Caribbean | Indiana Jo

Oh, the Caribbean! Stretching from the east coast of the USA all the way past Central America and down to South America, this has got to be one of the world’s most stunning yet diverse litter of islands.

There are over 700 islands, cayes and archipelagos in the Caribbean where blonde beaches combine with the beating heart of Caribbean culture. It’s no surprise the Caribbean is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Where to start with your exploration? That depends what you’re after. Jamaica serves a vibrant mix of culture and cuisine alongside its beaches. And a trip sailing around the British Virgin Islands still represents one of the best trips I’ve ever taken.

I also experienced my first ever cruise in the Caribbean, exploring the ABCs – Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao as well as St Kitts and Nevis. Meanwhile, St Lucia and Puerto Rico have merited trips all of their own.

And then there are the lesser known islands off the coast of Mexico and Latin America that I’ve explored independently (because I like an adventure) and while some of them may not technically form part of the Caribbean islands, they sit right there on the Caribbean coast: Caye Caulker (Belize), Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres (off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula), San Andres (Colombia) and San Blas Islands (Panama).

Whichever Caribbean island you choose, it won’t really matter; visit one and you’re likely to want to keep going back to explore them all.

I often travel quicker than I write blog posts so drop me a line if you’ve got any questions about Caribbean travel and any places I’ve been that I’ve not written about yet. Otherwise, you can sign up to my newsletter here.

Caribbean Blog Posts

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