Most likely when you think of The Caribbean, your mind conjures up an image of a pristine white sand beach, picturesque palms, and warm, sultry breezes. It’s true it’s hard not to find ideal island scenery just about anywhere you go in the Caribbean. But, The Caribbean actually represents a vast area with over 700 islands reaching from the Gulf of Mexico to the north of South America. What separates the islands the most is the culture. The customs, language, currency, even the side of the road you drive on is different from island to island depending on their sovereignty. So, we know you want that white sand beach, but what else will make your honeymoon stay picture-perfect? How do you know which island is right for you? Here’s a quiz to help you decide.
- I speak, or am at least comfortable conversing in the following languages:
- All of the above
- We might want to catch a game while we’re there, our preference would be:
- You should see our killer (fill in the blank) dance moves:
- Our idea of adventure is:
- Horseback riding and zip-lining
- Discovering a shipwreck
- Taking our chances at the casino
- Driving on the left-hand side of the road
- Taking a nature hike (complete with monkeys!)
Add up your points:
A’s = 1
B’s = 2
C’s = 3
D’s = 4
E’s = 5
If you scored 4-5 points, the Dominican Republic and/or Cancun is perfect for you. There is no shortage of thrill-seeking adventure either place. The beaches are spectacular, the food spicy, and the nightlife abounds with Spanish rhythm.
If you scored 6-7 points, you’ll love the Dutch ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). The culture is laid back, yet thrilling. Whether you’re scuba diving through a shipwreck or putting it all on black at the casino, you’ll fill your days and nights with lifelong memories.
If you scored 8+ points, you are the type of person that wants it all. We recommend island-hopping, but if that’s not in the plan you should definitely check out Barbados, the Bahamas or the Cayman Islands! These islands offer adventure at every turn, unparalleled beaches, nightlife that’ll keep you going well into the next day, and they speak English!
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