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TOP THE BEST GOLF COURSES IN THE CARIBBEAN (PART 2)

In this article, we continue to visit the beautiful island- Caribbean and discover top the best destinations to play golfs.

As far as we know, the Caribbean is famous for outdoor activities because the nature gives a wide range of eye-catching landscapes and views. So, it’s great to organize courses or sport events outside. One of the most famous activities in this island is playing golf with some locations as our following guides:

3, Royal Westmoreland

The golf course in Royal Westmoreland is highly appreciated as one of the most beautiful inland courses at there. It owns stunning views along the beach which brings natural location for players. 

Furthermore, changes in elevation brings dramatic challenge for players to arrange ball more accurately. Although they are in a little trouble about elevation changes, they feel more interesting to enjoy these new challenges.

Besides it, design of this golf course is a quite complicated and skillful when there are series of deep ravines around the greens. It brings new experiences for any golfer.

It’s great to join one golf course and go sightseeing the natural views around this area. Don’t forget to enjoy a cold beer to feel relaxing and comfort.

4, Moon Spa Golf Course

Moon Spa is invested and masterminded by Jack Nicklaus who is one of the top greatest tennis players, this golf course becomes one of the most attractive spots for any player. Even, it is usually chosen as a great destination for exhibition about golf.

It is built up 27 golf holes at other heights and elevations. Furthermore, there are many natural flora and fauna around this stunning golf course. 

At there, one full set of 18 holes test can be stretched up to 7165 yards. It is used popularity for any pro golfer. It has other options for lower levels. So, almost all ages can join the Moon spa golf course.

Top the best golf courses in the Caribbean

The beautiful Caribbean island is famous for outdoor sports like surfing, swimming or golf. Someone says that the Caribbean is good for luxurious sports.

If you want to get new experience for high class, you should try to play golf in the Caribbean. In this article, we share top the best golf courses in this island.

1/ Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo is located in La Romana, Dominican Republic which is a teeth of the dog course. This course is highly recommended and appreciated as the first top for golf course in the Caribbean.

It has area about 7,350 yards which is built up the large sheer cliff as the wall to create a beautiful coastal golf pitch. This view is romantic and comfortable to learn a new sport.

About the holes, they are created naturally from the rugged rock, so players feel more interesting to discover this game. The name of golf course is very special to attack more surprising for any new comer.

According to former players, this place is a good destination for anyone prefer to challenging to become the best golfer. If so, any new player needs to take consideration carefully before choosing it. This course should only spend for adventurous and professional golfers.

2/ Corales Golf Club

Corales Golf Club has been established since 2010, then it has a strong growth to become one of the greatest golf courses in the Caribbean.

For some reviews of experts, Corales golf club has designed professionally to make immaculate condition for this game. All golfers can feel profession as well high quality service from this course.

It is located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with stretching 7,600 yards. This area is enough large to organize big golf course like the PGA Tour in 2008.

It seems this pitch only is good for the brave golfers because the stunning coastline and strong wind can’t match for the faint hearted.

Top the kiteboarding beaches in Caribbean Island

In recent time, kiteboarding has become a niche water sports in the world. Many people choose kiteboarding when they have a trip to beach.

These innovations in equipment as well instructions allow more people to access this sport. When talking top the greatest beaches for kiteboarding, we can’t miss list in the Caribbean Island which are destinations around warm waters and stead trade winds.

If you are finding some places in Caribbean Island for kiteboarding, you should read our recommendation as following. We collect top the best beaches suiting for water sports like kiteboarding. 

1/ Palm Beach in Aruba

Palm beach is a beautiful island which is a hotbed for water sports like kiteboarding, sailing activities. 

The weather is wonderful to start kiteboarding when the winds start from the East which allows kites to overcome the water easily. Furthermore, you also can ride waves more in shallow waters.

If you are a ventured person, you can discover a small island Boca Grandi located in the Palm Beach. At there, some experts remind that it covers stronger winds and waters for your challenge.

2/ Great Exuma in Bahamas

Along the coasts from the north to the south, Great Exuma is a small, green island covered by series of white and san shoals. You are immersed in the deep blue water being original from the Atlantic.

Summer is the ideal time to join kiteboarding because the wind is a little light to make good conditions for kiteboard. While people usually prefer to try high jumping with chances. The amazing is good and nice. 

When coming Grand Exuma, you don’t need to buy accessories as well some equipment from your further, such as preparation for uniform, kite, boat so on. All services you can be served carefully.

SPORTS AND CULTURE ON CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

In this article, we continue to come Caribbean Islands and explore sports at there. As discussed from the last article, the people in Caribbean Islands are close and popular with sports in their daily life. Through development and history of sport, we can see a part of picture about the life of this nation.

If you also are interesting in discovery the life and custom of Carribean Islands, following our article. We have ever discussed culture and cricket, baseball and culture. Now, we will share information about soccer and horse racing.

Soccer and culture

Football is one of the most favorite sports at most of countries in Caribbean lands. They own a wide range of crazy fan in this game.

There are also many nations to be members in the FIFA CONCACAF. They also organize a CONCACAF Champion League annually and are welcomed by many fans all over the world. some well-known teams including the Soca Warriors of Trinidad and Tobago, the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica have good achievements and high ranking at this nation.

Horse Races and culture

Horse race has also a rich history at this area since the long time ago. Almost it has been focused and developed at the Barbados, the Dominican Republic or Jamaica. As a good result, many racecourses have already been built at there. Then they invest to organize many international horse races.

Some decades ago when the internet has been not yet developed, people like to go the racecourses and place on betting. So, many bettors choose the Carribean islands as good destination for discovery and experience.

Above all, the Barbados Turf Club located on the outskirts in Bridgetown is the most famous racecourse in this area. It is held three competitions in a year with warming welcome of fans. In addition, there are many activities token place around the horse races festival.

Sports and culture on Carribean Islands

Sports is a part of social and cultural phenomenon on Caribbean Islands. Any visitor comes here then feel clearly combination in lifestyle and practice sport in the daily lives. Almost the inhabitants prefer to play sport as well tend to go to the stadium or watch television to cheer up live matches of cricket, basketball, horse race, track running or and field, including both regional and international sport events.

As sharing of the local, sport plays an important role to bring people closer and closer. It also offers sense of unity, emotion and health. So, all people are interested in playing sports.

To understand clearly about connection between sports and culture, you can follow sharing in our article.

Cricket and culture

In general, cricket is the most popular sport on Caribbean Islands. Although it is an imported sport from the foreign, it becomes popular and domesticated with the local recently.

By some special way, people among the British Caribbean connected and played in a cricket match. They worn the same uniform and played together as a Caribbean unification.

Another story, the West Indies has dominated cricket in this island when they have already founded many stadiums around Antigua, Grenada, Guyana, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Trinidad and Tobago. This islands also hosted the Cricket World Cup in 2007 which is the biggest cricket festival in 4 years.

Baseball and culture

Baseball is usually played and organized international competitions among nations such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico or Venezuela. The Curacao Little League is the most famous league for baseball. It is a good way to exchange and co-operate like friends.

Besides it, people usually follow the Major Leagues which attracts various players from Dutch Caribbean island and near area. All baseball in Caribbean Islands express international level professionally.

TOP THE MOST POPULAR SPORTS IN CARIBBEAN IRELAND

When you come Caribbean Ireland, you should try to enjoy some popular sports. It is a new experience for your trip. This nation is well known with passion and favorite for sports. They practice, play and watch sports daily as a routine.

In this article, we continue to share top popular sports in Caribbean Ireland.

3/ Soccer

As far as we know, football is considered as the king of all sports. It is favorited by many walks of life as well almost people over all the world. It is no exception for the Caribbean. Even, it is one of the most popular sports in there. When you ask the local any problem about football, they are ready to explain or share detail to you as professions.

Estimated that more than 80% population in Ireland take care of football events or matches. So, if you worry that you can miss one match in the Premier League in your trip, you can find solution at any spots in there. Almost restaurants, bars or resorts tend to support all live matches of big leagues such as Premier, Cup A America. You should consult staff in hotel to recommend about the best sports bars.

4/ Rugby

The truth that Caribbean Ireland is under strong influences from culture, tradition or custom of the British nation. Therefore, rugby is a game from long history. This game is played at almost places such as Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, St. Lucia or Tobago.

You should not be surprising when seeing a rugby event at there. Because it is usually organized into many annual rugby seasons with other level. Therefore, you can see it during a year.

The weather in Caribbean Ireland is also perfect to enjoy one live rugby match in an exotic and beautiful landscape.

Top the most popular sports in Caribbean Ireland

Caribbean Ireland is a sport nation. The fact that sport is close with the Irish culture. More than half of population. In this nation play at least one sport once per week.

If you are a traveler and fan of sport, Caribbean Ireland is a perfect destination. Ireland has enough global sports like tennis, swimming, football or basketball. In this article, we will discuss top the most popular sports as well its growth in Caribbean Ireland.

Golf -the best sport in summer

Ireland is home of many famous stars in golf like Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell or Padraig Harrington. They are premier golfers who are in the top the best golfers in the world.

By practice when people are still small as well there are many golf courses and competitions are hold annually, Ireland come out many talents in golf.

In 2019, Ireland was host to organize the 148th Open at the Royal Portrush Golf Club. To be proud of themselves when Irishman- Shane Lowry won the champions.                

Proper time to play golf is from May to September when it is the Summer. The weather and condition are perfect to go to any golf course in Ireland.

Athletics– for someone to be fit

People prefer to keep fit or have not much time to train a complicated sport like golf, they usually intend to choose athletics as their favorite daily sport.

This sport is really encouraged in this nation. Even the Government found the Athletics Association (AAI) to take care training, news or competitions about athletics for the local.

Athletics are separated into other kinds like track and field athletes, road running, walking, mountain running or cross-country running.

This sport is favorite from schools to elite athletes. Almost people from kids to the old can join it simply. There are some famous marathons from this nation like Belfast or Dublin.

Caribbean IslanDs That Offer Online Sportsbook Licenses

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a stable island in a notoriously unstable region, becoming a similarly stable home for online sportsbooks.

As a US protectorate, Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies and is the highest-ranked country in Latin America on the Human Development Index. Considered by many people as the world-class in establishing and managing the efficacy of clean energy sources, Costa Rica is also a successful example of how to become a host of online sportbooks.

How Does Costa Rica Regulate Its Sportsbooks? Actually, They Don’t Really

The Free Trade Zone (FTZ) that Costa Rica allows is exceptionally attractive for many multinational companies and foreign investors, as well as sportsbooks operators.

Costa Rica’s regulatory policies are fairly laissez-faire despite lacking of laws that govern any kind of gambling, given the fact that it was founded in 1821. There is still no governing body to monitor online sportsbooks, so these industry is operating without specific regulations.

Those who set up casinos in Costa Rica capitalize on the nation’s economic philosophy which enables extreme tolerance and against any form of managerial oversight.

While There’s No Regulatory Body, Sportsbooks Can Still Get Licenses

Eventually, the Costa Rican government launched an internet gaming license for online sportsbooks, despite the absence of a regulatory body for online sportsbooks.

While not mandatory for sportsbooks to get permit, many applied and got it regardless. This definitely assure customers with a peace of mind, knowing that they bet with a reliable sportsbook registering with the government.

Sportsbooks operating in Costa Rica are still free from regulation than in any other nations around the world.

Relaxed Standards for International Sportsbooks Doesn’t Means Relax for Its Citizens

Despite relax enforcement of sportsbooks’ practice, it is highly illegal for Costa Rica’s residents to participate in betting activities outside of a casino.

Any and all gambling on games determined as illegal activity, even within the bounds of casinos. Costa Rican law stated that the physical location of an online sportsbook’s server is not the place where bets technically take place.

Subsequently, it is within the bounds of the law for sportsbooks to operate within Costa Rica as long as they don’t attract the business of Costa Ricans.

6 exciting sports activities in Northern Michigan of the Caribbean islands (Part 2)

Rowing in Alpena, Michigan

Stand up paddle boarding, also known as SUP, is a sport that can be done anywhere in the world. When you catch it and find your balance on the board, it’s a great workout and a great way to explore the coast.

In Alpena, we met our guide for a shipwreck paddle from the Water Park. Many shipwrecks are located just off the coast from Alpena, and paddles can range from just half a mile to full day trips longer than 5 miles.

Petoskey

If you want to visit something unique, Petoskey has an underwater temple in Little Traverse Bay. The temple was built to commemorate the lost divers and every winter there is an event where people can look across the ice to see the 11-foot monument.

If getting into the water is not your cup of tea, you can take the glass-bottomed boat tour they offer in the Caribbean. Alpena Shipwreck Tours offers tours from May to October and visits some of the 116 shipwrecks in the area. The waters off Alpena are one of the most dangerous places on the Great Lakes, and they sink many ships.

Alpena is declared a National Marine Reserve and has attracted divers from around the world including the son of Jacques Cousteau Jean-Michel Cousteau as well as the discoverer of Titanic Robert Ballard.

Snorkeling

Shipwrecks in Michigan can also be discovered by snorkeling. If you like swimming, wear a mask and fins and take a dip in the water to soak. Many ships are within 10-20 feet of water, so you can dive and get a close look at a bygone era. It is best to hire a guide to know the country and where the shipwreck occurred. Scuba diving is a lot of fun, but swimming abroad can be tiring, so be careful.

We mixed our snorkel trip with the paddle board and had a place to relax after rowing off the wreck. You can rent swimwear, paddle boards and diving gear from local dive shops and hire a guide. In Alpena, we went with the Performance Locker located in Michele e-ke-Wis Park.

Which water sports to enjoy in a Caribbean vacation? (Part 2)

Once you emerge inside the cave, you will be able to admire the breathtaking view of the light through the gaps above. The cave is beautiful but the underwater world is outstanding. Lighted up by the rays of the sun, colorful fish swim around the reef and you feel like you’re in a giant bowl of fish.

Ray – Belize Alley Shark

If you’ve ever wanted a encounter with sharks and rays, then don’t miss Shark Ray Alley off the coast of Ambergris Cay in Belize. Belize is famous for scuba diving, and going out to the Blue Hole is an unforgettable experience, but swimming with nurse sharks and rays is one of the most uplifting and thrilling experiences we’ve ever had in life.

The nurse sharks seem to love human interaction and the rays welcome the divers as they swim towards them to touch their incredible wingspan. Attracted for years by fishermen cleaning up their catches, Shark Ray Alley has lots of sharks and rays that are still rushing towards the boats looking for scrap.

Coral reefs are full of not only sharks and rays, but also colorful fish from Barracuda to clownfish – all in balance and harmony in the sea. As our guide told us, today, don’t think of fish burgers, instead meet all my friends and shark photos and fish in a new way. When we look at the fish in the sea, we see that they all have a littler personality. They seem playful and full of joy and that’s exactly how we feel.

Underwater horseman – Dominican Republic

It’s interesting to mention our list of Caribbean water sports to try. While on our journey, one of our stops was La Romana Dominican and it was here that we signed up for the trip like the greatest adventure on the island, The Adventure Riders Adventure. Having the opportunity to drive your own zodiac on the breaking waves is a thrilling experience and it lives up to the hype.