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No. 19 Culebra, Puerto Rico

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Situated just 20 miles east of Puerto Rico, but sans high-rise hotels and flashy tourist spots, Culebra is beloved for its low-key Caribbean vibe. The island’s Playa Flamenco, cited as one of the world’s best white-sand beaches, is just the place to kick back and sip a rum punch cocktail.

Where to Stay: Tamarindo Estates, set on a private 60-acre estate where the cottages have roofed verandas with Culebra coastline views. tamarindoestates.com

World's Best Islands 2013

No. 19 Culebra, Puerto Rico

Situated just 20 miles east of Puerto Rico, but sans high-rise hotels and flashy tourist spots, Culebra is beloved for its low-key Caribbean vibe. The island’s Playa Flamenco, cited as one of the world’s best white-sand beaches, is just the place to kick back and sip a rum punch cocktail.

Where to Stay: Tamarindo Estates, set on a private 60-acre estate where the cottages have roofed verandas with Culebra coastline views. tamarindoestates.com

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