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Why go Even with tourist crowds and big resorts, this laidback country’s colorful soul always shines through. The friendly locals, traditional street food, reggae music and abundance of natural assets keep Jamaica’s authentic rhythm on repeat. Where to Stay Built on Negril’s cliffs, the boho-chic, 34-room Rockhouse is both architecturally stunning and big on embracing local culture and the community (the property’s foundation supports area educational projects that guests can visit). Plus, it can brag that

Bob Marley was once a guest. Don’t leave without a couple’s aromatherapy soak in its Holistic Bath House (stand-alone villas from $195 per night, How to Spend Your Island Time You’ll do as Jamaicans do when you feast on amazing jerk chicken and jam to live reggae at the hotel’s seaside Pushcart Restaurant & Rum Bar. Climbing waterfalls is another island custom. Take a refreshing guided walk up Mayfield Falls, which tends to be less touristy than Jamaica’s other popular falls.

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Anguilla Why go The only thing better than hanging in an island setting is adding a killer meal to the scene. No problem for Anguilla. From fine restaurants to roadside barbecue stands, more than 100 eateries dot its 35 square miles, leaving gourmands seriously satisfied. Where to Stay A few decades back, cliffside resort Malliouhana put Anguilla on the culinary map by importing fine, French cuisine and a Michelin-starred chef to the island. Renovated and reborn as the chic, airy Malliouhana,

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an Auberge Resort, the icon is still spoiling guests with its epicurean magic (the main restaurant leans Mediterranean now) and in every other way possible (from $470, How to Spend Your Island Time Troll the food trucks in the island’s capital, The Valley (hunt for Hungry’s Good Food van and its exotic soups), or spend the afternoon dining on fresh seafood and drinking rum punch on one of the offshore cays, such as Scilly Cay ( >>

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