Finest Museums in the Caribbean Region
Musée du Panthéon National
Hidden under high palms off the Haitian capital’s great public square, the Champs-de-Mars, Haiti’s national museum (commonly known by the acronym MUPUNAH) is a can’t-miss stop for any visitor here.
Museo de Arte Moderno
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
It’s called the Museum of Modern Art, but the Museo de Arte Moderno is truly a tour through almost two centuries of Dominican art.
Spice Basket Museum
This intimate museum provides a concise history of Grenada’s heritage. Displays range from Amerindian artifacts and plantation records to articles and pamphlets, written during the Grenada Revolution 1979 – 1983. The world’s first and only display of West Indies Cricket memorabilia makes up a significant portion of the collection. Bats, luggage, uniforms, and caps, worn by team members during significant matches are on display.
The Alexander Hamilton Museum
The Alexander Hamilton Museum is housed in a Caribbean Georgian building that was built on the foundation of the structure, where Alexander Hamilton was born in 1757 (or 1755). The museum interprets the History and Culture of Nevis and the life of Hamilton, the first Secretary of the United States Treasury.
Heavenly Caribbean Beaches
This isn't a beach you visit to plop down on a chaise and order a glass of sparkling water. Bathsheba, located about 14 miles from Barbados' capital, Bridgetown, on the Atlantic coast, is a wild and breezy stretch of eye-catching rock formations that's ideal for active/adventurous visitors. Catch a wave, enjoy an invigorating stroll and sip tea while soaking in one of the shallow Bathsheba Pools.
The longest public beach on Nevis, 4-mile Pinney's offers up panoramic views of the island's lush hillsides (home to green vervet monkeys) in one direction and neighbouring St. Kitts in the other.
Antigua has 365 beaches — yes, the island could do a "Beach of the Day" calendar — so choosing one was tough. We went for relaxation and beauty (although when cruise ships are in port this is often an excursion destination). Accessible by bus (20 minutes from the capital, St. John), Ffryes Beach has powdery sand, gentle surf and a chill vibe.