All year long, Islands tells you what we love in the Caribbean, Pacific and beyond. But what about you? Here are the top stories you enjoyed on Islands.com in 2013.
Happy Chocolate Heritage Month! This October, St. Lucia will be celebrating these delicious days by commemorating the role cacao and its sweet byproduct has played in its history. But we have to ask — can you really live off chocolate? We sent a writer to St. Lucia's Hotel Chocolat to find out.
(Ready to indulge? Check out St. Lucia's Facebook page, where you'll get the scoop on hotel deals, chocolatey spa treatments and more.)
A nude travel specialist is here to help with the questions you're afraid to ask about nude travel, including "Where do I keep my room key?" (Tip: on a lanyard around your neck!)
Whether traveling to St. Kitts now or later in the year, you'll want to take advantage of the "Fall in Love" island-wide added value program that makes your dollar go further.
Our travel-must? An ultra-durable camera that loves to explore as much as you do.
Find the answer to this super popular question for this super popular Caribbean vacation destination on our interactive map.
The Hawaiian Islands are a great destination for your next family vacation with easy flights, family friendly resorts and numerous attractions. A family vacation to Hawaii is an fun way to introduce your child to a new culture. Read these helpful tips from the travel experts at Travelwizard.com.
There’s nothing rugged about the hike to these two St. Vincent pools fed by mountain water that cascades over Dark View waterfalls. It’s surprisingly quick and easy, with sturdy wooden stairs leading to the upper tract. In fact, the ascent is so easy that it almost detracts from the awe of the mist-shrouded pools below, making me wonder if I missed something. But my driver, David, tells me that the road into the falls ultimately ends in terrain too treacherous for pavement, well shy of the summit of La Soufriere volcano. The journey to the falls’ source is possible only from Kingstown, rounding the west coast through villages with names such as Petit Bordel and Chateaubelair that nod to the island’s once-French rule. It’s only during my drive home that I understand. As we descend into a valley — rough-hewn by volcanic fury and forested with coconut trees awash in golden afternoon light — it becomes clear that ...
Editor's note: We've very excited about the news that American Airlines will start direct flights to Martinique this April. In honor of that, here's an account of our editors' recent trip to Martinique.
I blame Pierce Brosnan. Ever since I watched him seduce Rene Russo by whisking her off on a romantic island getaway in the movie The Thomas Crown Affair, I’ve longed to visit Martinique, where those steamy scenes were shot. So when the invitation to visit arrived, I jumped at the chance. That first morning, I’m struck by the dichotomy of Martinique: With its undulating terrain, roadside fruit stalls and tracts of sugar cane intersected by winding roads (some so hilly they change the orientation on my iPhone), the tiny isle first appears as Caribbean as any other. But ...
For starters: Should we read into the fact British Airways doesn't even offer service here?
ISLANDS editor Robert Stephens and photographer Jon Whittle find real island baseball in the Dominican Republic for this trip from the ISLANDS Wish List.