The Caribbean is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world. It is an island that boasts great marine life, pristine beaches surrounded by bright swaying coral reefs, and rich flora and fauna, and undiscovered underground beauties to mention but a few. This justifies the reason why people who visit the Caribbean will always come back for a second and third time each year. While there are so many must-visit destinations, here are the top 5 places that you should not miss in the Caribbean.
1. Cayman Islands
There is a reason why just the mention of the Caribbean and the first thing that comes to many people’s mind is the Cayman Islands. These are beautiful islands located strategically on the western side and boast the most unruffled beaches in the world. There are three notable beaches, Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman, and the Little Cayman. While Grand Cayman is the largest of all, each has something special and distinctive to its visitors.
Notable attractions around the Cayman Islands include the Queen Elizabeth II botanical Park, the Turtle Farm, and the famous national museum. The most popular and beautiful beach of Cayman Islands is the Seven Mile Beach, which among many other things, allows snorkeling lovers to do what they enjoy doing best.
This is yet another island that boasts the most beautiful and immaculate natural beauties. This is evident in the amazing Barbados caves and the scenic landscape that is rich in flora and fauna covering the entire area. A visit to the Caribbean can never be complete without a visit to the Harrison’s Cave, an underground cave that has deep pools, bubbling water streams, as well as rumbling waterfalls. If you love windsurfing, then you have another reason to head to the Barbados.
3. Havana, Cuba
Strategically located on the northern coast of Cuba, this is yet another top tourist destination in the Caribbean, and there is a reason why. For one, this Cuba capital city is a year-round tourist destination meaning you can pop in anytime you feel like you deserve a getaway. Havana boasts amazing and irresistible beaches, an animated nightlife, mouthwatering cuisines prepared by world-class chefs, and the most attractive and friendly atmosphere in all of the Caribbean. A must visit is the Habana Vieja, an old town rich in history, as is evident in the gothic structures, and rich architecture, no wonder it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
4. El Yunque, Puerto Rico
El Yunque in Puerto Rico is a tiny but very beautiful and popular tourist hub for people visiting the Caribbean. So much can be said of this rain forest, but one thing it guarantees is breathtaking waterfalls, verdant green ground cover, and amazing hiking trails. There are over 240 species of trees, so you might want to challenge yourself and create a list of them all when you visit.
5. Andros, The Bahamas
Last but not least is the Andros, which happens to be the largest of all islands in the Bahamas. It has three major islands, South and North Andros and the Mangrove Cay. There is a barrier reef, the third largest worldwide, and which is a must see. This destination boasts over 2,300 flora and fauna, pure pink and gold irresistible sand lines in the eastern shore, and amazing marine wildlife.