Are you thinking about spending your 60th birthday on an island in the Caribbean? Then, we have ten amazing recommendations for you in this article.
As Caribbean nationals, we can say with confidence that the Caribbean islands presents a host of various options to choose from.
There are possibilities those seeking a private island experience, entertainment, white sand beaches, cultural activities, historical landmarks, waterfalls, mountains and rivers.
In this article, we outline ten exciting options in the Caribbean where you can enjoy your 60th birthday celebrations.
So let us begin.
1. St Vincent & the Grenadines
Our first recommendation is the Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Known globally as the world’s largest supplier arrowroot, the island is an excellent option for persons who enjoy white sand beaches, hiking trails, black sand beaches, waterfalls, diving and bird watching.
One of the best things to do in St Vincent and the Grenadines is to hike the Soufriere Volcano.
The mountain peak stands at an elevation of 4,048 feet and consists of nine miles. It is the one of the most challenging trail on the island, so it is best to travel with a guide.
Villa Beach and Indian Bay are the two best white sand beaches in St Vincent.
Alternatively, Salt Whistle Bay and Princess Margaret Beach are excellent beach locations in the Grenadine Islands of Mayreau and Bequia respectively.
Where To Stay In St Vincent & the Grenadines
The best place to stay is on the Windward side of the island. The Villa and Arnos Vale areas are near to the principal beaches as well as hotels on the island.
The Joshua Centre which was the former E T Joshua Airport is now a mall. There is a large Massy Supermarket as well as Kentucky Fried Chicken in the vicinity.
Mariners Hotel and Paradise Beach Hotel are two excellent locations to consider on the Windward side.
Access to public transportation is easy from these locations.
For a more upscale and private experience, Young Island Resort is a great location to consider.
A five minutes boat ride is required to access the island which consists of only 13 acres.
Fondly known as the isle of Spice, Grenada is a perfect destination for persons seeking white sand beaches, dive sites, waterfalls and rivers in a safe destination.
The island is a great location for spices and you can experience how these are processed through various tours to the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station and the Jouvay Chocolate Factory.
Furthermore, the island is home to 20 majestic waterfalls. Concord Falls as well as Annandale waterfalls are two of the more accessible places to visit.
If you are short on time, Annandale is the nearest to the capital city of St George.
One of the best things to do in Grenada is a visit to the world renowned Grand Anse Beach.
This three miles beautiful stretch of white sand is amazing for strolling as well as sunbathing.
There is a craft centre located near the Catholic Church area where you can purchase many locally produced souvenir items.
Malls, supermarkets, banks, hotels, restaurants are all located within walking distance from Grand Anse Beach.
Where To Stay In Grenada
The island is blessed with apartments, cottages and all inclusive hotels within a range of various prices.
For budget friendly accommodation in the South, we recommend Siesta Hotel and Blue Horizon Hotel.
Both properties are within walking distance to Grand Anse Beach, Spiceland Mall, commercial banks, Wall Street and many more businesses.
For a couples only resort, we recommend Sandals La Source Grenada which is s short five minutes’ drive from the Maurice Bishop International Airport.
If you are interested in exploring the waterfalls, beaches and lakes in the Northern region of Grenada, we recommend Petite Anse Hotel.
If you are searching for a remote Caribbean island that is not crowded by thousands of tourists, Dominica is the perfect destination to visit.
Referred to as the Nature Island of the Caribbean, Dominica is home to spectacular waterfalls, lakes, mountains, boiling springs, beaches and so much more.
Mero Beach is the most popular on the island on the West Coast that is loved for its calm and turquoise waters.
Middleham Falls, which drop to an impressive 200 feet is the tallest waterfall in the entire Eastern Caribbean. This stunning feature is located in UNESCO World Heritage site Morne Trois Pitons National Park.
This park is also home to the second largest boiling lake in the entire world. Dominica is known for having 365 rivers being one for every day of the year.
A major advantage of visiting Dominica is the efficient ferry services between the islands.
L’ Express Des Isles provides transportation to the French Caribbean islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
There are also connections to the Eastern Caribbean island of St Lucia.
Where To Stay In Dominica
Fort Young Hotel is the best place to stay in the capital city of Roseau. There is an excellent restaurant on site, an outdoor infinity pool and spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea.
For a breathtaking beach front 5 star stay in Portsmouth, The Intercontinental Dominica Cabrits Resort & Spa is the ideal place to stay.
Nestled in the historic Northern region of the island, the hotel is equipped with fitness centre, kids club and restaurant.
For an eco-friendly stay, Rosalie Bay Eco Resort is an outstanding choice. The property features a stunning river, sea and mountain views. There is a fitness centre, spa facilities and garden.
4. St Lucia
Our next recommendation is the beautiful Caribbean island of St Lucia which is known for its majestic stunning twin peaks called the Pitons.
The taller of the two is named Gros Piton which stands at 2,530 feet while the Petit Piton is 2,438 feet.
The Gros Piton is the designated hiking trail while the Petit Piton seldomly climbed.
As one of the steepest peaks in the region, the hike may be strenuous to complete with small children and for beginners.
St Lucia is a fantastic choice for nature enthusiasts who enjoy activities such as hiking, snorkeling, bird watching, deep sea fishing and waterfalls.
The island is lush and green in appearance and visitors love the many enchanting waterfalls. Sapphire, Toraille, Piton and La Tille Waterfalls are some of the exciting waterfalls to visit.
You can also choose to explore the rainforest via ATV touring, cycling or on horseback riding.
If you are visiting the island, try and be there on a Friday as weekly there is a Fish Friday which is a great entertainment activity.
Locals usually assemble where there is music with many West Indian types of cuisine.
This is a popular street party to attend if you are visiting the Gros Islet area.
Where To Stay In St Lucia
The best place to stay in St Lucia is in Gros Islet as there are many restaurants, marinas, bars, banks, malls and supermarket all in the vicinity. Additionally, it is easy to access the capital city, Castries from Gros Islet.
Bay Garden Hotel, Coco Palm and Harbor Club, St Lucia Curio Collection by Hilton are all phenomenal locations to stay in the heart of Gros Islet with easy access to buses to the capital city, Castries.
Royalton St Lucia is also another premium property ideal for an all-inclusive stay.
For an upscale and world class experience, we recommend Jade Mountain with stunning views of the Pitons. This location is perfect for an unforgettable romantic honeymoon.
Barbados is an excellent destination for a 60th birthday party celebrations for persons who specifically want to visit the Southern Caribbean.
The island is the most developed in this region of the Caribbean with a wider range of amenities and facilities when compared to Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Furthermore, there are more flight options available from numerous international cities and in some instances more than once daily.
Barbados is great for high end luxury shopping, white sand beaches, entertainment and horseback riding.
For high end luxury shopping, Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown has premium retail stores such as Ralph Lauren, Gucci and Cartier.
Along the same lines as St Lucia mentioned above, Oistins Fish Friday is one of the must visit event on the weekly entertainment calendar.
There are numerous mouth-watering dishes with fish used as the principal ingredient.
Accra Beach and Brighton Beach of the popular white sand beach locations to check out.
One of the most popular attractions on the island is Harrison Caves. This excursion allows visitors to explore inside the cave via trams where you can see stalactites and stalagmite formation.
There is a visitor centre where you can buy local souvenirs as well as refreshments.
Where To Stay In Barbados
The South Coast is an excellent region to stay as there are a number of restaurants, bars, grocery stores, fast food chains which makes life without a car seamless.
On a whole, hotels in Bridgetown and Christ Church are excellent regions to consider as they are near to the city centre and other amenities.
Budget Options– Pirate’s Inn and Coral Mist Beach Hotel
Mid-Range Options– Coral Sands Beach Hotel and Coconut Court Beach Hotel
Luxurious Options– Savannah Beach Club, Hilton Barbados Resort, Courtyard By Marriott Bridgetown
6. St Maarten
St Maarten is situated in the Northern region of the Caribbean and is perfect for persons seeking entertainment, white sand beaches and island hopping to other Caribbean islands.
One major advantage of visiting St Maarten is that it is the transportation hub for
many smaller islands in the Northern Caribbean. Hence, day trips are easy to execute.
Makana Ferry Services provide transportation to the islands of Saba, St Barths, St Eustatius and St Kitts.
There are also daily transfers available to the British overseas territory of Anguilla.
Furthermore, St Maarten shares its landmass with the French Caribbean island of St Martin.
Therefore, a quick drive across the border will introduce you to some of the best French cuisine that the region has to offer.
A visit to St Maarten will not be complete without experiencing jet blast at the iconic Maho Beach.
This spot is known globally as airplanes arriving at the island usually approach the runway at the Princess Juliana Airport fly at an altitude of less than 100 feet.
Where To Stay In St Maarten
The best place to stay in St Maarten is the capital city of Philipsburg which is great for shopping and going to the beach.
For your stay in Philipsburg, we recommend Holland House Beach Hotel and Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
Alternatively, Simpson Bay is an excellent location to stay for beaches, restaurants and relaxation.
We suggest that you consider Commodore Suites and Baker’s Suites for your stay.
Another great option to consider for your 60th birthday party celebrations is the friendly island of Aruba. This destination is located in the Dutch Caribbean and has the advantage of being outside the hurricane belt.
Therefore, sunny weather is almost always guaranteed. Aruba is an excellent destination as there are a number of exciting things to do.
From parasailing, golfing, butterfly farm tours, white sand beaches, tasty cuisine, nightlife, there is something for everyone on the happy island.
Eagle Beach is the most popular and is loved for is its pristine white sands and calm turquoise waters.
Amenities such as jet skis, umbrella and beach chair rentals are available.
Visitors are often seen on social media with photos with pink flamingos which are situated on the Renaissance Island.
This is a private island which is accessible via a day pass from The Renaissance Hotel which provides boat transportation to and from the location.
Parasailing is a lovely activity to experience the beauty and landscape of the island from the sky.
There is a company on the island that has countless years of experience who can make this activity memorable.
Where To Stay In Aruba
The best place to stay in Aruba is the capital city of Oranjestad or at a resort on the famous Eagle and Palm beaches.
To enjoy the white sands and turquoise waters of these above beaches, we recommend Coconut Inn, MVC Eagle Beach and Board Walk Boutique Hotel Aruba.
For high end accommodation on Eagle and Palm beaches, The Ritz Carlton, Aruba and Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort are two premium options.
For accommodation options in the capital city of Oranjestad, we recommend, Wonders Boutique Hotel and Hyatt Place Aruba Airport.
For a private island escape where you can take instagrammable pictures with the pink flamingos, we recommend Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort.
8. St Kitts & Nevis
St Kitts & Nevis a popular destination in the Northern Caribbean especially for cruise passengers to the region. It is also a nice spot to visit for your 60th birthday celebrations.
A unique attraction to experience in St Kitts is the scenic railway tour. The rail was built between 1912 and 1926 to bring sugar cane from the plantations to sugar factories on the island. This tour is perfect for every member of the family.
Nevis is the dependency of St Kitts and consists of only 36 square miles. You can sail from the mainland of St Kitts to Pinney Beach in Nevis. This is the most famous beach on the island.
It is three miles long and is a short stroll from the capital city of Charlestown. The water is generally calm which makes it ideal for swimming and snorkeling.
On the Southern end, there are beach bars such the famous Sunshine Bar & Grill.
If you enjoy island hopping, Makana Ferry Services mentioned above provides seamless transfers to the neighboring island of St Maarten with onward connections.
Where To Stay In St Kitts & Nevis
The best place to stay in St Kitts and Nevis is at a hotel in the capital city of Basseterre.
Ocean Terrace Inn which is walking distance from the city is a perfect for persons seeking to explore the island without a car.
If you are booking a taxi you can consider Seaview Inn or for a more upscale experience the Marriott Resort in Frigate Bay.
The Frigate Bay area is a great place to night time entertainment and many bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
On the beautiful island of Nevis, we recommend Mount Nevis Hotel and Montpelier Plantation Beach which are perfect for beach lovers.
For a high end experience, Four Seasons Resort on the famous Pinney’s Beach is the place to stay with golf course, infinity pools and spa facilities.
9. Dominican Republic
This is one of the most visited vacation spot in the Caribbean and is known for its white sand beaches, mountains and nightlife.
Punta Cana in particular which is located on the Eastern region of the country is where a large majority of the tourists congregate.
Dominican Republic which shares its landmass with Haiti is the second largest country in the Caribbean.
Most notably, Dominican Republic is also home to the tallest waterfall in the Caribbean Salto de Jalda and also Pico Duarte is the highest peak in the entire Caribbean region.
Furthermore, one of the longest beaches in the Caribbean, Bavaro Beach which is a stunning 30 miles stretch of white sand is in Dominican Republic.
Adventure seekers should definitely plan a visit to Scape Park for thrilling experiences such as swimming in underground caves and ziplining on a cliff.
The island features incredible natural features as well as smaller islands which are excellent for getaways.
One popular island which you should consider for a day trip is Isla Saona.
Located off the Southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic is a 42 square mile island that is truly paradise.
Isla Saona is preserved as part of the Cotubanama National Park and is an area where turtles nest.
Access to the island is via speedboat or catamaran. The island is a favorite spot for visitors for its majestic white sand beaches with turquoise waters.
Where To Stay In The Dominican Republic
We recommend the capital city of Santo Domingo for persons interested in sightseeing.
Catalonia Santo Domingo and Radisson Hotel Santo Domingo are two locations to consider for stay in the capital city.
Alternatively, Punta Cana is one of the most popular areas to stay in Dominican Republic for beaches and a bustling nightlife atmosphere.
Hotel Marimba, Punta Cana and Hotel and Casino Flamboyan are great places to consider for your stay on Bavaro Beach which is one of the longest in the Caribbean
For all inclusive experience, we suggest Catalonia Royal Bavaro, RIU Palace Bavaro and Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine.
Our last but definitely not least recommendation is the beautiful Caribbean island of Jamaica.
This destination is less than two hours flying time from Miami International Airport and hence is suitable for persons seeking a quick weekend getaway.
Jamaica is well loved by travelers to the region for its wide range of activities, unique culture, white sand beaches, exotic cuisine and the friendliness of its people.
For active travelers, Ocho Rios or as the locals call it Ochi is the place to visit. The Blue Hole which is a natural wonder is a pool which got its name from the color of the water.
Thrill seekers can choose to jump in or use a rope to swing into this pool. While in Ocho Rios, do not also forget to check out the Dunns River Falls which is an iconic 600 foot river.
Where To Stay In Jamaica
If you are considering spending time in Negril and the iconic Seven Mile Beach, we recommend Negril Treehouse Resort, Merrils Beach Resort II and Negril Palms.
Furthermore, to enjoy the countryside of Montego Bay, Toby’s Resort and Altamont West Hotel are excellent accommodation providers.
For all inclusive options in Montego Bay, S Hotel Jamaica and Riu Reggae are two amazing choices.
Alternatively, if you are interested in staying in Ocho Rios, Ocean Palms, Hibiscus Lodge Hotel and Pineapple Court Hotel are places that we recommend.
Final Thoughts: Best Caribbean Islands For 60th Birthday Celebrations
We trust that you have found this article helpful as you plan an epic 60th Birthday Celebrations.
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