The dozens of islands scattered across the Caribbean are a remarkably diverse lot. Pulsing Jamaica has little in common with group filled Aruba, and even islands in plain sight of each 

other like St Kitts and Nevis are vastly different not just in appearance but in what they offer  visitors.

So for the Caribbean bound visitor, which island among the many to choose? Big or little, near or far, urban or lost are among the many considerations that can turn choosing a carefree holiday into a perplexing chore.

Happily, our Caribbean Islands primer can take the pain out of choosing what's right for you. We've got the low down on all the most visited islands, complete with what's best about each one, and we've categorized them by their ease of access, so if your time is short you can 

prioritize beach time over airport time.