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.
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
“This summer I took my first trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the immediate beauty of the island was not just in the landscape. Puerto Rico has such a rich and layered history that has resulted in an equally rich culture and people. The people of the island have been American citizens for 100 years and yet they maintain an individual identity that is unforgettable. In my experience in San Juan, Santurce…