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5 Must-Have Caribbean Experiences for your Next Trip

These Caribbean islands are bursting with adventurous activities, clear waters, and stunning natural sites. Beyond the pristine beaches and luxurious resorts, the Caribbean is a culturally rich, fascinating place where every island has something surprising to offer. Here we will look at 5 great things to do in the Caribbean, but these are just a taste of the islands has to offer.

Bahamas

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When it comes to tropical destinations, nothing can compare to a Bahamas vacation. From the historic streets of Nassau to the gorgeous beaches in the untouched bays, The Bahamas is the quintessential relaxing Caribbean vacation. Tourists can even find themselves swimming with pigs. Near the island of Staniel Cay, you will find one of the most famous Bahamas attractions – the Exuma Swimming Pigs. The Bahamas is topping many travelers’ bucket lists as the swimming pigs have become the most sought-after tour in the world.

Grenada

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Grenada is an unspoiled gem. Once the world’s most treasured source of exotic spices, Grenada is aptly known as the Spice Isle. A wonderfully green and serene place, a tranquil oasis. In addition to its virgin rainforests, majestic mountains and invigorating waterfalls tourist time travel to one of the last functioning cocoa estates. The Belmont Estate offers the best agro-tourism experience in Grenada. The plantations go back to the 17th century. This 400-acre Estate fuses agriculture, history, chocolate-making, and culture to produce a unique heritage site that should be on every visitor’s agenda.

St Vincent

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Located in the heart of the Caribbean Sea, the island chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is made up of 32 islands and cays. The island has long represented a picture of exoticism. Travelers can experience a combination of rainforest adventures, water sports, luxury accommodations, and miles of powder-white sand beaches. Why not rent a charter for the day and island hop in the Tobago Cays?  An exquisite group of five uninhabited islands located towards the southern end of the Grenadines is the location where parts of Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. Set in a coral reef lagoon the Islands are protected by two horseshoe reefs, providing picturesque turquoise waters, fine coral reefs, and beaches of powdery white sand. Day-trippers can swim with sea turtles and stingrays and snorkel among acres of coral reef tiled with starfish.

Trinidad and Tobago

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The two islands that make up Trinidad and Tobago offer travelers top-notch bird-watching, diving, and rainforest-hiking opportunities. Trinidad is home to lush hills and a bustling nightlife, while Tobago has palm-lined beaches and a serene setting. There are few events that capture the spirit, energy, and vitality of life in the Caribbean than the Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Known as the greatest show on earth, revellers can experience weeks of music and partying coming to a grand climax on Carnival Monday and Tuesday with bands parading through the streets of Port of Spain. It’s an experience that will stay with you for a very long time.

St. Lucia

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One of the most beautiful Caribbean islands, St. Lucia’s blends its natural appeal lush rainforest, hidden waterfalls, mountain views, and pristine beaches. There’s so much to do and experience in St Lucia, but nothing quite like hiking the Pitons. The Pitons in St Lucia are one of the most iconic sites in the Caribbean.  These twin volcanic peaks that are the symbol of St. Lucia. These forested volcanic peaks rise side by side some 2,500 feet above sea-level near the town of Soufriere, in southwestern St. Lucia. The Pitons predominate over the St. Lucian landscape, and are visible from virtually every part of the island. The view from the top will give you a unique perspective of St Lucia’s striking landscape and is definitely something that should be on any Caribbean bucket list.

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Crystal Kangalee

Crystal is a Content Strategist at LIFEINTRINIDAD Marketing Limited. She recently completed a Masters degree in Counselling. She is an avid reader and sports enthusiast; quietly waiting in the wings should Roger Federer ever need a second wife.

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