There’s nothing like a tropical getaway. And if you have your sights set on the Caribbean, there are plenty of stunning islands to choose from.
We recently ranked the 25 best islands to visit in the Caribbean, but determining which one is the right fit for you is no easy task.
So we’ve broken down the best Caribbean islands for each type of traveler, whether you’re looking for incredible food, a thrilling adventure, or fun activities for the kids.
Talia Avakian contributed reporting to an earlier version of this article.
Best for a romantic getaway: St. Lucia
St. Lucia is a popular honeymoon destination in the Caribbean, as it’s packed with secluded resorts like Jade Mountain and Ladera Resort, where guest rooms include private plunge pools and stunning views.
Home to several rainforests, waterfall trails, botanical gardens, and hot springs, there’s plenty here for you and your loved one to explore together.
Best for families: Bahamas
Easily accessible from the US, the Bahamas have a variety of all-inclusive resorts where both parents and children will enjoy their trip.
One of the best known is Atlantis, which has its own water park, aquarium, movie theater, kids’ club, and game room.
Best for divers: Curacao
With 40 different diving areas that cover 65 individual sites, Curacao is a premiere destination for divers and snorkelers.
Divers can explore incredible underwater wrecks like the Tugboat and Superior Producer, explore the Curacao Underwater Marine Park, or take a peek at the famous Mushroom Forest, made of coral formations that resemble mushrooms.