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Which water sports to enjoy in a Caribbean vacation? (Part 1)

A Caribbean vacation is not a vacation until we get wet in the Caribbean Sea. The sapphire blue waters of the islands are so beautiful and fascinating, it would be a pity to miss a toe in the salty sea.

Although we enjoy luxury escapades, we also want to make sure we have great adventures. To help you get the most out of the water, we’ve put together our top 8 Caribbean water sports, which will make a great addition to your winter vacation.

While flying over the West Indies and the South Caribbean, we marvel at the ever-changing, beautiful blue water. From above, you can watch the colors change from light and dark as the depth of the ocean changes before us.

It took us two days to sail to the far southern islands and as soon as we arrived at the port, we began a roaring underwater adventure with The Sailors Riders at La Romana Dominican. It’s just one of the best Caribbean water sports we’ve tried, check out the rest below!

Swim with whale sharks – Mexico

Nothing is more magical than plunging into the deep blue waters off the coast of Cancun and facing the largest fish in the sea. They may be large but whale sharks are gentle giants that eat plankton. Their mouth is very large, but they cannot swallow you if they try.

Whale sharks seem to be moving at a slow pace, but keeping up with them is another story. Whale sharks really swim very fast so be prepared to swim so hard to keep up the pace. Check out our swimming experience with whale sharks in Mexico.

Snorkelling Thunderball Grotto – Bahamas

That’s where the Thunderball of the James Bond series was filmed. Into the Blue was also filmed here! It is not uncommon for Hollywood to flock to Exuma Cays to film blockbusters at Thunderball Grotto.

It is not just heaven, it is adventure! We’ve done a lot of scuba diving around the world, but our favorite scuba diving experience is definitely diving through the flooded holes of this hollow island.

Sports and Culture in the Caribbean

Sports are well-received social and cultural phenomenon in the Caribbean which proven the importance of sports in the daily lives of the majority of the local inhabitants. Thousands people attend or watch TV broadcasts of cricket, basketball, football, boxing, horse racing, track and field, as well as other regional and international sporting events.

In the islands of Caribbean, sports are force that connect people and give them a sense of unity, pride and identification by supporting the athletes representing them at the international level. Through sports, nationalism is reinforced; politics and culture are also connected to sport.
Sports also give an additional reason to get out of the house, be friends with hundreds of others share a common goal in a passionate atmosphere.

Many sports are played in the Caribbean and even compete in the Summer Olympic Games, but the following two are the most popular.

Polo
Although the sport of polo does not have as much fans as cricket or horse racing, but it is still very popular in Barbados. The Barbados Polo Club organizes events open to the public in Holders, St. James, and other places on the island. Jamaica and the Dominican Republic also have their own teams. The most popular polo field is the Casa de Campo Hotel in the Dominican Republic with three polo fields that organize an annual polo tournament.

Cockfighting
Although animal rights activists advocates to oppose it, cockfighting is a part of Caribbean culture, especially in Puerto Rico, where the sport is extremely famous and hundreds of millions of dollars are betting each year on the fights. Cockfighting is also famous in the Dominican Republic, where more than 2,500 cockfighting events are registered, as well as in Cuba and Haiti.

Many people in the Caribbean are sports lovers and could not imagine a Sunday without a sport event such as a baseball game, a boxing match, or not having a basketball or volleyball game at the local court to see, or not supporting their favorite national teams in the Olympics, Pan-American or Central American Games. Through these teams, sports are a part of local national pride in these nations that have lived for centuries under colonialism. For a brief moment, they can compete on an equal position with the nations that colonized them or nations that are simply bigger and have greater financial resources.

Top reasons to choose Caribbean for your next vacation (Part 2)

Great places for diving

The first thing you must definitely do when traveling here is scuba diving, activity will help you have memorable memories when swimming with dolphins and turtles. The sea with crystal clear waters will help you admire the unique coral reefs and corpses of the sunken ships.

If you are in Barbados, you will have the opportunity to explore the image of 200 sunken shipwrecks, around the Carlisle Bay area and the coral reefs that are ideal places for snorkeling. If you do not know how to dive, then just … be assured, because this is a perfect place for you to study this subject because of its warm water all year round and the sea view quite far.

This sea is known for possessing many beautiful islands, most of the islands here have been discovered and discovered by humans. Hints for excursions through famous landmarks including River Falls in Dunn in Jamaica and a trip to St. Lucia’s rainforest.

If you’re in Grenada then swim in the Seven Sister Falls and walk to Honeymoon Falls should be added to your schedule. If you have the opportunity, you can also “visit the ray” to visit more vibrant and historic cities like Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and the largest city of Puerto Rico, San Juan, to follow pirates’ footsteps.

The vibrant life of the islands at night

Taste cocktails made from rum, fresh lobsters and the lively party atmosphere at night in the tropics, is the way people often apply for their evenings in the Caribbean. You can look forward to alfresco rooftop meals, lively bars with Caribbean reggae and traditional Soca music as well as beach parties.

The Dominican Republic is one of the best places if you intend to join a nightclub or casino, while the Bahamas clubs never really start to burn out. when it’s past midnight. Travel in the Caribbean vibrant year round, even during the rainy season, and you can come here in about a week or two to find your favorite island and come back whenever you can.

Goat and Crab Racing in Buccoo, Tobago

In Tobago, the breakfast usually comes with the best news — Easter weekend on Tobago – which is unofficially a holiday on the island. The island is not only famous for one of the Caribbean’s biggest music festivals, Tobago Jazz Experience, which is right around the corner, but also another kind of festival which is about to happen in the seaside village of Buccoo.

Buccoo is famous for its weekly Sunday party, which last ’til the sun comes up (and participants literally did dance ’til the sun came up every time). But on the Tuesday after Easter, a different type of traditional fest takes over, attracting both tourists as well as locals from across the water in Trinidad to the village.

Goat Races

This event was began in 1925 by a local resident named Barbadian Samuel Callender, as entertainment form for the lower classes. Why on Tuesday? So the event would not to coincide with the horse racing event of Easter Monday, which reserved for local gentry. Today, the races, now hosted by the Buccoo Goat Race Festival Committee, are a staple. No joking around, the jockeys – young men who chase along with the goats, urging them running toward to the finish line – train along with their charges for up to three months before the actual event. Jockeys must be as fit as their animals – the goat – to be qualified for outrunning their jockey.

Crab Races

‘Crab and Dumpling’ is Tobago’s famous traditional food but nowadays those tasty blue crabs are serving another purpose. Crabs are tied to string held by the jockeys and urged to run toward the finish line with thin bamboo rods. Some races features a straight course. In others, a large circle is made around jockeys and their race crabs. First crab out wins with their owner walking away with the prize while the losing crabs getting curried down, being placed on a bed of dumplings. So Yum!

And when the sun comes down, visitors will join feting in Buccoo all night. So if you have time visit in Tobago, check out our rules before you hit the fete.

What are the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean to explore? (Part 2)

No visit to the Grand Cayman lacks the experience of scuba diving watching the Kittiwake sunken boat north of Seven Mile Beach. The ship has been out of service since 1945 and brought here.

In 2011, Kittiwake was submerged under the sea in a diving project and created an environment for the development of corals. Tourists can easily meet the stingrays, blue sea turtles, grouper and many other sea creatures choose the deck as a home.

In the afternoon, head south on the island to the capital George Town, where fresh batches of fresh fish have just been taken from the boat. Do not forget to visit Cabana’s bar restaurant to enjoy seafood dishes prepared on site.

Not far from the center of George Town is Stingray City, the most attractive beach on Grand Cayman Island. Here, visitors are spoiled for pets to play with the rays of the rays just below the depth of the ocean. Those who do not know how to swim just wear glasses and hoses and dip into the aquatic world at their fingertips.

In addition, the center of George Town has a lot of restaurants from high to intermediate and the rich roadside shops. The late-night stores and live music stores are an opportunity for you to have fun, experience the vibrant nightlife.

Martinique

This tiny island is just over 1,000 km2 wide with a population of less than 400,000 people, though located in the Caribbean but French. Therefore, the island’s currency is the Euro, the main language being French.

Named by explorer Christopher Columbus when he saw the island in 1493, Martinique bears the full sense of a “heavenly paradise”.

Many people often start their day at Le Diamont, a small town southwest of the island. Pick up some fruit and fresh coconut water in your local market before stopping by the Plaisir du Gout pastry shop, buying some croissants for breakfast on the fresh 5-mile beach.

The coastal road to the north takes you through Bellefontaine and Case-Pilote, two colorful fishing villages. Along the way at Le Carbet there is the Distillery Neisson stop, where you can taste the richest rum in the world. Also sugar cane juice is a drink that you do not forget to try.

Sailing Routes in Jamaica

Jamaica is one of the most beautiful islands you’ll ever come across, based on Caribbean standards. Its tropical landscape featuring rainbow, and exotic wildlife. Everything you imagine about the Caribbean can be found on Jamaica. Stop along the island’s 360 miles of coastline you’ll find all kinds of adventures, from waterfall or rainforest hikes to snorkelling adventures exploring a whole world underneath the turquoise waves. It’s truly a paradise. 

Any good trip to Jamaica starts and finishes in the capital of Kingston where all the urban action occurs. In the east, Port Morant features stunning scenery, free dockage where visitors can explore the area for as long as they’d like.

Heading to the tip of the island, visit Port Antonio and the world-renowned Errol Flynn Marina which is famous for being one of the best sailing spots on Jamaica where enthusiasts from all around the world gather every year.

You’ll find the most authentic Jamaica at Orcabessa, featuring excellent fish sanctuary and turtle-hatching programme.

St Ann’s Bay and Discovery Bay are venues of cruise ships dock, with lots of fun activities.

Treasure Beach is a calm and peaceful place to spend some time relaxing.

Visit the Errol Flynn Marina which is famous being one of the best sailing spots on the island. Situated in Port Antonio, sailors from all around the world gather here.

In Falmouth, you’ll witness some incredible architecture in the Falmouth Historic District.

Montego Bay is where the Montego Bay Yacht Club founded, another must-visit along the coast featuring stunning beaches. 

On the west part of Jamaica, visit the beautiful and protected Negril which is famous as one of the most wonderful coastal areas in the world featuring stunning Seven Mile Beach.

Last but not least, a tour up the Black River is one of the most unique sailing experiences in Jamaica.

Top reasons to choose Caribbean for your next vacation (Part 1)

The Caribbean Sea is considered one of the most attractive tourist seas in the world, which is loved by many tourists, even here it has been ranked as the top of the places that people want to visit most in the holiday.

With just three basic reasons (pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant atmosphere, comfortable) has made this place attracts 25 million visitors each year. Besides, there are dozens of other interesting things for you to discover more about this tropical paradise.

Caribbean Sea – where the pristine beaches, sunny climate and vibrant atmosphere, comfortable.

The Caribbean, where warm climates, sunny beaches, and year-round temperatures rarely fall below 21 degrees Celsius, is suitable for relaxing during long holidays. The islands surrounding this place are the best diving conditions in the world and of course the recreational activities as well as the night landscape are hard to match.

What could be more wonderful than relaxing on one of the best beaches in the world and you know there will be many interesting things waiting for you. And here is one of the impressive things that make you want to come to the Caribbean “right away”.

Relaxing on the white sand beaches and swimming in the warm Caribbean waters are daily activities and of course that is the main reason why people visit the islands here. You can freely choose from world-famous beaches such as the Gold Coast in Barbados or seven miles of fine white sand in Negril, Jamaica.

There are thousands of islands in the Caribbean and a visit to the surrounding islands is one of the best ways to feel the beauty of the place. You can also choose idyllic and quite isolated islands like Little Bay Beach in Anguilla, or Anse Chastanet in St Lucia to visit if you do not like the noise.

Top Caribbean Sailing Routes (Part 3)

St Lucia

Little St Lucia is located at the heart of the Eastern Caribbean chain overseeing beautiful palm-fringed beaches, untouched rainforests as well as the iconic Piton mountains. St Lucia is famous for is golden sunsets and clear blue skies, making it the ideal destination for a romantic couples holiday. On a trip along its coast, visitors will find waterfalls and luxury marinas, mineral baths and seaside art coffee shops. Something new and unexpected situated around every corner. Visitors are sure also to discover that the locals are incredibly hospitality and that they will be well taken care of wherever on the island you choose to stay.

At the north side of St Lucia, visitors will find Pigeon Island featuring two beautiful beaches and old military ruins. The most wonderful views is all the way up to the old naval fort. 

The best sailing route is Rodney Bay where the nightlife is vibrant, lively and the food is extremely fresh. And while being there, visitors must make a visit to the golden sands of Reduit Beach.

Walk by the spectacular vista of Choc Bay and have a swim in the still waters. If keep walking south from here, visitors will get to shore and a must visit place is the nearby town of Castries.

The hurricane hole of Marigot Bay is not only a venue of natural marvel but also the filming place of the original Dr Doolittle film! This is an excellent overnight destination and the nearby Marina Village is excellent for shopping and restaurants.

Visit and have a bite at Bennie’s Restaurant where the boat will be taken care of as you discover the surrounding area and marine park.

Anse Cochon is one of the best beaches to be included in your itinerary, with amazing snorkelling and breathtaking surroundings for a picnic.

It is booming with culture and makes a great place for inland explorations. From here visitors can hike the majestic Pitons and visit volcano at Sulphur Springs.

What are the most beautiful islands of the Caribbean to explore? (Part 1)

Whether it’s Jamaica, Grand Cayman or Martinique, the Caribbean island has captivated visitors from all over the world.

Jamaica

Jamaica is located in the center of the famous Caribbean from the first movie about Dr. 007 No (1962). Ian Fleming, the author of a series of novels about a talented spy, must not be mistaken when choosing Jamaica as the place to write stories about 007. Because he can freely let his imagination soar between the sky, the beach sand and vast ocean.

You can start your first journey in a beautiful country by choosing Ocho Rios, the resort located on the north shore of the island to stay.

Ocho Rios is a concentration area of ​​many resorts on the northern shore of the island.

Despite being a small island, Jamaica also has rivers suitable for rafting like the White River. The journey will take you through the wild spaces of the jungle and through the foot of a bridge built by the Spanish in the 17th century.

The most beautiful of the Ocho Rios is the Coyaba garden, where you can admire the Mahoe waterfall, which flows non-stop.

From the center of Ocho Rios, it is only a few kilometers to Rio Nuevo Bay, where Sugarpot Ruins Beach Bar is located, an ideal lunch spot with impeccable fish. Not far away is Miss T’s Kitchen, where you can find most extremely traditional Jamaican dishes.

The restaurant’s signature dish is cooked cow’s tail. In addition to shrimp sauce, coconut water fish curry also always tops the list of favorites. If you have the opportunity, you should try Jamaican’s native dish of ackee fruit cooked with salted fish served with rice and salad.

In the afternoon, after swimming and snorkeling, visitors are advised to dine at Christopher restaurant on the premises of Hermosa Cove Villa hotel with an international menu. The restaurant is named after the great explorer Christopher Columbus, who commented on Jamaica “the most beautiful country people have ever seen.”

Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is one of the three Cayman islands of the United Kingdom, located just below Cuba in the Caribbean.

On the west coast of the island, the beach stretching over 11 km is always lively and attracts visitors to spend the day playing. Start the morning at the Caribbean-style Ciboco cafe, where the famous corn-fried egg and minced beef is meant to fuel the next dive.

Top Caribbean Sailing Routes (part 2)

Barbados

The gorgeous island of Barbados covers over 160 square kilometres where it is located far out to sea, about 100 miles east of the West Indies. Alongside there are endless white sand beaches, Barbados’ epic shoreline features secret caves and underground rivers and lakes. Above ground (but still underwater) you’ll find some unparalleled snorkelling locations with friendly sea turtles. Besides, there are beautiful tidal pools, and incredible surf spots with these gorgeous natural phenomena. In addition to that, Barbados has a very rich culture, custom and history. While you’re stayed at the charming seaside towns, it’s definitely worth visiting some of the old charming plantations.

Port St. Charles is house of one of Barbados’ main marinas, which can provide overnight shelter for your boat if you take on long trip. The port has also a very exclusive resort, and Heywoods Beach similar to all other beaches on Barbados is open for the public to enter.

Port Ferdinand is another location where you can dock your boat overnight. If you decide to do so, take a walk along the quay and visit the Fish Pot for an amazing dinner ashore.

Walking south along the coast, you’ll reach Reeds Bay, a quiet and unspoilt beach which is perfect for a swim and a picnic by the beach. 

Docking your boat in Alleynes Bay, pop into the iconic local bars for a cocktail!

If you’re interested in a relaxed afternoon, make your way to the waters off Folkstone Marine Reserve and enjoy snorkeling its brilliant waters among many type of fish, such as sea anemones, sea lilies, corals, sponges and many more.

On the shores of the world famous Sandy Lane Bay, there are many water sports to enjoy by the beach.

As you head to the city of Bridgetown, stop in Carlisle Bay and visit Browne’s Beach where you can relax on the beach with some Rum Punch – and remember to keep an eye out for those turtles!

Barbados Yacht Club & Barbados Cruising Club, the only two Yacht clubs on the island also situated in Bridgetown.

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