When it comes to vacation destinations, the Caribbean has it all. From luxury resorts to quaint villages to lush forests, there’s something for everyone who wants to escape the monotony of daily life.
If you’re someone who lives for adventure, some Caribbean destinations are better than others. Here are a few of the best vacation spots in the Caribbean for adventure lovers.
Grenada is known as the Spice Island thanks to its rich history of growing nutmeg and vanilla. This rugged island is home to rolling hills and lush forests, making it ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts.
While you’re there, plan to spend some time exploring Grand Etang National Park. This park is located at the heart of Grenada, and features beautiful tropical plants and volcanic valleys.
Diving enthusiasts and history buffs will love the underwater sculpture park. This underwater museum is located in Molinière Bay and has over 80 pieces. You can access the site with assistance from any of the local dive shops, which also provide the snorkeling or diving gear you need to enjoy the experience.
Cap off your days with a trip to the Barefoot Beach Bar, which is only accessible by boat. Here you can sip some of the Caribbean’s finest rum while enjoying local barbequed delights.
Dominica is often called “The Nature Island” because of its rugged, untouched landscape. This hidden gem is not to be confused with The Dominican Republic, a more established Caribbean vacation.
Dominica is filled with fascinating places to explore. The volcanic fields include features with cool names like the Valley of Desolation and the Boiling Lake. Trails through the lush jungle will take you to hidden caverns and waterfalls. Near the settlement of Roseau, you’ll also find incredible canyons that are ideal for rock climbing and rappelling.
Jamaica is a favored Caribbean vacation place for plenty of reasons. It has plenty of perfect accommodation options if you want a luxury retreat, as well as endless opportunities for adventure.
In Jamaica, you can take a coaster through the jungle, zipline past the treetops, and dive through underwater tunnels. Cycle along the Blue Mountain trail and see coffee harvesters in action. Cool off in a waterfall then head out for drinks in Montego Bay.
Guadeloupe is a small series of French-owned islands in the Caribbean sea. It’s a lesser-known travel destination, making it ideal for adventurers who want to avoid crowds and kitschy attractions.
Head into the ancient rainforest in Guadeloupe National Park and take in the surrounding plants and wildlife. Get to the outskirts of the park and take a stroll along the lush mangroves that line the shore. Don’t forget to trek to the top of the La Soufriere Volcano, to see it spit and sputter. To cool down after your hike, rinse off in one of the wading pools at the stunning Carbet Falls.
During your downtime, relax on one of the beautiful beaches or do some shopping at the Pointe-à-Pitre markets. Guadeloupe is home to some of the best rum in the world, as well as fresh fish and spices that taste otherworldly.
This forgotten paradise is home to incredible lagoons and active volcanoes. Hike through the overgrowth of the Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve and see the peculiar dwarf forest.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to head out to The Corn Islands for snorkeling and beachcombing. Little Corn Island is especially interesting, as you can’t access the island without physically getting in the water and wading from a boat to the shore. While you’re there, take some family-friendly surf lessons.
These treasures of the Caribbean are ripe for exploration. Choose one of these destinations for an exciting adventure. Why not consider a cruise holiday?