Cuba Timeworn but magnificent, dilapidated but dignified, fun yet maddeningly frustrating; Cuba is a country of indefinable magic. Barbados Barbados has it all: beach resorts from humble to grand, smashing nightlife, a Unesco World Heritage capitol, Bridgetown, a beautiful interior dotted with gardens, wild surf on the lonely east coast and a proud and welcoming populace. Grenada It's not called the Spice Island for nothing, you really can smell the nutmeg in the air on Grenada. And it could be called the Fruit Island for the luscious bounty growing profusely in the green hills. St Lucia Noted for its oodles of small and luxurious resorts that drip color and flair, St Lucia is really two islands in one. Rodney Bay in the north offers modern comforts amid a beautiful bay. Antigua On Antigua, life is a beach. Its corrugated coasts cradle scores of perfect little strands lapped by beguiling blue water, while the sheltered bays have provided refuge for everyone from Admiral Nelson to pirates and yachties. Mexico Jungles, deserts; teeming cities, one-street pueblos; fiesta fireworks, Frida’s angst: Mexico conjures up so many vivid images. And the reality lives up to the expectation.