Venture beyond the beaches to explore a cloud forest in the Dominican Republic, learn to bomba dance in Puerto Rico, and taste your way around the islands.
Flavored by cultural influences from around the world, this region is much more multifaceted than its picture-postcard reputation might suggest.
Think of this guide as a series of windows into a Caribbean you never knew existed, from Curaçao’s contemporary art scene to an effervescent coral reef in Dominica. Our Nomads offer their first-person experiences and advice to help you plan your ultimate Caribbean trip.
Discover the local specialties, from flying fish and cou cou in Barbados to “goat water” on Nevis.
Go beyond reggae and calypso to discover the region’s jazz, gospel dancehall, and electronic music scenes.
Restore a coral reef on Bonaire, visit a bird sanctuary in the Dominican Republic, and swim with a whale shark in Honduras.
Celebrate Holi on Trinidad, dance the Maypole in Bluefields, Nicaragua, and pay homage to conch in Turks & Caicos.
Get off your beach chair to sail America’s Cup yachts in St. Maarten and explore Montserrat’s half-buried capital.
Get tips for staying healthy, navigating visas, and avoiding natural hazards, scams, and crime while traveling the Caribbean.
Landlubbers can trek to the Kingdom of the Netherlands’ highest point, accompanied by famous local guide Crocodile James, who happily machetes his way up Mt. Scenery, sharing info on botanicals and inappropriate island tales in equal measure.
Caribbean food is much more than conch fritters and jerk chicken – it's as varied as the region itself, combining local produce, spices, and seafood with influences from around the world.
Far from the resort towns, Lily Girma discovers a world of locally run accommodations, immersive community tours, and breathtaking island scenery.