Blog: Caribbean

Destinations Caribbean Countries: a tour in the Caribbean Islands December 24, 2018

Providing both adventure and relaxation, across both budget and luxury travel, Caribbean Countries offers something for everyone. The Caribbean region consists of the Caribbean Sea, the islands in the Caribbean Sea, and some bordering countries. The Caribbean Sea comprises more than 7000 islands, these islands make 26 Caribbean Countries and they are one of the most renowned holiday destinations in the world. The sandy beaches, the greenery, and the azure waters make these islands a true paradise. So let’s take a tour around this paradise and explore the beauty of the Caribbean Countries. These are the top countries to visit in the  Caribbean. Aruba This Caribbean country is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. The blonde beaches and the perfect weather year-round make this dreamy holiday destination a perfect Caribbean paradise. The community is just as welcoming as the atmosphere, that is why Aruba is popular among couples as well as families. And relaxing at the perfect blue beach is not the only thing to do there, Aruba offers many activities and adventures. Windsurfing and kite-surfing are among the popular activities on the island. The Bahamas The country's tourism slogan says “It’s better in The Bahamas!”, and this is very true indeed! Everything is better in The Bahamas! This archipelago comprises more than 700 islands, but most of them are uninhabited. The coral reefs among the islands is a treasure to behold, it brings tourists from all over the world. If scuba diving is not your favorite activity don’t worry, you can find numerous other things to do in The Bahamas, from discovering striking rain forests to visiting beautiful historic towns and charming local villages. Famed for being an upscale destination, The Bahamas feature a wide variety of luxurious hotels and resorts. Barbados A stunning destination, Barbados is known for the variety it offers. In addition to magnificent beaches and stunning greenery, the country features hotels and resorts that cater to all budgets. Even though Barbados is actually situated in the Atlantic Ocean, it is considered one of the Caribbean Countries as it lies by the border of the Caribbean plate. The historic capital of Barbados, Bridgetown, is a UNESCO world heritage site. So make sure to check it out if you find yourself in the picturesque island. Also make sure to try the flying fish, which is the icon of the country and the national dish. It is usually served breaded and fried with a spicy sauce made of local hot peppers. Saint Barthélemy Often shortened to St. Barts, this stunningly beautiful island is one of the most luxurious tourist destinations in the world. It is so fancy that the name of the island has become a synonym with expensive travel. The island spreads over a small area of 25 square kilometers, but it features some of the fanciest resorts in the world, as well as numerous high-end boutiques and a wide array of fine dining restaurants. The weather is always nice in St. Barts, and so is everything else! Jamaica Of course, we have to mention Jamaica, the most famous of all the Caribbean Countries and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Jamaica possess a vivacious beauty and an authentic charm, these qualities make the beautiful destination stand out even among a whole region of beautiful countries. From the amazing blue sea brimming with colorful corals to the powdery white sandy beaches, the leafy banana trees, to the waterfalls rushing from high mountains, Jamaica is definitely a beautiful country through and through. When Jamaica is mentioned, most people think of music. That’s because the authentic Jamaican music is globally renowned. Relaxing on a beautiful beach with beautiful music in the background, this seems like an ideal vacation! Anguilla Spreading over a tiny area of 91 square kilometers, this small paradise comprises of one main island and some small uninhabited islands. The community is very friendly and welcoming, and the island is crime free. This is one of the reasons why Anguilla is a very popular tourist destination. Anguilla is an upscale tourist destination, that is why even though the country is pretty small, it comprises several luxurious hotels and resorts. Popular activities on the island include scuba diving, horseback riding and playing golf. To learn more about stunning islands see also: Magical places: the most beautiful islands in the world Hawaii: Best places to visit in Hawaiian Islands The most beautiful islands: The alien beauty of Socotra Island

Destinations Hidden gems: Explore the marvelous beauty of Saint Kitts July 22, 2018

Pristine beaches, colorful tropical forests and balmy weather, Saint Kitts is a true island paradises in the Caribbean. The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, usually shortened as Saint Kitts and Nevis, is an island country in the West Indies. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, and the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere. The country is as lightly populated as it is small, which makes this tine country a quiet escape from reality. Let’s explore the amazing beauty of Saint Kitts and check its best tourist attractions. A tour in Basseterre Saint Kitts' lively capital, Basseterre, is the perfect place to start your tour. The narrow downtown streets along with the stunning architecture of the old buildings make the city utterly picturesque. The downtown lies next to the cruise-ship terminal in Port Zante. It is lined with duty-free shops and souvenir stalls for the tourists who only have enough time to explore a tiny bit of the beautiful city. While in Basseterre, do not forget to visit the National Museum. It lies in the 1894 Old Treasury Building, which is a perfect background for the small museum. It features artifacts from colonial and sugar history as well as displays of the local lifestyle and traditions. The Treasury Building is also renowned because it was formerly known as the gateway to the island as its archway was the point of entry from the pier for passengers arriving to the island by ship. Central Reserve Rain Forest The Central Reserve Rain Forest covers an extensive area that makes almost 25% of the island. It extends from the mountains in the center of the island to the coastline. The rainforest features lush greenery that only grow on volcanic lands such as this. The area has been protected since 1902. There are a number of hiking trails to follow, most of which offer great views and are easy to follow. You can see a wide variety of wildlife. Interestingly enough, even though wild monkeys outnumber humans on the island, they are the most difficult to spot, even in the rainforest. They are very shy and can camouflage themselves very well amidst the dense vegetation as they are green. Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park Construction of this fortress began in 1690 and lasted for almost a century as it was sort of a never-ending project for the British. This might explain why it is very well-preserved after all these years. The impressive fortress and the surrounding grounds became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. The fortress is situated atop hill which makes for a breathtaking view. It features exhibits and videos about the history of the fort and the history of the island. As you get to the top, do not forget to ring the tower bell, it is a unique experience that is guaranteed to transfer you through time. The sugar train The charming colorful double-decker train that drives around the coastline is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. It is the loveliest way to explore Saint Kitts. Built between 1912 and 1926, the railway was formerly used to transport sugar from plantations to factory. It got out of use in 2005 when sugar production ceased. It is currently used as a popular tourist attraction. Often during the journey a group of a cappella singers sing calypsos. The views of plantation houses and lush vegetation are something to behold. The stunning beaches Needless to say that the Caribbean island features superior beaches; the white sandy beaches are almost unreal. Diving sites in the crystal clear waters around the island are varied and plentiful, from rich marine life to shipwreck, they offer something for everyone. Moreover, water temperature stays warm enough to swim all year round. Visit neighboring Nevis Nevis lies just 2.5 miles from Saint Kitts, across the channel known as The Narrows. You can take the ferry to explore the beautiful small island. Nevis may be the smaller one of the two sister islands but it still has many attractions to offer visitors, including volcano and some stunning waterfalls and hot springs. Be sure to pay a visit to the renowned Botanical Gardens of Nevis while you are there. They offer an astounding experience that mixes rich colorful landscapes with ancient sculptures and stunning water features.