While the Caribbean has long been known as a resort vacation destination for honeymooners and retirees,
a small movement toward eco-tourism and backpacking has started to open up the Caribbean to more independent travel.
With year-round goodweather (with the occasional but sometimes serious exception of hurricane season in the late
summer and early fall), promotional air fares from Europe and North America, and hundreds of islands to explore,
the Caribbean offers something for almost everyone.