Visiting anywhere in the Western Caribbean is fantastic! You'll experience wonderful culture, delicious local food, and amazing beaches with soft sand and aqua blue water. It's one of my favorite destinations to cruise to.
However, if you are looking to fly to the Caribbean and experience a longer stay, they have a fantastic selection of upscale accommodations. From my website, you've already discovered that I'm all about the ease and convenience of vacationing where I can get unlimited food, drinks, activities, and entertainment. So, of course, the next best thing is a luxurious all-inclusive resort. This is a terrific option for families, as well as couples who want to take a few days away and surround themselves in upscale living.
See below for some of my favorite destinations in the Western Caribbean where you can cruise or fly to experience. Click on each picture to enlarge and display additional information for a personalized photo review.
Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Don't miss infamous and breathtaking 7 Mile Beach with it's crystal clear blue water and fine sand. The water is so calm at times that you can float on a raft (available for rent right at many points along the beach) in water as calm as a swimming pool.
In March 2016, we visited Tiki Beach, an area of 7 Mile Beach. They had water sports, beach chairs and a great restaurant (terrific rum punch, too!) Despite our off and on cloudy and rainy weather, it was definitely a fun visit.
Unbelievable wildlife right on the beach. They were just locals, minding their own business.
We were trying to hold off for lunch on the ship, but after looking at the Tiki Beach menu and seeing local specialties, we couldn't resist. It was surprisingly very good, although unfortunately they don't take your SeaPass!
Snorkeling was a lot of fun. Bring your own snorkeling gear and there are fantastic spots right off the beach.
Cozumel is a terrific port to visit. Beautiful water with numerous historic, adventurous, culinary, and water activities available, there is something to do for everyone.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
One of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean with the friendliest locals. There are many shopping areas and places to sample local food right off of the ship (including Jamaica coffeehouses with free WiFi.) Or if you are looking for an active day, there are always numerous excursions offered by the cruise lines ranging from adventurous water sports, outdoor hiking, or culinary tours.