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A 50th Birthday is a milestone accomplishment and the Caribbean is an excellent spot to consider for a memorable celebration with family and friends.

In this post, we summarize the Caribbean islands that we believe are ideal for a 50th birthday celebration.

These places offer a mixture of vibrant entertainment, unique cuisine, amazing shopping experience, white sand beaches and attractions for suitable multi-generations.

Read on for further details and explanations on what are the best Caribbean Islands for 50th Birthday Celebrations. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.

1. Barbados

As the famous tourism advertisement says, there is never a dull moment in Barbados and hence we chose to start our list with this Caribbean island.

Located approximately 100 miles East of St Vincent & the Grenadines, this Southern Caribbean Island has easy access from major international cities.

Additionally, the island has a bustling nightlife atmosphere especially the South Coast.

There are several nightclubs, golf courses, malls and movie theatres which provide entertainment for all ages.

Also, Harrison caves is a must visit spot on the island. Visitors can view stalactite and stalagmite formations.

There is a bar and a gift shop on the property for added entertainment.

Be sure and wear clothes that are comfortable and walk with a change of clothing if you want to go elsewhere after this excursion.

2. Aruba

This Dutch Caribbean island also known as the Happy Island is one of the Caribbean islands that you should consider for your 50th Birthday celebrations.

Located just about 3 hours flying time from Miami International, Aruba is known for having amazing white sand beaches, unique Dutch cuisine and an exciting nightlife environment.

One of the most popular beaches on the island is Flamingo Beach located on Renaissance Island which is one of the most photographed places on the island as visitors can get up close and personal with Flamingos.

Also, party lovers will enjoy the bars and clubs located along South Beach Aruba.

There are casinos, bowling alleys, cinemas and golf courses so visitors can enjoy a myriad of entertainment.

3. Jamaica

Fondly known for Reggae music, gorgeous white sand beaches, exciting nightlife and jerk food, Jamaica is a perfect spot to consider for a 50th birthday celebration.

The nightlife in Jamaica is superior to many other Caribbean islands with the island having countless restaurants, casinos, night clubs, theaters and beach bars.

Island Grill is one of the local restaurants that you can visit for real Jamaican jerk experience.

Devon’s House as well is a nice location to take in some history as well as delicious locally made ice cream.

For reggae enthusiasts and fans of the legendary singer, Bob Marley his home has been transformed into a museum.

A tour of his former home features his studio as well as several memorabilia.

There is a theatre, record shop and café located at this premises.

4. St Thomas

If your preference is to island hop, visit the beach as well as enjoy duty free shopping then St Thomas is the ideal Caribbean destination to visit.

St Thomas is an overseas US territory and part of the group called the US Virgin Island (USVI).

As a dependency of the United States of America, no passport is required for entry into St Thomas.

As the hub of commercial activity in the USVI, ferries are easy to access to St Croix, St John and Water Island.

Additionally, visitors can also access the British Virgin Islands (BVI). However, US visitors require a passport to enter the BVI.

Magens Bay is a beautiful one mile stretch of white sand beach.

Located on the Northern end of the island, this beach is the island’s most popular with both locals and tourists alike.

The water is usually very calm which makes it perfect for small children.

Another well-loved beach in St Thomas is Coki beach. In terms of snorkeling, Coki beach is one of the best options in St Thomas.

This beach is perfect for beginners and individuals new to snorkeling.

St Thomas is one of the best islands for duty free shopping in the Caribbean.

Each visitor including children is allowed $1600 each of duty free purchases back into the USA.

Brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Little Switzerland, Diamonds International and Bebe have a presence on the island.

5. St Maarten

St Maarten is a unique island in the Caribbean as its landmass is shared by two countries- St Maarten and St Martin.

St Martin is an overseas territory of France white St Maarten is Dutch.

Both sides of the island offer a unique mixture of two distinct cultures and hence provide an excellent venue for a Caribbean celebration.

St Maarten is perfect for shopping with Front Street  being  heaven for a shopaholic with endless stores selling a variety of clothes, perfume, electronic equipment and jewelery. Most importantly, these are all untaxed.

The island has a variety of options to choose from movie theaters, restaurants, casinos, night clubs and discos.

There is something available for everyone.

St Maarten also provides excellent opportunities for island hopping with the islands of Anguilla, St Barts and St Eustatius all accessible via ferry.

While St Maarten well known for nightlife just a short drive to the French side is much more laid back.

However, for some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean St Martin stands out among other islands.

Food enthusiasts can enjoy items such as croissants and French pastries, johnny cakes and several types of street foods.

Popular restaurants in Grand Case, St Martin include The Villa Restaurant, Le Cottage and Spiga Restaurant.

Be sure to try several of the lobster dishes on the French side.

Final Thoughts

We trust you found this article informative and give you some wonderful suggestions to consider for your upcoming 50th Birthday celebrations.

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