Bonaire’s appeal is its amazing reef-lined coast. Entirely designated a national park, the beautiful waters lure divers from across the globe. But while no diving (or snorkeling) initiate will be disappointed, Bonaire also has world-class windsurfing. Although the beaches are mostly slivers of rocky sand, several take on a pink hue from ground coral washed ashore.
Noted for its oodles of small and luxurious resorts that drip color and flair, St Lucia is really two islands in one. Rodney Bay in the north offers modern comforts amid a beautiful bay. In the south, Soufrière is at the heart of a gorgeous region of old plantations, hidden beaches and the geologic wonder of the impossibly photogenic Pitons.
Spread over Tobago’s southwest tip, Crown Point is the island’s tourist epicenter, offering a relatively wide range of accommodations, restaurants, and some nightlife. The attractive beaches and extensive services make many tourists stay put, but anyone wanting a deeper appreciation of Tobago’s charms should plan to push eastward to explore other parts of the island.