Tiny strips of land floating like gold dust on limpid waters of the Caribbean Sea is a destination for perennial pleasure. Have a look at this list of top 10 things you could do at the Caribbean to have a great time:
Harness the power of the wind to ride the waves in the Caribbean with kitesurfing. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there are schools to teach you to catch that perfect wind. Cabarete in the Dominican Republic, and Turks and Caicos appear in every top kiteboarder’s recommendation list.
Climb the Pitons
The iconic twin volcanic spires of St Lucia are a beacon for hiking enthusiasts to conquer the peak. You will hike past quaint villages, walk on the edge of the hill, climb steep inclines, and break a sweat to feel victorious at the top of the peak. Once you reach the vantage point, you will be rewarded with a spectacular 360 view of the island and the sea.
Snorkelling at Turks And Caicos
Slip into your beach wear and peek through the crystal-clear water to witness one of the best shallow-water coral reefs in the Americas. Head to Coral Reef and Amazing Wall to spot green and hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, colourful schools of fish, and if you are lucky, a nurse shark too!
Hang out with the flamingos in Aruba
Dotting the coastline of Renaissance Beach are flamingos with pink plumage doing their own thing in glassy waters. Click pictures and boast of being up so close to these wonderful creatures. Relax on a sun lounger under the cool shade of palm trees and keep yourself hydrated as you see the flamingos going by their day without a care in the world.
The close proximity of islands to one another makes hopping through eight islands in a span of a week feel like cake walk. Sail past islands like St. Maarten, Barbuda, Dominica, St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, St. Kitts, and more. Visit popular landmarks, dine on local cuisine, snorkel, visit sanctuaries or collect conch shells on pink sand beaches and more.
Whale watching in Samaná Peninsula
Samaná in the Dominican Republic is synonymous with the gentle giants between mid-January to late March. These leviathans can be seen courting for a mate to breed in the warm summer months. It is a heart-warming experience to see these majestic creatures propel themselves in to the air and splash into the water. The spray of water when they spout rise at least 30 ft in the air and if you are close by, you will be lucky to feel the mist in your face.
Rainforest Adventure in St Lucia
This adventure will introduce you to the landscape of the north of St Lucia. In this full-day activity, glide like a bird as you pierce through the lush tropical forest on a zipline. Later, be prepared to be mesmerized by the flora and fauna in this jungle on an open train ride. You can spot Jacquot parrots hidden among the trees, thanks to their bright plumage. This is followed by a walking tour where you will learn about trees native to this region. This makes for a great family outdoor activity.
Gibbs Cay Stingray and Snorkel Adventure
Admiral Cockburn Land and Sea National Park in Turks and Caicos is your pitstop to explore the vibrant marine life. Your expert guide shall accompany you and may even catch some conch for tasting. Following this, your catamaran will whisk you away to Gibbs Cay. Here wade in waist-length pellucid water when you will be surrounded by friendly stingrays. Interact with these fascinating creatures, feed them and learn more about them from your guide. This is a truly heart touching experience to be in such close range to a species in their natural habitat.
Cayman Spirits Co. Distillery, Grand Cayman
After taking your body on a delightful tour across the Caribbean, it is time taste the Caribbean rum. Whether you are a rum connoisseur or not, go on this rum tasting tour to learn the craft of rum making. With many varieties of rum offered for tasting with great music in the background, your guide will walk you through the whole distillation process of this fine spirit.
Discover bioluminescence on a kayaking trip
Like a scene out of a fairy tale, sprinkle star dust as you row in the Bioluminescent Bay in Puerto Rico. As night falls, tiny underwater plankton create a sparkling effect when you row and disturb the water in which these tiny organisms are floating in. The shining effect lasts only for a fraction of a second but look like a glittering diamond.
Hope these experiences leave you with a deep desire to return to the Caribbean.