The Right Way to Get Away: Island Hopping in the Caribbean

WRITTEN BY: Paradise by Marriott

The Caribbean islands are as culturally diverse as they are varied in landscape, so don't let your clients miss the opportunity to make their next getaway a real adventure. Hopping from island to island can be incredibly rewarding, allowing travellers to see multiple destinations in a short stretch of time... as long as a well-prepared plan is in place.

That's where we come in. Coordinating transportation and making time for various activities can get hectic quickly. So when travelers call on you to design a trip they couldn't plan themselves, call on Marriott to help you arrange a one-of-a-kind experience: a multi-island tour of the Caribbean that's equal parts relaxation and exploration.

Here are a few of our favorite island-hopping adventures:

1. The ABC Islands
Located off the coast of Venezuela and just outside the hurricane belt, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao make for a unique and distinct taste of the Caribbean. Scattered along Aruba's pristine white beaches, travellers will find enough fine dining and nightlife to last a lifetime. And a 45-minute flight to Bonaire or Curacao for the day will provide some much-desired cultural immersion and off-the-beaten-path adventure.

2. St. Martin, St. Kitts & Nevis
The remarkable greenery and mountainous landscape of St. Kitts and its sister island Nevis make these destinations a popular combination. Add the superb French cuisine and the tranquil beaches of St. Martin and your travellers will get to experience the some of the most extraordinary scenery and culture that the Caribbean has to offer; the best part: it's only a 30-minute plane ride away.

3. U.S. Virgin Islands
With St. Thomas as an anchor, beach lovers can island hop their ways through the heart of the Caribbean with ease. From there-the resort and shopping mecca of the Virgin Islands-the tropical hills and sugar plantation ruins of St. John are just a twenty-five-minute ferry ride away. And it's an equally short trip by seaplane to St. Croix, where visitors can enjoy a little peace and quiet in the midst of a truly historic and picturesque setting.

So next time your client asks you how best to travel in the Caribbean, think Marriott. With locations in Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Cancun, Grand Cayman, and Puerto Vallarta, we're island hopping experts. And our dedicated team of sales representatives can help make your plan a reality, so you can deliver the multi-destination getaway of your clients' dreams.

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