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Updated by Dale Forrester on Nov 17, 2016
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Most Visited Caribbean Islands for Vacation

For the inbound Caribbean visitor, the choice is complex which island to choose. Do you want the big ones like Cuba, Jamaica or small ones, or ones close to North America versus South America, tourist friendly with pampered service like Jamaica compared to island where tourism is not a significant part of the country’s revenue, Easy access (multiple direct flights from US and Canada)? Caribbean GetAway.biz (http://caribbeangetaway.biz) has been tracking the top visited islands in 2016.

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Jamaica

Jamaica

Jamaica has easy access (multiple direct flights from US and Canada). It is the birth place of Reggae music. Jamaica offers up resorts from posh to lurid and a distinct urban cultures, luxury hotels and resorts, luxury villas and guest homes.. Best for: Playground for the rich and famous, tourist customer service for all-inclusive resorts and villas, spicy food, spicy music, Reggae music, resort holidays, urban and natural adventures, fun for the family, adult arts and entertainment at adult only resorts, quick trips from to North America and Europe. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Aruba

Aruba

Aruba - Arid and nearly featureless, Aruba's main attraction are restaurants and bars. Best for: Holidays requiring no thinking at all. For more information... visit http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas

Bahamas has close to 700 islands and glossy mega-resorts. Best for: Island-hopping explorers, divers, partiers, gaming and Americans needing a quick escape. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman is somewhat like of South Florida, USA. It offers resorts of all stripes, tax shelters and famous diving, snorkeling and swimming with schools of stingrays. Best for: Hassle-free holidays in what might seem like the 51st state, watersports. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

DR (as it's called) has world-class resorts on fine beaches. The top competitor for the number one slot of most visited is Jamaica. Best for: All-inclusive Hotel and Resort, luxury villas and accommation, and adventurer seekers. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Spanish Culure- Big beach resorts, casinos, tangible history and rich Hispanic culture are the highlights. Best for: Explorations beyond sun, sand and sea, not leaving the USA. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Collectivity of Saint Martin

Collectivity of Saint Martin

St-Martin has two concurrent culture operating side-by-side – the Dutch and French. Best for: Mid-range hotel holidays, Cruise ships, daytrips into France, the Netherlands and the heart of Creole culture, deep sea fishing, and fantastic bars. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands

Typically the first Caribbean island for many Americans - and familiar names - of home. St Thomas is commercial but St John and St Croix offer more natural and cultural allures. Best for: Americans who don't have passports, mega-resort-lovers, nature-lovers. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Anguilla

Anguilla

British Culture. The is a small island with amiable local culture and luxurious villas scattered about. Best for: Luxurious but low-key holidays, isolation. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Barbados

Barbados

British Culture. Various beaches ideal for surfers, wind-surfers, budget sunbathers and traditional types who dress for dinner ring a truly welcoming island. Like some other ex-British colonial islands such as Antigua, Barbados has non-stop services from London in high season. Bardadoes has great accomodations - Luxury Hotel and Resorts, vacation rental properties (villas, guest homes, cottages, etc). Best for: Any budget, activities, people who pack linen suits and wind and sail. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Bonaire

Bonaire

Part of the ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) tiny islands, Bonaire is famous for its spectacular diving right offshore. Best for: Divers, budget travelers, people who like to explore but don't want a lot to explore. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

British Culture. The richer, less-developed and more isolated version of the US Virgin Islands. Yachties and divers find comfort amongst the 40 islands here; the main island, Tortola, offers glam diversions. Best for: Divers and snorkelers, sunset cocktail parties, people who prefer the motion of the ocean. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Cuba

Cuba

Spanish Culture. Cuba is about 90 miles away from Jamica nearest point5. Cuba offers famous music and low cost livening. Watch for new flights as travel restrictions ease. Best for: Reasonably priced holidays. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Curaçao

Curaçao

Dutch Culture. Curacao recently started focusing on tourism. The main city of Willemstad has a justifiably famous, beautiful and historic harbor. . Best for: Off-the-beaten track wanderings, carnivals/festivals, surban rambles, legalize prostitution like Nevada, USA or Holland Red Light District. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Dominica

Dominica

British Culture. Dominica is a small country having peaks and valleys swathed in rain forest and accented by waterfalls. Best for: Climbers and trekkers, nature-lovers, people who want an escape from Caribbean clichés. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Grenada

Grenada

British Culture. Granada is sometimes called the island of spices. Almost every dish may contains nutmeg. You really can smell nutmeg in the air. Small and inviting beaches vie with rainforest-clad hills for attention. Best for: Low-key holidays in beautiful natural surroundings, mixing with genial locals. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

British Culture. Beaches, beautiful resorts, and lushly forested hills are the troika of lures on this island long popular with the French and honeymooners of all languages. Best for: Divers, snorkelers, trekkers, kite-surfers and more, nature-lovers, luxury seekers. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

British Culture. Lots of little islands with perfect beaches. Best for: Divers, boaters, beachcombers, lovers of mellow retreats on the sand. Nowhere here is very busy, even the world-class dive sites. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz

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Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago

British Culture. Trinidad and Tobago has Creole culture and boasts a party scene that peaks during one of the world's great Carnival celebrations. Best for: An annual party to rival Rio's. For more information, vist http://caribbeangetaway.biz