The best Caribbean islands to visit, part Two

by Travelbag on 16 October 2015, 14:10PM

We recently posted Part 1 of our three-part guide on the Top 10 must-see Caribbean islands. We looked at the islands of Antigua, the Bahamas and Barbados and what they have to offer you.

In this blog post we’re going to explore Cancun, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Grenada and next we'll be exploring Jamaica, St Lucia and Tobago in Part 3 [coming soon].

We hope that this guide will help you choose the perfect destination for your next holiday.


Part 2 - Cancun, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Grenada


Cancun

 
Holidays to Cancun can be as action packing or as chilled out as you like. Why not try scuba diving or take a jet ski for a spin? You could go for a round of golf on a championship course or take some ‘me’ time in one of Cancun’s luxury spas.
During your stay, make sure you check out La Isla Shopping Village if you love shopping. There are over 150 designer and boutique shops to explore. If you like adventure, you could experience the longest zip line in Latin America, take a ride through the jungle or visit one of the islands archaeological sites.


In the evenings, there’s plenty to do. You could eat in one of the amazing restaurants, take a stroll on one of the beautiful beaches and then dance the night away in one of the island’s nightclubs.

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Cuba

Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands and is full of natural beauty. When Christopher Columbus set foot on Cuba back in 1492 he said the island was ‘the most beautiful that human eyes have ever seen’ and when you visit you’ll no doubt feel exactly the same.

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The Cuban people are very friendly and will be happy to give you personal recommendations on how you can spend your days and nights on the island. There are lots of festivals and events for you enjoy, no matter what time of the year you visit.


Cuba is home to a vast number of bird species so you should try to do some bird spotting while you’re on the island. You’ll be able to see native birds such as the Zapata Rail with its striking red legs and the Zapata Sparrow with its beautiful grey and yellow chest, birds you can’t find anywhere else in the world.

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Dominican Republic


Out of all the Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic is the most popular with visitors. It’s famous for its sandy beaches but also offers tropical rainforests, savannahs and wonderful wildlife.

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If you do decide to make the Dominican Republic your holiday destination, we recommend you go on a sailing trip to see the island’s humpback whales and visit the El Limón Waterfall which can only be accessed on horseback. If you’re feeling brave you could go windsurfing in Cabarete, trek to the top of a mountain or go scuba diving in the island’s crystal clear waters.

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There are some wonderful restaurants and bars to try during your holiday and plenty of museums and art galleries if you want to find out more about the island’s history and culture.  You may find yourself booking another trip to the island on your return, as you’ll have so much fun you’ll want to visit again!

Grenada


Grenada is a much quieter island and is perfect if you like to take things easy. You can chill out on one of the island’s beaches and enjoy local festivals which are held all year round. Nature-lovers should definitely take a day to visit the Jessamine Eden Tropical Botanic Garden - 60 acres of tropical gardens and trails.

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The island also has some wonderful forts to explore, including the fascinating Fort Matthew with its underground passageways. The River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest water-propelled distillery in the Caribbean and if you want to see how rum is made, you should certainly take a tour of this estate.

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Need more inspiration?

 
Why not check out Part 1 of this guide, which covers Antigua, Bahamas and Barbados? Click here


If you dream of visiting Jamaica, St Lucia or Tobago then head over to Part 3 (coming soon)!

To see the Caribbean package deals available click here

 


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