Caribbean islands among the world’s best ethical destinations
Ethical Traveler Organiziation congratulates the countries on their 2012 list of "The Developing World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations." The Bahamas and Dominica made the list. Ethical Traveler is a nonprofit organization, founded to "empower travelers to change the world" using the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment.
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Rich fertile land of spice
It's known as spice island, because of the rich crop of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pimento and bay leaves harvested on its fertile terrain. But a getaway to Grenada in the southwest Caribbean offers much more than just seasonings.
The last of the Virgins
What island in the US Virgins is quiet, private, has no stores, or hotels, has fabulous beaches, and amazing flora, yet is only ten minutes from the best shopping in the world?
Tryst in Tortola
Plan an afternoon on a hammock for two or settle into the swing on a porch overlooking the beach.
After dark in St. Maarten
The island offers a heady blend of European sophistication and Caribbean cool. When the sun goes down, when captivating casinos, dazzling discos and creative cafes come alive.
St. Lucia, simply beautiful.
They have been called majestic, towering, and awe-inspiring. And they are. But photos can 't capture the awe. You’ve got to view the Pitons in their natural habitat on the island of St. Lucia. Click for more.
It’s the quieter side of St. John, where the goats really do roam - in herds by the side of the road. You’ll also find donkeys, sheep, chickens and unusually friendly people. Click for more.
Anguilla is developing new initiatives with substantial reasons for incentive and meeting planners to take a closer look at its unspoiled, tropical island getaway. Click for more.
Don’t be surprised that Curacao lovely urban environment also offers a variety of beach escapes, where you can laze and do nothing or snorkel and dive. Almost all Curacao beaches are scattered along the calm southwestern coast, where the waters are clear as glass. Click for more.
St. Barts is where the beautiful people live large. Singer Jimmy Buffett owns a house on the island. David Letterman and Steve Martin own property here too. Click for more.
This winter Port Cupecoy Plaza in St. Maarten is staging its second annual "Arts in the Plaza" events featuring French films, live music and family fun. Click for more.
Annexed to Puerto Rico in 1854, Vieques has a population of about 10,000. Residents still feel the pain from the past, while trying to create a future free from more exploitation. Click for more.
Adventures are everywhere in St. Vincent. Hike to the top of La Soufriere volcano to discover soothing waterfalls. Scuba or snorkel near coral reefs, teeming with tropical fish. Go kayaking or windsurfing or set sail on a personal Odyssey. Click for more.
The name sounds alluring with a bit of intrigue. But this island in the British Virgins is restful rather than exotic. Only 27 feet above sea level at its highest perch, it has long stretches of white beaches. Click for more.
It’s an ancient city, with an extraordinary energy. Spend some time in Old San Juan and you’ll feel revitalized by the sights, scents and sounds. Click for more.