VIDEO: Experience the Best of the Caribbean

Experience the Best of the Caribbean

The Caribbean is more than just beautiful beaches. At Away.com we have suggestions for travelers looking for food, adventure, or just a place to relax.

Aruba is just 20 miles long by 6 miles wide, but there is no shortage of adventure here. Explore the island's dark caves and its tropical waters full of marine life and shipwrecks. Rent a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and check out the back roads of the rugged north coast or the countryside. Aruba is famous for its windsurfing, so that's a "must try" during a visit to this happy island.

Tobago is a small island just 27 miles long and 7.5 miles wide, so it's sometimes overlooked. But this island is great for adventures in the water. The sea is crystal clear, offering some of the Caribbean's best diving. Exotic sea life can be seen in the bays or as your float over the reefs. Most of this island is blissfully empty, which also makes it feel like your own private paradise.

The British Virgin Islands, also known as the BVIs, are some of the least developed in the Caribbean, but this makes for a great place to relax. More than 60 islands make up the BVIs, with Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, and Tortola being the most populated. Don't worry though they still have plenty of secluded areas to soak up the sun.

So set out and find a Caribbean island for any activity you so choose.


Published: 11 Feb 2013 | Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

Best Hotels in Aruba

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Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino
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Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
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Club Arias Bed and Breakfast

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