Things to do in the Caribbean
1. Catch and eat your own lobster in Nevis
The Four Seasons Resort in Nevis offers guests the opportunity to dive for the elusive Nevisian spiny lobster. Not only that, but they then can catch these exotic sea life, learn how to prepare and cook them and then come the evening dine on a delicious seafood extravaganza. www.fourseasons.com/nevis
2. Horse Riding in Bermuda
For a refreshing wake up alternative to Starbucks Coffee and a bagel, why not take in an early morning ride along the empty South Shore beaches? Gallop through the sand dunes on your faithful stead, either with a group of friends or in a pair. Cost is around £40 per person for a 1½-hour ride. www.spicelandriding.com
3. Kayaking in St Lucia
Take an exhilarating three-hour kayaking tour along the dramatic St Lucian coastline, beginning at Marigot Bay and going as far as Anse la Ray. With lots of pick-up points along the way at various resorts and hotel, the tour is operated by Dive Fair Helen. www.divefairhelen.com
4. Racing in Barbados
Admire or take part in a spot of racing at the Garrison Savannah race track in Barbados. Just outside of Bridgetown, the Garrision track has played host to racing for over a 100 years. Picnics can be held under the trees or you can pay to sit in the stands instead. www.barbadosturfclub.com
5. Spend the afternoon at Dunns River Falls
St Barth’s isn’t the only shopping capital in the Caribbean; Ocho Rios in Jamaica is quickly becoming the retail paradise of this area. The Dunns River Falls and Ocho Rios Shopping Tour, allows those seeking retail therapy the chance to shop to their heart’s content, before hitting the gorgeous Dunns River Falls, known for its 600 ft. plunge into the sea.
6. Swim with dolphins at Ocean World
Many people’s dream can become your reality at the Ocean World in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Swim with dolphins – a once in a experience event like no over! Dance and place with these fascinating creatures and enjoy and unbelievable ocean adventure.
7. Explore Puerto Rico’s El Yunque rainforest
Enjoy a life of leisure as you explore the nature trails and waterfalls of the EL Yunque Rainforest. This natural beauty can be yours to behold via the El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan. Passing through local towns and villages, you will get the chance to discover more than 240 species of plants and wildlife found within the rainforest.
8. Explore Aruba’s Arikok National Wildlife Par
The pride and joy of Aruba, the Arikok National Park encompasses over 20% of Aruba’s land and is home to a vast array of exotica species not to be encountered anywhere else in the world. Enjoy a scenic hike through this natural wonder.
9. Hop on a seaplane and explore the BVi’s from the air
An exhilarating way to see the BVi’s, a ride on a seaplane is terrific fun. The Seaborne Airlines operates between St Thomas and St Croix, and Tortola and Virgin Gorda, from around £60 per person for a round trip. www.seaborneairlines.com
10. Off-road it in the Dominican Republic
Leave the urban surrounds of Punta Cana behind and head out into the wilds with Dominican Republic Monster Truck Safari team. Traverse the roads of the back country and along the way sample the local culinary delicacies all the while atop an exciting 8X8 vehicle.
11. Cruise to a remote island from Nassau
If money is no object then a trip out to one of the remote islands off of Nassau is on the cards. A wonderful yet expensive time, high-powered boat cruises out towards a private island on the Exuma chain are frequently available. The Exuma Powerboat Adventure gets you an exhilarating and romantic ride out to the Allens Cay for a chance to see and even feed sharks, stingrays and iguanas.
12. Sip a martini in Jamaica
Be just like James Bond and experience the world of 007 and its creator, Ian Fleming as you indulge in a spot of martini drinking in Jamaica. At the Goldeneye resort in Orcabessa, soak up the sun and sample the multitude of flavours in the surroundings that inspired the Bond novels. www.goldeneyehotel.com
13. Inner tube along the Great River of Jamaica
For a change of pace and transport when it comes to river cruising, try an exciting tubing safari down the rushing rapids of the Great River of Jamaica. See the stunning natural flora and fauna along the way as you sip rum punch and let your guide explain the sights. Locate in Montego Bay, the Jungle River Tubing Safari allows you to do all this, and more.
About the Author
When not sampling the delights of the Caribbean, Naomi Cambridge enjoys marketing luxury resorts and working on worldwide projects such as Zemi Beach Luxury Caribbean Real Estate. For more information about Naomi and Cardea Consultants vist: http://www.cardeaconsultants.com/