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Sailing in the Caribbean region

Sailing is a big business in the Caribbean region, despite it may lack the fiercely competitive nature of some of the other sports. Sailing is popular here due to the fact that the islands are surrounded by some of the most scenic waters in the world, so it would be such a waste if you don’t try sailing during your Caribbean break.
Besides, yacht racing takes place across the islands all year round, with the participation of the best sailing teams in the world. So, remember to check out racing calendar for upcoming races in the region you’re traveling to. You might lucky to witness one.
If you in for a treat, you can easily rent boats from your all-inclusive resorts, ask the staff for some direction and you are ready to adventure.

But when are the best times for sailing, you may ask?
The best time to sail in the Eastern Caribbean islands such as from St. Thomas to Grenada is from March through June, although the weather in Caribbean is nice year round. There are fewer tourists, and the weather is stunningly with less clouds, settled weather patterns, tropical fruit and flowers are blooming.
Early summer is when the trade winds calm down, so yachts can visit anchorages and islands such as the islands of Saba and Statia in the Leeward Islands that are difficult to get to during stormy, windy weather.
Besides Saba and Statia, there are other options for anchorages in early summer such as the whole Eastern side of Martinique with a lagoon on the windward side ideal for cruising, between the outer reef and the mainland.

Weather No Longer Effects Rates

Many resort don’t often offer specials rates in the summer as yachts in the Virgin Islands are so well booked – they easily get 25-35 weeks of charter a year. Hence, if you are interested in sailing, you should check and book in advance as they would not discount for the entire summer months.

Participate in water sports on the paradise islands of the Caribbean (Part 2)

2. Barbados

Barbados is also one of the perfect destinations for visitors to the Caribbean. It is impressive thanks to the wonderful climate, clean beach. Visitors also come here to enjoy delicious food and excellent quality restaurants. Beautiful beauty and various cultural activities will bring you many unforgettable experiences in life.

This island is formed by ocean sediments, with many natural lakes and caves underwater. Harrison Cave is the most beautiful cave in all caves. Clearwater flows through the caves, creating beautiful waterfalls and pools.

3. Aruba

Aruba Island is famous for its poetic beaches and rich beach activities thanks to its warm weather and sunny sky. This island is located in the South Caribbean Sea.

4. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a combination of islands. Here is known for its favorable weather conditions, thus making it the perfect place to travel year-round with an average temperature of only 21-26 degrees Celsius.

The white sand beaches of Puerto Rico are very popular with global tourists. There are also various tourist activities such as sailing, surfing, and snorkelling.

5. Antigua

Antigua is a small group of islands famous for its excellent restaurants, cafes and discos. The beaches here are filled with white sand, beautiful pink and luscious labels.

It is also one of the most important islands of the island of Antigua and Barbuda. Antigua’s economy depends entirely on tourism.

It is known that Antigua Island is about 22 km long and 18 km wide with a total area of ​​281 km2. The capital and largest city of both Antigua and Barbuda is St. John, located on the northwest coast of Antigua.

The low islands here are formed by limestone rocks rather than volcanic activity. The highest point on the island is Mount Obama with a height of 402 meters. The locals are very friendly and also have a very interesting nightlife.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 3)

While snorkeling and scuba diving are two very different activities which occur in very different locations in most cases, the Caribbean islands can offer both snorkelers and divers the perfect sports for both activities.

You might wonder what are the different between the two; and here it is. The fundamental difference between them is the location of snorkelers and divers in the water. While snorkelers float on the surface so that he can breathe through a snorkel, divers with their air tanks on their backs explore the ocean’s depths.

Sites with Sights

The Caribeean islands has plenty of amazing sites available for both divers and snorkelers such as coral reefs, volcanic vents, and old shipwrecks and underwater formations. Of course, deep dive sites can always offer more incredible sights to behold. In these places, you can enjoy the fun with the whole family as diving and snorkeling are fun for all ages; but of course, depending on the ages of the children, you must choose an appropriate form of activity.

The Cayman Islands Diving

Although the majority of popular sites for both snorkeling and diving require a boat ride, there are still something just offshore to spark your interest such as colorful fish, rays, and anemones close to land. Many of the sites in Carribean island are world-famous.

The Virgin Islands National Park and Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge are popular as both snorkeling and diving locations with locations like Trunk Bay and Leinster Bay Beach which are great spots for snorkelers; and Cane Bay Beach with spectacular wall dive can amzed both divers and snokerlers. You can also visit the islands’ reefs which have plenty of brain and elk coral that grow to amazing sizes and colorful fish, crustaceans, and sponges.

The Cayman and Virgin Islands are just two among various other popular areas to snorkel and dive.  Throughout the Caribbean, there are still plenty of other locations such as Dominica which is famous for its volcanic vents, waters bubble like warm champagne offshore from the city of Scott’s Head; Turks and Caicos with the the Caicos bank homes to corals, sponges, and sea animals along 6000 feet vertical drop-offs; Biminis with shipwrecks, black coral gardens, shallow shoals, and blue holes; Puerto Rico surrounded by a continental shelf, underwater caves and Jamaica are home to several marine parks, including one in Negril and Montego Bay.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 1)

Snorkeling is the easiest and cheapest way to get a good close-up view of the underwater wonders of the Caribbean. Quite a lot of people can wear scuba masks and snorkel breathing; add a pair of swimming fins (flippers) and you really don’t need to do more than float on the surface and look down at life in the sea. It is very simple, even small children can do it.

You might be surprised at how much you can see when snorkeling, even off the beach in your Caribbean resort. During a visit to the Little Dix Bay resort, for example, I was able to cruise right on stingrays and sea turtles as well as the usual colorful fish and reefs.

Most resorts will lend you free snorkeling equipment, making snorkeling both the cheapest and simplest way to explore the underwater world.

You can also join a diving charter, where a boat will take you to the top scuba diving and diving spots around the island you are visiting. Charters often allow you to see unique attractions such as sunken submerged reefs and healthier reefs than you usually see around the resort, meaning more colorful fish and corals, as well as sharks and other large residents.

Scuba divers also pay attention to your safety, and of course there is usually free beer and lunch on offer, in addition to a scenic boat trip. What’s not to like?

A few tips on scuba diving

If you are renting or borrowing equipment, make sure it is clean before you stick it in your mouth. Most dive shops will soak your gears in a mild detergent bath, but if that’s not good enough for your peace of mind, bring some alcohol cleaning pads along. Or, just buy your own device and pack it – a mask and tube really don’t take up a lot of space.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Diving at Coral Reef Sites

Among the diverse underwater ecosystems of the Caribbean, there are some prime breeding grounds for coral which is extremely beautiful, and are a home for many colorful marine creatures. Thus, it is understandable that divers love spending time exploring these reefs. Among various Caribbean island, divers and snorkeler would be amazed with the coast of Belize with the second largest coral reef system in the world, the wonderful waters of marina parks on Bonaire and the coral gardens teeming with fish on Curacao.

Diving from Dive Resorts

If you’re looking for convenient while spending a lot of time under water, the Caribbean island has a wide range of dive resort with on-site dive operation. Divers can book a package that includes meals, equipment, guided excursions, and the only thing that divers have to worry about is diving.

Diving for Marine Life

Throughout the Caribbean, there are various unique offerings that exist such as the Antigua’s calm waters and plentiful marine life make it an attractive snorkeling and diving destination, or the coral reefs with a specific type of fish that are so popular among swimmers. These destinations are best known for their great underwater environments and the majestic habitats such as n sharks, sting rays, dolphins, or more vibrantly colored fish.

Diving from the Shore

Shore diving destination allows divers to access great underwater locations directly from land, which is among the most popular types in the Caribbean. Although, divers should be aware that while they are often expensive and physically demanding.

Palm Beach Diving

Many divers are excited to explore the haunting and yet somehow magical wreck sites of ships in the underwater world. These vessels could be purposely sunk to encourage the development of a new coral reef system, while others were sunk under tragic circumstances. Some of the destinations that divers can explore including Martinique, St. Eustatius, Tortola, Aruba, Antilla, California, Jane Sea, and Pedernales.

Participate in water sports on the paradise islands of the Caribbean (Part 1)

This article will provide a lot of interesting travel experience information, for those who first set foot in Aruba – the island paradise of tourism in the Caribbean.

Aruba is not only a tropical island, but it also possesses a small remote desert area adjacent to the island’s northern coast. It is called Arikok National Desert Park, home to many craggy cliffs, giant cacti and naturally dry sand pools.

The best way to experience this desert terrain is to hire an off-road Jeep and explore the wild desert on the island. As you walk along the rugged coast, you’ll see the deserted Twin Bridges rock formations, the Bushiribana ruins.

If you are already a water sports expert, you have many opportunities to visit Palm Beach or Eagle Beach for swimming, diving, sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing or kayaking.

Sailing tour

Interestingly, Aruba also offers sailing services on the sea, taking you on a sea adventure around the island, with a variety of food and drinks available on the boat.

You will sail by sunken ships, private islands and legendary beaches of the region like “Flamingo Beach”, where flamingos live a lot.

Caribbean Islands is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world. It is a combination of about 7,000 islands. Here we will list 7 of the best Caribbean islands on which you can participate in water sports.        

1. Jamaica

Jamaica is the center of the Caribbean Islands. There are beautiful beaches, rich music and high-end resorts. The island’s flora and wildlife is rich and diverse, attracting many visitors. Golfers can get the best experience at the new golf courses built on the island.

The average temperature of the island is 27 degrees C. According to tourists, Jamaican people on the island are very friendly and ready to help you at any time.

Scuba Diving in the Caribbean (Part 1)

Worldwide travelers visit the Caribbean for its warm sands and amazing onshore destinations, but the Caribbean is also home to many of the world’s most popular snorkeling and scuba diving destinations which has so much to offer for avid snorkelers and divers.

Under the incredibly blue tropical waters off the coast of Caribbean island, there is dazzling sights including bright yellow fish darting between flame-colored coral, fragile sea anemones swimming in the current and so much more.

To help you decide where to go on your diving vacation, in this article we will give you the comprehensive guides to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Best Tourism Hotspots with Good Diving

If you want to combine diving with a lots of other exiting activities, then you’re probably going to be happiest at a major tourism destination that Caribbean has to offers. You have plenty of ways to stay active in the region’s most popular tourism destinations.

For example, Palm Beach, Aruba has at least eight different great dive sites including a breathtaking shipwreck and many shopping, dining, casinos, and other natural attractions on land. Furthermore, there are a wide range of accommodations including major hotels as well as condominium and villa rentals for you to choose.

Diving Hideaways

The Caribbean has many secluded spots for your getaway vacation. Many islands such as the Out Islands of the Bahama or the tiny island nation of Saba are extremely peaceful and quiet allowing you can get away from everything. Diving and relaxation are the only things that you have left to worry about. Isn’t that marvelous?  

Destinations for Diving only

Caribbean also have some destinations that aren’t famous as tourist destinations, but they’re diving favorites such as Dominica, Grenada, Tobago, US Virgin Islands…They are somewhat remote which will take a bit of effort to reach, but once you get there, you know that’s it worthy of your effort.

Diving on a Budget

Yes, diving is an expensive hobby to pursue but some Caribbean islands offer a great deal on lodgings, equipment, training, and excursions – especially if you can book it all as a package deal. If you’re looking to save some money on your dive vacation, check out Akumal, Cancun, Red Hook, Vieques, San Pedro… where you can find lowest price for diving ranging around USD 60-80. They also have inexpensive hotel options, and the dive services offer although you should lookout for hidden fees!

Which sports to enjoy on Martinique Island? (Part 3)

Martinique will inspire you with your tropical forests

The roads on the island of Martinique are called “traces”, the trails opened by colonialists to cross the island. The diversity of Martinique offers a selection of different landscapes, animals and plants. The roads combine the history of ancient plantations and the overwhelming beauty of nature has regained control of the land.

Within a mile of the city of L’Ajoupa-Bouillon, the rugged Gorges de la Falaise offers an opportunity for more brave travelers to find the wilderness of Martinique.

This is a refuge of a series of erupting waterfalls and narrow canyons perfect for swimming, walking, and play many other sports on the river. The tropical jungle attracts visitors on rocks covered with moss and brown spots and buds, through a dense canopy of trees and among the flowers of palm trees and ferns, where hummingbirds hang on their heads.

The forest of Gorges de la Falaise is a refuge of a series of erupting waterfalls

A special feature of the island that makes it famous throughout the world is the height of the inhabitants here. People on Martinique island own a “terrible” height – the male is 1.9m while the female is 1.74m. Even here, a young man under 1.8 m will be teased as “dwarf”.

In addition to a respectable height, Martinique people still have a strange custom that never bows. This custom stems from the legend of Martinique’s chief island. When he was invaded by the French and bent over to let them ride, he firmly refused and said: “Martinique must always stand straight, not bow.” This is deeply rooted in people’s minds and becomes a concept of their life.

Martinique is hailed as one of the most attractive islands of the Caribbean. This is because it is a combination of beautiful beaches stretching with clear water and rainforest rich in flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy many great sports here such as surfing, sailing, snorkelling, kite surf, etc.

With the stunning beauty and incredible miracle, Martinique welcomes thousands of tourists every year to enjoy the famous rum, play sports on the beach and really enjoy her holiday. If you have the opportunity to visit, do not ignore this beautiful island because you know after a vacation here, you may be a few centimeters taller.

Sports in The blue island of Bonaire

The Caribbean islands are one of the most romantic spots in the world and also known for their rich culture and sport enthusiastic spirit. And, among various amazing Caribbean islands, the flat, tiny island of Bonaire is often forgotten by travelers – that is such a shame. Bonaire has an amazing climate, and it is safely out of reach from hurricane band. Visiting Bonaire, vacationers have many options to choose from visiting attractions such as salt flats, ancient rock art, historic buildings and exquisite beaches to seeing flamingoes and iguanas… Whatever that you are interested in, you can do it here.

Bonaire is also the first island to gain recognition as a Blue Destination, a pioneer to require use of permanent moorings rather than anchoring, abolish spearfishing, promote the protection of sea turtles and establish a marine park… With such protection programs, Bonaire is a top destination with the most fish and coral diversity in the Caribbean. 

Besides the beautiful nature, Bonairian has a long and strong interest in sports, especially water sports such as diving, snorkeling, sailing and boat building.  There are courses or dives for divers at all level from beginners to advanced learners. There are a huge number of sites that can be accessed from shore, or join along with a boat dive.  You can also head out to Sorobon for world-class windsurfing or head south to kite beach for some amazing air on a kiteboard.

And as a treat to travelers, this year Bonaire is proud to host the 2019 Sunfish World Championships. You will get the chance to witness the top sailors from each country battle in Bonaire. There will be 72 brand new boats, sails and trollies gathering at the island to level the playing field. All teams will sail with identical equipment from the beach at Plaza Resort along the shores of Bonaire to the bay directly in front to determine who is the fastest.

Which sports to enjoy on Martinique Island? (Part 2)

Martinique is a French region, located in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. It is an island blessed with floating terrain, vast plains, and a long coastline. When he arrived here, Columbus was enchanted by the landscape and called it the most beautiful destination in the world.

Today, the island of Martinique attracts a large number of visitors by its architecture, restaurants, and shopping centers. It is also known as France in the middle of the sea. It is also an ideal destination for those who love water sports such as swimming, diving or simply lying on Anse Mitan beach and read.

Another beach activity to enjoy on this island is surfing. Surfing at Martinique allows you to enjoy your passion and at the same time immerse yourself in the picturesque natural scenery.

The surf spots in Martinique are mostly north along the Atlantic coast. The most famous and frequent is Anse Bonneville (plage des surfeurs) on the Caravelle Peninsula. If you’re lucky enough to be near Anse Couleuvre (north of the Caribbean coast) at the right time, you can surf the majestic waves up to 3m high.

The surf spots in Martinique are mostly north along the Atlantic coast

Martinique is a paradise not only for those who seek to relax but also for sports lovers and outdoor activities. Whether it is on the island or on the water surrounding it, Martinique offers a lot of activities that tourists can hardly bored.

Many trails go horse riding along the beach or inland: another way to explore the island and see the wild beaches. For their golf enthusiasts, there is a beautiful 18-hole seaside course designed by Sir Trent Jones.

Martinique will inspire you with your tropical forests (of which there are 4 recognized varieties in Martinique occupying at least 47% of the island’s area). The panorama of this island, the marvelous sea of ​​Martinique and its neighboring islands cannot help inspiring you a unique feeling when you visit. 

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