Caribbean tourism is hot right now, with tourist arrivals increasing by 12 percent in the first quarter of 2019. So if you’re looking for an island getaway without the crowds, you’ll want to consider these secret Caribbean islands. Note: This story is based off data from the most recent UNWTO Tourism statistical annex, ternational tourism arrivals as a standard of measurement. The numbers included are from the most recent report. Montserrat: 8,000 Visitors Nicknamed the Emerald Isle for both its lush tropical forests and its ties to Ireland, Montserrat is one of the smallest islands in the Caribbean. On arrival, you’ll receive a shamrock-shaped passport stamp, and you’ll notice that the country’s flag and national costume are the same green, orange, and white as Ireland. Montserrat measures about 10 miles long and 7 miles wide, and is home to about 5,000 inhabitants. Montserrat’s population and tourism industry was severely impacted by a major … [Read more...] about Secret Caribbean Islands: The 10 Least Visited
Most visited caribbean island
It's possible to take a Caribbean cruise any time of the year. That includes during the Atlantic hurricane season, which officially runs from June 1 to November 30. You might think it's best to cruise in another part of the world during those months. But it's not as clear-cut as that, and there are in fact some compelling reasons to cruise around the Caribbean islands during the summer and autumn. Weather outlook Hurricanes are statistically likeliest to hit the Caribbean between mid-August and mid-October, with September the peak for major storms – hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated a number of Caribbean islands in early and mid-September 2017. The chances of encountering, or having your travel plans disrupted by, a hurricane in June, July and November are far lower. However, throughout the summer and autumn the weather in the Caribbean is typically stickier and wetter than in the winter and spring months, though rain normally comes as short, heavy downpours rather than … [Read more...] about Is it wise to book a Caribbean cruise in hurricane season?
By George Koletsos on Apr 15, 2019 in Attractions, Europe, Going Out, Greece, Regions, Western Europe It is a real struggle to select your Greek Summer island when you have so many options to choose from. Each island has its own unique charm, traditions and beauty. Not to undermine the other islands, but we feel that Zakynthos, also known by its Italian name Zante, deserves to be in the spotlight this time round. Zakynthos is an extraordinary island located in the Ionian Sea and is part of the Eptanisa Group of Islands. It is extremely well known and that’s proven by the fact that it’s heavily packed with tourists during the Summer months. However, how well do travelers even know Zakynthos? We’re here to give you an insider’s look into the reasons Zante, this big island with its long sandy beaches, is our go-to Summer island this year. Caretta caretta These magnificent creatures are commonly known as “loggerhead” sea turtles and the Bay of Laganas … [Read more...] about 5 reasons you must visit Zakynthos this Summer
OLYMPIAN Sally Gunnell mixed business with fun as she took her family to Buccament Bay Resort on the Caribbean island of St Vincent. But it wasn’t all play — here she tells all about family fun but also running early-morning boot camp workouts on the beach... A TRIP to St Vincent gave me a proper glimpse of Caribbean life. I’d only been to the more commercialised islands before. Don’t get me wrong, there is no lack of luxury at the Buccament Bay Resort, where we stayed for the week, but as the islands go, St Vincent feels more real. I was there to run a series of morning boot camps on the beach but we were also looking forward to a bit of a break as a family. I had husband Jon and my three boys in tow — Finlay, 17, Marley, 14 and ten-year-old Luca. Buccament Bay Resort has a big focus on fitness. It runs a football academy and a tennis club alongside training in rugby and cricket, and regularly brings out big-name players to coach. There is also a great … [Read more...] about Olympic Gold winner Sally Gunnell runs boot camp on tropical paradise island of St Vincent
Looking for a vacation featuring picture-perfect beaches, great seafood, and plenty of outdoor adventure? You might want to visit Turks and Caicos. This island nation isn’t as well-known as some of its Caribbean neighbors, but that’s part of its appeal. The Turks and Caicos Islands have enough tourist infrastructure to make a stay comfortable and relaxing, but lack the crowds that would ruin its laid-back vibe. Although Turks and Caicos (like the Bahamas) is technically located in the Atlantic Ocean rather than the Caribbean Sea, the islands offer the same relaxed vibe, sunny weather, and stunning beaches that you’d expect when planning a Caribbean vacation. It’s Convenient for U.S. Travelers You can fly directly from Miami to Providenciales in less than two hours, and from New York City or Chicago in less than four hours. American, JetBlue, and Delta are among the airlines offering nonstop flights from the United States. Despite being a British Overseas … [Read more...] about 6 Reasons to Visit the Turks and Caicos Islands