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This fabled sea, covering more than a million square miles and 7,000 islands with diverse languages, cultures, and ecosystems, has become probably the planet's premier vacation playground. Here it's all about its regional issues and allures.

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In St Croix, history, horticulture & hospitality reside at The Buccaneer Resort

The Manor House, which is still in use today, was built in 1653 by the…Continue

Started by Tripatini Jul 12.

The colonial - and beachy - charms of Trinidad, Cuba

When I started visiting one of…Continue

Started by José Balido Mar 17.

The plantation inns of Nevis - and Alexander Hamilton

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Started by Tripatini Jan 30.

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Comment by Tripatini on June 15, 2012 at 12:11pm

Can you advise a fellow Tripatini member about sites to find the best deals on Caribbean cruises? If so, please respond NOT on this wall but at this link to our Ask A Travel Pro forum. Thanks!

Comment by Victor Balbin on May 15, 2012 at 12:56pm

There is some neat  typical music on all the Caribbean Islands, check out what Puerto Rico is like....BORICUA

Comment by Anil on December 17, 2011 at 5:55am

I agree with Ed, it is a surprise. If the survey survey respondents were travel folks who take Virgin or BA travel packages of two week packages, or the charterw then it is quite possible. 

I am surprised Cuba did not rank high, given its popularity with Canadian and European tourists.

Comment by Ed Wetschler on December 15, 2011 at 9:04pm

All valid points, Hal. I guess I was surprised because every time I go to Barbados I feel surrounded by expensive hotels. But true, that big airport and eastern Caribbean location bring in the mass tourism crowd, as well. 

Comment by Hal Peat on December 15, 2011 at 9:01pm

@Ed Wetschler - it makes sense, here's why.  The #1-4 are getting the benefit of the North American mid-range travel market due to location and cheap air access.  Barbados at the eastern end of the region also gets its share due to being an air hub for both North American travelers but also a final destination for many UK and other European travelers who have direct air access. And the Barbados south coast mid-range hotels are priced to match. 

Comment by Ed Wetschler on December 15, 2011 at 1:33pm

Just out: the least expensive destinations in the Caribbean. #1-4 kind of make sense: Cancun, Negril, San Juan, and Puerto Plata. But look who comes in as #5: Barbados. Are you as surprised as I am? 

Comment by Victor Balbin on December 13, 2011 at 1:22am

For a taste of the Caribbean and in specif old San Juan, this is what i do for a living and a special HAPPY HOLIDAY song

Comment by David Paul Appell on November 23, 2011 at 11:17am

Fans of ecotourism, adventure, and the Dominican Republic, please check out my post on one of nature's most impressive annual shows (starting in January): whale-watching off Samaná.

Comment by Andrea Sagues on October 27, 2011 at 6:13pm

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Andrea

Comment by Victor Balbin on October 25, 2011 at 7:54am
Puerto Rico in the Caribbean in 57 minutes
 
 
 

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