Why We Love the Caribbean

As Caribbean islands begin to recover from two devastating hurricanes, travelers from around the world have displayed an outpouring of support for some of their favorite travel destinations.

Known for their hospitality, gorgeous beaches, and natural beauty, the islands have long attracted visitors from around the world. The Caribbean is also one of the most versatile regions, perfect for honeymoons, baby moons, and solo travelers.

Puerto Rico, Dominica, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and St. Martin suffered some of the worst damage, while the Bahamas and Jamaica escaped relatively unscathed. This hurricane season has already been especially destructive, and the process for rebuilding on each island can take anywhere from a few weeks to up to a year.

The region will recover in time, and as the process continues, the editors from Travel + Leisure took a moment to reminisce about some of their favorite memories from the Caribbean.