Snorkeling, hiking volcanoes, exploring underwater caves- with so much to do in the Caribbean. visitors may get overwhelmed. Use this guide of the top 10 attractions of the Caribbean to narrow your options when vacation time is short.
1) Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico
See a mystical glow in the waters of Mosquito Bay on the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Known as a bio bay, short for bioluminescent, Mosquito Bay will amaze you. Tiny organisms burst with blue light when they are agitated, creating a blue glow that is sometimes bright enough to read by. This is one of the most unique experiences available on our planet. Truly something magical that you would expect to see in a movie like Avatar, not in person. It is highly recommended to check the moon cycles before booking your trip because the effect will be far greater if it’s darker outside..
2) Paradise Island, Bahamas
Paradise Island in the Bahamas is connected to Nassau by a bridge. Clear aqua waters are scalloped by pristine white sands for miles. Most hotels offer day-passes for cruise ship visitors. This pass allows access to hotel amenities and private beaches. Don’t miss visiting Atlantis while you are on Paradise Island. This hotel boasts twin waterslides that tower 120-ft in the air and empty into a shark tank.
3) Soufriere Hills Volcano, Montserrat
Soufriere Hills Volcano on the island of Montserrat is an active volcano. Bubbling mud caldrons form where the earth has cracked open from the pressure. The volcano smokes almost constantly. In 1995, Soufriere exploded, burying Plymouth, the capital. Today it remains a ghostly shell of a once-vibrant city.
Are you a coffee connoisseur? Jamaica is home to the famous Blue Mountain Coffee. Explore The Lime Tree Farm where it is grown in rich volcanic soil. Also- don’t miss a chance to see Dunn’s River Falls and Dunn’s River Plantation with its beautiful wild Bird of Paradise flowers.
5) Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda is the third-largest British Virgin Island . The main attraction of this island is The Baths, a beach with scattered granite boulders that form intriguing underwater caves and pools. This provides a great opportunity to explore the beauty of the underwater world of the Caribbean.