With its pristine beaches, panoramic views and exotic attractions, the Caribbean is definitely one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. With an array of vacation spots and even more diverse activity choices, there’s an adventure waiting for everyone who chooses to embark on luxury Caribbean holidays.
Speaking of adventure, the Caribbean is also the ideal destination for those who are looking for an adrenaline rush and luxurious exhilaration. If you’re looking for unique outdoor adventure activities, below are five Caribbean destinations you should definitely explore.
1. Swim with Sharks in the Bahamas
There are only a few activities that can trump swimming with sharks in terms of the level of exhilaration. One of the best places to come face to face with these fierce creatures of the ocean is Long Island's Stella Maris Shark Reef at the Bahamas. Thirty years ago, it was the first of its kind in the Caribbean and it’s still revered as one of the best spots to watch bull sharks, reef sharks, Makos and hammerheads within close distance.
2. Rainforest Hiking in Puerto Rico
For those who are looking for a different adventure on foot, hiking in the deeps of the Caribbean National Forest in Puerto Rico is the best option. Known locally as “El Yunque,”this natural wonder features a flourishing flora and fauna and scenic trails including waterfalls where you can take a dip. Who said luxury Caribbean holidays
only involve the beach?
3. Bird Watching in Trinidad
Compared to the other destinations in the Caribbean, Trinidad is a little bit off the radar for many. However, if you’re a bird lover, Trinidad should be included in your itinerary. Boasting of exotic bird species such as blue-headed parrots and over 10,000 types of hummingbirds, Trinidad takes Eco outdoor adventure activities to the sky.
4. Go with the Wind in Aruba
If the winds in this Caribbean paradise were able to impress the pros, they will definitely impress you too. Every year in June, Aruba plays host country Hi-Winds Pro-Am Windsurfing Contestwhich brings in the best speed sailors from all over the world. That being said, Aruba is home to some of the Caribbean’s top windsurfing destinations such as Fisherman's Hut and Arashi which are at par with the world’s other popular wind sports locations such as the Columbia River Gorge and Maui.
5. Ride the Waves in Barbados
During the winter months, get yourself one of the luxury Caribbean villas in Barbados and you will find yourself just a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s best surfing destinations. The location of Barbados makes it ideal for surfing because waves have hundreds of miles to gain momentum before reaching the country’s beautiful coastlines. November is the best surfing month and you have an array of beachfront luxury Caribbean villas to choose from.