Articles Mentioning Caribbean Hotels

The 9 Most Unspoiled Islands in the Caribbean

For many, the Caribbean evokes images of immaculate white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, colorful coral reefs, and thick rainforests. Understandably, the Caribbean’s natural beauty hasn’t gone unnoticed, and in some cases, this has led to overdevelopment, overcrowding, and environmental degradation. If you’re in search of pristine landscapes, worry not, as there are plenty of islands…

The 9 Best Luxury Clothing-Optional Resorts in the World

There’s a lot to love about clothing-optional resorts: the sexy atmosphere, the ability to sunbathe sans restricting bathing suits, and the (often) fun entertainment. And after visiting many across the globe, we’ve found that the more luxurious resorts offer more impressive facilities and sleeker rooms than the mid-range or value options. So whether you want…

5 Superstitions from around the World

Halloween’s approach has us all worked up; we’re easily spooked these days, whether it be the result of an unexpected tap on the shoulder or an accidental crossing of paths with a black cat. A real belief in superstitions such as these can be particularly hard on us globetrotters; as we encounter various cultures around…

I Embarrassed Myself in Jamaica

Since Oyster staff is on a COVID-19 travel hiatus for the time-being, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the ways big and small that we’ve embarrassed ourselves on trips over the years. Sure, we’re professional hotel reviewers, photographers, and travel writers — but we’re also human and sometimes we…

9 Caribbean Islands (Generally) Not Hit by Hurricanes

The Caribbean entices all types of travelers for its extraordinary beaches, tranquil sea, and laidback charm. Most trips are slotted for the winter and early spring to escape frigid northern latitudes for reliable sunshine, yet visiting at this time also coincides with the most crowds and priciest accommodation and airfare. Visiting during summer and fall…

7 Countries that are More Dangerous than You Think

Some countries are consistently labeled as dangerous by the global media and government. Then there are countries that most people would consider relatively safe, but actually pose some unusual hidden dangers. We’ve scoured the globe and identified seven countries that are more dangerous than you might think. The reasons will surely surprise you. Read on,…

Jamaica vs Mexico: Which Vacation is the Right Destination for You?

When your main ingredients for a much-needed vacation are warmth and water, it can be hard to decide between two destinations that offer both — especially when it comes to the beloved vacation spots of Jamaica and Mexico. Both countries offer white-sand beaches, epic food scenes, and specific cultural and geographical activities — that are…

8 Cheap Caribbean Islands to Visit Before Peak Hurricane Season Starts

The Caribbean’s reliable sunshine and tranquil, blue-green coast annually draw millions of visitors seeking tropical island relief and relaxation. It’s no surprise that high season in January and February also coincides with the highest prices for flights and hotels. But pushing your Caribbean visit into budget-friendly summer and fall runs the risk of hurricanes and…