Visit Dominica, known as the "Nature Isle of the Caribbean" for its seemingly unspoiled beauty. Explore Old San Juan in Puerto Rico; the second oldest European settlement in the New World. Go off-road through Joe's River tropical rain forest in Barbados, and go on a diving excursion in Tortola to Alice in Wonderland - a brilliant, rainbow coloured coral wall that's home to a stunning array of sea life. If you're sporty, St Thomas is for you! From snorkelling to hiking, activities are endless. Philipsburg, the Dutch capital of St. Maarten, has unforgettable colonial architecture, historic buildings, and great shopping. And let's not forget Jamaica! Famous for rum, reggae and calypso, Jamaica has beautiful white beaches and offers wonderful tropical gardens, mansions and an awe-inspiring sunset!
But, there is more to the Caribbean than just the beaches; marvel at the elegant architecture, enjoy exciting excursions, top-class golf courses and expect the warmest of welcomes wherever you visit on your Caribbean cruise!
The Caribbean is home to unique dishes often filled with spice and flavour! When in Jamaica, make sure to try Jerk Chicken (often combined with rice and peas), Curry Goat (the signature dish in Jamaica. Usually the goat is slow cooked making the meal even more tender and mouth-watering) and Ackee and saltfish (suitable for both breakfast and dinner, ackee and saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish and originated when the ackee fruit was brought to the island from Ghana in the 18th century).
When in Barbados try; Flying fish and cou cou (cou cou is a combination of cornmeal and okra, with a consistency like porridge), Cutters (Bajan salt bread with a fluffy base and crusty outside, the fillings can vary from flying fish, ham, or even fried chicken livers) and Macaroni Pie.
When in St.Lucia, try; Accra and Lambi (large shellfish, also called Conch. The St Lucians have a special way of preparing it by marinating it with certain spices and seasoned sauces, which makes it a unique and popular food option for both locals and visitors).
In Dominican Republic, try; La Bandera (consists of red kidney beans cooked in a rich tomato sauce, alongside a meaty option and salad) and Locrio (made with regional salami, seasoned chicken, pork or seafood with rice and vegetables. Tomato sauce is added to make it saucier).
Things To Do in The Caribbean
- Dunns River Falls in Jamaica
- Hike the Waitukubuli National Trail in Dominica
- Swim with pigs in the Bahamas
- Swim with stingrays in the Cayman islands
- Hike Gros Piton, St. Lucia
- Go whale watching on the Samaná Peninsula
- Land in St Barts
- Drink coffee in the Blue Mountains
- Visit The Baths in Virgin Gorda
- Drink a Painkiller cocktail at the Soggy Dollar Bar