A first-rate guide to the city's many highlights with its finger firmly on the pulse. Maps are clear and well-annotated and colour photographs abound. Be warned that the 'Best of Cuba' element is mostly restricted to day-trips from the capital.
The American equivalent of a Rough Guide, Frommer's provide copious amounts of practical information presented in an outspoken, readable style with a steady level of context to keep you entertained and informed. Photographs are scarce, maps are serviceable.
Provides detailed dive information for 68 top sites, with enticing colour photographs throughout. A general guide to local marine life is also included, along with a cursory overview of travel practicalities and the foremost 'topside' attractions.
A colourful and readable pocket guide mostly comprising suggested itineraries for Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. Also includes some good introductory chapters and a small section devoted to practicalities, as well as a reasonable pull-out map.
An informed and enthusiastic all-round guide that covers the wide variety of diving and snorkelling opportunities along with full details on land-based sights and attractions, all relayed within the wider context of local history and daily life.
Frommer's pride themselves on being 'outspoken', telling you what to avoid as well as what not to miss. This pocket volume highlights the best beaches, dives, family activities and so on, and offers candid reviews of hotels and restaurants for all budgets.
Though this pocket guide is now a few years old the beaches, restaurants, walks, festivals and so on recommended here remain among the best you will find. The fold-out map of Santo Domingo is rudimentary but helpful enough.
Arranged thematically in colour-coded sections, this guide is packed with information but falls rather awkwardly between a comprehensive practical guide and a sightseeing companion for package holidaymakers.
Less comprehensive than the Rough Guide when it comes to the Dominican Republic, and thinner as regards context, this is nonetheless a thorough, reliable budget-oriented guide that should be first choice for anyone looking to explore both countries in one trip.
A decent pocket guide aimed at those looking to explore beyond their pre-booked accommodation, this slender volume offers a brief introduction to the country and breaks down its most popular sights and activities.