5 Reasons to Visit the Caribbean

I have spent a total of thirteen weeks in the Caribbean and have had wonderful experiences on fourteen different islands. Those Caribbean islands were the best vacations that I’ve ever had. Most of my time there was spent on Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. The rest of my time was spent sailing around the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands. If you’re looking to find paradise on Earth, you can find it all over the Caribbean. Here are five reasons that you should visit the Caribbean.

1. Beautiful Scenery

The islands in the Caribbean can be quite different. Some are rather mountainous and some are very flat. The landscapes can be very diverse, depending on which area you’re in. They have white sand beaches that are so relaxing. There are black sand beaches as well. The blue shades of the sea can be mesmerizing. The sunsets are the most picturesque that you can imagine. Everywhere you look, it’s like a magical painting. You can find every color and hue.

2. Perfect Weather

The temperature is great all year. You can bask in pleasant sunshine everyday. Low levels of humidity make it so comfortable. Crisp blue skies and happy little clouds. In the evenings, the stars twinkle and shine all over.

3. Water Sports

The Caribbean sea is not only pretty to look at, but also fun to play in because it’s warm and you can actually see through the clear water. The water is very calm, especially down in Aruba and Bonaire. It’s a great place to learn how to wind-surf. Coral reefs are abundant all over the Caribbean. Snorkeling and scuba-diving is fun, but in the Caribbean, it’s an undersea paradise. There are tropical fish everywhere and they are so neat to look at. If you bring some food, they’ll eat it right from your hand.

4. Adventure

On the island of St. Eustatius, a group of thirty of us hiked up the side of a long dormant volcano. It was covered with trees and vegetation. We went up over the edge and down into the volcano, which was also covered with plants. Our mission was to hunt for land crabs. We caught about a dozen and climbed back out. It was thrilling because not only was it steep, it was at night. The tour guide brought us to a small restaurant and had the chef cook up our catch into wonderful crab-cakes.

5. Fresh Mangoes

Store-bought mangoes are bland compared to walking through a tropical forest and picking them right from the trees. Absolute heaven!

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