Take Me There: Caribbean Islands

For the month of April, we had Erina Pindar of SmartFlyer  pick her top five favorites of the Caribbean Islands. And, as always, she sent over some pretty amazing (and seriously gorgeous) places you will have to visit.

Mustique: This favorite of the British royalties is a perfectly laid-back island with pristine beaches and the kind of vibes that makes you want to stay for a while (or, forever!). Explore this sweet, little island in your very own mule (motorized golf car), swing by the Tuesday night island mixer thrown by the charming general manager of the Cotton House,  or stay in your private villa. Disconnect from the world and connect with family and friends, and simply be.

Nicaragua: Head here if you’re looking for adventure. We love Mukul Resort on the Emerald Coast, surf, kayak, snorkel, and sip on Flor de Cana rum to your heart’s content. Then head over to Nekupe to experience a different side of Nica away from the coast, hunting, farming, ATV riding, hiking, and endless exploration with your dedicated ranger to guide you, safari-style.

St Lucia: Dramatic pitons welcome you to this lush Caribbean Island. Home to beautiful volcanic beaches, beautiful waterfalls, and small fishing villages. You can find the gorgeous Jade Mountain here with its world-famous three walls suites, or closer to the ground, the romantic Sugar Beach and its sugar colored sand beach.

Turks & Caicos: Water so blue, you almost swear that you’re staring into a screensaver. There are so many great options on the island, from the private island resort Parrot Cay to the ultra-luxe Amanyara and the new opening, The Shore Club, Turks & Caicos is the perfect destination for both family and couple getaways. Our favorite must-dine here is The Conch Shack serving up delicious conch dishes a million different ways and refreshing rum punch.

St Barths: France in the Caribbean! St. Barths is the chicest island you’ll meet in the Caribbean filled with world-class hotels, restaurants, and shops. There’s no shortage of beautiful beaches here either, you can spend your days driving around and discovering hidden beaches and the island itself, from Saline Beach to Flamands Beach. In the evening, put on your heels and dine on the beach at Jean Georges at the Eden Rock Hotel, drinks at Nikki Beach, and dance the night away at Le Ti.