5 Islands to Visit in the Western Caribbean Right Now

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The Western Caribbean is synonymous with the large, marquee destinations such as Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba and Belize. But there are petite gems in the region, too, that offer appeal for visitors curious enough to venture beyond the usual island suspects to untrammeled islands. If that sounds like you, check out our five favorite small islands in the Western Caribbean, and then pack a bag. CJ Travel Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon has the full story.

Victoria House in Ambergris Caye.

Ambergris Caye Off the northeast coast of Belize, the outpost that inspired Madonna’s hit “La Isla Bonita” is famous for its beaches and popular with divers drawn to the Mesoamerican reef, just a few minutes offshore. Fishing, snorkeling and jaunts to the nearby even smaller island of Caye Caulker are fun for those not quite brave enough to swim or dive with the sharks in Shark Alley or Esmeralda.

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