The 25 Best Caribbean Islands, Ranked

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As the winter gets seriously colder, I seem to be bombarded by articles on sand, sun, and ocean. Here is a ranking of the best 25 Caribbean islands by Business Insider. The islands they chose are: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; British Virgin Islands; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Grenada; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Saint Barthélemy; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Martin/Sint Maarten; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos; U.S. Virgin Islands; and Vieques (part of Puerto Rico; see photo above: Navío Beach). I’ve only placed them in alphabetical order. To see what the ranking is, check out the link below. Melia Robinson writes:

If you’re planning a tropical getaway, the Caribbean islands are a gold mine of beauty, seclusion, and adventure. Even though all the Caribbean islands are beautiful, some are better than others. So we decided to rank them.

We figured that the best islands would have a low cost, be easy to get to, and have beautiful beaches and lots of activities. In most instances, we defined a Caribbean island as a single country, republic, or territory in the Caribbean.

To rank these islands, we factored in each island’s average hotel room cost [. . .]; the distance from New York City; the number of attractions listed [. . .]; and the amount of coastline per square kilometer, which we called the beach density score. [Read more on our methodology here.] We also created an infographic and map that shows our ranking of the best Caribbean islands.

See the full article at http://www.businessinsider.com/best-caribbean-islands-2014-12

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