The Caribbean conjures up images of crystal-clear waters, blue skies, golden beaches, friendly faces and the holiday of a lifetime. With more than 700 islands, reefs, cays and islets, the region is brimming with unique destinations and a mix of languages and cultures. Take a look at the top destinations to cruise to during your vacation!
Welcome to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, on the island of New Providence. See how city life intersects with natural paradise on this hustling and bustling island, with a population of nearly 300,000 people. Hop on a shore excursion to the iconic Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, which features 141 mind-blowing acres of fresh and saltwater lagoons, pools, waterslides, rides and sea life.
Nestled off Mexico’s eastern coast in the Caribbean Sea, Cozumel is known for its great weather and picture-perfect beaches. There’s plenty on offer when it comes to marine adventures – head out on a diving or snorkeling tour, get up close with turtles and dolphins, or navigate some of the island’s mysterious underwater cave systems.
A small Dutch island in the south Caribbean, for a unique slice of Caribbean life. Aruba is a lot drier than many other Caribbean destinations, so you can expect to see plenty of cacti and scrub rather than lush jungle. Gaze upon the colourful historic architecture of Oranjestad and visit the ‘California Lighthouse’ for amazing views. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, take a guided dive to the Antilla shipwreck, the largest in the Caribbean, and discover what exotic sea life dwells beneath the depths.
George Town, Cayman Islands
In this sunny British territory the ocean rules, with water sports and activities the main attractions. Pay a visit to the Cayman Turtle Centre, a marine and conservation park home to more than 7,000 gorgeous turtles, the largest of which can weigh up to 600 pounds, or check out Stingray City and Sandbar, which are home to – you guessed it – myriad stingrays.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Stretch your legs with a leisurely stroll down cobblestone streets, take in the Spanish architecture and savour the scenery – there’s a bit of everything, from rainforests to white-sand beaches. A die-hard foodie? Tingle your taste buds with a culinary tour of the city.
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