Trinidad and Tobago
Concierge.com's insider take:
A mere half hour northwest from Port of Spain's bustling business center is the peninsula of Chaguaramas, a yacht and recreation haven in the cadre of a national park and quiet village. Watersports enthusiasts are well catered for with plenty of parasailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, and Chinese dragon boating. There's a nine-hole golf course cradled between mountains, hiking trails, mountain biking, plus a couple of beaches. Escape further by catching a boat to offshore islands where you can descend into the depths of a limestone cave, have a beach picnic, visit a lighthouse, and bird watch.