Guide To Caribbean Vacations

 Caribbean Cruises and Vacations

All Caribbean Islands

Hotel Search

Cruise Planning

Island Tours

Caribbean Recipes

Caribbean Weather

Guide to Caribbean Vacations
Caribbean Islands and Cruise Information

Welcome to more than 2,000 pages of Guide to Caribbean Vacations with travel tips and advice from M. Timothy O'Keefe, author of Caribbean Hiking, contributor to National Geographic Guide to Caribbean Family Vacations and Caribbean Travel and Life magazine.

Come journey with me, Tim O'Keefe, to discover what the Caribbean islands taste like, what they sound like and even how they feel, including their mud and their thorns. (Caribbean Map)

Every island is distinctive, with its own attractions, its own culture. That's why I find the region so endlessly fascinating and travel there as often as I can.

Caribbean Essentials

Covid Hampers Travel to the Caribbean

The renewed outbreak of Covid-19 in the U.S. has some islands requiring a medical certificate that arriving American travelers are virus free. Some islands (Bahamas) are not welcoming anyone from the U.S. Find out what your island destination requires before making flight reservations.

U.S. Passport required for Caribbean travel. Where & how to get one.

Best Caribbean Beaches island by island. Blue Flag beaches. Tired of tan lines? Try a Caribbean nude beach

Caribbean Vacation Planning Tips
For a hassle-free vacation, affordable all inclusive Caribbean vacation packages include accommodations, entertainment, food and drinks. But there are many other options.

Caribbean Cruise Tips
See where cruises to the Caribbean, Bahamas and Bermuda leave from which U.S. Cruise Ports. Compare cruise dining menus. More cruise tips, including the need for cruise insurance.

Best Time to Visit the Caribbean Depends on the kind of weather you prefer, your bank account and what you want to do. Learn more Caribbean essentials.

Best of the Caribbean A short list of the Caribbean's absolute bests. A more extensive in-depth look at some of the hotels, shopping, diving, hiking, carnivals and eco tourism.

Where to Stay
Lots of options from world class luxury resorts to small guesthouses. And also the ubiquitous timeshare properties. Go to Caribbean hotels for best hotel deals that can be booked quickly.

What To Do in the Caribbean
Much more than just beaches-- such as diving & snorkeling, shopping, mountain hiking and nature walks, fishing and much, much more.

Caribbean Calendar for all the islands, what's happening when and where and best times to visit.

How Friendly are Caribbean Islanders? Attitude is everything. On one island, it stinks. Why vacation there?

How Do You Pronounce Caribbean? Most islanders say "ker-e-be-an." So should you. Here's why.

Caribbean Weddings Find the marriage license rules for all the islands. Thinking about getting married at sea? Or an island wedding? Find more info and ideas.

Travel Insurance Why you may need it. A good policy includes everything from pre-departure sickness and family emergencies to travel delays and unexpected accidents.


Emerald Pool falls, Dominica
This is the famous Emerald Pool
in the rain forest of Dominica.