Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model

Ever wonder which islands are home to the most Sports Illustrated bikini shoots? With the 50th anniversary edition of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue out now, we've got the unofficial guide to the islands where you're most likely to have your Caribbean vacation and and a Sports Illustrated bikini photo shoot hook up.

Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | Cozumel
Cozumel
This is where it all began. In 1964, the swimsuit issue was a five-page supplement. Today newsstand sales typically reach 1 million copies.Courtesy Sports Illustrated
Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Just one photo shoot, in 1987, but it was a biggie, the second of five covers for Elle Macpherson, the most of any_ Sports Illustrated _swimsuit model ever.Courtesy Sports Illustrated
Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | Grenadines
Grenadines
These tiny islands host approximately 200,000 visitors per year. And with two shoots under their belt, that's not a bad swimsuit-model-per-visitor ratio.Courtesy Sports Illustrated
Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | British Virgin Islands
British Virgin Islands
Christie Brinkley helped put the BVI on the map in 1980 with her second Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover. Necker Island and Peter Island would follow.Courtesy Sports Illustrated
Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | Mexico
Mexico
Mexico has hosted seven photo shoots, but not all of 'em bordered the Caribbean Sea. The 1989 cover from Mexico's Pacific side was the all-time bestseller.Courtesy Sports Illustrated
Where to Meet a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model | Caribbean Islands | Bahamas
Bahamas
They're SI's favorite Caribbean locale (six shoots, five covers). The bad news: There are 700 islands to choose from. Start with Great Exuma.Courtesy Sports Illustrated