloupe, but in case you do, you should know that very close to the main... [ read more ]

Most beautiful Caribbean lagoons

Most beautiful Caribbean lagoons

Thanks to a few very successful Hollywood blockbusters and to some really good nature photographers, lagoons have become the symbol of heavenly vacations in exotic beach resorts. We all know how a lagoon is born: a natural barrier is born (usually a stretch of land or a coral barrier) and then the water trapped between the barrier and the shore becomes something like a shallow, natural pool. Lagoons are very frequent in the Caribbean, where half of the islands were formed by corals. If you e... [ read more ]

Tips for Booking a Cruise to the Caribbean

Tips for Booking a Cruise to the Caribbean

Cruises have become so popular, affordable and easy to book these days that one can get an entire vacation by the simple click of one button. Going on a holiday has never been so easy, it is what many people would say, especially when it comes to going on a cruise, where accommodation, meals, entertainment and, very important, a clear itinerary are all set/provided for you. But from another perspective, booking a holiday has never been harder: just think of all the offers on the market, all ... [ read more ]

The Best of Spanish Caribbean

The Best of Spanish Caribbean

Although you will seldom hear anyone speaking of the Spanish Caribbean, it thought it would be a good idea to dedicate a post to the Spanish speaking nations of the Caribbean. The Caribbean seems like an oasis of multiculturalism in sea of Hispanic culture. Despite this much-praised region being discovered by Christopher Columbus (who was in fact a Genoese sailing under Spanish flag), numerous other nations have claimed parts of the Caribbean. Today, many of the Caribbean nations have claimed th... [ read more ]

Caribbean Hurricane Season: Useful Travel Tips

Caribbean Hurricane Season: Useful Travel Tips

Hurricanes are probably the greatest menace when traveling in the Caribbean. In addition human negligence and pollution they are the major natural threat to this apparently perfect paradise. History accounts for some really terrible hurricanes and even despite all the weather satellites and modern security measures, it’s still hard to avoid hurricanes beyond any damage. Still, hurricanes have a positive side: they usually arrive in the same time of the year, which mean that the hurricane seas... [ read more ]

Smallest Islands in the Caribbean

Smallest Islands in the Caribbean

If you ever looked at a map of the Caribbean, you’ve probably been surprised to see all those tiny spots in a sea of blue, spots that actually represent some Caribbean islands. The Caribbean, despite the many numbers and appealing images that come to your mind when hearing this word, is home to some of the smallest countries in the world. Some of the most popular tourist locations are islands with a surface of just a few square kilometers: you can tour them in a couple of hours. But on the oth... [ read more ]