Tag: favorite sports in Carribean (page 1 of 3)


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.

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.

Popular sports at the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla

Located on the east coast of Anguilla Island, Shoal Bay attracts a large number of diving enthusiasts and swimmers to explore the coral reefs near the shore and enjoy many water sports here.

Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua has many beautiful exotic beaches, but most are deserted, except for Dickenson Bay Beach. There are many cheap hotels, white sand stretches giving visitors clear blue water and many local seafood bars and restaurants.

Englishman Bay, Tobago

Local tourists love this secluded quiet beach and they call this secluded beach the jewel of Tobago. There may not be many tourist facilities located on the west coast of Tobago, but this beach is what is not noisy, noisy, suitable for travelers who prefer tranquility. The soft white sand here is like a beauty point in contrast with the green tropical rain forests.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Those who love to walk on the long sand will have to love this pure white beach hugging the blue sea with the early sunshine sunbathing along the white sand. This beach is located on the west coast of Grand Cayman Island, most of the resorts and hotels are extremely lavish.

Petit St Vincent Beach, Grenadines Islands

Like a formidable rival of Cay Palm Island, this private island is not too lavish. A place suitable for all visitors is near Canouan beach to enjoy relaxing relaxation with white sand and clear blue sea.

Mullins Beach, Barbados

If you can’t afford a hotel or vila close to the beach on many other beaches on this west coast, then on Mullins Beach you can do it. There will be no shortage of what you need in a relaxing day with the blue sea: soft sandy beaches, water sports games, sun loungers and inviting bars close to the beach.

Pinney Beach, St Kitts and Nevis

Clear blue water, beautiful beach bends embracing beautiful blue sea. That’s all you can expect from a beautiful beach like this one of the Caribbean, a beautiful and quiet beach.

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola

Perhaps this beach of Tortola is the most popular in the Caribbean. Because this is a busy area rhythm, many exciting sports activities, visitors are spoiled for sunbathing on the white sand, enjoying the delicious barbecue on the beach and watching the beautiful sunset every afternoon.

What are the best places for windsurfing in the Caribbean (Part 2)

Malmok Beach, Aruba

Happy Island is an especially popular destination for windsurfing because it is one of the most crowded islands in the Caribbean – known for its warm but fairly stable breeze. With lessons for all skills on Malmok Beach, Aruba is a friendly place, sure to give everyone in the family the surfing experience they are looking for.

For surfers and surfers, Aruba Hi-Winds, an Aruban windsurfing competition and one of the most popular sports events in the Caribbean, takes place every year at The Fishermen’s Huts (in the middle of Malmok beach). and Palm Beach) with 20 categories and skill levels.

Oualie Beach, Nevis

For those looking to start their journey to windsurfing in the calm waters, Oualie Beach in Nevis is a great destination. A sheltered cove is waiting for newcomers to come to shallow depths and calm conditions, while the waters just outside the cove provide a small split for those who want to test their new skills.

For lessons and tutorials at all levels, drop by Oualie Beach Resort, located by the beach at Oualie Beach.

Arenal Lake, Costa Rica

Labeled as the “only Expert” by Forbes, Lake Arenal in Costa Rica offers one of the most tested locations in the world for fans. The lake is located between two mountains, forming strong winds creating wet waters and creating conditions for windsurfing suitable for practicing surfers looking to challenge themselves. In late winter and early spring, winds averagely 25 miles per hour, leaving chaotic and challenging conditions.

Sorobon Beach, Bonaire

While Sorobon Beach in Bonaire offers a surfing spot for every skill level, it also offers one of the better expert-level positions with waves going through your head and your wind pushing you all the way. On average, the waves roll in about 10 feet, so surfing here is not for the faint of heart. For all skill levels, lessons are provided above on Sorobon Beach in Jibe City.

Snuba: The great form of diving in the Caribbean islands (Part 1)

Snuba is basically scuba diving without a tank on its back; It’s a great way to get introduced to the sport and overcome any initial fears you might have about diving.

Snuba’s official slogan is “Go Beyond Snorkeling”, and it is an appropriate description of the experience that falls into the situation between snorkeling and scuba diving. Like snorkeling and scuba diving, you’re wearing a diving mask. However, instead of a snorkel, you have an adjustment in your mouth, as with scuba. But you don’t carry your own oxygen supply – the tanks are kept on a float and the surface, and the air is pumped through the pipe for your adjustment. No wetsuit is needed, either.

For my money, this is the best alternative for scuba out there. The introductory course takes only 15 minutes, you don’t need to be certified, and have a minimum amount of gear to fuss with. If you’ve never done scuba before, the biggest mental challenge will probably be used to breathe through things.

The first time I did Snuba – in Little Bay, St Maarten, with Blue Bubbles – I had a moment of panic when I lowered my head into the water until I realized I didn’t have to dive and I could spend time space to relax and breathe while I’m still paddling on the surface near the buoy. Then it was great – the first time I got the thrill of diving into the water (don’t forget to turn on the ear to reduce the pressure) like the divers I always envied when I was diving above.

Snuba prices change from Destination but relatively inexpensive in Cozumel – a lot for the experience you get. Anyone ages 8 and can Snuba, and there is also a special program “Snuba Doo” for young children.

Thoroughbred Horse Racing in Barbados

Although horse racing is not usually associated with the Caribbean but Great Britain, the “sport of kings” is very popular in Barbados which is home to one of the oldest race tracks in the Americas – The Garrison Savannah and the most famous races – Barbados Turf Club on the outskirts of the city of Bridgetown.

Among numerous events, the Turf Club organizes the best with three meets per year that present an elegant atmosphere of Caribbean flavor and British charm, attaching race enthusiasts to witness horses at their best. Horse racing in Barbados dates back to the time it was part of the British empire since 1845. 

If you have a chance to visit Barbados, you must watch horse racing. Even if you don’t know much about the horses, you will be thrilled by the electric atmosphere, good food, and a flutter if you wish to indulge.

Here are the most important races on the Barbados racing calendar:

The Sandy Lane Barbados Gold Cup

The Barbados Gold Cup is the most popular horse race in the Southern Caribbean that is organized annually on the first Saturday in March each year since 1982. This race requires contestants to race over a turf course at a distance of 1,800 meters on horse age three or older. Spectators coming from all over the world to this event is treated to top quality races. Horses in this race are top quality, owned by the world’s leading investors in thoroughbred racing. Furthermore, audiences are treated with delectable food, live music while witnessing a Gold Cup Parade. 

The Barbados Triple Crown

The 1st leg – The Banks Barbados Guineas occurs in April.

The 2nd leg – The Pinnacle Feeds Midsummer Creole Classic is organized in July, and

The 3rd leg – The United Insurance Barbados Derby occurs in August.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 4)

The DePalm tour in Aruba costs less and has a special underwater walkway for cruises traveling through a sunken Cessna plane. That sounds even better, as does Dolphin Trek at Xel-Ha Park in Riviera Maya. You can also find Sea Trek in the Bahamas (at Atlantis Resort), Belize, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Grand Cayman, St. Lucia, St Maarten, US Virgin Islands and – soon – Jamaica, at Dolphin Cove. In Mexico, Xcaret park and other suppliers in Cozumel also offer Sea Trek.

If you really don’t want to bother with any equipment but still want to see what diving under the surface is all about, check out Atlantis Adventures. This company, operating in Aruba, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Cozumel and St. Martin, provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get down to real submarines and see corals, marine life and wrecks.

It’s a noisy, no annoying experience: You line up at the dock, a small tender boat takes you out to the side anchors, and a fixed gangplank allows you to easily access a hatch and Stairs lead to the cottage. (Climbing the stairs can be difficult if you have a physical problem, and the side cannot be disabled.) When inside, place your position on the opposite two rows of seats facing a row of large glass windows.

It was cozy but not crowded even with 40-plus passengers on board, and when my daughter and I went to sub Atlantis in Aruba, we never felt like our outside view was obscured. In fact, the views are great, the cabin is air-conditioned, and there’s really little sense of motion in this battery-powered, quiet accessory – a good thing if you’re prone to motion sickness.

The sub dives about 130 feet and offers close-ups looking at a large coral formation and a sunken ship; a handy fish identification guide helps you figure out what’s swimming by the window, and a digital display shows you how deep you are. The experience is well worth the $ 100 or so splurge – after all, how many chances would you have to come down in an extra, Jules Verne style?

Caribbean Region Travel Guide For Statia (St. Eustatius) (Part 2)

Statia hotel and resort

Selecting a hotel on Statia is quite simple, as there are only five to choose from: The Country Inn with six rooms in a garden; seaside, 20 rooms Golden Era Hotel; Kings Well resort with dozens of villas and views of Oranje Bay; The old Gin Ginx workshop, built of bricks, bears the shape of a ship and is surrounded by tropical gardens; and Statia Lodge, with 19 private residences set between an inactive volcano and the Caribbean.

Statia Holiday Rentals

Statia is hardly a culinary destination like St. Barths are nearby, but the restaurants plus dozens of islands include some interesting options. Premium dining is usually limited to hotels like Kings Well and Old Gin House, but don’t miss Ocean View Terrace, located in the courtyard of the Government Guest House overlooking Oranje Fort.

Most restaurants are casual and the choices include burgers, pizzas, local cuisine and some incredible Chinese restaurants. Smoke Alley Bar and Grill is a restaurant and an outdoor beach bar; Blue Bead Bar and restaurant in Lower Town Oranjestad are famous for Italian and French cuisine.

Statia Culture and History

Now considered a sleepy outpost, Statia was once one of the busiest islands – and most fought in the Caribbean. Island ownership had changed at least 22 times during the battle of control between the Netherlands and Spain, and Statia’s busy port was also the main pipeline for the American colonies as they fought the British in the war. revolutionary paintings. After more than 150 years of declining fortunes, Statia began developing its tourism infrastructure in the 1960s and 1970s.

Statia Events and Festivals

Carnival, held annually on Statia since 1964, is the highlight of the island’s festival calendar, held over a period of two weeks each July and early August. Statia-America Day is Nov. 16, recognized the fact that St. Eustatius was the first country on Earth to recognize the independence of the United States. Other major holidays include the Queen’s Birthday (April), Liberation Day (July) and Antillean Day (October 30).

Statia nightlife

Statia is not a party destination, so you’ll find that the nightlife here is usually limited to hotel lounges and some bars. The Smoke Alley Bar and Grille on Gallows Bay, an outdoor bar on the beach, is probably your best bet for a classic Caribbean experience.

Playing sports on Caribbean islands to explore the underwater world (Part 3)

I recently did Sea Trek during a visit to Cozumel in the Caribbean Caribbean, at the Chankanaab nature park. This is a favorite sport in the Caribbean islands. The tour begins at the end of the pier, where your guide will give you some brief instructions about the rear hand signals (including how to signal if you are frightened and want to return to the ground). ) and how to get into Trek Trek’s diving helmet water (answer: slow).

Then it’s time to put on the device, which is like a space helmet that sits right on your shoulder. Out of the water, it’s really heavy, so you don’t want to linger on the dock. (You don’t get any other equipment, so just wear a bathing suit.) Once you’re in the water you basically just sink to the bottom, and voila, you’re standing underwater!

A tube from the surface provides air into the helmet, and the pressure holds water out. For breathing purposes, this works very well, and large transparent bubbles around your head help Prevent you from feeling stuffy. It all sounds pretty stupid, unless you decide to take off the helmet on purpose. You need to stand up straight, of course, but it’s hard to fall into the water.

The drawback of this system, however, is that the sound of the air being pumped into the helmet is huge, so you don’t exactly get a serene, Little Mermaid kind of experience down there. And, even underwater helmets make awkward movements, and you still feel the weight of the thing on your shoulders.

Once the initial thrill disappears, that’s also the problem – at least in Chankanaab – that’s not much to see or do while you’re at the bottom. You really can’t go far from the pier, your time below is limited (less than 10 minutes), and the seabed just outside the beach is quite barren – sand, a few boulders, some pilings, and a regular fish floating by.

Our guides did their best to make things interesting – including scattering food to draw fish closer – but that’s not it. Certainly not for $ 75-100 you will pay for experience.

Caribbean Region Travel Guide For Statia (St. Eustatius) (Part 1)

St. Eustatius, or Statia, is described as a sleepy corner of the Caribbean, although the historic island is at the center of the action as English, French, Dutch and Spanish fought to control it. Caribbean. “The Golden Rock” is one of the last great destinations where you can enjoy the taste of the old Caribbean, a comfortable island with flashy attractions but plenty of great natural habitats. great, well preserved and aplenty history.

Basic tourist information of Statia

Location: Part of Netherlands, located in Leeward Islands near St. Martin / Maarten, Saba and St. Barths.

Size: 8.1 square miles.

Investment capital: Oranjestad

Languages: Dutch, English, Spanish

Religions: Seventh-day Adventists, Methodists, Roman Catholics, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bahai Faith, Baptist, Anglican, Apostolic, Pentecostal, and World Beliefs

Currency: Antillean Guilder; The US dollar is also widely accepted.

Phone/Area code: 599.

Tipping: 15%; Service charge includes at the hotel.

Weather: Arid tropical sea; The storm threatens from July to November.

Airport: FD Roosevelt Airport (Test Flight). Most flights originate from St Maarten; There is also regular ferry service from the nearby Caribbean island of the Netherlands.

Things to Do in Statia

Diving is a major attraction in Statia thanks to its unique blend of warm water, healthy coral reefs, abundant shipwrecks and underwater volcanic landscapes. St. Marine Park Eustatius is part of Statia’s diverse ecotourism services, which also include an inactive volcano, a rainforest shelter and an extensive trail system. History buffs will find plenty to love about Statia, including the 1629 Fort Oranje Training Workshop, the Old Town in Oranjestad, and the Lynch Plantation Museum.

Statia Beach

Statia is not really a beach destination, but there is a trio of beaches that can swim on the island: Oranje Beach on tranquil Caribbean waters with beige and black sand, while Zeelandia Beach is a secluded strip on the Atlantic side of the island, water and a dangerous commitment.

Therefore, more suitable for private sunbathing than swimming (in fact, swimming is explicitly prohibited on some). Lynch Beach, also on the Atlantic Ocean, is a small beach with shallow water that is best suited for shore bathing.