Caribbean Magazine: Facebook Caribbean Magazine: Google Pluse Caribbean Magazine: Twitter

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

You'll get the most out of this site by creating an account and sharing your past travel experiences with others or for first time Caribbean travelers, asking questions in our discussion groups .

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

Iberostar Quetzal :  Family All Inclusive in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Island: Destination: Mexico: Playa del Carmen
Three-storey bungalows spread out all over the hotel. Double rooms and junior suites offering maximum comfort and all fully equipped. The bungalows are integrated...
 
0.0 (0)
Riu Palace Jamaica
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
The Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica (All Inclusive 24h) is located in the northwest of Jamaica, very near Montego Bay, Jamaica, and offers a range...
 
0.0 (0)
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach : Playa del Carmen, Mexico All Inclusive Family Resort
Island: Destination: Mexico: Puerto Aventuras
The Barcelo Maya Tropical***** hotel is located on one of the most stunning beaches in the world with crystal-clear turquoise waters. ...
 
4.5 (1)
Atlantis Royal Towers Paradise Island
Category: Bahamas Hotels
Island: Destination: Bahamas
Atlantis is an incredibly popular beachfront mega-resort and casino. With the addition of the spacious Harborside Resort villas, the Atlantis resort now offers 2300...
 
4.4 (3)
Sandals Halcyon Beach St. Lucia - Luxury All Inclusive Resort
Category: St. Lucia Hotels
Island: Destination: St. Lucia
If ever there was a resort that embraces the quintessential Caribbean, Sandals Halcyon Beach is surely it. Here in the midst of a tropical...
 
4.5 (1)
Iberostar Costa Dorada
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
The IBEROSTAR Costa Dorada hotel is located in front of the large golden sand beach of Costa Dorada, 10 minutes from the city of...
 
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)
Sandals Beach Resort & Spa  - Negril
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
Amidst a pristine tropical setting, this world-class beachfront resort spans the longest and best stretch of Jamaica's famous seven-miles beach. Sandals Resorts are the...
 
0.0 (0)
Barcelo Punta Cana Resort : All Inclusive Resort
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
The Barcelo Punta Cana**** hotel is located in the Dominican Caribbean, which stands out for its crystal clear waters and exotic dream-like beaches....
 
0.0 (0)
Gran Melia Puerto Rico Golf Resort
Category: Puerto Rico Hotels
Island: Destination: Puerto Rico
Gran Meliá Golf Resort Puerto Rico is a highly sophisticated architectural gem nestled on Puerto Rico's northeastern coast in Coco Beach, Río Grande.Gran Meliá...
 
5.0 (1)
Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica
On the untouched South Coast of Jamaica, Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa is a 50-acre seaside fantasy within a 500-acre reserve. In an...
 
4.7 (1)
Iberostar Dominicana
Island: Destination: Dominican Republic
The IBEROSTAR Dominicana Hotel is a 5-star beachfront all inclusive resort located on the white, powdery sand and crystal clear waters of Playa Bávaro....
 
0.0 (0)

Caribbean Blog

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

  • Last Minute Labor Day Travel Deals
    Last Minute Labor Day Travel Deals Millions of people across the United States have already made plans to leave their offices, day jobs or part-time gigs Friday for the long weekend and travel to beaches, lakes and other mini-vacation spots in celebration of Labor Day. In case you forgot to book that plane ticket or reserve a bed-and-breakfast, here are a few last-minute Labor Day vacation deals.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 06:05
  • Family Fun and Romance in the Caribbean
    Family Fun and Romance in the Caribbean As a couple you loved romantic vacations in Jamaica. Quiet days spent relaxing in your lounge chair, waves lapping at your feet, while you contentedly sipped a tropical cocktail and caught up on the latest New York Times Best Seller.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 05:56
  • LGBT Travel in the Caribbean
    LGBT Travel in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, WILLEMSTAD - Some Caribbean destinations are being encouraged to go after the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) market while others are being advised to first determine if it is among their top three priority niches before allocating funds for outreach programs to this community.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 05:50
  • Overview of the Dominican Republic
    Overview of the Dominican Republic The DR is one of the Caribbean's most geographically diverse countries, with stunning mountain scenery, desert scrublands, evocative colonial...
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 05:38
  • Cruising is Best in the Caribbean
    Cruising is Best in the Caribbean Blue-water and river cruises are on the rise this year, according to a nationwide survey of travel agents affiliated with industry giant Travel Leaders Group. Nearly 50 percent of agents say that both ocean and river cruise bookings for the fall 2015 season are higher than last fall.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 05:10
  • Caribbean Tops the Lists for the Best Fall Destinations
    Caribbean Tops the Lists for the Best Fall Destinations The top five travel destinations for this fall include NYC; the Caribbean; Cancun, Mexico; London; European river cruises; and Rome.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 05:01
  • Royal Caribbean and Starbucks Make an Exciting Combination
    Royal Caribbean and Starbucks Make an Exciting Combination Did you know Royal Caribbean ships serve Starbucks beverages? Both companies have teamed up to give Royal Caribbean guests some of the best coffee available and here is what you need to know to enjoy a cup of your favorite lattee, frappuccino or dark roast.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 04:50
  • A Taste of the Caribbean
    Explore ashore! There's no better way to discover the flavors of the different Caribbean islands than to sample your way through one or more of the many Caribbean food festivals that take place annually. Here's ten favorites to whet your appetite. December 11th - 15th 2015: Spices of the Caribbean, St.
    Written on Friday, 04 September 2015 04:34
  • Travel Roundup
    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
Whats New in The Caribbean Blog

Blogs/Videos

Caribbean Directory

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..."

Caribbean Resorts

What's Popular

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)
Anse Chastanet
Category: St. Lucia Hotels
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
Occidental Grand Cozumel is located on the southwest part of Cozumel Island, on the...
 
3.8 (12)

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..."

Newest Additions

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
Category: Jamaica Hotels
Island: Destination: Jamaica: Montego Bay
For couples seeking a luxurious, all-inclusive experience, with plenty...
 
0.0 (0)
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)