10. St. Lucia
St. Lucia is widely becoming the jewel of the Caribbean Islands. It was the fastest growing tourist’s destination in the Caribbean and a lot is expected this year as well. Of course, perfect weather and idyllic soft-sand beaches are a given, but there’s plenty more to explore. Make sure you have enough time to go hiking for Piton Mountains, mud bathing in Sulphur springs and snorkeling Pigeon Island. Next year, visitors can look forward to easier arrivals and departures, too: St. Lucia’s airport is undergoing a massive overhaul that will increase capacity to more than 1 million passengers. Notable new hotels are slated to open in 2019, too, including the Fairmont St. Lucia at Sunset Bay and a new Sandals resort at Gros Islet.