7 Best Caribbean Islands To Visit In Summer 2024

Almost for any Caribbean island you visit, the perfect vacation is guaranteed. However, choosing the right destination isn’t always easy, with so many getaways available.

Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re an adventurous solo traveler, a couple on honeymoon, or a family of five, on this list, you will find the 7 best Caribbean islands to visit in summer 2024.

St. Croix

St. Crois is great destination for an authentic Caribbean experience. Despite being the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands and with easy access to the U.S. mainland (and no passport needed), it still goes unnoticed. But there are several reasons you might fall in love with it.

Apart from gorgeous beaches, it has plenty to offer to history buffs – from colonial architecture to sites like Estate Whim Plantation Museum or Fort Christiansvaern. You can also enjoy some outdoor activities, including hiking and diving, and top-class shopping and dining.

If you don’t like to stay in one place for too long, why not do a bit of island hopping? You can easily reach St. Thomas, St. John, and the British Virgin Islands for an overnight stay from St. Croix. 


bonaire beach

A part of the Dutch islands trio ABC (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao), Bonaire has its laid-back atmosphere and many secluded spots to unwind. It is an amazing choice for those who like spending their vacation unconventionally, without crowds.

Head to Washington Slagbaai National Park to find the most remote beaches and the iconic salt flats with flamingos. The colorful buildings and dive shops of the capital – Kralendijk – are also pretty impressive. From there, you can take a trip to the little islet Klein Bonaire.

Love exploring the underwater world? Bonaire is also home to the first and oldest marine park – the Bonaire National Marine Park. Other watersports you can engage in are windsurfing and kitesurfing. Lac Bay in particular is known to provide fantastic conditions for those.


With its varied landscape and plenty of activities to offer, Aruba appeals to all kinds of travelers. Beach lovers will appreciate the powdery white sands and turquoise waters inviting them with the perfect conditions to snorkel, dive, or windsurf. 

On the other hand, those looking to reconnect with nature can set off to Arikok National Park. Not only is it a fantastic spot to hike but also to learn something about the area’s history, flora, and fauna.

On top of that, as Aruba sits outside the hurricane belt, it’s safe to visit all year round. Plus the weather is always a blast.


For the ultimate diving opportunities, you simply must visit Dominica. Its shores are full of extraordinary underwater landscapes, such as the streams of volcanic bubbles at Champagne Reef or the submerged volcanic crater of Scott’s Head.

Often nicknamed the Nature Island, Dominica also boasts tropical lush greenery, and the best way to explore it is through one of its countless hiking trails. One of the most popular hikes includes Boiling Lake, the second-largest hot spring of its kind in the world. For the daring ones, there is the Waitukubuli National Trail – the Caribbean’s longest trail that stretches over 115 miles. 

Alternatively, you can immerse in Dominica’s unspoiled beauty by river tubing or on a guided eco-tour. No matter your preferences, this island will enchant you.

Long Island, Bahamas

With its lovely beaches and high-end resorts, the Bahamas is a well-known vacation destination. However, as it’s less developed than other Bahamian islands, Long Island is still off the mainstream tourist path and offers a genuine Bahamian experience.

Relax on secluded beaches and hidden coves, dive to see untouched coral reefs, sharks, and even sea turtles, or let traditional Bahamian cuisine seduce your taste buds. Fishing and boating opportunities are also excellent there.

Wait. That’s not all. When in Long Island, checking out Dean’s Blue Hole is simply a must. The world’s second-deepest underwater sinkhole attracts freedivers from around the planet. Now it’s your turn to swim, dive, or snorkel over it (note that you gotta be a good swimmer, as it’s rather dangerous).

Virgin Gorda, BVI

Virgin Gorda, BVI

You’ve surely heard of the British Virgin Islands, but have you heard of Virgin Gorda? We’re not surprised. The third-largest of the archipelago is one of the Caribbean best-kept secrets. Even though it boasts stunning nature and beaches, it has managed to stay without intrusive commercialism, and its unique atmosphere is just waiting for you to discover.

Hike the trails of the scenic landscapes, take the best views from Gorda Peak, or explore the island’s coastline on a yacht or sailboat. You can also properly unwind at one of its luxurious resorts, and indulge yourself with fine dining and spa treatments. All that makes it a popular destination among celebrities, and you can feel like one too. At least for a week.


This Caribbean classic definitely shouldn’t be missed on our list. It boasts breathtaking beaches, plenty of natural wonders and outdoor adventures, fascinating history, and friendly locals. Whatever you’re looking for, you can be sure Jamaica has it!

What makes Jamaica stand out among others, though, is its vibrant culture. Almost every night, there is a street dance happening or a reggae show somewhere. Plus the food is amazing. Don’t forget to try local specialties like Blue Mountain Coffee or jerk chicken. But we warn you, it will never taste the same again back in your home country.