Top Caribbean Attractions
With so many islands to visit and so many things to see and do, it would take an entire life time to experience everything that the Caribbean as to offer. From 5-star resorts to active volcanos to some of the must beautiful underwater parks you can imagine there truly is something fun and exciting for everyone in Caribbean. The following are just a few of the most popular attractions in the Caribbean.
Top Natural Attractions in the Caribbean
1. The Baths (Virgin Gorda)
If you have a flare for the dramatic, possibly one of the most spectacular attractions in the Caribbean is The Baths in Virgin Gorda. The Baths are gigantic granite boulders that riseup from the ocean floor and protrude through crystal clear waters skyward. more...
2. Stingray City (Cayman Islands)
Stringray City right of the northshore of Grand Cayment in the Cayman Islands is one of the most unique and awe inspiring vacation experiences you ever have. more...
3. Drive-In Volcano (La Soufriere, St. Lucia)
Ever seen a an active volcano? Get ready to be captivated! Even though St. Lucia is know for its amazing beaches and colorful reefs it is that the island is one of the only active volcano islands in the Caribbean – let alone the world. more...
4. Harrison’s Cave (Barbados)
A lot of people say that this limestone cave is the largest of its kind in the Caribbean. If you decided to visit this attraction you'll be able to explore an extensive cave system that has some of most magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and formations you’ve ever seen. more...
5. St. Johns National Park (U.S. Virgin Islands)
St. Johns National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean and it doesn't take a genius to figure out why. This tropical park is home to some of the most spectacular wild life and scenery in the world. more...
6. Buck Island Reef (St. Croix)
This natural attraction is sometime referred to as “one of the finest marine gardens in the Caribbean Sea”. Buck Island Reef, located on the island of St. Croix in the Caribbean, is a 180-acre Caribbean island encircled by one of the most beautiful coral reef systems in the Caribbean. more...
7. Bioluminescent Bay (Vieques, Puerto Rico)
On the island of Vieques, location in Puerto Rico, there is a small bay surrounded by mangroves known as “Mosquito Bay”. This bay has a very unique microscopic organism that emits a phosphorescent light when the calm salt water is disturbed. If you're going to Puerto Rico, this is a site you can't miss.” more...
8. Diamond Mineral Falls and Mineral Baths (St. Lucia)
In addition to the Drive-In Volcano, beautiful beaches and some of the best reefs in the world, St. Lucia is home to another one of the Caribbean most famous attractions, the Diamond Mineral Falls and Mineral Baths located in St. Lucia’s Diamond Botanical Gardens. more...
9. EL Yunque (Puerto Rico)
The EL Yunque, sometimes referred to as the National Forest of the Caribbean, is a 28,000-acre rainforest located on the island of Puerto Rico. You can explore the forest with the aide of a tour guide, but many tourists opt to explore this magnificent exotic paradise on their own. more...
10. Dunn’s River Falls (Jamaica)
The Dunn’s River Falls is a natural 600-foot waterfall located on the island of Jamaica. These falls are truly a sight to behold. And for reasons you'll discover if you visit Dunn's River Falls they are one of the most popular attractions in the Caribbean. more...
11. Belize Cave Tubing (Port of Belize City, Belize)
Want to experience the unparalleled beauty and mystery of the caves and caverns of Belize? Then we invite you to take an underground tubing trip through the exotic caves of Belize. Belize Cave Tubing is one of the most enjoyable inland shore tours offered in Belize, and in the Caribbean. more...
Other Top Caribbean Attractions
Tubing on the Layou River in Dominica
Tubing on the Layou River, the longest and largest of the 365 rivers of Dominica, is an exciting and memorable shore excursion. Each person rides in their own tube, and you feel much like a pinball as you drift down the river, hitting rocks and spinning away.
Champagne Snorkeling Shore Excursion in Dominica
Dominica has many pristine coral reefs with diverse marine life, perfect for diving or snorkeling. One snorkeling place that is very unusual is nicknamed "Champagne" because of the tiny crystal bubbles that continuously rise from small volcanic geothermal fissures in the sea floor. Swimming in these bubbles is like swimming in a glass of champagne! The snorkeling boat picks up guests within walking distance of the cruise ship pier in Rouseau for the 3-hour shore excursion. The snorkeling boat anchors in the Champagne area of the Soufriere/Scottshead Marine Reserve and you can snorkel for as long as you like.
Mini-Submarine Ride Beneath the Caribbean
A ride beneath the Caribbean on a mini-submarine is a memorable one-time shore excursion for anyone who loves snorkeling, diving, or exploring. At least a dozen Caribbean islands offer a submarine ride as a shore excursion option. You can find Atlantis submarines in the Caribbean in Aruba, Barbados, Curacao, Grand Cayman, St. Martin, and the USVI (St. Croix, St. Thomas, and St. John.) There are also Atlantis submarines in: Cozumel, Mexico; Guam; and Kona, Maui, and Ohau, in Hawaii.
Tea at Sunbury Plantation in Barbados
Enjoying an afternoon of English tea at Sunbury Plantation on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean is an excellent way to step back in time and get a taste (and a sip) of life in the 18th and 19th centuries. Sunbury was built over 300 years ago and was once a thriving plantation. Today the house and grounds have been carefully restored and include an excellent collection of antiques, china, silver, furniture, and farm implements.
Riding the Rail in St. Kitts
The railway was built between 1912 and 1926 to carry sugar cane from the plantations to the factory in the capital city of Basseterre. St Kitts Scenic Railway (www.stkittsscenicrailway.com) is a three-hour circular route, with 18 miles by narrow-gauge train and 12 on sightseeing buses.
Sports Camp in Barbados
There’s free netball, football and cricket sports coaching on offer this summer at the Barbados Sports Camp 2008 (www.visitbarbados.org/sportscamp) The coaching will run on weekdays from August 5-29, for children aged 9-17, at the University of the West Indies, near Bridgetown.
The Turtle Watch in Nevis
Hawksbill and leatherback turtles bury their eggs on the Nevis beaches. Montpelier Plantation Inn (www.montpeliernevis.com) organises night vigils fom early July to mid-August.
Dive in Curacao at Full Moon
Once a year, during a full moon – usually in late September – Curaçao’s coral reef species release millions of spawned eggs that light up the sea and attract a multitude of fish. Regaldive (www.regaldive.co.uk)
Shark Diving in Bahamas
Stuart Cove (www.stuartcove.com) offers diving with Caribbean reef sharks in the reefs and coral walls of Nassau. The shark adventure is a two-tank scuba dive for experienced divers and costs about $140 per person.
Bird Watching in Trinidad
Trinidad is a natural aviary on a major migratory route. Among species you are likely to encounter here are the Trinidad piping guan, bearded bellbird and scarlet ibis, Trinidad’s national bird. Trinidad and Tobago tourism (www.gotrinidadandtobago.com).
Grenada Waterfall Swimming
Take the 45-minute trail through the rainforest to the Seven Sisters Falls, where you can swim in the numbingly cold water. Go with a guide who can drive you to the start of the hike and pick you up again at the end. Mandoo Tours (www.grenadatours.com)
Want to learn about even more great Caribbean attractions? Then we recommend visiting the our main "Things to Do" page.