The Power of Paradise

Experience island vibes in the Caribbean

By Morgan Saltz

The possibilities for meeting professionals continue to blossom with the flora and fauna of the Caribbean islands. With modern meeting venues, luxurious all-inclusive resorts and memorable team building activities, all available in one of the most picturesque regions of the world, the industry has been paying more attention to the small but dynamic islands of the Caribbean for meetings, executive retreats and incentive travel.


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Natural Wonders

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Bob Marley Museum

The colorful ecology of the Caribbean has created many of the world’s breathtaking natural attractions. Explore island wonders like Boiling Lake, a flooded fumarole in Dominica engulfed by greyish-blue vapor, or hike the peaks of the Pitons in St. Lucia, two dormant but majestic volcanos.

Bob Marley Museum

Celebrate one of the biggest Caribbean Island icons at his former home in Kingston, Jamaica. Six years after Marley’s death, his wife Rita Marley converted the lot into a complex consisting of a museum in the original home, an 80-seat theater and One Love Café.

Diverse Fine Dining

Even small Caribbean islands that are relatively close together can vary greatly in their regional cuisines. Providenciales is the culinary center of Turks and Caicos, yet the expansion of remote luxury resorts has promoted fine dining among the smaller islands. Visitors can even catch their own yellowfin and mahi-mahi with deep-sea sport fishing!

Cultural Experiences

The Caribbean has been an integral port for many global trade routes for centuries, manifesting a unique and vibrant cultural background for each island. To celebrate their history independently and as a collection of islands, the Caribbean has foundations such as Dow’s Musical Foundation to support the steel drum genre in St. Maarten or the Flamboyan Arts Fund in Puerto Rico.

Snorkeling and Diving

For the more adventurous travelers, the Caribbean is home to some of the most interesting marine life and mysterious shipwrecks in the world—a dream for snorkelers and divers. With attractions such as the USS Kittiwake shipwreck and the Bloody Bay Wall, Grand Cayman has it all for the underwater explorers.


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This article appears in the January/February 2024 issue. You can subscribe to the magazine here.