Planning a trip to the Caribbean? The islands of the Caribbean are so magical, with so many unique destinations to discover. Here’s where you can find our best Caribbean travel tips, island guides, and much more.

Our first trip to the Caribbean was back in 2013 before we even started our blog! We visited St. Marteen and explored the Dutch side of the island. It was such a fun time, and a getaway that truly piqued our interest about the region. 

Since then, we have made many trips back to different Caribbean islands. We took two different cruises on vacation with our families and had such a blast. Some of our favorite islands we’ve experienced are St. John, Tortola, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. 

Our first visit after we launched our blog was in 2016 to Guadeloupe. Here we experienced the volcanic thermal pools, tasted French Caribbean cuisine, and hit so many incredible beaches.

Our next Caribbean trip was in 2018 to St. Kitts and Nevis. We stayed at an amazing luxury hotel, circled St. Kitts with our rental car, and had some extremely relaxing beach days.

While we haven’t been back since, it’s always been on our minds. We’re planning another visit soon to write more extensive Caribbean guides, so stay tuned! 

Caribbean Travel Tips

Money: The currency can be different for the Caribbean islands depending on where you are. We recommend traveling with U.S. dollars which are widely accepted, or using a bank with no ATM transaction fees.

Location: The islands are located in the Caribbean Sea. This is south of the United States, and east of Central America.

Language: There are six official languages spoken throughout the Caribbean, and it’s completely dependent on which island you’re visiting. These include English, Spanish, Dutch, French, Haitian Creole, and Papiamentu.

Seasons: The Caribbean is well-known for its warm and tropical climate. The weather can vary between the islands, but the best time to visit is typically from February to May. After these months comes the rainy season when hurricanes can even pass through.

What to Eat & Drink: As with the languages, the food is diverse and different on each island. One thing they all have in common is that they know how to put together a good BBQ! You’ll also find fusions between the cuisines in places with European influence.