We all love St. Lucia or Puerto Rico. But do you know there are over 28 island nations and 7,000 individual islands in the Caribbean?
The Caribbean islands sprawl over 1.06 million square miles and comprise 13 sovereign states and 17 dependent territories. They are located primarily between North America and South America and are considered a tourist’s paradise.
We reviewed the top 5 Caribbean islands to visit during your holidays in April.
Now that we have the basics sorted let us discuss the most important topic — which are the best islands to visit in April for those planning a holiday in the Caribbean.
Here are your top five options to choose from:
1. St. Lucia
If you are a fan of chalk-colored beaches, St. Lucia is a must-visit. Pair them with beautiful volcanoes (Sulphur Spring is the only drive-in volcano globally) and a myriad of luxury hotels, and you are guaranteed a fun stay.
Most visitors come here for relaxation and adventures like hiking through the Pitons. The island’s watersports and flourishing forests ensure you get your money’s worth back and more. Some all-inclusive resorts include unlimited watersports, so be sure to consider resorts like Sandals.
In addition, the quintessential St. Lucia bistros and bars will ensure that your smorgasbord of cravings is taken care of.
Things to do in St. Lucia
- Sign up for the Saint Lucia Sulphur Springs Rejuvenating Mud Bath Tour.
- Explore Soufriere.
- Visit the Diamond Mineral Baths.
- Take a tour to the Petit Piton and Gros Piton.
- Go to the Marigot Bay.
Expansive golf courses, exuberant resorts and a plethora of sandy beaches make Barbados one of the best islands to visit in the Caribbean during April. Barbados has competition-caliber waves to its east and calm waters to its west.
Its rum is famous throughout the country, and the fine soft sand beaches and turquoise waters make it one of the top destinations among the islands.
Travellers will have a gala time on this island. They can swim with the turtles or visit the west coast for a delicious meal. If you are an early riser, you cannot miss the karaoke sessions on the south coast. There are fantastic all-inclusive and adults-only resorts in Barbados as well.
Things to do in Barbados
- Visit the Hunte’s Gardens to experience the variety of plants.
- Take a tour of Harrison’s Cave.
- Do not miss out on visiting Mount Gay Visitor Center, the oldest distillery on the island.
- Visit the Barbados Broadwalk to experience an array of beaches.
- Tour Bathsheba Beach for its foamy waters.
3. St. Vincent and the Grenadines
If watersports are your thing, St. Vincent and the Grenadines is a perfect getaway for you this April. Go snorkelling, sunbathing, diving, or take a boat and go fishing around this island, which is made up of 32 small islands.
The area is largely uncovered and has a rich sailing and pirate history, making it unlike any other Caribbean island. For those who like to stay away from the hustle and bustle, most of its beaches are usually deserted and quiet, irrespective of the time of the year.
Our favourite thing here? Those coconut-filled buns at the Sunshine Bakery.
Things to do in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
- Visit the Dark View Falls Tour and Beach.
- Go on the Vermont Nature Trail Tour.
- Spend the day at Tobago Cays.
- Visit the historic Fort Duvernette.
- Go snorkelling at Tobago Cays Marine Park.
4. Turks and Caicos
Grace Bay, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, is in the Turks and Caicos, as are so many other sprawling beaches. The areas are primarily tropical forests and marine wetlands, and you will find most of the population in the Providenciales.
Visitors prefer sailing, scuba diving, and game fishing on the island. Grace Bay Beach is everyone’s favourite, and all the beaches on this island are free to public access.
Club Med Turkoise and Beaches are some of the large resorts in this area, and they often schedule boat tours and other activities for guests.
Things to do in Turks and Caicos
- Visit the Salt House Museum or the Boiling Hole to learn more about salt production.
- Try out a cruise on a catamaran.
- Shop for antiques at Alverna’s Craft Market.
- Explore the ancient Majesty’s Prison.
- Pay a visit to the Conch Bar Caves.
Cuba is situated between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean. Its capital is Havana, which is especially popular among tourists. This place is full of colonial architecture, and you will hear strains of Cuban music wherever you travel.
People here love dancing and drinking, coupled with loud music, and celebrations are spread throughout the year. Even if you do not enjoy partying much, there is enough in Cuba to fulfil the traveller in you.
Things to do in Cuba
- Visit the Peninsula de Zapata National Park.
- Take a tour of Trinidad for its colonial architecture.
- Visit one of the most famous Cuban beaches, Varadero.
- Experience the Vara Diving.
- Visit the House of Rum.
April is one of the busiest months in the Caribbean for several reasons. Its rich diversity and welcoming people ensure there is something for everyone. The delectable food and the sprawling beaches with corals and turquoise water make for a scenic experience like no other.
The islands also run a volunteering program where visitors can get a free place to stay in exchange for work. So, your next visit to the islands can be free if you have skills, such as teaching or agricultural expertise.
There is a lot to explore, and April is one of the best times to visit these islands and rejuvenate yourself. So, go ahead and plan your trip!