Take me away. This week’s Caribbean Wrap Up takes you to some amazing places. Aruba, the BVI, Punta Cana and Puerto Rico are all waiting for you. But it’s the story about the smallest island of the bunch that captures me the most. Saba, you’re on my mind.

I hear people rave about its raw natural beauty and towing cliffs. I hear people speak about how nice the people are. I hear people say…just go. I need to take that advice. Saba, you’re on my mind.

Caribbean Wrap Up

The World’s Happiest Island: While the 2016 report covered a number of countries in the Caribbean, this marked the first time a Caribbean island had truly measured its own happiness index. –Story by Caribbean Journal

Caribbean Face-off – Puerto Rico or Punta Cana: The Dominican Republic is the Caribbean’s most popular vacation destination, with more than two million North Americans touching down on the sugary sands of Punta Cana every year. But you don’t even need a passport for a trip to Puerto Rico, where San Juan gets raves for its plush resorts and superb restaurant scene. So which of these tropical towns, separated by just 150 miles, is right for you? Check out this infographic and find your perfect match. -Story by Orbitz.com

BVIs Changes Customs Rules: The British Virgin Islands announced a pretty significant change with regard to Customs procedures this week. According to the Virgin Islands News Online, visitors entering the British Virgin Islands will have to present themselves and their belongings to immigration authorities much like how it occurs here in Cruz Bay. –Story by News of St. John

Caribbean Soul Trekkers Discuss Caribbean Vacations and Recharging From Work: BE Modern Man had the opportunity to catch up with Caribbean Soul Trekkers, a platform that shares the experiences of Caribbean travel, while embracing the local customs, community, and similarities of culture and heritage. –Story by BE Modern Man

Saba – A Caribbean island fit for a king: We came a long way to conquer Skull Island. All the way to the Netherlands, in fact — but only sort of, to the Dutch Caribbean. Tiny Saba, only 5 square miles in size, is a vision of the sea idyll: a mountainous, rugged, windswept volcanic rock whose indomitable silhouette was the inspiration for the original movie depicting King Kong’s kingdom in 1933. –Story by USA Today

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