A Caribbean cruise is the best way to melt off the stress of your busy life. And while you’re on board, you might even like to think of all your friends who are still sitting round at home home muttering under their breath about the dreary weather. Here are some must see delights on different Caribbean islands; and some practical advice for first time cruise goers.
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Make sure to include Tobago in your cruise itinerary: in the island there’s a chocolate estate that you’ve never heard of, but all chocoholics should know about – Tobago Estate. With the sparkling ocean on one side, and rolling fields of cocoa plants on the other, there’s plenty of photo ops. Sample some home-made cassava bread and the most fresh and mouth-watering chocolate you have ever tasted.
Lush St Lucia
A day trip to St. Lucia is recommended to see the island’s shimmering and untouched natural beauty. Take a taxi from the main harbour towards the immaculate Reduit beach and Pigeon Point, about 15 minutes away. The main harbour has some upmarket restaurants serving delectable food. As well as the romantic candlelit rendezvous points, there are some family friendly eateries for even the most demanding food lovers.
Dolphin Watching in Dominica
Dominica is a sleepy and rustic island, perhaps slightly less developed compared to the thriving islands nearby. Instead of amenities and vibrant night life, the island offers bucket loads of character and wilderness: it’s here that travellers can experience excellent whale and dolphin watching, with the giant mammals congregating near the shoreline.
You should definitely consider Barbados for your itinerary, and not for the obvious attractions of resorts, night life and restaurants. Instead, think of the natural wonder of Harrison Cave, a cool and serene respite from the main tourist traps. Take the train deep into the underbelly of the island, 150 feet below sea level. This is where stalactites and stalagmites glint under installed mood lighting, along with a symphony of dripping echoes. Travellers can either take a taxi there or pre-arrange a tour of the caves, depending on their preference.
A Couple of Practical Tips
Try and avoid bringing material covered luggage and leaving it unprotected in the cargo hold. Water may get in there and the damage items. Instead, why not shrink wrap items or cover them in plastic before the cruise, to avoid drama later on?
Also, be sensible about clothing. A black tie event on board the ship could coincide with an unexpected tropical storm. You won’t need to bring your wellies, but steer clear of calamitous high heels in this type of weather.
Caribbean cruises are the way to go when planning a once in a lifetime trip. You can be privy to some of the more remote and unheard of natural wonders in this remarkable area, and do this from the comforts of your own moveable feast for the senses.