Island Hopper offers a low-cost eSIM that works in 24 countries across the Caribbean Islands. Island Hopper plans start from US$15 and are available from Airalo.

If you're planning a trip to the Caribbean Islands, one of the easiest ways to use your cellphone whilst you're there is with a Island Hopper eSIM.

You can get a Island Hopper eSIM from US$15 at Airalo. This will allow you to use your cellphone in the Caribbean Islands for up to 7 days. The Island Hopper eSIM is available on a pre-paid basis for visitors to the Caribbean Islands and can be used in a total of 24 countries.

In this article, we'll look at the Island Hopper service in the Caribbean Islands, including how you're able to get it and the best Island Hopper eSIM deals. We'll also look at the coverage available on a Island Hopper eSIM, and the other ways of using your mobile phone in the Caribbean Islands (e.g. through international roaming).

Plans From: US$15 for 7 days
Best Deals:
Compatible Devices:
  • Apple iPhone 11 and newer
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 and newer
  • Google Pixel 3 and newer
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Coverage: 24 countries across the Caribbean Islands
Voucher Code:
  • Save 10% on all Island Hopper eSIMs using KEN10 (new customers only)
  • Save 5% using the KEN5 voucher code (existing Airalo customers)

Island Hopper Plans

If you're looking for an affordable way to use your cellphone when travelling in the Caribbean Islands, you can get a Island Hopper eSIM from only US$15 for 7 days usage.

To get a Island Hopper eSIM, you'll need to have an eSIM-compatible device such as the iPhone 11, Galaxy S20, Pixel 3 or later devices. You can then order your Island Hopper eSIM through the Airalo app with instant delivery direct to your phone. There's no need to queue at the airport or to register the Island Hopper eSIM with your ID, saving you lots of time.

The following table shows the eSIM plans that are currently available from Island Hopper in the Caribbean Islands:

NetworkMinutesTextsDataPlan
Cost
Island HopperNoneNone1GBUS$15.00
valid for 7 days

As a special offer for May 2024, you can get a 10% discount on all Island Hopper eSIMs. Simply enter the KEN10 voucher code at checkout. This offer is only available if you're new to Airalo.

If you've already used an Airalo eSIM in the past, you can use the KEN5 voucher code to get a 5% discount on your plan.

See all Island Hopper eSIM deals →

Once you've ordered your Island Hopper eSIM, it will only activate when your cellphone actually connects to a supported network in the Caribbean Islands. This means the validity period will only begin when you actually land in the Caribbean Islands and turn your cellphone on.

Your Island Hopper eSIM works with the dual-SIM function on most modern smartphones. This means you can use your regular SIM card alongside the Island Hopper eSIM (e.g. to receive incoming phone calls and text messages on your normal phone number).

Island Hopper eSIM Destinations

Your Island Hopper eSIM from Airalo can be used in the following 24 countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bonaire
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • French Guiana
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands

Alternatives to Island Hopper

The main disadvantage of Island Hopper is the fact you're getting a data-only service on the eSIM. You will not get a local phone number in the Caribbean Islands when you're using the Island Hopper eSIM in your phone.

If you'd like to call or text whilst you're travelling in the Caribbean Islands, you'll need to use your normal SIM card instead (on which international roaming fees may apply). Alternatively, you can side-step these charges by making your calls through WhatsApp or other similar apps.

If you're looking for a more fully featured SIM card with a local phone number in the Caribbean Islands, you could consider getting a regular prepaid SIM card upon arrival instead. This will involve some additional hassle (e.g. queuing up at the airport to get your SIM card, a registration process for the SIM card, etc) but it can be preferable and better suited for longer-term use in the Caribbean Islands.

Island Hopper Coverage

If you're using a Island Hopper eSIM, you'll have access to coverage from the partner mobile networks from across the Caribbean Islands:

CountryCoverage ProviderNetwork Type
AnguillaFlow4G
Antigua And BarbudaFlow4G
ArubaDigicel4G
BahamasBTC4G
BarbadosFlow4G
BonaireDigicel4G
British Virgin IslandsFlow4G
Cayman IslandsFlow4G
CuraçaoDigicel4G
DominicaFlow4G
French GuianaDigicel4G
GrenadaFlow3G
GuadeloupeDigicel4G
HaitiDigicel4G
JamaicaFlow4G
MartiniqueDigicel4G
MontserratFlow3G
PanamaFlow4G
Puerto RicoClaro4G
Saint Kitts and NevisFlow4G
Saint LuciaFlow4G
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesFlow4G
Trinidad and TobagoDigicel4G
Turks and Caicos IslandsFlow4G

If you're only planning to visit one country on your trip, it may be cheaper to get a country-specific eSIM instead. This will normally be available at a slightly lower price than the Island Hopper eSIM.

Other Airalo eSIMs

Airalo's Island Hopper eSIM can only be used in the Caribbean Islands.

Regional eSIMs

The following regional eSIMs are also available from Airalo, covering other parts of the world:

Country Specific eSIMs

You can also buy country-specific eSIMs from Airalo, including the following:

For more information, read our Airalo review.

More Information

For more information about Island Hopper, please see the Airalo website. If you're based inside the UK, you can also read our guide on the best SIM cards for roaming in the Caribbean Islands.

Your Comments 4 so far

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  • Hi Ken
    Love this site!
    I’m off to South Africa in Feb 24 and I have a EE contract, they however do not cover that Country in their Data Roaming, what is the best way I can use my phone over there please?
    Get a sim when I land or do you know any other deals
    Thanks
    Richard

  • I just arrived in the USA and Airalo is amazing – I bought the the sim on the airport wifi, and had it fully set up and on the network before I got to LAX baggage claim! So easy, no paperwork, didn’t need to find a shop/kiosk, queue, open up the phone or any of that nonsense. Also with dual sim capability I’m still able to use my British number for receiving sms/iMessage.

    It’s good coverage too, and it automatically swaps between AT&T or T-Mobile depending on the area. I’d highly recommend it and look forward to using it in other places in the future.

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