With Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales set to release in a few weeks, all I can think about is beautiful locations, men with beards, and rum. Although the island names are fictional in the films and give us the impression of all being part of the Caribbean, many of the Pirates of the Caribbean filming locations are in places all around the world. One amazing spot wasn’t even near the ocean. Grab some rum, get comfortable, and check out my favorite filming locations from each film.
Pirates of the Caribbean Filming Locations Around the World
St. Vincent – Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The beautiful volcanic island of St. Vincent is in the Caribbean Sea between St. Lucia and Grenada. St. Vincent is only 18 miles long and 11 miles wide and is home to La Soufriere, and active volcano that last erupted in 1979. More than 95% of the beaches have black sand, making this one of the more unique Pirates of the Caribbean filming locations. St. Vincent was a popular spots for filming and was used in more than one of the films as the location of Port Royal and Tortuga.
Dominica – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
Not to be confused with the Dominican Republic, the island of Dominica is part of the Windward islands in the Caribbean Sea. This island actually has very few beaches and is mostly volcanic. However, it’s filled with beautiful rainforests, hot springs, waterfalls and diving spots. This is where they shot the Pelegosto, aka Cannibal Island, scenes. It is also the location of Isla Cruces, where Davy Jones buried Dead Man’s Chest.
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah – Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
I clearly need to explore my own country more as I had no idea such a breathtakingly cool place existed. The Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah is a remnant of one of the great salt lakes and is home to many racing events. Although this is the opposite of cool, teal waters, this place channels its own beauty in its stark simplicity. Known in the Pirates franchise as Davy Jones’s Locker, this may be my favorite of all of the Pirates of the Caribbean filming locations.
Palomino Island, Puerto Rico – Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
This small island just to the east of Puerto Rico is a private, uninhabited island that requires a ferry to get to. Palomino Island is where Captain Jack strands Angelica. They also did some filming in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the Fort of San Cristóbal. Puerto Rico was the only spot in the Caribbean used for filming in this movie.
Port Douglas, Queensland Australia – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales releases in theaters on May 26 and was shot exclusively in Queensland, Australia. Although we don’t yet know what we’re going to see from this filming location, it is consistently voted as one of the best towns in Australia to visit. I’m excited to see the beauty of Australia come to life in the latest film.
Which of these Pirates of the Caribbean filming locations would you most like to visit?