There are over 5,000 islands, cays, and reefs that make up the Caribbean, with each having its own attractions. In the last few decades, even the most secluded islands have been turned into the most exclusive holiday destinations in the world.
The Caribbean is known for being expensive, so it is not a great option for people who want to travel on a budget, but more and more cheap flights are becoming available. Even though there are very expensive accommodations available, the cost for accommodation, activities, and food will vary greatly depending on the island.
Things to Do and See in the Caribbean
Since the Caribbean is made up of over 5,000 islands, there are many places to visit and things to see. Here are some of the most popular things to do in the Caribbean.
1. The Turtle Farm
The Turtle Farm is one of the most popular attractions on Cayman Island and is the only farm of its kind. The Turtle Farm is designed to control the breeding of the turtles. There are turtles of all sizes at the farm, and most love to take photos with guests. The Turtle Farm is open from 8am and 4pm daily.
2. Trunk Bay on St. John
Trunk Bay is frequently on lists of the best beaches in the world. Trunk bay is a white sand beach that has clear water. You will need to buy a day pass to visit the beach, but the marine life and coral make the price worthwhile. So, remember to pack your snorkelling gear to get up close with the marine life.
3. Go Diving or Snorkelling
Since there are so many shipwrecks and coral reefs in the waters around most of the islands, this is a very popular place to learn these skills. Diving trips are expensive, and there are only so many trips per day. You can rent or buy snorkelling gear near most beaches. However, it is recommended that you bring your own gear, especially if you want to save money.
4. Visit Antigua
Antigua is one of the largest islands in the Caribbean. There are 365 white and pink beaches on the island that you can relax on. Sailing Week is a popular event for those who are into sailing, with boats from all over joining.
5. Visit the “Wickedest” City in the World
Port Royal, Jamaica had the reputation of being the “wickedest city on earth”. During the 17th century, it was home to many brothels and bars and buccaneers were common place. However, at the end of the 17th century most of the city sunk due to an earthquake with changed the landscape.
The Caribbean is one of the most popular places in the world to visit during a vacation, and with so much to offer, you can see why. There are many locations and islands that you can pick from when you are planning your Caribbean vacation. The prices will depend on the location, so you should plan to have extra spending money.