The Caribbean has more than 20 countries, with some of them having gained independence from the European and American ruling powers while some have not. Travelers who opt to visit the region and apply for visas should know this information.
Regardless of their history, the islands have numerous adventures which make it appealing to visitors worldwide. Be it at their best beaches or in the lush green excursions, the Caribbean countries never lack for both! Scroll down as you discover the best to-dos when you visit the region!
Horseback riding and snorkeling in Jamaica
Jamaica is located in the north-central part of the Caribbean Sea. The country is famous for snorkeling in Negril – Booby Cay and Montego Bay. As for horseback riding, Ocho Rios and the South Coast areas are perfect. The country is also known as the birthplace of reggae, a music genre and home of the famous late musician Bob Marley. If you are a music enthusiast of the genre and a fan of Bob Marley, you might want to explore Reggae Sumfest (on the right date!) and Bob Marley’s museum!
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Swim with pigs in the Bahamas
Usually, sea creatures are your companions when you take a dip in the sea but in the Bahamas, pigs swim along with you! Locals do not know why exactly the pigs are in the island but some say they were left by sailors who planned to cook them after they come back and the other one was that they swam from a nearby shipwreck. Nonetheless, the pigs add more charm to the island.
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Tread and swim on the pink beach of Bahamas
The Pink Sands Beach of Harbour Island in the Bahamas is one of the top pink beaches in the world. The pink hues of the sand came from the microscopic red shells named foraminifera. It stretches for 3-miles in length.
Swim with Stingrays in the Cayman Islands
Stingray City in the Grand Cayman of Cayman Islands lets you swim the beach with an unusual creature, the stingray. Like the Bahamas, where you swim with pigs, this island allows you to enjoy the beach with the stingray’s company. Stingrays in the area are accustomed to humans for decades. It actually started several years ago where fishermen would dump remains of their catch in the shallow waters, attracting the stingrays for the feast.
Hike the Pitons, St. Lucia
St. Lucia’s two infamous volcanic mounts are open for hiking adventures and rewarding panoramic views. Gros Piton, the bigger one stands at the height of 798.25 meters high while Petit Piton the smaller one is at 743 meters high, It is hailed as a World Heritage Site since 2004.
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Do Scuba Diving in St. Croix, USVI
Individuals who love to see more of the deeper sea creatures and communities should try and do scuba diving in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. The diving experience caters to both the first timers and the professional ones. With the island’s ideal location, divers get to explore the reefs, pier, and wreck all at the same day.
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Do whale-watching in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic
Samana town Bay is a host for thousands of humpback whales. It is one of the best whale-watching sites in the Caribbean and the town also has its Whale Museum with a huge whale skeleton. Whales in the bay often comes around the winter mating season from mid-December to late March.
Visit the baths of Virgin Gorda
Virign Gorda is one the British Virgin Islands. Its beaches are known as the baths, which is famous for its granite rock formations, turquoise water pools and caves, which make it special. Unlike the beaches with rough rock formations, the baths, are human contact friendly and explorative in nature with its small caves.
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Land in the most terrifying airplane runway of the world
Did You Know? The Runway of Juancho E Yrausquin Airport located in the island of Saba, claims the title of the shortest runway of the world with only 400 meters in length. Where the average commercial runways stretch from 1 & ½ miles to 2 & ½, this airport’s runway, is even barely a fourth of a mile! The skilled pilots make it so that the rides arrive and depart safely. Still, they are extremely hair-raising experiences!
Surf in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is one of the ideal surfing destinations in the Caribbean. Beginners and pro alike come to the country’s beaches during the late fall, winter and early spring to experience the fun-size wave surfs on the shorelines. All year round, warm-waters, fun-local surfing conditions and culture welcome surfing enthusiasts.
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Witness Maho Beach’s extremely low airplane landing
You’ve probably seen a video of an extremely near airplane landing at least once in your life. What makes St Maarten’s famous is that, aside from its beach and local attractions. The Princess Juliana’s Airport’s end of the runway, is near Maho beach, giving beach-goers the opportunity of a plane’s landing just several feet above their heads. Safety precautions are to be exercised however for both visitors who are new or frequent in the area.
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Surely all these to-dos in the Caribbean pumps excitement in you to visit the region! What other hidden adventures can you recommend we put in this list? Share it in the comments below!
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