The Caribbean is a collection of island nations, each with something unique to offer. The region is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world, welcoming millions of people every year.
Here, the TrekkSoft team highlights for you ten of the most popular activities in the Caribbean, and suggests which of the twenty-eight island nations might be the best for each. Enjoy!!!
Zip-lining, through the rainforests of the Caribbean is a thrilling way to explore the Caribbean rainforest canopy. You have a bird’s eye view of the world, swinging from treetop to treetop in lush forests. Many Caribbean islands have ziplining parks, with an obstacle course to make it fun. Your adrenaline will be pumping as you are placed in a safety harness and raised high atop the forest canopy. It is a fun filled adventure that can be enjoyed the whole day, and its good for the whole family, just keep in mind height and weight.
Best countries for ziplining: Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Jamaica
2. Nature Experiences/ Eco Tours
The Caribbean is overflowing with opportunities to get up close and personal with its wildlife. Travel off-road through parts of the islands that most tourists don't get a chance to see. Find yourself playing with monkeys and lizards, or riding horses along the beach on an eco-tour. You can go bird watching in Trinidad, and see the Scarlet Ibis its national bird, and swim with dolphins in Ocho Rios, At Stingray City on Grand Cayman, you can swim and play around with stingrays. Bay of Samana is the perfect setting for humpback whale watching. If its marine life, birds or wildlife you love, you can see them and interact with them in the Caribbean islands.
Best countries for eco tours: Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Jamaica
Most Caribbean islands are littered with waterfalls, so the sea is not the only place you can do your swimming. Some are calm while others are a little rougher, others are secluded like Belaine Waterfalls in St. Vincent and others are big tourists destinations like Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica. In Grenada guests can take a cold dip in the Seven Sisters Falls. The waterfalls provide breathtaking views and tranquility that you can't find anywhere else in the world.
Best Countries for Waterfalls:St. Vincent, Grenada, Dominica
4. Snorkeling and Diving
Since much of the beauty of the Caribbean islands lies below the surface, a snorkeling or diving trip will ensure that you see all the wonders and nearly all the Caribbean ports offer snorkeling and diving. The Bahamas offers wonderful snorkeling trips in the Tobago Cays, the Antilla Shipwreck in Aruba is favorite spot for diving enthusiasts. And the Grenadines have earned a reputation of being one of the world's best snorkeling destinations with amazing coral reefs and marine life.
Best countries for snorkeling: Grenadines, Aruba, Anguilla
Get up close and personal with marine life by kayaking in the Caribbean. A kayaking tour will allow you to work out your arms while taking in the gorgeous views. A lot of places have see through kayaks, so you can get a view like no other.
Best Countries for Kayaking: St. Thomas, Bahamas, Bonaire
6. ATV Rides
ATV's are a unique way to view the country that you are visiting. The vehicles are fun, safe to drive, and are amazingly comfortable as well. What makes these tours so popular is the ability of the vehicles to tackle almost any terrain. Start your tour in the countryside, getting tremendous views of the city and later end up cruising along the beach.
Best Countries for ATV Rides: Aruba, Curacao, Dominican Republic
Best Countries for a cruise: All
8. Rainforest Visit
If you are fortunate enough to have a rainforest on your island or preserved land, it is in your best interest to go visit it and go for a hike. St. Lucia is plentiful with green and its a wonderful location for a hike. Puerto Rico’s El Yunque Forest is home to some indigenous plants and animals.
Best Countries for Rainforest: St. Lucia, Dominca, Puerto Rico
The picture says it all! OK, you might not hook into a 300-pound billfish, but we bet you’ll have a heck of a lot of fun trying! The fishes of the Caribbean do come in all sizes, so why not take your whole family out to give it a try?
Best Countries for fishing: Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, St. Lucia
10. City Tours
When in a new destination you want to have fun, but you also want to learn about the destination. You want to know where you are and learn all about that country’s history, cultures and customs. There is no better way to learn than taking a guided tour from a local expert who will take you to all the landmarks and tell you how they came to be.
Best Countries for City Tours: All
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Published by Nelson Oduro
Nelson was part of TrekkSoft's marketing team in our New York Office for three years, paying particular attention to the growth of our digital marketing strategy.