Island Getaways that have stolen my heart

There is no point in hiding that I am a fan of tropical weather. Even while living in Miami for the last ten years, the sound of sunbathing in a white sandy beach under clear blue skies still fills my heart with joy. Who doesn’t love a nice pristine beach anyway?! Well, luckily for me I’ve had a fair share of island hopping, and here are my favorite islands so far:

Dominican Republic

Ok, I’m a little biased here given that this is my birth country, but we share some of the most beautiful beaches in the world! My favorite town is Luperon, where my parents are from. Luperon is the Perfect place to get away and disconnect. Not only that but the dollar goes a long way, so it is perfect for budget travelers.

Luperon, Dominican Rep
Faro A Colon, Dominican Republic


Boca Chica, Dominican Republic


Wish you were there? Me too! Luperon, D.R.
El Muelle de Luperon


I loved Barbados, their beaches are incredible! I found Barbados to be an excellent recommendation for a romantic getaway, even though I went with my girlfriends and had a blast. If the beaches don’t make you fall in love, the warmth of its people and the great food will. PS: If you’re not a Rhianna fan, beware!

Flying fish sandwich, yummy!
Animal Flower Cave, Barbados


I can confidently say that Aruba is truly “one Happy Island”. The vibe from the locals was incomparable to any other island I’ve ever been to. If you have a chance to visit, make sure to catch the sunset at one of its popular beaches, you won’t be disappointed!

sunset chasing

Trinidad and Tobago

I added TNT’s carnival on my bucket list years ago, and sooner or later I know that I’ll be able to make it happen. In the mean time, I can rejoice with the memories I created on my most recent trip. We were surrounded by music every where we went, I felt like I was in carnival already. Our Airbnb hosts were simply perfect, they were ready to show us how to party but our lack of time didn’t give us the chance. More reason to come back!


Although I was in Cuba for a limited time, I connected with locals in a way I never imagined. Aside from the classic car rides, the smoking of Cuban cigars, and salsa lessons that a majority of U.S visitors seem to enjoy when visiting this island; the vast history that encompasses this country makes Cuba one of the top countries I want to return to. It was such an eye opener to see the conditions that the Cubans have lived in for so many years, yet they still show pride in their country. Cuba is definitely worth multiple visits, I’m working on making that happen!

** So many islands, so little time! What is your Favorite island and why? Share it with us!

  • Patricia G May 16, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    Wow! Those places are SO beautiful and rich in culture. I might want to go to some of those places sometime.

    • Curlywanders May 31, 2017 at 3:55 pm

      Thank you! You should if you get the chance!

  • Hey Sharonoox May 17, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Amazing photo shots! Love the scenery of the island. My favorite has to be Barbados an and Trinidad. I hope to visit one of the beautiful island someday.

    • Curlywanders May 31, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you!

  • Prerna Garg May 17, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Which such pretty landscape (sun, sand, and ocean) these islands can steal anyone’s heart!

    • Curlywanders May 31, 2017 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much!

      • Cheyanne June 11, 2017 at 8:04 pm

        Tallerkenhylla ble delikat og pen. Nydelig farge! Jeg er veldig sjarmert av at den er en bruksgjenstand. Her har nok ikke serviset bare stÃ¥tt til pynt – hylla har sikkert vært en mye brukt oprnavapibgspless for servise som var i bruk. Skikkelig stor, og nok plassert i et kjøkken som ikke hadde pÃ¥fallende mange overskap. Fint du tar vare pÃ¥ den *S* – Liv

  • Pamela M. June 1, 2017 at 8:39 pm

    I loved to read this!!! I also loved the pictures!! Thanks for sharing!

    • Curlywanders June 3, 2017 at 10:41 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, thank you for reading!