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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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
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
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
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

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
Category: Aruba Hotels
Island: Destination: Aruba
The Aruba Grand provides the world's finestpersonal service and facilities. The atmosphere iswarm and relaxed and the ambience embraces theuniqueness of the local culture....
 
0.0 (0)
Desire Resorts - Mayan Riviera : Adults Only / Clothing Optional : Cancun/Puerto Morelos
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
Tempted to try something different, exciting and sexy? Escape to Desire Resort & Spa Riviera Maya, where gorgeous beaches, sultry nightclubs and clothing-optional pools...
 
0.0 (0)
Riu Palace Paradise Island Hotel
Category: Bahamas Hotels
Island: Destination: Bahamas
Standing right on a 3-mile-long, white sandy beach, Riu Paradise Island has a prime location next to the Atlantis Casino. ...
 
0.0 (0)
Barcelo Costa Cancun : Cancun Mexico All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
The Barcelo Costa Cancún**** hotel is a beautiful complex built in the Mediterranean style in the Bahía del Caribe with views of the...
 
0.0 (0)
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)
Sandals Grande Antigua
Island: Destination: Antigua
Sandals is the epitome of a couples-only Caribbean resort. This all inclusive resort offers 6 freshwater pools, 6 whirlpools, 11 restaurants, 7 bars and...
 
4.7 (3)
The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium. Jamaica All Inclusive Resort - Punta Cana.
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
Designed exclusively for adult travelers, The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium in Punta Cana offer the best of two worlds: the privacy and personalized...
 
0.0 (0)
Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro : Dominican Republic All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
In the mythical Bavaro de Punta Cana Beach, in the Dominican Republic, a spectacular 5-star, adults-only hotel has been built. Belonging to the exclusive...
 
0.0 (0)
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
Welcome to Iberostaro's 5-star all-inclusive resort masterpiece; located in Rose Hall, Jamaica. Just 20 minutes away from Montego Bay International Airport. This new 5-star-...
 
4.8 (3)
Hotel Riu Lupita
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
Located within the exclusive Playacar resort area alongside a spectacular championship golf course, the hotel encompasses 300 comfortable guestrooms with Riu's unique amenities. Surrounded...
 
0.0 (0)
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Island: Destination: Turks and Caicos
Set apart from the world on a 12-mile expanse of pristine white sand, Beaches Turks & Caicos is a symphony for the eyes. Where...
 
4.6 (2)
Gran Melia Cancun Beach
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
Meliá Cancún Beach & Spa Resort is the most spectacular resort in Cancun. The lobby is a flourishing indoor garden where natural light filtering...
 
0.0 (0)

Caribbean Blog

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

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    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...
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    Written on Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:29
  • Win Trips to the Caribbean
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  • Deals on Summer's End Caribbean Travel
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:50
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 08:26
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:51
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:48
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    Written on Tuesday, 01 September 2015 07:34
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New Reviews

1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
"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
"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
"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
"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
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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Marigot Beach Club Hotel & Dive Resort
Category: St. Lucia Hotels
Country: Saint Lucia
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4.5 (1)
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Country: Saint Lucia
Anse Chastanet offers 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a...
 
0.0 (0)
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
Country: Turks and Caicos Islands
Set apart from the world on a 12-mile expanse of pristine white sand, Beaches...
 
4.6 (2)
Occidental Grand Cozumel Resort : Cozumel All Inclusive Resort
Country: Mexico
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Newest Reviews

1.
Aventura Mexicana Hotel
 
4.9
"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
"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
On the pristine coast of the world famous Riviera Maya,...
 
0.0 (0)
Sandals Resort Montego Bay : Jamaica All Incluisive Resort in Montego Bay
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Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
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Secrets Aura Cozumel : Adults Only Cozumel All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cozumel
The only adults-only resort of its kind on picturesque...
 
0.0 (0)
Temptation Resort Spa Cancun : Adults & couples + topless optional
Island: Destination: Mexico: Cancun
With an innovative concept, Temptation Resort Spa Cancun welcomes...
 
0.0 (0)

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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort : Cozumel : Mexico
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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort : Cozumel : Mexico
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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort : Cozumel : Mexico
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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort : Cozumel : Mexico
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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

Coral Princess Hotel and Resort : Cozumel : Mexico
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Coral Princess Hotel and Resort

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New Review Videos

GoPro HD camera at Atlantis Water Park on Paradise Island (The Drop)

GoPro HD camera at Atlantis Water Park on Paradise Island (The Drop)

Atlantis Water Park on Paradise Island - Ride is called "The Drop". GoPro HD camera on a wrist strap.
Submitted by: CaribTraveler
on 03 August 2015
Serpent Slide : Water Slide - Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

Serpent Slide : Water Slide - Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

HD POV of Serpent Water Slide at Atlantis resort. (Paradise Island, Bahamas) Ever wonder what it would be like to tube through an aquarium? Watch this video to find out! Thanks for watching. -Theme Park Dan
Submitted by: CaribTraveler
on 03 August 2015
Atlantis Bahamas Water Park 2013

Atlantis Bahamas Water Park 2013

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Submitted by: CaribTraveler
on 03 August 2015
The Abyss : Water Slide - Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

The Abyss : Water Slide - Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)

HD POV of The Abyss Water Slide at Atlantis in the Bahamas. The Abyss features a 50-foot nearly vertical in darkness within the power power. The slide ends in an underground prehistoric lair. Please 'Like' the video and 'Subscribe' for more water slide HD POV's. ...
Submitted by: CaribTraveler
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