Top ten islands for holidays in the Caribbean

Barbados or St Lucia? Grand Cayman or Dominica?

Tropical beach with palm trees and blue sky in Caribbean.

Looking for a holiday in the Caribbean? Whether it's a cruise holiday or a fly-and-flop break, these paradise isles provide the perfect retreat for Brits, particularly in the winter months: during peak season (between December and April) we flock there in our thousands.

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There are more than 700 Caribbean islands to choose from, and there's a lot to see and do. Swim alongside stingrays on Gran Cayman, kayak through the tranquil turquoise water at Mosquito Bay, experience breathtaking views on a guided volcanic hike in St. Lucia or chill out in the baths at Virgin Gorda.

But how do you know which islands are right for you? To make your decision a little easier, we've teamed up with TripAdvisor to bring you the ten best Caribbean islands to visit in our photo gallery below, taken from reviews from millions of travellers. Is your favourite island here?

Best islands in the Caribbean

Best islands in the Caribbean