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Top 10 Tropical Vacation Destinations - Caribbean Vacation Destination

Updated on April 5, 2011

Why do most of us humans love the beach so much? It it the feeling of that cool summer breeze blowing over the 85 degree weather? The sound of seagulls and the feel of the mist spraying from the waves of the ocean? I of all people should know the answer to this question, considering that I live on an "island" all year round. However, when it comes to vacation, I would love to explore all of the tropical beaches and resorts that our planet has to offer, and I'm sure you would too!

The following is a Top 10 list (in no particular order) of the most beautiful tropical vacation destinations that you might want to learn more about for the time you put in for your next vacation.

1.  The Virgin Islands

The United States Virgin Islands consists of 3 main islands including St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.  The islands are located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.  The islands are known for their white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and tropical temperatures.  The average temperatures in the summer (June through August) is about 86 degrees, while the average temperature in winter (December through March) is about 76 degrees.  All of the beaches on the Virgin Islands are free with the exception of Magens Beach on St. Thomas.  Snorkeling and fishing are one of the beloved hobbies to take up while visiting the Virgin Islands. 


Bali is an Indonesian island located 8 degrees south of the equator.  It is known for its lavish landscape including the chain of six volcanoes. Bali consists of tropical forests, white sandy beaches in the south area, beautiful coral reefs along with a large variety of exotic fish.   Bali consists of 2 seasons, wet and dry.  It's wet season lasts from the months of November through March, while it's dry most populated season for tourists last between the months of April through October.  Bali would be an excellent place if you are looking to bring your children, the people of Bali absolutely adore children and you would have no problem being able to find a reliable baby sitter.  The typical temperature in Bali varies between 68 degrees and 98 degrees F.  If you enjoy great surf, amazing landscape, crystal white sandy beaches, and the most friendly locals, Bali is the place to go.

Bora Bora Islands
Bora Bora Islands

Bora Bora Islands

The Bora Bora island is a French owned volcanic island. Like the island of Bali, the Bora Bora island is separated into two seasons - the wet season (November through April) and the dry season (May through October). For the most part, the Bora Bora islands consists of tropical temperatures from 76 degrees F and 86 degrees F. The sea even reaches 86 degrees F, which makes it absolutely perfect for water activities such as swimming and snorkeling. For all of the sea life lovers, there are about 500 different species of fish swimming within the waters of this island, along with many sea turtles, sharks, and dolphins. There are tons of shopping areas with art galleries and fabulous restaurants.


The Bahamas

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an independent country that consists of a total of 29 islands.  It is located in the Atlantic ocean and it has a population of 330,000 residents.  The temperature in the Bahamas can range from sub tropical to tropical.  The temperature usually ranges from 70 degrees F to 89 degrees F.  There are tons of activities in the Bahamas.  Any thing from bird watching (109 different species),  golfing, shopping, hiking, and more!  There is never a dull moment in the Bahamas.  Even if you are a night life kind of person - there are plenty of clubbing to be done at night!

Snorkel Activities in Fiji
Snorkel Activities in Fiji


Fiji is consists of a number of islands located in the South Pacific.  There is a warm season (November through April) and there is also a cool season (May through October).  Even through the cool season the temperature is still average around 72 degrees.  The most amazing activities in Fiji include snorkeling in the coral reefs, dinner cruises, sightseeing tours, shopping, night life clubbing, ect.  Take a tour of the Fiji museum for less than 5 dollars for an entree.   The Bounty Bar and Restaurant is the most popular bar in Fiji with excellent reviews.  Start planning your trip to Fiji today, you'll never want to leave this tropical island!

Stunning Boulders of the Seychelles Islands
Stunning Boulders of the Seychelles Islands

The Seychelles Islands

The Seychelles Islands are located within the Indian ocean just east of the mainland of Africa.  With a tropical climate, it is quite humid for such small islands.  The temperature ranges between 72 degrees F and 86 degrees F.  The Seychelles Islands are definitely for the nature lover.  There are a large variation of bird species as well as fish.  Snorkelers and divers can spend weeks in absolute bliss in the waters of the Seychelles Islands.  Tourists also favor La Digue, which is a beautiful island that consists of white sand beach along with high granite boulders.  Explore the tropical gardens of Mahe, including coconut trees and exotic flower lined walk ways.  The Seychelles Islands can serve as a perfect romantic get away. 

Jeju Island
Jeju Island

Jeju Island

Jeju is a volcanic island that was created completely from volcanic eruption that occurred over 2 million years ago.  It is located off of the south coast of South Korea.  There are many attractions in Jeju Island including the Jeju Glass Castle, which is a large glass art theme park that consists of artwork from various artists from all over the world.  You may want to visit then Cheonjaeyeon Waterfall which falls from a 22-meter cliff into a 21-meter deep pond which flows out into the ocean. 



The Republic of Maldives is and island located in the Indian Ocean.  The average temperature in Maldives is between 75 degrees F and 91 degrees F.  The climate can feel very hot and heavy, but there is a constant cool breeze drifting through the air.  Dive into the sea and explore what is known as the Maldive Victory, a cargo ship wreck from 1981.  You can also dive into the Banana Reef and swim with the manta rays.  Take a stroll and shop a little at the Male Local Market, including it's fish market and basic flea market type items.  The Island of Male is only 1.2 miles long, and consists of 65,000 people.  It may seem like a lot of people...however it is a very tidy and quiet resort island.

Dunk Island

Dunk Island is located off of the Australian east coast.  Dunk island is known as Australia's most beautiful rain forest island.  Enjoy incredible views as you climb Mt Kootaloo, spend the day on jet skis in the clean blue waters, or take a snorkel lesson!  There is plenty to do on this beautiful island.  The only resort on Dunk Island is called the Dunk Island Resort, which receives fantastic reviews.  The resort offers a golf course, tennis court, even horse back riding on the beach!  What more could you ask for?  Start planning your Dunk Island get a way today!


How could I possible even think to leave Jamaica out of the top tropical vacation destinations?  No way!  Jamaica is a 145 mile long island located in the Caribbean sea.  It is the third largest island in the Caribbean and of course it has those tropical hot temperatures.  Take a dip into the Blue Hole Mineral Springs, tour the beaches on horseback, there are so many different attractions to do in Jamaica!  YahMon!


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      Villa Margarita St Croix USVI 17 months ago from St Croix, USVI

      good article

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      The Points Traveler 5 years ago

      Thanks for the amazing photos!

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      thoughtdump 6 years ago

      beautiful pictures! thanks for posting!

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      rafeeqq 6 years ago from Mandeville, Jamaica

      The Caribbean is a lovely place with great natural attractions. These are indeed to beautiful Caribbean vacation destinations.

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      AllSuretyBonds 6 years ago

      I am going to Jamaica in January! I am so excited. This hub made me even more excited! Thanks for sharing.

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      The Jet 6 years ago from The Bay

      Amazing hub! Thanks.

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      gajanis786 6 years ago

      Very very interesting and informative hub......all very handy valuable ones......thanks.