Without a doubt, one of the best ways to check out the Caribbean is via a cruise ship. From the comfort of the ship, you can be ferried around from Caribbean hot spot to Caribbean hot spot, getting a taste for a wide variety of flavors in the process.
However, you should never confine your experience to the Caribbean to solely that which you can get from a cruise ship. The reason is simple. There are just some places that a cruise ship either can’t or won’t take you to. What are those places, and why should you check them out? Let’s take a look below…
1. Little Corn Island (Nicaragua)
This small island is full of fun and excitement, yet you won’t feel like you’re stuck in your typically Caribbean tourist trap.
2. Big Corn Island (Nicaragua)
If you really want that authentic and remote Caribbean islands experience, though, you’ll want to travel to this lightly developed treasure.
3. Guanaja (Honduras)
For those who are looking for incredible diving experiences when they’re on vacation, the reef off the shore here is something to see indeed!
4. Little Cayman (Cayman Islands)
The place to see here is Blood Bay Wall, which is one of the hottest diving destinations on the entire planet.
5. The Abacos (Bahamas)
A chain of islands stretching out for some 120 miles, The Abacos is known as one of the best fishing destinations in the entire world.
6. Marie-Galante (Guadeloupe Islands)
Far away from the rush of Caribbean tourists, you’ll really get to enjoy white sand beaches when you pop over to this 61-square-mile island.
7. Tobacco Bay (Belize)
Only 20 people actually live on this small island, which means you’ll get a relaxed an exclusive experience when you visit.
8. The Exumas (Bahamas)
A collection of over 360 small islands, there’s plenty to see here, including many private homes for the world’s rich and famous.
9. La Desirade (Guadeloupe Islands)
With a name that literally translates to “The Forgotten”, you’ll feel like an island to yourself when popping by here on vacation.
10. Utila (Honduras)
This small island is one that attracts people who are looking to party a little bit while they’re on vacation. If that sounds like you, then you need to check Utila out!