5 Caribbean islands you can — and should — still visit

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Tourism brings a lot of money to the Caribbean islands, but many are still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma.
While Barbuda, Antigua, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands were severely impacted, other locations are still able to welcome tourists seeking a getaway.
Learn more about the travel opportunities in Jamaica, the Bahamas, Barbados, the Dominican Republic, and Grand Cayman.

The Caribbean Islands have long been a destination for Americans looking to get away from the long, cold winters, honeymoon or just get out of the office. Last September, when Hurricane Irma barreled into the Caribbean Islands, as it strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane, Barbuda, Antigua, St. Maarten, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands were among those hit hardest. Over six months later, many of the islands are still recovering from the devastation.

Tourism is one of the Caribbean’s main sources of income, and since the hurricanes, almost all the islands have felt financial strain. There are many countries currently able to welcome tourists that you can and should still visit since tourism is one of the best ways to help the islands recover financially.

Provided that you are respectful to people who may still be struggling in the aftermath of the hurricanes, it’s not only appropriate but important that tourists return.

Here are five islands perfect for a romantic getaway, girls weekend, or some rest and relaxation.


This island is a must-visit. The famous Sandals Resorts has its flagship property in Montego Bay and it is the ideal spot for a romantic getaway. There are white sand beaches, turquoise waters to snorkel in, and endless food and drinks in a luxurious all-inclusive resort. Plus, you don’t have to travel to Bora …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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