Action & Adventure
Beach holidays in the Caribbean are not for everyone, for the more energetic looking for action and adventure, the Caribbean has an abundance of activities to suit all energy levels, from diving to forest treks.
The Caymen islands one of the best spots for diving in the Caribbean, with an abundance of marine life, deep caves and crystal clear visibility making it a favourite amonst the experienced divers.
Whether you’re an experienced skipper or an eager novice, a sailing holiday in the Caribbean is the perfect holiday offering great flexibility as your holiday is tailored to suit your needs. Why not take a ‘sail and stay’ holiday and let us arrange a hotel or a spa resort on the island of your choice so that you can enjoy time on land as well as at sea.
The Caribbean is a hiking paradise, with great trails theres so much to see, from dormant volcanos to lush rainforests. Possibly one of the best islands is the Dominica which is two thirds covered by rainforest with three national parks: UNESCO world heritage site Morne Trios Pitons, Cabrits and Morne Diablotin – stunning hiking territory. Emerald Pool, in Morne Trios Piton, reach by a short hike. The more strenuous hiking routes can take you on a six hour trails to heights of 2950ft through lush rainforest to the 200ft wide ‘Boiling Lake’, a flooded fumarole.
Not surprisingly Dominica is also the place to enjoy Canyoning in the Caribbean. So whilst you are hiking around this stunning island, why not don your wetsuit and helmet and be strapped to a harness before clambering up waterfalls and across riverbeds on a canyoning tour.
Jamaica is the place to be to enjoy river rafting and river tubing in the Caribbean. Combining water and adrenaline on a jungle river tubing safari, starting with a relaxing float through some of the most picturesque areas of the island, then onto the rapids for a fun-filled adventure on the great river. Or try a rafting adventure down the Martha Brae river and tour of the Dunn’s River Falls, followed by an easy climb through the cascading waterfall at Dunn’s River.
With it’s crystal clear tranquil waters and soft sandy beaches and Caribbean sun, it’s clear to see why paddle boarding has become increasingly popular in the Caribbean. The best destination in the Caribbean to enjoy this popular watersport is Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos islands. The activity involves standing on what looks like a surf board and using a large oar to propel forward. Parrot Cay offers three options: a gentle paddle from the resort’s main beach, a route through the wetlands on the island’s north coast, or a 10-mile circuit around the whole island.
A popular watersport in the Caribbean that can be enjoyed from many of the islands, one of the best being the Dominican Republic on the north west coast at Cabarete. Other popular islands with excellent trade winds are Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Jamaica, Margarita, Puerto Rico, St Martin and Tobago.