[10 April 2014 Last updated at 11:50]

Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Places To Go in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery.

Every Caribbean Island boasts its own unique charm and atmosphere making the islands an ideal place to vacation for couples and families looking to do plenty of water-based and land activities such as scuba diving, sailing, hiking and jungle safaris.

Below we have round up some of the top destinations in the Caribbean to vacation:

Varadero

Varadero boasts beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, which makes Varadero one of the top 10 vacation spots in the Caribbean for a beach vacation. (See top 10 destinations in Cuba)

Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean
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Varadero truly boasts a relaxed atmosphere and many beautiful resorts to choose from, so if you’re a resort-type person, you won’t find better choice and larger concentration of holiday resorts in Cuba.

Another reason that makes Varadero such as popular choice amongst holidaymakers is that it’s only a couple of hours drive from the enchanting capital city of La Havana (see. things to do in Cuba for tourists).

San Juan

The walled city of San Juan in Puerto Rico boasts lovely weather all year long and stunning beaches. However, what makes San Juan stand out from other Caribbean destinations is its rich heritage. (see more places to visit in San Juan Puerto Rico)
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San Juan also boasts some of the most interesting places to visit in Puerto Rico as it boasts many historic buildings, forts and beautiful cobblestone streets found in the historic district Old San Juan.


Punta Cana

Punta Cana is located in the Dominican Republic and it is known also for white sandy beaches and beautiful clear waters.

Punta Cana is another great choice for a family vacation in the Caribbean as it boasts lots of resorts and other tourist amenities such as restaurants, bars and water rentals.
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

If you’re a water sport enthusiast, Punta Cana is also one of the best places in the Caribbean to enjoy water activities such as surfing, waterskiing, sport fishing, sailing and wakeboarding.

Nassau

Nassau is perhaps most popularly known for being the film location for the James Bond movie Casino Royale. The city of Nassau is without a doubt, one of the top 10 vacation spots in the Caribbean, and the heart of The Bahamas.
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Nassau draws millions of tourists every year who come to Nassau in search of sun, lovely beaches, natural beauty and balmy weather.


There are also lots of tourist amenities in Nassau such as shops, hotels and casinos and plenty of events all year long such as the popular Junkanoo street parade (pictured) on December 26.

Negril

Negril is one of the most laid back vacation spots in the Caribbean and one of the most colorful destinations in Jamaica hand down!

Negril boasts stunning natural beauty, lovely white sandy beaches and cheap accommodation options, which makes Negril such a popular Spring Break destination.
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Negril is truly the beating heart of Jamaica and besides hanging at the beach you’ll be able to enjoy plenty of nightlife and outdoor opportunities such as enjoying horseback riding tours, kayaking and snorkeling trips.

Grand Cayman 

Grand Cayman is a haven for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts as it boasts pristine clear waters, amazing wall dives and beautiful coral reefs.

Grand Cayman is one of the less touristy vacation spots in the Cayman Islands so you won’t find large resorts here, though if you’re looking for piece and tranquillity, you'll love it here!
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Grand Cayman is not surprisingly a popular spot with honeymooners, families and romantic couples looking for cozy bungalows and private villas by the beach.

Curacao

Curacao is another of the top 10 vacation spots in the Caribbean as it boasts stunning beaches and colonial landmarks.
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Curacao is part of the Netherlands Antilles and has a strong Dutch colonial heritage that can be appreciated in dozens of plantation houses and historic landmarks such as Queen Emma and Queen Juliana bridges

Cucarao’s amazing coral reefs, crystal clear waters and location of the coast of Venezuela makes the island of Curacao one of the most desirable spots in the Caribbean to enjoy a diving vacation.

Grenada

The island of Grenada lies just a few miles south of St Vincent and the Grenadines islands, and it’s one of the best Caribbean islands to enjoy outdoor activities.

Grenada boasts lush forests, volcanoes and beautiful waterfalls that you can explore on a hiking excursion.
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Despite its size, Grenada boasts many facilities such as dive shops and water rentals should you want to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling or kayaking.

Grenada also boasts many events and festivals all year long such as a game fishing tournament, and rum distilleries which you can visit on tours.

Oranjestad

Oranjestad is, without a doubt, one of the liveliest and vibrant places you can visit in the Caribbean, which isn’t surprising why Oranjestad ranks on our list of top 10 vacation spots in the Caribbean.

If you’re looking for a destination where you can pleasant fun time, look no further than Oranjestad as the city hosts many festivals and street parades all year long.
Top 10 Vacation Spots in the Caribbean

Oranjestad also boasts lovely colonial buildings (see picture) and landmarks such as the statue of the queen. There are also a few museums you can visit and plenty of shopping opportunities in Oranjestad if you enjoy buying local handmade crafts like handbags and paintings.

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