The Caribbean islands are perfect to consider for a girls’ getaway as the region is tropical with amazing beaches.
Furthermore, several of the islands have relatively low crime rates so it is safe for females to enjoy a wonderful bonding experience.
In this article, we share our top10 destinations which we believe is ideal for a girls’ getaway to the Caribbean.
Read on for further details and explanations on what are the best Caribbean Islands for a girls’ getaway. This article was written by a Caribbean National who lived and traveled throughout the islands.
Fondly known as the Isle of Spice, Grenada is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean.
One advantage of Grenada is that the island is blessed with a bit of everything. There are waterfalls, lakes, tropical rainforests and amazing beaches.
Grand Anse Beach in the South of the island is the most popular with both locals and visitors alike,
The South of the island is a commercial hub and is the area where many of the hotels and guest houses are located.
There are also banks, malls, restaurants and clubs for your entertainment.
Grenada is also an excellent island for foodies with oil down being a dish that you must try.
Other notable things to do in Grenada are a visit to the Welcome Stone as well as Grand Etang Lake.
If you love nature and adore the outdoors, Dominica is an amazing island to consider for a Caribbean girls’ getaway.
Dominica is not one of the popular tourism islands in the region and as such attractions are usually uncrowded.
The island is located between the French Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. As a result, trade and transportation is prevalent among the islands.
Ferry services are available to these French Caribbean islands as well as the Eastern Caribbean islands of St Lucia from Dominica.
Hence there is the option for island hopping.
Due to its magnificent terrain, Dominica is remarkable for hiking. Some noteworthy trails to visit are the Trafalgar Falls Trail and Freshwater Lake to Boeri Lake Trail.
3. St Lucia
As stated above you can pair a trip to Dominica with St Lucia by taking ferry services over to the island via L’Express Des IIes.
The island is known for its famous twin peaks called The Pitons and is another excellent destination for hiking.
The Gros Piton is 2462 feet while the Petit Piton is 2619 feet. The Gros Piton is the designated hiking trail while the Petit Piton is rarely climbed.
Along the same lines as Dominica, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar is the official currency used in St Lucia.
There are numerous international airlines that provide daily non-stop flights to St Lucia from international cities such as London, New York and Toronto.
Caribbean islands such as Grenada and Dominica above do not have this myriad of flight options.
4. Antigua & Barbuda
Located in the Northern region of the Eastern Caribbean, Antigua and Barbuda is known as the Caribbean destination with 365 beaches being one for every day of the year.
To simplify the process for visitors, the authorities have created a beach personality quiz so you can decide which of the many beaches are suitable for you.
Dickenson Bay is the most famous beach on the island and is well loved by both visitors and locals alike.
The beach is perfect for water sporting activities due to the calm waters.
Like its above regional counterparts Grenada, Dominica and St Lucia, the Eastern Caribbean dollar is the official currency of Antigua.
The only island hopping option via ferry services from Antigua is to the British Overseas territory of Montserrat.
5. The Bahamas
If you desire an amazing Caribbean destination that is only a little over one hour flying time from Miami International Airport, the Bahamas is the perfect destination for your girl’s getaway.
Alternatively, if you are more daring, there is a ferry service available from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Bahama and Bimini Balearia Caribbean to the Bahamas.
The Bahamas is also excellent for beautiful beaches and a vibrant nightlife atmosphere.
Gold Rock Beach, Cable Beach and Tropic of Cancer Beach are three of the amazing spots to visit for beautiful white and powdery sand in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas is also known for having pink sand beaches with one of the most famous one being Pink Sand Beach on Harbour Island.
This island is only 3.5 miles long and 1.5 miles and is popular stop for affluent visitors.
The Bahamian dollar is the official currency of the Bahamas but US dollars are readily accepted across all the islands.
Affectionately known as the Happy Island, Aruba is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean.
The island is known for its amazing white sand beaches with Eagle beach being the leader of the group.
It is located in Oranjestad, the island’s capital city and is over 1000 metres long. Additionally, Eagle Beach is the widest beach in Aruba.
It is known for its white powdery sand and there are shaded areas with parking available. Turtles are fond of nesting on Eagle beach.
For the popular Instagram photos with flamingos, be sure to visit Renaissance Island which is privately owned and operated by the Renaissance hotel
Access to Flamingo beach as it is fondly called must be via the Renaissance hotel which provides boat transfer to the island.
Visitors at the hotel can access the beach during their stay.
If you are staying at another location, you will need to purchase a day pass.
Some travelers opt to book a room for one day which gives you access to the beach twice which is the day that you check in and the day that you check out.
The official currency of Aruba is the Aruban Florin. It was introduced on the island in 1986, replacing the Netherlands Antillean Guilder.
Nevertheless, the US dollar is accepted widely on the island.
Aruba is located outside the hurricane belt and therefore the threat of a hurricane making landfall is relatively low.
Located only 200 miles East of Puerto Rico, this British Overseas Territory is perfect for a girls’ getaway.
The island is small without public transportation and limited direct access to international airlines.
Nevertheless, the beaches and cuisine of the island is exceptional making Anguilla perfect for foodies.
Shoal Bay is regarded the best beach on the island. It is long strip about 2 miles with perfect pinkish white sand and clear blue waters and truly embraces the island’s slogan tranquility wrapped in blue.
Despite the fact that Anguilla is a quiet destination in terms of nightlife, access to neighboring St Maarten is seamless via daily ferry services.
St Maarten is one of the Caribbean islands that its known for its lively nightlife environment.
Therefore, a visit to Anguilla married with a quick stop in St Maarten can give you a bit of both worlds.
The Eastern Caribbean dollar is the official currency of the island. Nonetheless, US dollars are widely used for day to day transactions.
8. St Maarten
This is truly one of the most unique Caribbean islands in that the landmass of the island is shared with two nations with different cultures.
The French side, St Martin has the bigger landmass being 37 square miles. On the other hand, St Maarten is only 13 square miles.
St Maarten is the smaller of the two countries and is well known for the iconic beach called Airplane beach.
If you are daring and will love to experience the thrill of jet blast then this is the beach to visit.
Alternatively, there are other notable beaches on the island such as Mullet Bay Beach.
St Maarten is also an exceptional destination for island hopping for daily ferry services to Saba, St Eustatius, Anguilla and St Barths.
A short drive over to the French side of the island can you give some of the best food experiences in the Caribbean.
If you are seeking a girls’ getaway destination near the United States of America ( USA), Bermuda is an option to consider.
The island of Bermuda is 650 miles East of North Carolina, USA.
It takes approximately two and a half hours from Miami International Airport to Bermuda.
The island of Bermuda is known for its gorgeous pink sand beaches.
The most popular beach on the island by both locals and visitors alike is Horseshoe Bay Beach.
It is well loved for its pink sand and turquoise waters. The beach is about a quarter of a mile long.
Additionally, there are rock formations which provide secluded beach area for privacy.
Horseshoe Bay Beach is an excellent choice for swimming and snorkeling where one can see a variety of sea life.
Bermuda has its own currency which is the Bermudian dollar (BMD). The exchange rate of the Bermudian dollar to the US dollar is 1:1.
Furthermore, both currencies are used interchangeably on the island.
Last but not least is the Dutch Caribbean of Curacao is our final recommendation for the Caribbean girls’ getaway.
The island of Curacao has a bit of everything. The island is blessed with lovely beaches, to outdoor activities and a vibrant nightlife atmosphere.
One of the unique things to do in Curacao is a visit to Klein Curacao.
This is a small island 15 miles from the mainland where you can enjoy swimming and snorkeling in some of the clearest waters on the island.
While over in Klein Curacao, do not forget to visit the pink lighthouse and dive into the history of the island.
As its Dutch counterpart Aruba, Curacao is located outside the hurricane belt and therefore the threat of a hurricane making landfall is relatively low.
All the best and we are certain that you will have an unforgettable experience in any of the islands selected above.
Remember if you are visiting the Caribbean during the hurricane season which starts June 1 and ends November 30 annually, it may be prudent to consider travel insurance in the event of travel disruptions, cancellations and delays.
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