When planning a vacation, we often anticipate the luxuries and treats that come along with it — like room service and swim-up bars. While these are great perks to have while away, they’re not at all necessary to enjoying your trip. There are plenty of other things you can do on your Caribbean vacation without having to worry about whether or not a hotel has room service or a pool bar; the adventure is in making sure you get out and experience everything The Caribbean has to offer!
The Caribbean is a dream destination for many people. It’s warm, it’s beautiful, and you can escape the realities of life in just one day. There are so many things to do, such as; diving, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming with dolphins and even swimming with sharks!
The Caribbean is also a great place to visit if you want to escape the winter season! The weather is warm all year round and the beaches are sandy.
It is a magical place that has captivated the imagination of travellers for centuries.
With so many different things to do in the Caribbean, it can be hard to know where to start. So, if you’re looking for some direction, here are 11 ideas:
1. Bahamas Nightlife: Bars & Clubs
From rustic beach huts playing local beats to city lights and non-stop activity, Bahamas nightlife brings you a world of contrasts.
2. Visit the Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica
If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean, make a stop at the world-renowned Dunn’s River Falls & Park. This incredible natural wonder can get very crowded as one of Jamaica’s top tourist attractions, but still it is worth a visit.
Climbing the 180-foot-high waterfall’s vast limestone tiers is an exhilarating experience. The Dunn’s River Falls should not be overlooked.
3. Hike the Waitukubuli National Trail in Dominica
Hiking the 115 miles of the Waitukubuli National Trail in Dominica is sure to be an unforgettable experience if you’re looking for a challenge during your Caribbean vacation. The trail is divided into 14 sections, so if you’re feeling less adventurous, you can tackle as much or as little as you want.
4. Swim with stingrays in the Cayman islands
Stingray City is a collection of shallow sandbars in Grand Cayman’s North Sound that allow visitors to swim with and feed stingrays in crystal clear waters. Because the stingrays are used to being fed by tourists, they are friendly.
5. Scuba diving & Snorkelling in Cayo Coco
Cayo Coco is home to one of the largest coral reefs in the world, so you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not taking the chance to explore it whilst on holiday there.
6. Hike Gros Piton
The Pitons in St. Lucia are one of the Caribbean’s most recognizable landmarks.
Gros Piton, at 786 meters, is St. Lucia’s second highest peak after Mount Ginie. It’s a much easier climb than Petit Piton and the only hike approved by the St. Lucian government.
7. Day trip from Guardalavaca to Holguin
The provincial capital city of Holguin is just 60 kilometers from Guardalavaca and it is the perfect place to head for a slice of the real Cuba.
8. Les Salines
Les Salines, located just south of Sainte-Anne, is one of Martinique’s best beaches. This one-kilometer stretch of coast at Martinique’s southern tip, named after a nearby salt pond, is a postcard picture of classic Caribbean scenery, with calm waters and soft, white sand.
9. Land in St Barts
Normally, flying into a destination is a necessary evil, but landing on St. Barts’ airstrip is an experience in and of itself. Gustaf III Airport, which has one of the most scenic runways in the world, also has one of the most extreme landings. Flying entails a steep descent over a mountain before touching down on a 650-meter-long runway. The landing is so complicated that pilots must undergo specialized training before landing at the airport.
10. Arikok National Park
The Arikok National Park is home to Aruban rattlesnakes, parakeets, whiptail lizards, as well as numerous iguanas, goats, donkeys and migratory birds. If you dislike animals, avoid Aruba’s southeastern quadrant, which is dominated by this ecological preserve and is a popular tourist destination.
Many visitors to Arikok spend the day observing the area’s wildlife, exploring the caves, sand dunes and limestone cliffs that populate the area, or cooling off in the park’s natural pool. Many visitors prefer to drive through the park in a four-wheel-drive vehicle (in fact, some attractions are only accessible by four-wheel drive vehicle), but you can also get out and hike in some areas.
11. Visit The Baths in Virgin Gorda
The Baths on Virgin Gorda are a spectacular geographical formation made up of a series of massive granite boulders that form sheltered sea pools and scenic grottos.
With an explosion of islands and beaches, the Caribbean is truly a wonderland for any traveler. Whether you’re wanting to explore the Caribbean or some of the islands in the region, there are many things unique to each island in the Caribbean that you can do.