8 Amazing Places to Go in the Caribbean - United Hub

8 amazing places to go in the Caribbean

By The Hub team

Sure, everyone goes to Jamaica and Puerto Rico when they hit up the Caribbean. Not you. You're all about the fabulous under-the-radar destinations, where the water is blue and the tourists are nowhere to be found. Here, eight places to put on your can't-miss list.

Secret Bay (Dominica)

Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, Dominica is a jungle-rich destination--about 600 miles east of the DR--that's home to 365 rivers, expansive nature preserves and cloud-skimming volcanoes. For a secluded spot (but also, Wi-Fi), stay at Secret Bay, where you can book your own cliff-top bungalow.

Andros (Bahamas)

Andros (Bahamas)

It's one of the least developed islands in the Bahamas (read: no tourists). It's also home to the third largest barrier reef in the world--142 miles in length. For easy access to all that blue water, stay at the Tiamo Resort, where a guided look at the angelfish, barracuda and parrot fish is available free of charge.

Mount Scenery (Saba)

Mount Scenery (Saba)

It's the island's tallest point and also the most Instagram-worthy. And if you need a place to rest your legs after the hike, don't worry: Private villas abound (like this one, which rents for a cool $4,250 a week).

Harbour Island (Bahamas)

Harbour Island (Bahamas)

This teeny-tiny island is just three miles long and one mile wide--but the sand on the beaches is pink, which basically makes it the best island ever. From Nassau, it's a short ferry ride away, and once you're on island, all you need is a golf cart for getting around.

Mill Privee (Nevis)

Mill Privee (Nevis)

Possibly the most romantic restaurant in the entire Caribbean, Mill Privée at the Montpelier Plantation and Beach serves up five-course meals inside a 300-year-old sugar mill. Come for the stone walls and authentic candlelit ambience. Stay for the plantain mahimahi and signature rum punch.

The St. Kitt's Scenic Railway (St. Kitt's)

The St. Kitt's Scenic Railway (St. Kitt's)

It's a three-hour tour we'd actually consider: The St. Kitts Scenic Railway--used to carry sugar cane from the plantations back to the island's capital city in the 1920s--is fully operational, and the best way to take in breathtaking sites like the volcanic cone of Mt. Liamuiga and plenty of rainforest views.

Little Bay (Anguilla)

Little Bay (Anguilla)

To get to this beach, you'll have to arrive by boat (or scale the cliffs with a rope), but it's worth it. Once you're there, you can swim and snorkel and float to your heart's content. Plus, it's known for having some of the best sunset views on the island.

Hotel Chocolat (St. Lucia)

Hotel Chocolat (St. Lucia)

Calling all chocoholics: At the Boucan by Hotel Chocolat you can pluck cocoa pods straight from the vine and make them into candy bars. (Then eat them at the infinity pool overlooking the Petit Piton volcano.)

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United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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