You might think there is no place on earth that has it all. But if there is one place that has most of what you could ever want in a holiday it has to be the Caribbean. The hundreds of islands that make up this paradise of earth are a magnet for visitors and holidaymakers for very good reasons. Taking a trip to the Caribbean is good for your soul.
Take a trip to the magical island of Puerto Rico. Explore the El Yunque rainforest where you can immerse yourself in the majesty of the natural world. You may be able to glimpse the Puerto Rican parrot or the coquis tree frog. You’ll find empty white beaches backed with swaying palm trees. The surfing at Rincon is world class.
The Caribbean is blessed with a dynamic, dramatic and beautiful landscape. Witness the dramatic Dunn’s River Falls In Jamaica, or cruise around the peak of ancient volcanoes. Cruising is synonymous with the Caribbean and is the premier way to get around the islands. It is out on the water that you’ll start to get a feel for the true beauty of the ocean. There is no sunset like that seen from the deck of a boat. The balmy night air will soothe and relax you. This will be the holiday of a lifetime.
Snorkeling and Diving
Whether you are a novice or an expert, you’ll find snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean to be the best in the world. It’s not just the variety of marine life; it’s the warm sea temperatures and the clarity of the water that makes the difference. There are hundreds of sites for you to explore from shallower reefs to jaw-dropping depths. You’ll be able to feed and play with stingrays or get close to some serious sharks! For a little more friendly relationship why not take the opportunity to swim and play with dolphins? These are marine encounters that you will never forget.
Cultural Melting Pot
Because of its fascinating history, the Caribbean is a melting pot of cultures. They have clashed and come together to forge some of the most diverse and unusual collections of islands and towns. British, Dutch, French and Spanish influences still mingle in historic old colonial towns. Old San Juan, for example, is an old Spanish gem, with its old colonial buildings and cobblestone streets. You’ll find this town beating Havana for street magic and a vibrant nightlife.
Another unforgettable place is St Maarten. This atmospheric island is French-speaking on one side and Spanish on the other. In the Caribbean, you can get up close and personal with your Pirate history. The reefs around the islands are dotted with stories of treasure and wrecks. Get away from it all on some of the more laidback and unspoiled islands such as St Lucia or Nevis. Nevis property offers some pristine and luxurious villas where you could make a base. Life here is relaxing, easy going and charming.
Each island has it’s own cultural traditions and even recipes. Make sure you grab yourself a taste of some genuine Jerk Chicken while you are here. And what visit would be complete without a taste of real Nassau rum? You could even have a tour of the distillery.
Don’t forget the rich musical heritage. What better place could there be to experience reggae or calypso? You’ll hear infectious music wherever you go. The sound of steel pan drums fills the night air and you will never want to leave. The Caribbean has everything you need to get the most from the holiday experience of a lifetime.