Caribbean Vacations

by : Declan Vickery

Looking for the ideal getaway? The Caribbean may just be everything you are looking for: sun, sand, warm water, and friendly people. This article will discuss just a few of the reasons so many people list the Caribbean as their favorite vacation spot and can't wait to go again next year.

The Caribbean generally consists of the group of islands that find their home in the Caribbean Sea . The east coast of Mexico is sometimes considered part of the Caribbean as well, most notably Cancun, Cozumel , and the Mayan Riviera. This area of the world enjoys wonderful weather year round and is one the hot spots for pensioners heading south for the winter, otherwise known as 'snowbirds'.

There are so many islands in the Caribbean …how do you decide which one to visit? Each island is unique and holds its own history. Many of the islands have fascinating ruins that are left over from the original inhabitants that lived there. If you head to the Mayan Riviera the ruins and archeological sites that date back to Mayan times are simply breath-taking. Some of the islands are multi- national, such as the island on Saint Martin/Sint Maarten. The island is half French and half Dutch and offers two separate territories to explore.

One of the must see spots in the Caribbean are the islands called Guadeloupe, which consists of two islands: Grande- Terre and Basse-Terre . The islands' culture is a melting pot of Creole, African and French traditions. Guadeloupe offers visitors wonderful beaches and resorts - but its specialty is its rum! A visit to Guadeloupe island travel, beautiful beaches, out of the way inlets and modern cities.

Another of the Caribbean Islands that is a treat to visit is St. Thomas , which is known by sailors the world around as one of the yacht capitals of the world. The shopping in St. Thomas will keep you busy for hours before you head back to your private villa or exotic resort. When you visit Charlotte Amalie , the capital of St. Thomas , you will be able to dine at one of the many restaurants that line the streets before talking a stroll along the boardwalk. If you are in the mood for staying out all night you can indulge yourself in one of the many bars that can be found along the coastal waters.

It doesn't' matter which Caribbean island you decide to visit. You will always find the most gorgeous blue and clean waters under the ever shining sun. Once you visit, you will want to come back often to visit all of the islands.