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Caribbean Holiday Destinations

The Caribbean is a vast geographical region surrounding the Caribbean Sea located in North America. Due to tropical climate and serene beaches, this region appears to be a paradise in the eyes of visitors. The holiday destinations that could fit the itinerary of a visitor are in plenty. Below listed are some of the best of the lot:

Saint Lucia – Mountains, volcanic beaches, snorkeling through coral reefs, rainforest trails, waterfalls, and horseback riding are the main attractions. Here are some excellent blog articles on St Lucia written by a resident.

A Luxury Resort Soufriere St Lucia

Saint Martin – It is comprised of French-speaking Saint Martin and Dutch-speaking Sint Maarten, and famous for beaches for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling.

Saint Thomas Island – It offers zip line tours, hiking trails, snorkeling, scuba diving, submerged scooter tours as well as Skyride 700 and 99 Steps above its capital Charlotte Amalie for a view of the island and the Caribbean Sea.

Puerto Rico – Capital San Juan presents the colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, old fort (El Morro), museums, and galleries. Peurto Rico is famous for producing contemporary music with artists such as Ricky Martin and Luis Fonsi- the list goes on in of course the genre.

Martinique – This French-speaking volcanic island contains palm trees, white sandy beaches and a good view of the sunset. Snorkeling, diving, kite surfing, jet skiing, kayaking, fusion cuisine, and music festivals are the other attractions.

Antigua & Barbuda – Sandy beaches, and sunny weather are common besides existing coral reefs and rainforests. Capital St. John’s possesses museums, craft markets, and a rich nightlife. If you want to have the ultimate Caribbean Beach Holiday then Antigua is a great place to look.

Aruba – Located close to the northern coast of Venezuela, Aruba is famous for white sandy beaches. It provides Jeep tours, Submarine tours, Scuba Diving lessons and beautiful sunset views below the horizon.

Barbados – Located on the eastern side of the Caribbean Sea, Barbados provides Land-rover tours to see its gorgeous colonial architecture, Harrison’s Caves and Garrison Tunnels, museums to know about its past.

Cayman Islands – These islands provide snorkeling, sunbathing and deep sea fishing facilities. Here, iguanas exist in huge numbers.

Dominica – This country is a paradise for nature lovers. It provides rainforest, natural hot springs, streams, waterfalls, gorges, and volcanoes.

Grenada – Known for its nutmeg plantations, Grenada offers white sandy beaches, coral reefs, snorkeling, and scuba diving facilities.

Cuba – Capital Havana is famous for old colonial architecture, hiking, diving, boating, seasonal markets, museums, and cultural centers. Varadero, located on the Hicacos Peninsula, is famous for its long coastline and a natural reserve containing burial caves, Hotels, spas and golf courses galore here. It’s the largest country in the Caribbean and there are many areas to holiday in. Take for example the northern cays of Cayo Cocos that are normally uninhabited if it were not for holidaymakers. An example is the resort of the Iberostar daiquiri and the melia in Cayo Guillermo.

A typical Cayo Resort Scene in Cuba

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Jamaica – Swimming, diving, snorkeling, horseback riding along the shores, and visiting plantation houses are common in Montego Bay. Negril is suited for sunbathing at the beaches and visiting waterfalls and lagoons. At Ocho Rios, visitors find out where Christopher Columbus first set his feet, and swim with Dolphins at Dolphin Cove.

The Bahamas – Capital Nassau is famous for its hills, beaches and coral reefs. Travelers visit the colonial architectural buildings e.g., Government House and Fort Fincastle, and the galleries and museums.

Dominican Republic – Visitors to Puerto Plata can swim with Dolphins and enjoy a Cable Car ride to see the entire city and nature around, beautiful beaches, old fort, and museums. Visitors to Punta Cana can enjoy white sandy beaches, zip lining, sailing or windsurfing. Capital Santo Domingo is famous for its colonial architectural buildings, and cobblestone streets.

Tortola – It is the largest British Virgin Island famous for white sandy beaches, hidden coves, and lush green forests. Visitors can enjoy a whole day here on the fishing boats, kayaks, and water skis.

Saint Kitts & Nevis – Here, visitors can find crater lakes and remnants of sugar plantations and shipwrecks besides passing through the rainforests.

Trinidad & Tobago – Trinidad is famous for carnival, beautiful architecture, plantation history, wildlife, waterfalls, beaches, and caves. Tobago is famous for stunning beaches.