1. --St. Thomas vs. St. Maarten --Not all Caribbean Isles Are Alike

Charlotte Amalie is more American, while Philipsburg has a cosmopolitan flair. Currency is not the only big difference.

          2. --Barbados: More British than any Other Caribbean Island

Capital and deep-water port, Bridgetown is home to notable sites and a skyline.

          3. --St. Lucia: A French and British Possession Several Times Over

A UNESCO World Heritage site with a deep-water harbor. Home to their own 2 Nobel Laureates.

          4. --Guadeloupe: The Butterfly Island, from 1493 through the ages

Terre-de-Haut, the Jewel of Iles de Saintes -A Miniature Rio de Janeiro. "A joie de vivre."

          5. --Tortola: The Largest of the British Virgin Islands

The peak of a submerged mountain rising from a submarine plateau. Its beaches and harbor attract vacationers the world over.