The Caribbean…where do we start? It is full of natural beauty, culture and of course amazing weather. Filled with historical architecture and an atmosphere like no other, culture and beach lovers will not struggle to find something interesting in any of the Caribbean islands.
Dating back to the 1700s, Antigua is one of the best Caribbean islands to visit if you love history. Head to the only surviving Georgian naval dockyard in the world – Nelson’s Dockyard. This incredible museum displays exhibits on the history of the island, the construction of the dockyard and of course the daily life at the local forts. When in Antigua you also cannot miss Shirley Heights; this restored military lookout and gun battery has a breathtaking view of the harbour, along with wonderful hiking trails.
Bermuda is home to the oldest English town, St. George in which people still live. The 18th-century town hall still stands as one of the oldest colonial buildings on and around central King’s Square. Travellers looking to explore more about the history of Bermuda will love a tour around the Tucker House Museum, which is a typical home from the 1700s. What’s more, the St. Peter’s Church is the oldest surviving Anglican Church and cannot be missed in St George’s.
Are you a beach lover? Well, Curaçao has over 35! This destination is enriched with Caribbean culture and identity and the island is home to over 50 different nationalities. Curaçao’s history comes alive in the stunning architecture that is located across the island; the historical Willemstad is an UNESCO World Heritage Site with many monuments and buildings that are over 700 years old. It is also home to the oldest Jewish Synagogue and the Hato Caves, which are at least 1500 years old!
Puerto Rico is not your typical Caribbean island. It has Spanish roots mixed with Taíno, African, and of course American influences. Discover this diverse culture all over the island, from unique shops, museums and galleries…and you cannot miss the music. To get one of the best experiences of local history and culture, you need to head to Old San Juan, one of the region’s oldest neighborhoods. With plenty to explore you will never be bored, from the Fort San Felipe del Morro to the Fort San Cristobal and the Plaza de Armas to the oldest executive mansion in use in the Americas, La Fortaleza all in San Juan.
So pick your Caribbean island and book your holiday today. There is a whole adventure out there waiting for you!