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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.

TOP 9 ATTRACTIVE WATER SPORT IN CARIBBEAN ISLAND (PART 4)

Snorkeling – Grand Turk

If you want to add a zip in your snorkeling experience and you’re flying with Carnival, check out the powerful snorkel adventure in Grand Turk. Grand Turk is famous for its incredible diving and snorkelling and that’s because just a few hundred meters from the shore, you will witness a jaw dropping 7000 feet off the continental shelf.

The thruster helps you soar through the clear waters of this underwater wonderland. We are always looking for new underwater adventures and this is one of the top things on our list to try!

Kite surfing – Argentina

Argentina is a very popular destination for beach lovers. Partly because so many beaches are very shallow and great for swimming. The warm, gin-blue water is often found only in the Caribbean and uninterrupted beaches repeatedly.

A popular sport in Aruba is kite surfing. You will find the bay full of kite surfers pulling back and forth along the coast. With flat, warm water, deep waists and year-round commercial winds, Argentina offers the perfect conditions for kite surfing all year round.

Stingray City of the Cayman Islands

Stingray City is a place where tourists can interact with almost tame stingrays. For years, fishermen have lured stingrays here as they clean their fish in the calm waters of a sandy beach just off the Grand Cayman Island.

They are so familiar to people that stingrays will swim straight at you and eat them out of your hands or rest in your arms. Read all about it here at Stingray City and Grand Cayman Luxury Safaris.

So the next time you get to the Caribbean, make sure you pull yourself out of bars and casinos and enjoy the beautiful waters to try one of these Caribbean water sports. Colors, clarity and captivating underwater scenes will surprise you. The Caribbean Sea is definitely a place to hang out in the sun! What is your favorite underwater adventure in the Caribbean or around the world?

Top Caribbean Sailing Routes (Part 1)

A trip to the Caribbean is merely about the adventures of the sea where warm winds, crystal clear waters and midnight waves of the ocean calls to all of us. No matter what type of adventure you like, whether lounge on the sundeck of a yacht or ride a vessel of your own, the Caribbean has its all to make the perfect sailing destination which allow you to sail entirely on your own terms. With different levels of experience on deck, some visitors prefer to have a professional crew to help navigate while others like to handle things on their own. They make things simple by hopping on a charter with a pre-determined itinerary and simply ride along, being in charge of their own craft and create the perfect journey step by step. Just a few hours of sailing is more than enough before coming back for a good night’s sleep in a private beautiful villa on land. Or even better if having the time to spend the night on the boat and take a round-trip the islands for a few days. 

In this posy, you’ll find some of sailing spots and on-shore stops along the coasts of Caribbean islands for a day-trip, or even multi-day adventure.

Before you get on the water…

Be sure to avoid stormy weather and temperamental waters by sailing between January and March when the weather is ideal.

You have three different options for renting a yacht, vessel or sailboat in the Caribbean by booking directly with a charter company or a charter broker who is a travelling agency, helping find the right type of boat for you. If you’ve decided to travel with a professional crew, a broker will help you book a good team. There are numerous great small businesses across the Caribbean islands with fully catered day-cruises and wonderful itineraries. 

Lost in Cuba, a colorful jewel in the Caribbean

Ancient, magnificent, casual but attractive, Cuba is a country of colors with a harmonious combination of natural and artificial beauty, classic and modern.

Havana Old Town

Possessing architectural “pearls” that lasted for 5 centuries, the ancient city of Havana Vieja captivates visitors by the beautiful leading urban buildings in America. Stroll the cobbled streets, admire the colorful, long-lasting baroque-style houses, visitors easily imagine life in Cuba 200 years ago.

Varadero

Varadero, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, is a famous Cuban tourist destination. Here, about 50 large and small hotels with convenient and modern services, spread along the green palm trees.

The clear blue sea and the gentle waves of fine white sand have created a romantic, poetic scene that attracts tourists from all over the world. Coming here, you can also participate in many interesting activities such as diving, sea fishing, golf, skydiving.

Trinidad

Trinidad journey is like a journey back in time. Visitors will think it is like returning to Cuba in the 17th, 18th and 18th centuries The buildings in the town are restored with vibrant colors.

The cobblestone streets in the city center are designed in the prevailing architecture of centuries ago, when Trinidad developed a prosperous trade of sugar and slavery.

Guardalavaca

Surrounded by sparkling beaches, far from the city center than Varadero, Guardalavaca, Holguin province, owns a quiet, quiet space. This destination is a place for tourists to swim, sunbathe and relax, avoid noise and bustle.

For diving enthusiasts, Guardalavaca is also the ideal place to admire the beautiful corals and explore the diverse world of marine life.

Cayo Largo del Sur

Cayo Largo del Sur Island is an attractive destination to find relaxing moments in the sun. It is famous for a chain of luxury hotels and resorts.

Located on the island of Cayo Largo del Sur, Playa Paraiso is one of the beaches to visit in Cuba. The clear blue sea embraces the smooth white sand to create a pristine and seductive beauty.

Zapata Peninsula

A paradise for nature lovers, Zapata Peninsula is located in a remote area, sparsely populated. However, it has diverse landscapes, arguably one of the largest wetlands in the Caribbean.

Zapata Wetlands is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. About 150 different species of birds live here, prominent as water birds, parrots, herons. In addition, crocodiles also reside a lot under the lagoon.

The number one sport of Barbados – Cricket (Part 2)

The Cricket Museum  

Take a walk down memory lane and look at the cricket trophies, wonders and treasures in the Cricket Legends section of Barbados Museum at Herbert House, Fontabelle. This museum named as the first heritage centre dedicated to cricket of Barbados only. Filled with memorable achievements dating back to the early 1900s, the Museum is full of the winning senses of nostalgia for those glory days when the West Indies was the best team of the cricketing world. The Museum offers a wonderful and enriched world for both children and adults. 

As you walk around, you will absorb a feeling of the brilliance of Barbados’ masters and talents of cricket through the ball bowled by Wes Hall in the very first-ever hat-trick by a member of West Indian, a bat autographed by the first West Indies team to compete in England after the Region achieved test status in 1928 and a blazer once worn by the England player, Trevor Bailey, in the West indies tour of season 1953/1954. Whether you are a cricket fan or just fond of Barbadian heritage, you will be amazed by the rich of information superbly displayed in the intimate setting of the Cricket Museum. 

Museum Tours run every 30 minutes on weekdays: 10AM-4PM

The history of the West Indian cricket team started in the 1890s, when the first representative sides were chosen to play visiting English sides. The West Indies was played under the management of the West Indies Cricket Board (“WICB”), and was representative of sport confederation of English-speaking Caribbean countries.

The WICB became member of the Imperial Cricket Council, in 1926, and had their first official international match, which in cricket is known as a Test, in 1928. Although gathered some of great players in their early days, their successes stayed sporadic until the 1960s, by which time the side had altered from a white-dominated to a black-dominated side. By the 1970s, the West Indies had known to be an unofficial world champion, a title they kept throughout the 1980s. During these glory years, the Windies were recorded for their fast bowling attack, and some of the best batsmen in the world.