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Travel guide, social network, and directory of Caribbean vacation resources. Includes information on lodging, hotel reviews, activities and scuba diving throughout the Caribbean.

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You are encouraged to create new listings for "things/places/activities/businesses" in the Caribbean. Any item with a "listing" can then be reviewed by you or others to share your Caribbean travel experiences and allow others insight into your travels.


Top Reviews

Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms are nice. Lovely courtyard with pool. Very reasonable rates. Excellent and courteous staff. The restaurant, Mayan Bristo, serves some delicious food. If you're looking to stay in town in Playa, this is a great choice."
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided each morning was great. The resort is clean, the staff is friendly and helpful and the views are spectacular! True Blue Bay Resort is probably one of finest boutique small hotels in the Caribbean. Fabulous location, excellent rooms, terrific facilities, friendly and attentive..."
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all loved it. The cabana was just fine, though nothing special. But it's the location! The food at the resort was pretty good, service good, quality staff. I would go back here anytime. Usually I fly into Cancun and go to Playa..."
Stingray City
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This excursion was fantastic! The water is so clear. The stingrays were amazing - almost dancing with us all in about 3 feet of water out on the sandbar."
Palancar Caves
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"I LOVE Palacar Reef...and I especially love Palacar Caves. The coral heads are massive - creating huge swim throughs. Weaving in and out and then drifting along side the reef as the wall drops off into infinity. Love it."
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice little kitchen and bathroom. If you are looking for huge 5 star resort, this is not the resort for you. The resort is small and very island like - with a terrific ambiance and view. Our room was very comfortable and our terrace looked..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Reviewed by Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms were spacious, really enjoyed the hammocks and the liquor dispensors. Room service was prompt and delicous. Plan on walking, this place is spread out, but we didn't mind the walk. Was easy making reservations for dining and excursions as well. We took an excursion to..."
 
4.5
Reviewed by liz pereira
"I have been to OTI many times. I like the small size of the hotel, beautiful grounds and competent staff. It is walking distance to town where you can find some great restaurants. www.ballahoo.com The hotel is set in tranquil tropical gardens, overlooking Basseterre and Nevis (view is magnificent), and OTI offers personalized service, clean..."
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.8
Reviewed by sue matsler
"Our 2nd time at AV - 3rd time at a Palace Resort. We went with 2 other couples and had a great time! The service was awesome and the resort is beatiful! The Spa is the best I've ever been too. Had a massage in an oceanview bungalow. Very relaxing and pampering! Very much needed in this stressful world!..."
 
2.1
Reviewed by Kristen Smith
"I stayed for one week summer 2004 at Bananarama in Roatan. This is a very unprofessional dive operation and did not meet the expectations of anyone in the large group of divers scheduled there for the week. The boats did not run for much of the time we were there. There were two instances when the boat was disabled while away from..."

Caribbean Reviews

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa: Jamaica All Inclusive Resort
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa is located beachfront on the breathtaking blue waters of the Jamaican north coast. Only 40 minutes...
 
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Iberostar Paraiso del Mar :  All Inclusive in Playa del Carmen, Mexico - Mayan Riviera
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Situated directly on the marvellous beach of Playa Para'so, between Puerto Morelos and Playa Del Carmen. 25 kms. from Cancun International Airport. The beach...
 
4.5 (3)
Occidental Grand Cozumel Resort All Inclusive, Cozumel
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
The Royal Club at Occidental Grand Cozumel is a boutique hotel within the larger resort. Club members share the pools, recreational activities and evening...
 
0.0 (0)
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
The 582 rooms of the Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo hotel take care of even the smallest detail so you enjoy the paradise of...
 
0.0 (0)
Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort & Spa : Adults Only All Inclusive in Playa del Carmen
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Royal Hideaway Playacar - the evolution of the all-inclusive resort. This is a place where service and style come together in such grand fashion...
 
5.0 (1)
Paradisus Cancun
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
Paradisus Riviera Cancun is located on the Yucatan Peninsula 25 minutes south of Cancun just next to the charming Puerto Morelos and only 15...
 
4.8 (4)
Beaches Ocho Rios Family All Inclusive Resort
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
Voted among the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine. Twenty-two acres of lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous private white-sand beach, 6 gourmet...
 
4.0 (6)
Allegro Cozumel Resort All Inclusive, Cozumel
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
In Mexico's Caribbean there is a tiny island just bursting with life it is Cozumel and the Allegro Cozumel resort. Right on the famous...
 
4.2 (13)
Iberostar Paraiso Lindo
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
The IBEROSTAR Paraiso Lindo is a luxurious and elegant hotel on the Riviera Maya. Located right on the beach between Cancun and Playa del...
 
0.0 (0)
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort - Ocho Rios All Inclusive Resort
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
There are two sides to every story. This new all-inclusive resort has a hot new beach club, 11 bars - including the Caribbean's first...
 
4.8 (7)
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
This new Paradisus resort is a superior luxury resort in Playas de Bávaro, combining a prestigious Caribbean setting with world-class facilities, including Royal Service,...
 
5.0 (1)
Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is the superior luxury family-friendly resort in the Riviera Maya, combining a...
 
0.0 (0)

Caribbean Blog

Things from the web you should read about traveling in Caribbean!

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    Travel Roundup Our morning travel news digest, with deals, tips and anything else that travelers may want to know. CAMPFIRE COOKING IN UTAH Utah's Conestoga Ranch, a new glamping resort featuring Old West-style accommodations in wagons and tents, is offering a "Camping Culinary Adventure" on the second weekend of September.
    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:21
  • LGBTI Tourism in the Caribbean
    LGBTI Tourism in the Caribbean For many of us, the Caribbean is not the first place that springs to mind when we think 'LGBTI tourism'. But according to a gay travel expert, times are changing and some destinations in the region should be 'going after the market' and placing it in their 'top three niches.'
    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:18
  • Sound Culture Fest's Afro-Caribbean Rhythm
    Sound Culture Fest's Afro-Caribbean Rhythm On September 5, D'banj, the Nigerian superstar best known for his irresistible dance hit "Oliver Twist," will co-headline the inaugural Sound Culture Fest at Irving Plaza with GOAT-status Trinidadian soca artist Machel Montano. D'banj's energetic and highly danceable new Afropop is part of a family of club-friendly mainstream African music...
    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:58
  • These Hotels Will Enhance Your Experience
    These Hotels Will Enhance Your Experience There are many ways to plan a great Caribbean trip - and a few wrong ways too. One way is to focus on where you want to go. But another is to focus on where you want to stay - to focus your journey around something special, like nature, diving, romance, luxury, great food or even art.
    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:44
  • The Best Hotels in the World
    The Best Hotels in the World La Mamounia in Marrakech was crowned number one hotel in the Conde Nast traveller annual reader poll Unique opulence in the Maldives, Bali and Bangkok were also recognised as most desirable places to stay Italy was voted the favourite country in the world to visit and Paris the preferred overseas city destination Working on your bucket list of the best hotels in the world to stay at?
    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:29
  • Win Trips to the Caribbean
    Win Trips to the Caribbean Fancy jetting off to the Caribbean or South America for free? Then you'd better get voting in the 2015 holiday 'Oscars'. Public participation in the prestigious British Travel Awards is now open until September 30 and your Daily Mirror is the official media partner.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:53
  • Deals on Summer's End Caribbean Travel
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The fall season may be fast approaching, but that doesn't mean you have to put the days of sun, sand and ocean breezes behind you until next summer. Thanks to Divi Resorts' End of Summer Sale, you can book a Caribbean getaway at an unbeatable rate, plus enjoy great benefits during your vacation.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:50
  • Carnival All Year Round
    Carnival All Year Round Carnival - a festive season that typically includes parades and public street parties - is serious business in the Caribbean. The saying here goes that the party lasts year-round: eight months preparing and partying in anticipation, a month actually celebrating, followed by a period of blissful recovery and recollection.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:26
  • The Best Vacation Season
    The Best Vacation Season Summer may be winding down, but that's no reason to get out of vacation mode. We are coming up on one of the best travel times of the year -- the sweet spot between peak travel and low travel seasons -- shoulder season!
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:05
  • The Natural Beauty of Vinales
    The Natural Beauty of Vinales The Valle de Viñales is a stunning national park blessed by fertile rust-red soil, layered in chartreuse green expanses of tobacco plantations and studded by precipitous limestone buttresses of rock. It offers Cuba's very best hiking, climbing, caving and vistas, based around the tranquil farming town of Viñales on the edge of the park.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:51
  • Getaways to St. Maarten and The Dominican Republic
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:48
  • Cruise Swimming Year-Round
    Cruise Swimming Year-Round Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas features two glass enclosures for either side of the ship's upper-deck pool, patio and bar area that was made by OpenAire and it has become a popular spot on the ship.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:34
  • September Fun: Haulouts and Festivals in the Caribbean
    September Fun: Haulouts and Festivals in the Caribbean September and it's haulout time for many Caribbean cruisers. With new facilities springing up all over the place and existing yards expanding and upgrading, it can be difficult choosing just which yard should receive a hefty part of your annual boating budget. Haulouts are necessary and the experience should be as painless as possible.
    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:24
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:16
  • Yoga and EcoTravel in Costa Rica
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 06:59
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New Reviews

1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms..."
2.
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided..."
3.
Mahekal Beach Resort
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"Mahekal Beach Resort is a great little beach front resort. I was traveling with two other friends and we all..."
4.
Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
 
4.5
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"The hotel is in a beautiful location, on a beautiful bay. The room was pretty and functional, with a nice..."
5.
Aventura Spa Palace
 
4.3
Reviewed by Wisconsin Carribean Holiday Seekers
"Huge, but beautiful and spotless.Missed not having a beach. Food was very good, staff was very freindly and helpful. Rooms..."

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Royal Hideaway - Adults Only Luxury All Inclusive in Playa del Cammen

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Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
Category: St. Lucia Hotels
Country: Saint Lucia
Scuba Diving Vacation and Resort in St. Lucia. Marigot Beach Club and Dive Resort...
 
4.5 (1)
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Category: St. Lucia Hotels
Country: Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet offers 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a...
 
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Country: Turks and Caicos Islands
Set apart from the world on a 12-mile expanse of pristine white sand, Beaches...
 
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Country: Mexico
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Newest Reviews

1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is a lovely hotel located just off the beach in Playa del Carmen. It's a beautiful small hotel. Rooms are nice. Lovely courtyard with pool. Very reasonable rates...."
2.
True Blue Bay Resort
 
4.7
Reviewed by CaribTraveler
"This is an absolutely lovely hotel in Grenada. Rooms were very clean, the grounds were beautiful and the breakfast provided each morning was great. The resort is clean, the staff..."

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Blue Diamond Riviera Maya - All Inclusive Resort, Riviera Maya
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
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Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
For couples seeking a luxurious, all-inclusive experience, with plenty...
 
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Secrets Aura Cozumel : Adults Only Cozumel All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
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on 02 August 2015
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Hedonism II : Negril : Jamaica
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Hedonism II

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Hedonism II : Negril : Jamaica
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New Review Videos

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
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on 07 June 2015
Amazing Fire Show - Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

Amazing Fire Show - Riu Ocho Rios Jamaica

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Submitted by: CaribTraveler
on 04 June 2015
Listing: Riu Ocho Rios
ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios - Hotels in Jamaica - Riu Hotels & Resorts.

ClubHotel Riu Ocho Rios - Hotels in Jamaica - Riu Hotels & Resorts.

ClubHotel Riu Ocho Ríos (All Inclusive 24h) is located in the banks of the privileged beach Mammee Bay in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, and surrounded by thick woods and waterfalls. Book your stay here: http://bit.ly/1eZBMwL
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on 04 June 2015
Listing: Riu Ocho Rios
Jamaica 2012 Riu Ocho Rios

Jamaica 2012 Riu Ocho Rios

Riu Ocho Rios is a kickass resort! You can never leave the resort and still have shit loads of herb! http://www.urbangroweronline.com/
Submitted by: CaribTraveler
on 04 June 2015
Listing: Riu Ocho Rios