Here are 10 must see places in the Caribbean before you die. What is the best part of this list? You can visit each of them via our preferred mode of transportation in the Caribbean, a cruise ship.
Maho Beach (St. Maarten) – This small unique beach in the Eastern Caribbean provides thrills for all ages. Due to the close proximity of the beach with the airport’s runway, it is an incredible place to sit/stand and watch the planes come in just a few feet head above your head. Tip: Ask what time the larger planes come in for the best experience.
Trunk Bay (St. John) – A short ferry ride from St. Thomas, 60% of St. John is designated as a national park. This un-commercialized tropical island offers incredible views of the neighboring British Virgin Islands. The highlight of a visit to St. John is a stop at Trunk Bay and the underwater snorkeling trail. The overlooking view of Trunk Bay is one of the most common photographed pictures in the Caribbean.
The Baths (Virgin Gorda) – This unusual geologic formation in the British Virgin Islands contains huge boulders on the beach that form grottoes that open to the sea. The Baths are ranked #1 in TripAdvisor reviews for things to do in Virgin Gorda.
El Yunque Rainforest (Puerto Rico) – El Yunque is the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. Hike through the rainforest and cool off in the many waterfalls along the way in this tropical paradise. Note: The rainforest has been closed since Hurricane Maria hit the island but should be re-opening soon.
Mayan Eden (Roatan) – Off the beaten path in Roatan, this hidden treasure offers incredible views, closed botanical gardens, the opportunity to zip line through the jungle, and hold some of the friendliest wild monkeys you will ever find. Mayan Eden is well worth the $10 entrance fee.
Atlantis Resort (Bahamas) – Although technically not in the Caribbean, the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas offers a large marine habitat, marina with multi-million dollar yachts, championship golf course, a mile long water ride, and Mayan Temple watersides where you slide through a tunnel in the middle of a tank of sharks.
Chankanaab National Park (Cozumel) – They great thing about Chankanaaab National Park is that there is something for everyone. From gorgeous tropical beaches to the opportunity to swim with dolphins, it is a great way to spend the day in Cozumel. When you visit, be sure to watch the sea lion show.
Dunn’s River Falls (Ocho Rios, Jamaica) – Dunn’s River falls is one of the most popular attractions in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Water shoes (if you wish to climb the falls), swimming attire, and a waterproof camera are a must when visiting DRF.
Emerald Pool (Dominica) – This 50 ft natural waterfall and emerald green waters are a must see on any visit to Dominica. The hike to and from the waterfall offer breathtaking views of the island.
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