With over 32 vibrant countries that make up the Caribbean region, it’s impossible to choose which one to visit on your next vacation. Aside from sunbathing and living the island life, there are fascinating things to experience while in the Caribbean that are hard to find anywhere else. Here are some of the attractions we believe will make your Caribbean vacation an unforgettable one:
Dunn’s River Falls Park – Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Dunn’s River Falls is Jamaica’s pride and joy. Its close proximity to the sea and its thermal spring activity puts it in a league of its own among other waterfalls in the Caribbean. The park has outstandingly modern facilities while still preserving its rustic, tropical feel. New roads, parking, and dining facilities have been added to enhance visitors’ total experience. Daredevils can climb the falls in a human chain and enjoy a nice massage provided by the cascades. While climbing the falls, one can find various lagoons and natural pools. White sand beaches that are perfect for relaxing after hiking the falls are located in the park.
Stingray City – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Not many people are able to say that they went swimming with stingrays on their Caribbean vacation. Come experience this one-of-a-kind snorkeling trip that allows you to interact firsthand with stingrays and a variety of other tropical fish. Guests can choose to go snorkeling in deeper waters or swim along the sandbar where the water is only 3 feet deep. The stingrays are “tame” and enjoy swimming among the humans. If you prefer to stay dry, guests can sunbathe and enjoy the scenery on the boat that takes you to the swimming area.
Bio Bay – Vieques, Puerto Rico
This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime Caribbean experience you won’t be able to find elsewhere. Unlike many tropical attractions that take place during the day, this bioluminescent bay offers excursions every night on their electrically-powered pontoon boat. On the boat, visitors can gaze at the glowing waters while learning about the bay’s ecosystem, why it glows, and identifying different kinds of luminous creatures.
Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve – Belmopan, Belize
For those seeking relaxation and adventure all at once, this is the place for you. The main attraction of the Caves Branch Archaeological Reserve are the caves and the river running through them, which are popular for their cave tubing, allowing guests to enjoy a day at a natural lazy river. Tour guides are always used for this excursion, mainly because of their knowledge of the reserve and the caves. Guides inform visitors about the reserve, including the animals, vegetation, and the history of the caves. There’s no place to enjoy a beautiful day while exploring Belize’s natural beauty.
Diamond Falls – Southfriere, St. Lucia
Last, but most certainly not least, are the majestic Diamond Falls in St. Lucia. Not only is there the most colorful waterfall in the in the Caribbean, there is also a botanical garden, mineral baths & spa, and nature trail. The waters of the waterfall were intertwined with minerals and the stream mixed with volcanism, causing it to change colors frequently. The water contains minerals, sulphur, magnesium, calcium, manganese, and copper sulphate. All contribute to its prismatic exterior.