Caribbean & Atlantic

Caribbean Vacation Activities

Caribbean Vacation Activities

When taking a vacation in the Caribbean, naturally, you want to experience the best of what the Caribbean has to offer.  However, it can be somewhat of a challenge to find everything that you are looking for on just one island especially when you know that there are so many options out there.  So, before you decide on which island or islands you would like to visit, you should probably decide what exactly you are trying to get out of your Caribbean vacation.  To give you an idea of all that the Caribbean has to offer, here are some of the Caribbean’s best vacation activities, and where to find them:

Beaches

The things that make a person love the beach varies from person to person.  Some people go to take a swim, while others just want to lounge around and sunbathe, there are even people who just want to feel the sand in between their toes.  No matter what your reasons for going are, remember, just because a beach isn’t famous doesn’t mean that there isn’t a beach that will give you exactly what you are looking for.  Nevertheless, here are a few beaches worth a visit: 

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Baie Orientale, St. Maarten

Macaroni Beach, Mustique, St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Negril Beach, Jamaica

Half Moon Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Diving and Snorkeling

There are thousands upon thousands of people who have visited the Caribbean just to go diving and snorkeling at several spots throughout the Caribbean because not only are the conditions in a lot of places more than optimal (clear water and a plethora of marine life), the reefs in the area are widely considered to be the best in the world.  Here are some of the Caribbean’s best dive destinations:

Turks and Caicos Islands

Saba

St. Eustatius

Bonaire

Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

Dominica

Golf

If you are not an avid golf fan, travelling to the Caribbean to play golf may not be on your list of priorities, but, if you consider the amazing views, the fact that many of the golf courses are connected to some of the Caribbeans best resorts, and coupled with the fact that you are indeed golfing in paradise, convincing your family and friends to take a Caribbean vacation with the sole purpose of hitting the green, may not be such a difficult task.  Here are some of the Caribbeans best golf courses:

Four Seasons Golf Course, Nevis

Hyatt Dorado Courses, Puerto Rico

Tobago Plantations Golf & Country Club, Trinidad and Tobago

The Teeth of the Dog, Dominican Republic

Trump International Golf Club, Canouan

Nightlife

Nightlife in the Caribbean can take on many different meanings to many different people.  Some people prefer to hang out and party the night away drinking and dancing in the club, while others are perfectly content playing a little pool or gambling in the Casinos.  Here are the most popular nightlife locations in the Caribbean:

Aruba

Jamaica

Puerto Rico

Trinidad

History

It may or may not come as a surprise to you, but, some people visit the Caribbean for the historical aspect, and rich history is something that the Caribbean is not lacking.  From about the 16th to the 19th century, invaders from all across Europe fought for control over the islands of the Caribbean.  In that time, and up into the present, the different European regions have not only left their mark, but also their influence throughout the Caribbean, and is still seen today.  Here are some of the more interesting if the historical sites in the Caribbean:

Christiansted, United Stated Virgin Islands

Kura Hukanda Museum, Curacao

Nelson’s Dockyard, Antigua

Rose Hall & the Appleton Estate, Jamaica

Santo Dominigo’s Zona Colonial, Dominican Republic

This is just a sampling of the vacation activities that the Caribbean has to offer because in fact, the possibilities are endless.  But, no matter where and when you visit the Caribbean, there are many, many activities, sights and sounds to experience and your Caribbean vacation will indeed leave lasting memories unlike any you have ever experienced.

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