Cruises throughout the Eastern, Western and Southern Caribbean

Music and dance as colorful as the reefs, tranquil waters just a shade deeper than the sky, and a rich history as diverse as the breathtaking landscapes make Caribbean cruises one of the most popular vacations to find both discovery and relaxation. The stories of the Caribbean are captivating, the beaches mesmerizing and the carefree charm intoxicating. With Princess Cruises you can experience it all.

The culture and colors of the Caribbean come to life the moment you step onboard. Take a steel-pan drum lesson, get your heart pumping to the Caribbean-infused beat of Zumba, and enjoy live island music from local performers that will have you dancing all day...and all night long.


Southern Caribbean

Remote Unspoiled Islands
  • Explore more remote, secluded and unspoiled islands
  • Lush rainforests, waterfalls and diverse natural wonders
  • Flamingos & incredible underwater sea life
  • Visits Princess Cays on select itineraries
  • European, African & Native American cultural influences
  • Available on 8, 10, and 14+ Day Caribbean cruises

Eastern Caribbean

Laid-Back Vibe
  • Enjoy top rated white-sand beaches and laid-back vibe
  • A shoppers paradise! Spectacular duty-free shopping districts
  • Sea turtles, stingrays & butterfly farms
  • Visits Princess Cays on most itineraries
  • British, French, Dutch & Bahamian cultural influences
  • Available on Weekend Getaways, 7-Day, or 10 and 14+ Day Caribbean cruises

Western Caribbean

Mystery and Adventure
  • Discover mysterious Mayan ruins and eco-adventures
  • Something for everyone: beaches, adventure & history
  • Iguanas, monkeys & dolphins
  • Visits Princess Cays on select itineraries
  • Mayan, Hispanic, Spanish & African cultural influences
  • Available on Weekend Getaways or 7-Day Caribbean cruises


Explore Caribbean

Beauty is everywhere on these tropical isles. Admire shimmering turquoise seas as clear as the cerulean skies above. Embark on a tropical adventure to top-rated beaches and immerse yourself in the island lifestyle. Dive into the local culture where art, music and cuisine are essential parts of your experience and awaken your soul with the vibrant colors of the Caribbean.

Taste Island Fare with Flair

Like everything in the Caribbean, the cuisine is a colorful mix of cultures, infused with African, Amerindian, European, East Indian, and Chinese influences. On board, you’ll savor our zesty Jamaican Jerk Chicken or join friends for a "lime" (get together) over some spicy hot Trinidad Chicken Pilau. You’ll find delicious red snapper expertly prepared – caught in the very same waters you’ll be sailing – as well as Creole Black Mussels, Arawak pork stew and more. For dessert, local fruits take center stage, from Pineapple Crème Brulee to Crusty Banana Tart and Cuban Coffee Mousse. Or you may opt for a decadent chocolate creation by master chocolatier Norman Love as part of our Chocolate JourneysSM premium onboard experience.

Soulful Sounds and Infectious Rhythms

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, steel drum (or steelpan) music has grown throughout the Caribbean and even on board Princess ships. You’ll have an opportunity to learn to play this iconic percussion instrument made of metal oil drums hammered out to different depths to give it a variety of notes. Calypso is the most popular style of music played on it, but you may also hear reggae, ska, jazz, European classical, and who knows, perhaps your favorite top 40 hit.

From the Ancient to the Adventurous

Walk in the footsteps of the ancient Maya, Native Indians, Christopher Columbus, African slaves and swashbuckling pirates, even super spies like James Bond and more. Every island in the Caribbean has its own, unique story to tell, from captivating history to unbelievable natural wonders and exotic wildlife. And we’ll help you get more out of your travels with onboard presentations by destination experts, port lecturers and in-stateroom documentaries designed not just to entertain, but to give you a greater understanding about the fascinating places you’ll visit.

Toast the Carefree Vibe

Whether relaxing on your balcony, watching a movie by the pool, or dancing to a calypso beat, the tropical tastes of Caribbean are never far from reach with Princess. From chilled pineapple juice at breakfast to a colorful cocktail at the bar or a tasting of Caribbean rums, you’ll be able to sample the very best of the region, from Bahama Mama Rum Punch to Caribbean coolers, colorful coladas, mojitos and even exquisite chocolate cocktails, like a chocolate salted caramel rum shake.

Let The Kids Make Memories of Their Own

Our Youth Centers & Teen Lounges are staffed by fun, experienced counselors that offer discovery programs like making a real shark tooth necklace and dissecting a squid, plus environmental activities like Pete’s Pals Endangered Species and California Science Center programs that focus on wildlife preservation in the Caribbean oceans. Our supervised centers are the perfect place for kids to chill with new-found friends with Pirate theme nights, video games, music and dance parties, movies, arts & crafts, sports contests, group dinners and much more.

Experience The Energy and Excitement

Discover all the color, pageantry and passion of the tropical culture with high-tech production shows like our popular "Caribbean Caliente," which combines sizzling numbers from the Caribbean and Mexico to the Miami nightlife. And while you’re relaxing under the Caribbean sun on deck poolside, you’ll also enjoy local bands that come aboard to entertain you with the laid-back sounds of calypso, reggae and steelpan.


St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands are America’s paradise, offering an easygoing blend of island ways and American practicality. St. Thomas, capital of the island group, offers every imaginable sport: snorkeling, golfing, hiking, and sailing.


Just a few miles away lay St. John and Virgin Islands National Park. Stunning mountain scenery, crystalline waters, and white-sand beaches with palms swaying in the breeze - the US Virgin Islands are truly a slice of paradise. The harbor is easily one of the Caribbean’s most scenic. The United States purchased the Virgin Islands from Denmark for $25 million in gold. St. Thomas has a reputation as a duty free-mecca for shopping.

  • Magens Bay

    One of the world’s best beaches as selected by "National Geographic" magazine.

  • Blackbeard’s Castle

    Blackbeard’s Castle, a center for popular lore, can be reached by either walking up the "99 Steps" or via ship’s tour.

  • Coral World

    This 4.5-acre marine park offers an underwater observatory with 360-degree views of fish and other sea creatures, and the opportunity to pet sharks and hand feed stingrays.

  • Mountain Top

    This totally rebuilt mecca on top of a mountain, features souvenir shopping and excellent views of St. Thomas and its neighboring islands. It is considered to be the birthplace of the banana daiquiri.

  • St. Peter Great House

    Nestled high in the peaks of St. Thomas, this scenic location was originally part of the 150-acre Plantation St. Peter. Today the Great House boasts classic West Indian architecture and 150 species of Caribbean plants and fruits.

  • St. John

    The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands is only a 30-minute ferry ride away. Two thirds of the island is a national park. Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins and Trunk Bay are two favorite sights.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    The island’s underwater world is beautifully unveiled to both snorkelers and divers, exhibiting sunken boat wrecks, breathtaking coral reefs and a colorful spectrum of marine life.

  • British Virgin Islands

    Virgin Gorda and Tortola are just two of several islands under British rule. Both are laid back and scenic with attractions like The Baths and swimming with the dolphins.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Ocho Rios (Spanish for "Eight Rivers") is located on the northern coast of Jamaica--67 miles east of Montego Bay. Blue-green mountains, white-sand beaches, lilting breezes wafting across flower-adorned hillsides - Jamaica is a sensual feast.


Stunning natural beauty and a unique society molded by British, African, Spanish and Asian influences make Jamaica an unforgettable port of call in the Caribbean. Ocho Rios is a superb slice of Jamaica. The area is named for its spectacular rivers and waterfalls, including famed Dunn’s River Falls.

  • Dunn’s River Falls

    Jamaica’s world-famous waterfall cascades 600 feet down a giant rock staircase to the Caribbean Sea. Climb to the top or use the adjacent walkways if you prefer not to get wet.

  • Coyaba Gardens

    Explore the lush tropical jungles, waterfalls and sparkling pools of this beautifully landscaped garden and adjacent historical museum built on grounds dating back to British colonial times.

  • Jamaican Estates

    Venture away from commercial areas for a tour of one of Jamaica’s historic Great Houses or plantation estates, where bananas, sugarcane, coffee and allspice are still cultivated today.

  • Mystic Mountain

    The exciting attraction which opened in 2008 serves up incredible views, and features the Sky Explorer Chairlift, Jamaican Bobsled ride, interesting displays, an infinity pool and a value-priced restaurant. Fun for the whole family!

  • River Rafting

    This is an attraction not to be missed. Enjoy a journey along Jamaica’s scenic coastline to the historic Martha Brae River where your 30-foot, two-seater bamboo raft is waiting.

  • Dolphin Encounter

    Don’t miss an unforgettable opportunity to interact with bottlenose dolphins at Dolphin Cove, a magnificent ocean-themed property. Interact with these playful mammals, learn training secrets and enjoy a host of water-related activities.

  • Beaches

    Shimmering turquoise waters, soft white sands and postcard-perfect views make the tranquil beaches of Ocho Rios some of the most sought-after sites on the island.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Zipping through the forest on a canopy tour, river tubing and traveling on a bobsled ride are some of Jamaica’s favorite soft adventures.

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

The largest of the British Leeward Islands, Antigua (pronounced an-tee-ga) boasts one of the Caribbean’s most spectacular coastlines with secluded coves and sun-drenched beaches. The island’s rolling hills are dotted with stone sugar mills, relics from the bygone era when sugar was king.


Historic Nelson’s Dockyard, where Admiral Horatio Nelson quartered his fleet in 1784, attests to Antigua’s long and colorful nautical history during colonial times. And St. John’s, the island’s bustling capital, offers visitors a wealth of boutiques, restaurants and pubs.

  • Nelson’s Dockyard

    Explore the finest example of a British naval yard in the Caribbean. Visit the museum, boutiques, and restored buildings that are part of the area’s designated national park.

  • Shirley Heights

    Commanding views of English Harbor and Nelson’s Dockyard can be found at this breathtaking photo stop and historical site, originally built as a signal station to alert troops of approaching ships.

  • Dow’s Hill Interpretation Centre

    A multimedia presentation celebrates Antigua’s colorful history from prehistoric days to the present. The grounds also contain historic ruins and a display of 18th-century artifacts collected from the island.

  • Fig Tree Drive

    This picturesque road winds through lush vegetation, rainforest foliage, and fruit groves. You’ll see sugar mills and quaint churches, but don’t expect to see figs: in Antiguan, the word means "bananas."

  • Stingray City

    Swim with the "Brightest Rays in the Caribbean" in a safe, aquatic adventure that is fun for the whole family. Calm, clear waters, knowledgeable instructors, and a pristine coral reef enhance your experience.

  • Beaches

    With 365 pristine white-sand beaches, Antigua boasts a beach for every day of the year. Tranquil turquoise waters beckon you to swim and snorkel while the sparkling shores invite you to relax in the sunshine.

  • Bird Island

    This islet three kilometers northeast of Antigua is smaller than most city parks. Early sailors were amazed by the number of birds nesting there.

  • Canopy Zipline Adventure

    The thrill of a zipline tour gives visitors a unique perspective of the amazing Antiguan rainforest as they climb across bridges and soar high above the rich flora that grow within.

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

When Columbus made his landfall in the Caymans in 1503, he found tortoises and sea turtles in such profusion that he promptly named the islands Las Tortugas. But the name that stuck for the islands was the Carib word "Caimanas."


Fitting, since the caiman is a New World crocodilian and the islands were long the lair of pirates, buccaneers, and assorted freebooters. Despite their past, the Caymans are a Caribbean demi-paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks. Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman also boast the highest standard of living in the entire Caribbean. This union of natural beauty and cosmopolitan style makes Grand Cayman a spectacular port of call for today’s adventurers. Note: Grand Cayman is an anchorage port. Passengers transfer to shore via ship’s tender. In certain sea conditions, an alternate pier is used to transfer passengers ashore. This may cause tour durations to vary.

  • George Town

    As the capital of the Cayman Islands, George Town is the center to government, banking and insurance sectors, and the site of many restaurants, activities and shops.

  • Cayman Turtle Farm

    The world-famous Cayman Turtle Farm is a one-of-a-kind, 23-acre adventure marine park with green sea turtles ranging from hand-size newborns to 600-plus-pound adults.

  • Hell

    This popular tourist attraction is a group of short, black limestone formations in the northwest town of West Bay, host to one of the most colorfully named post offices in the world.

  • Stingray City & Sandbar

    These two stingray sites in the Cayman Islands, both located in the tranquil North Sound, offer exquisite beauty and an opportunity to interact with friendly rays.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    A must-do for experienced divers and novice snorkelers alike. The memories of swimming among graceful stingrays on the sandy seafloor in the North Sound will stay with you long after you surface.

  • Seven Mile Beach

    Pure white sand, tranquil turquoise waters dotted with resorts, condos, shops, boutiques, bars, restaurants and every conceivable water sport, make this one of the top beaches in the world.

  • Atlantis Submarine

    Atlantis Submarines plunge into the depths of the ocean, their portholes revealing stunning canyons of coral teeming with colorful Cayman Island marine life, including snappers, stingrays and turtles.

  • Wreck of the Ten Sails

    During a storm in 1794, ten vessels quickly became shipwrecks in Grand Cayman’s dangerous East End reef. A memorial honors both the rescuers and the eight fallen crew.

St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis

Jagged volcanoes soaring above azure and turquoise seas, dense rainforests in myriad shades of green, rolling fields of sugarcane--welcome to St. Kitts. Along with its neighbor, Nevis, St. Kitts presents an exotic landscape more common to Polynesia than the Caribbean.


The islands’ terrain, rich soil, and climate made them ideal locations for raising sugarcane. In fact, St. Kitts and Nevis were once the crown jewels of the Caribbean. During the 17th and 18th centuries, Spain, France and England vied for control of the islands, with the English finally winning out in 1787. Today, British and French heritage is evident on both islands. Basseterre, the capital of St. Kitts, boasts fine, restored colonial buildings. Impressive Brimstone Hill Fortress, called the "Gibraltar of the West Indies," is one of the most impressive fortresses in the Caribbean.

  • Brimstone Hill Fortress

    The Gibraltar of the West Indies boasts expansive views overlooking St. Kitts and Nevis. One of the best preserved military fortresses in the Americas, Brimstone Hill is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Romney Manor

    The oldest sugar plantation on St. Kitts was once owned by Sam Jefferson II, an ancestor of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. The property contains ruins, petroglyphs, botanic gardens, and rainforest.

  • Caribelle Batik

    Masters of the ancient Indonesian technique of wax resist dyeing; the artisans of Caribelle Batik transform Sea Island cotton into beautiful garments that are sold in the shop at Romney Manor.

  • St. Kitts Scenic Railway

    The St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a vintage double-decker sightseeing train that showcases an historic sugar cane route. Refreshments and live entertainment add to the adventure.

  • Plantations & Great Houses

    Wealthy landowners during the early estate days of St. Kitts have left behind grand homes which have been restored and filled with antiques.

  • Pinney’s Beach

    Pinney’s Beach is three miles long stretching from just outside of Charlestown to Cades Bay on Nevis. It is considered to be one of the loveliest beaches on this charming sister island of St. Kitts.

  • Nevis

    Once sprawling with sugar plantations, this reef-laden Caribbean gem boasts rainforests and tropical gardens that have enticed the likes of many a suitor, including the late Princess Diana.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Sailing, kayaking and rainforest walks are popular diversions for those seeking adventure.


Lying between Guadeloupe and Martinique is the island of Dominica--an unspoiled Caribbean paradise. The vibrant, rich rainforest is home to rare birds, including Sisserou and Jacquot parrots. Streams tumble down mountain slopes and thread fertile valleys on their short route to the sea.


Dominica is also home to the last Carib Indians. When Columbus made landfall on his second voyage of discovery, this fierce tribe managed to keep the explorer at bay. And while the island proved a lure for both British and French planters, Dominica somehow managed to escape the trammels of civilization. This former British possession, independent since 1978, today lures visitors from around the world with its unspoiled beauty. As the islanders fondly say, "Apres Bondi, c’est la terre" (After God, it is the land). Tours may travel narrow, winding roads.

  • Morne Trois Pitons National Park

    The 17,000-acre Morne Trois Pitons National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to most of Dominica’s above-water sights, with several crater lakes and waterfalls, including the Emerald Pool.

  • Emerald Pool

    Just a short walk into the rainforest in the center of the island is Emerald Pool, a grotto featured in several movies and the site where many a tourist swim in its chilly waters.

  • Waterfalls

    One of Dominica’s scenic assets is its collection of beautiful waterfalls, including Trafalgar Falls, Hibiscus Falls and more in Morne Trois Pitons National Park.

  • Titou Gorge

    Titou Gorge ("little throat" in Creole) is a small waterfall deep in a water filled gorge, flanked by rock walls that provide an intricate and breathtaking setting.

  • Rainforest Rivers

    Surrounded by cliffs and rainforests on both sides, these rivers tend to be some of the largest and longest rivers in Dominica.

  • Botanical Gardens

    More like a large park, this 40-acre garden is located on the site of a former sugarcane field, housing endangered Sisserou and Jaco parrots in protective cages, along with many large trees, exotic flowers and tropical plants.

  • Soufriere/Scotts Head Marine Reserve

    A vast submerged volcanic crater, Soufriere/Scotts Head features spectacular dive sites, dramatic drop-offs and walls, active underwater fumaroles and expansive coral reefs.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Dominica’s diverse landscape offers a variety of outdoor adventures, from swimming in natural rock pools and soothing hot springs to braving a rainforest ropes course or tubing down a tropical river.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

The sleepy fishing village of Mahahual is your gateway to Costa Maya. Here in the dense tropical forest and mangrove thickets of the southern Yucatan flourished the great Mayan civilization.


During the Classic Period (200 - 1000 B.C.), the Maya erected elaborate stone cities of stepped pyramids, plazas, and palaces. Keen astronomers, they also developed a sophisticated mathematics, a highly accurate calendar, and a complex system of writing. Then, this fascinating culture literally disappeared as the Maya deserted their city complexes for the jungle interior. Today, visitors to Costa Maya can explore the ruins of the once great cities of Kohunlich, Dzibanché, and Chacchoben.

  • Kohunlich Mayan Ruins

    The Temple of the Large Masks and the Plaza of the Acropolis bring 5th-century Maya to life in this multi-level city. Surrounded by lush jungle with giant cahoon palms, timeless wonder is all around.

  • Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

    Mayan for the "place of red corn," these astounding ruins south of Tulum date from the 4th century. Explore the circular paths, the three imposing pyramids, and ponder the mysterious hieroglyphics.

  • Dzibanche Mayan Ruins

    Explore Costa Maya’s best kept secret from the Temple of the Owls and the Temple of the Captives to the landscaped grounds ringed by jungle. Along the way, seek clues into ancient Mayan society.

  • Mayan Cultural Experience

    See Costa Maya through the eyes of the Maya on a cultural immersion tour. Listen to the modern Maya language, learn about time-honored traditions, join in on a home-cooked meal and meet a local family.

  • Uvero Beach Club

    A visit to one of Costa Maya’s most luxurious resorts lets you sunbathe on a sun lounger, relax in a hammock, take a swim in the ocean, play beach volleyball and enjoy the restaurants and bars.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    The area is paradise for divers and snorkelers. Sea turtles glide through pristine waters, dolphins skim the waves, and vibrant coral and reef fishes thrive.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Costa Maya offers something for everyone from an ocean of watersports, such as kayaking, to exploration of the region’s ancient Mayan culture.

  • Beaches

    This area of the Yucatan is known for its pristine beaches. The town of Mahahual is situated


Grenada is the Caribbean’s "Isle of Spice" -- one of the world’s major producers of nutmeg, mace, clove, cinnamon, and cocoa. Indeed, the fragrant aroma of spice seems to envelop the island’s emerald hillsides, tropical forests, and sun-drenched beaches. Grenada is truly a feast for the senses.


Americans, of course, may remember the island from the 1983 U.S. military intervention. Over two decades later, Grenada is again an ideal vacation spot. No building here may be built higher than a coconut palm. The majority of hotels are small and family owned. St. George’s Harbor is a picture-perfect postcard of an idyllic Caribbean anchorage.

  • Grand Etang National Park

    This national park offers miles of trails and scenery. Hike the Lake Circle Trail that offers panoramic views of the lush green forest and the pristine waters of the extinct volcano’s crater lake.

  • Fort Frederick

    This smaller fort built by the British and perched atop Richmond Hill has a commanding vantage point that offers an amazing view of Grenada and its natural harbor.

  • Fort George

    Once a location of strategic importance, the gorgeous views overlooking the harbor entrance are what make this fortification such a popular attraction today.

  • Annandale Falls

    A picturesque and lush grotto, this waterfall cascades down 30 feet into a pool of water that’s deep enough for a dip.

  • Spices of Grenada

    Spice gardens and plantation tours are a Grenada must-do. Inhale the scent of cinnamon, cocoa and cloves at historic Dougaldston Spice Estate or visit Gouyave Nutmeg Station for its "Black Gold."

  • Grand Anse

    This tourist town has resorts, restaurants, a thriving nightlife and a famed beach that is an idyllic crescent of sand shaded by coconut palms with a gentle turquoise surf.

  • Morne Rouge

    Situated at the very end of Grand Anse, this beach is one of the best. The water is so clear, you’ll be able to see down to your toes.

  • River Tubing

    The thrill of riding the island rapids is easily satisfied at the Balthazar River. In an inflatable tube surrounded by rushing water and a tropical rainforest canopy, this Grenada adventure is always a splash.

Island of Roatan, Honduras

Roatan, the largest of the Bay Islands of Honduras, is noted for its pristine coral reefs, beautiful beaches, lush tropical foliage, and friendly people. Christopher Columbus discovered the islands in 1502 while on his fourth voyage and over the years it has been controlled by both the British and Spanish, as well as pirates and traders.


The first permanent population of Roatan originated from the Cayman Islands, arriving in the 1830s shortly after the end of slavery in British colonies. Today, the population is about 30,000. The main town and capital of the municipality is Coxen Hole. Roatan is a long, narrow island measuring 37 miles in length, located about 30 miles from the northern Honduran mainland. The island has a mountainous backbone that provides for some excellent hiking opportunities, panoramas and lush scenery. Surrounded by warm Caribbean waters, this hilly island (frequented by diving enthusiasts) is picturesque, unspoiled and can take claim to being one of the region’s fastest developing destinations.

  • Iguana Farm

    One of the most famous attractions in Roatan, the family owned iguana farm located near French Cay, is home to over 2,700 iguanas that roam freely about the property. Bring your camera!

  • Anthony’s Key Resort

    Experience the thrill of a dolphin encounter at this recreational and educational marine facility where you’ll have the unique opportunity to interact with playful dolphins in their natural habitat.

  • Garifuna Culture

    Descendants of the Black Carib Indians, the tribe settled in Roatan in 1797 and have maintained their lifestyle, culture and language to this day. Watch an ancestral dance performance with native costumes.

  • Carambola Botanical Gardens

    Roatan’s natural beauty is showcased throughout the 40-acre reserve that offers many different jungle trails and gentle pathways immersing you in the spectacular flora and fauna indigenous to the area.

  • Gumbalimba Park

    Located in West End, this expansive park offers the opportunity to enjoy playful monkeys, exotic birds, colorful gardens, pirate caves, and a relaxing beach…all in one day!

  • Seaside Village

    Small in size but big in personality, the tropical atmosphere and charming streets of Roatan’s seaside villages are alive with cafes, local vendors and colorful shops chock-full of unique gift items and souvenirs.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    Explore an underwater museum of sunken treasures, shipwrecks, and Mayan artifacts, or enjoy the rare thrill of scuba diving in the open sea alongside some friendly bottlenose dolphins!

  • Beaches

    Paradise personified, Roatan has some excellent beach options. The aquamarine waters are wonderfully warm and teem with colorful fish. Snorkeling is accessible right from the beach in most locations.

Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

Bonaire is without a doubt a "diver’s paradise." Its license plates even state the same. But there is much more to this small Dutch country of 17,500 residents. "Bon Bini," as you will hear the friendly locals say, means "welcome to the island of Bonaire."


Bonaire is located off the coast of Venezuela and has for years been known as a world-class diving and snorkeling destination. Diving and snorkeling are still the predominant activities, but today there is also a variety of other activities to enjoy such as kayaking, bird watching, and other eco-tours. Because of the hot and arid weather, Bonaire has been a major producer of sea salt. Do not miss the "white mountains" waiting to be shipped out and the salt flats where the salt is evaporated from the Caribbean Sea, which also happens to be home to another icon of Bonaire-the pink flamingo. Explore the Dutch architecture of the capital Kralendijk, enjoy the pristine coral reefs, or tour the scenic countryside. Whatever you decide to do in Bonaire, you are sure to have a fantastic time.

  • Bonaire National Marine Park

    Bonaire’s celebrated Marine Park protects the island’s most-precious natural resource. Turtles, rays, and fish of every imaginable color abound in the pristine waters of the park.

  • North Tour

    The northern tour of the island takes you from Goto Meer, a flamingo favorite, to the scenic area of Dos Pos (Two Wells) and Bonaire’s oldest village, Rincon, once home to slaves.

  • South Tour

    The southern tour unveils white hills of salt from the salt pans, former slave huts and the Willemstoren lighthouse marking the lower end of the island.

  • Rincon

    First settled by the Spanish, Rincon is Bonaire’s oldest village. Today, the town boasts pastel cottages, friendly people and the highest goat population on the island.

  • Mangazina de Rei Cultural Park

    Immerse yourself in island culture at this living history museum where costumed guides will introduce you to replicas of early homes, artifacts, Caribbean music, traditional foods and handicrafts.

  • Goto Lake

    Over 100 species feed in the shallows of this charming saltwater lake at sunset, a favorite among Bonaire’s flamingo population.

  • Klein Bonaire

    The protected waters of the Bonaire National Marine Park surround this uninhabited islet. Its clear water and healthy reefs make for outstanding snorkeling.

  • Lac Bay

    This scenic area is part of a protected marine park. You can take the mangrove eco cruise (BON-610) or kayaking (BON-880) to get a closer look at this unique ecosystem.


Dutch influence still lingers on this balmy Caribbean island, part of the former Netherlands Antilles until its independence in 1986. Aruba is a contrast: the island’s arid interior is dotted with cactus and windswept divi-divi trees while secluded coves and sandy beaches make up its coast.


Aruba’s long and colorful heritage is reflected in its dialect. Called Papiamento, it is a tongue that combines elements of Spanish, French, Portuguese, Dutch, African and English.

  • California Lighthouse

    Perched on a high elevation and named after the steamship "California," which sunk off the coast of Aruba, this lighthouse was built in 1910, and offers stunning views of the island and coastline.

  • Oranjestad

    Oranjestad, Aruba’s largest port, is the island’s capital and offers the best shopping experience on its main street. It is also known for its impressive Dutch Colonial architecture.

  • The "Antilla" Shipwreck

    The 400-foot "Antilla" is one of the Caribbean’s largest shipwrecks and also one of its most popular attractions. It was sunk during World War II and is home to many kinds of exotic sea life.

  • Baby Natural Bridge

    Baby Natural Bridge is a stunning rock and coral formation. The original Natural Bridge fell into the sea in 2005, but the smaller bridge remains a must-see island highlight.

  • Ayo or Casibari Rock Formations

    These dramatic formations are shaped by boulders, some the size of small houses and weighing several tons. Arawak Indians would visit in order to hear incoming thunderstorms and draw on the rocks.

  • Ostrich Attraction

    Dozens of extroverted ostriches and emus live at this unusual farm, where you can get an up-close look at the gawky creatures’ life cycle and even try hand feeding them!

  • Beaches

    Aruba is famous for gorgeous, palm-tree lined white sandy beaches which are home to calm clear waters, making them perfect locations for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.

  • Butterfly Farm

    Aruba’s Butterfly Farm is home to hundreds of exotic butterflies who fly freely within large meshed enclosures. Witness all stages of their life cycle and with guidance, handle these tiny creatures.

Island of Cozumel, Mexico

Mayan myth claims that Cozumel was home to the gods. Truly Cozumel is a place fit for the gods, with its dazzling white-sand beaches, ruined Mayan temples, exotic jungle wildlife, and crystalline waters teeming with tropical fish. Just offshore lay Palancar Reef, considered one of the most spectacular coral formations in all the Caribbean.


Of course, the gods weren’t the only individuals attracted to this terrestrial paradise: during its long and colorful history, Cozumel has been home to pirates, buccaneers, and freebooters, including Sir Henry Morgan and Jean Lafitte. Today’s traveler will discover the same ravishing beauty and relaxation that entertained gods and pirates alike.

  • Mayan Ruins

    Extensive ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization are scattered across the region, including Coba and the renowned coastal site of Tulum on mainland Mexico.

  • Beaches

    Dig your toes into the white sands of Cozumel’s coast, where aquamarine waters beckon you to the breathtaking shores of Playa Mia Grand Beach Park and secluded Passion Island Beach.

  • X-Caret

    The ecological/archeological theme park of X-Caret is one of the most popular attractions on the Yucatan Peninsula. Among its great treasures are underground rivers, a replica of a Mayan village, and a Mexican cultural show.

  • Playa del Carmen

    Alabaster-white beaches, gentle surf, coral reefs and a slow lifestyle make Playa del Carmen the place for backpackers, archeological buffs and New Age sun worshippers.

  • Chankanaab National Park

    This park is home to a world-renowned ecosystem and natural aquarium with more than 60 species of tropical fish, crustaceans and corals and the only botanical garden on the island.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    It is no secret that Cozumel excels with clear waters and spectacular reefs.

  • Cozumel Museum & El Cedral

    The museum houses two floors of exhibits. El Cedral is a small century-old ruin, the island’s first settlement founded by Spanish explorers in 1518.

  • Boating Adventure

    Refresh your spirit and enjoy sailing, fishing, and other water sports.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten offers a delightful case of split personality. Legend has it that a Frenchman and a Dutchman divided ownership of the island through a walk-off: Standing back to back, the two headed in opposite directions, walking around the island until they met. Perhaps the Dutchman paused for a refreshing brew.


At any rate, the French ended up claiming 21 square miles of the island to 16 square miles for the Dutch. This lively tale says much about St. Maarten’s easygoing ways. No formal boundary exists between the Dutch and French sides of the island; a simple welcome sign tells you when you cross from one country to the other. But the differences are as noticeable as the spelling of the island’s name. The French spell it St. Martin. And it’s this split personality that lends so much to the island’s charms, including an international reputation for the finest cuisine in the Caribbean.

  • Philipsburg

    The Dutch capital of St. Maarten, Philipsburg charms with colonial architecture, historic buildings, wonderful shopping and sun-swept beaches. Just a few blocks wide, delights can be found around every corner.

  • Marigot

    The hub of French St. Martin, this capital city is filled with designer boutiques, sidewalk cafés and bistros and trendy art galleries. Wander through the charming streets and experience a taste of France.

  • Grand Case

    Hailed as the "Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean", this charming seaside town is renowned for its exceptional dining and culinary variety, glorious beaches and romantic vistas.

  • Butterfly Farm

    Large mesh enclosures house a dazzling array of exotic butterflies in their natural, tropical setting. Walk through the lush foliage, photograph these delicate creatures and learn about their life cycle.

  • Orient Beach

    Cool trade winds, light waves and sparkling sand make this one of the most popular beaches. But it is the clothing-optional French side that attracts the most attention.

  • America’s Cup Regatta

    Take advantage of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be Dennis Conner for the day and race million-dollar yachts in the turquoise blue waters and brisk trade winds of the Caribbean Sea.

  • St. Maarten Zoo

    Unlike anything in the U.S., this zoo boasts some 200 animals, all exclusively from the tropics and a number are quite rare.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    One of St. Maarten’s pluses is the fine collection of venues to sail, swim, snorkel and kayak. Or take an exhilarating Segway tour on the boardwalk!

Belize City, Belize

Located at the base of the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize offers travelers a wealth of attractions. The country’s dense rain forest is dotted with Mayan ruins. The forest is also home to a wide range of tropical wildlife, ranging from jaguars and ocelots to keel-boated macaws and howler monkeys.


Offshore, the world’s second largest barrier reef offers some of the finest diving in the world. And Belize’s easygoing ways, a legacy of its past as a British colony, feels far more akin to a small Caribbean island than a Central American republic.

  • Mayan Ruins

    Belize was once home to the ancient Mayas. One of the earliest known Mayan cities dates to 2000 B.C., and at the height of the Mayan Empire, their population rose to as many as two million.

  • River Cruising

    Take a motorboat ride on the Old Belize River through the jungle. As you cruise the waterways teeming with crocodiles and iguana sunning on rocks, listen for the cries of howler monkeys and birds.

  • Cave Tubing

    Glide through the water beneath awe-inspiring stalactites and past dramatic cave formations as your trusty inner tube takes you through the sacred underworld of the ancient Mayans.

  • Belize Zoo

    Paths carved into 29 acres of jungle allow visitors to see more than 125 animals native to Belize, including jaguars, ocelots, peccaries, storks, howler monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles and more.

  • Bacab Eco Park

    This famed nature park features horseback riding and over 200 species of flora, as well as a diverse population of wildlife.

  • Ziplining

    Keep your eyes open wide and peer down at ancient caves as you soar across an exhilarating jungle zipline through the lush rainforest canopy of Belize.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    Discover four amazing cayes (pronounced keys) which can be reached by boat from Belize City. Belize’s Barrier Reef and its three atolls all feature superb wall dives and snorkeling.

  • Airboat Ride

    Skim across the marshy waters of Almond Hill Lagoon, where you may be lucky enough to spot a manatee before admiring the mangroves, water lilies and crocodiles of Indian Creek.

Nassau, Bahamas

For a taste of Europe with Caribbean flavor, look no farther than Nassau. The main city on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, Nassau offers everything from British-influenced cricket games and bewigged judges to Riviera-style casinos.


And its banking system, with its strict secrecy laws, rivals that of Switzerland. Situated less than 75 miles from the coast of Florida, the islands of the Bahamas lure visitors with their tropical landscapes and clear waters. More than 700 islands, covering some 100,000 square miles, make up this popular archipelago, although only 20 or so are inhabited. Most of the island nation’s 330,000 inhabitants live on New Providence Island, centered around bustling Nassau with its colorful waterfront area and open-air markets.

  • Atlantis Resort

    Envision an Atlantis-inspired resort rising from the sea in a swirl of fanciful architecture with everything from an art-filled casino to a nightclub, spa, dolphin habitat and Mayan Temple Waterslide.

  • Paradise Island

    This is the place to see and be seen - from the famed Vegas-style Atlantis resort to the Hog Island Lighthouse, a 14th-century French monastery and one casino, golf link or tennis court after another.

  • Fort Charlotte

    See the moat, draw-bridge, and dungeons and walk the ramparts overlooking beautiful Nassau Harbor. This impressive structure, built in 1789, bears the name of King George III’s beloved queen.

  • Ardastra Gardens & Zoo

    Iguanas, monkeys, and jaguars - oh my! Encounter as many as 300 species, hand-feed endangered parrots and applaud the legendary marching flamingos while supporting Ardastra Garden’s conservation program.

  • Queen’s Staircase/Fort Fincastle

    These famous hand-carved limestone steps are the handiwork of 18th-century slaves. The 102-foot, 65-step staircase provides a challenging shortcut to the bulwarks of Fort Fincastle atop Bennet’s Hill.

  • Seaworld Explorer

    Explore underwater without getting wet! You’ll be mesmerized by the ever-changing scenery of the coral reef as your semi-submarine plies pristine waters brimming with a rainbow of tropical fish.

  • Snorkeling

    Take the plunge at a shallow reef like Nari Nari or Goulding Cay where the conditions are ideal for an afternoon of spectacular snorkeling. Look for fan coral, shipwrecks, angelfish, and stingrays.

  • Beaches

    The Bahamas are famous for their aquamarine waters, sugary beaches and dazzling seaside resorts. Enjoy a private beach day on Balmoral Island which offers activities like dolphin or stingray encounters.

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos

Grand Turk, the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands, is a small island bursting with turn-of-the-century Caribbean charm, retaining the look and feel of the Caribbean 40 years ago. Grand Turk was founded by Bermudan salt rakers some three centuries ago and its Bermudan-British-colonial architecture surrounded by colorful local dwellings make the island a treasure to visit.


It is recognized as being one of the first places in the New World where Christopher Columbus landed and also gained worldwide attention when John Glenn splashed down near Grand Turk on his historic first mission to space. Grand Turk is six miles long and just over a mile wide with a population of only 6,000. It is blessed with miles of uncrowded, beautiful beaches and is close to several uninhabited cays such as Gibb’s Cay, home of the stingray encounter. While there are many landside attractions to explore such as the Old Prison, Lighthouse Park, and the re-created salt salina, the real beauty of the island lies underwater. Grand Turk is world-famous for its healthy and beautiful coral reefs that surround the island, stretching almost from the coastline to the 7,000-foot vertical wall just offshore.

  • Cockburn Town

    Historic 18th-and 19th-century Bermudian architecture lines the long, narrow streets of Cockburn Town, the administrative capital of Turks and Caicos.

  • Turks & Caicos National Museum

    The museum, located in one of the oldest stone buildings on the islands, chronicles Grand Turk’s history from 700 A.D. to modern times and features artifacts from the Molasses Reef wreck.

  • Grand Turk Lighthouse

    More than 150 years ago, this lighthouse was brought from the U.K. to help halt shipwrecks on Grand Turk’s reefs. Today, it’s a prized historic site, protected by the National Trust.

  • Gibb’s Cay

    The unspoiled, uninhabited island of Gibb’s Cay is located about a mile from Grand Turk. A luxurious white-sand beach and fascinating snorkeling make this a favorite among visitors.

  • Beaches

    Enjoy one of Grand Turks’ beautiful beaches.

  • Snorkeling & Diving

    The crystal-clear waters and underwater visibility are trademarks of Grand Turk.

  • Outdoor Adventure

    Grand Turk offers horseback riding, biking, dune buggies, kayaking - and even a Flowrider® near the pier.

  • Grand Quay Salt Company

    Tour Grand Turk’s "Salt House," a museum that focuses on the island’s salt and slave trade heritage. You can even purchase a variety of culinary salt blends on site!