Whether traveling with a group of friends or flying solo to the Caribbean, ladies can find exactly the right place for the vacation of their dreams. No matter what you are looking for in a Caribbean vacation, there is something that will appeal to you if you know just where to look. Unfortunately, the Caribbean is chock full of ‘secrets’ which many travelers never get to explore. If you are looking for that perfect, and oh-so-secret paradise in the islands, here are three of the best-kept secrets you might want to consider.
1. Guadalupe Islands
Many people have never even heard of the Guadalupe Islands in the Caribbean! As a French Overseas Territory, the Guadalupe Islands are immersed in an amazing blend of Island culture and cuisine flavored by a French influence dating back at least 200 years. After a long struggle with Britain, Guadalupe was given to Sweden, after which, just a few short years later, the islands reverted back to French control. Although Guadalupe is now an independent territory, it is in union with France and, as such, considered to be part of the EU.
All that history aside, the point is that if you are looking for an island retreat where the national language is French, the culture a unique blend of French and Islander, this is an amazing off the beaten path Caribbean vacation with some of the most amazing beaches and foods in the entire Caribbean. Looking for more information before taking the plunge? Check out caribbeansbest.org to get a glimpse of life and leisure in this amazing part of the Caribbean.
As you would consider when visiting a French Overseas Territory, Martinique is truly a blend of French and West Indian culture. While Martinique is a semi-popular travel destination, it has hidden treasures which make for an appealing vacation. With diverse landscapes that range from lush green mountains to low-lying tropical beaches, there is something simply mesmerizing about this island nation that appeals to anyone looking to avoid the most popular islands, which are often too busy to truly enjoy.
Then there’s Grenada. One of the many reasons to explore this well-kept secret island retreat is the fact that for more than four decades, American students who lost out on med school came to the island’s capital city, St. Georges, because the entrance requirements were less stringent than here at home in the U.S. Whether you are seeking to enter med school after being denied entrance in the United States or are simply looking to see why many students who do qualify prefer Grenada, this is one trip you will not regret. Often referred to as the Spice Islands, Grenada has huge nutmeg plantations from which much of the world’s supply comes from. Enjoy hills, beaches, major cities and all those lovely campuses and you’ll know why you are exploring one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets.
Are you ready to start your adventure yet? Now is the time to make your travel plans. In fact, any time of year it is usually easy to find hotels and resorts. Remember, these are the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, and secrets you’ll be happy to guard as well – you wouldn’t want to spoil next year’s getaway, would you?