When deciding where to go for our honeymoon both me and my wife were pretty set on what type of vacation we wanted. It needed to be some place warm, some place where we could go outdoors and lay in the sun, have really great food, and to get out and do some unique experiences we haven’t done before.
We decided that a cruise would be our best option that would meet all our criteria, so we were set out to find the best cruise liners for the Caribbean. We eventually found a ship through Carnival that would leave from Florida and take us to the Bahamas. We had never been on a cruise or to the Bahamas before so this felt like a really great decision for our honeymoon.
The cruise was set for the 5 days prior to the 4th of July, which was nice because I got to roll the cruise into the holiday days I would be receiving from my job. We stayed at my wife’s grandfathers home in Florida to save on the lodging expenses and taking cabs to and from the airport.
What excited us most about the cruise was all the stuff we were able to do on the ship. There was an itinerary each day of all the activities and it was really easy to plan out your day. You knew when all the meals would be and what shows they would be performing, and pretty much decided what you’d do for the day before you even left your cabin.
We did go on a couple excursions though. There was the Atlantis water park in the Bahamas which was incredibly fun and I would highly recommend! It had some very unique water slides and beautiful scenery too. We were quite impressed with one of the water slides that was in a transparent tube that took you through a tank of water filled with fish!
Of course the best part of the trip was the food. The dinners they had set each night were superb, and the wait staff was the best I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Our waiter remembered out names, our drink orders, and any other preferences we had from one night to the next. And not having to worry about prices on a menu let us really relax and get what we wanted without having to stress out about it.
Overall I would cruise the Caribbean again if given the opportunity. There was tons to do, fun activities all day long, and excellent food. What’s not to love about all that?
Playa Flamenco is one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world it is closest to a perfect beach one could find. Playa Flamenco has been repeatedly rank as one of two or three best beaches in the world. Located in Culebra or Snake Island in Puerto Rico, this amazingly beautiful beach is a wonder to behold. It is a horseshoe beach of the silkiest blazing powdery white sand fringe with gently swaying palms framed by lush green hills and embracing crystalline blue waters that is so clean because no stream or river flows out to the sea. The lushly green hills and mountains rising from all sides of Playa Flamenco give one a feeling of being cut off from the rest of the world. Playa Flamenco got its name from the flamingoes that flock on the beach during winter and is the home and nesting place for the endangered leatherback sea turtle.
Playa Flamenco is the first beach a visitor would visit when they touch Culebra Island because of its proximity and accessibility to the nearby town of Dewey. There is a ferry that shuttles between Dewey and Fajardo and Fajardo is served by flights from San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico. Playa Flamenco is easily reached by shuttle cars and taxis from the town. The area surrounding Playa Flamenco is a nature preserve that protects the nesting sites of beautiful and colorful tropical birds and the endangered leatherback sea turtles. Abundant coral reefs and a wide variety of marine life abound in the waters surrounding Playa Flamenco, making it an ideal beach for snorkeling and diving. A popular snorkeling and dive site is a sunken World War II tank lying very close to the shore, a remnant of an era when Puerto Rico was under the control of the US Navy.
Reduit Beach is located on the northern coast of St. Lucia and is considered the most beautiful beach in St. Lucia. Reduit Beach is a long stretch of golden sand beach where visitors can enjoy nature’s beauty in relative peace and quiet but close enough to Rodney Bay where they can enjoy the amenities of town life.
St. Lucia is a small beautiful island with verdant rainforests, volcanic summits that drops into the ocean and sparkling soft sand beaches. The wonderful reefs provide superb scuba diving and snorkeling for the adventurous, and its verdant mountains are great for hiking. Despite the tiny size of St. Lucia excellent leisure activities such golf, sailing, great nightlife and dining can be found here
Reduit beach, the prettiest and finest beach in St. Lucia has soft golden sand shaded by verdant island vegetation, and sparkling clear water that is great for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing boating and parasailing. Convenient accommodations providing water sports equipment and facilities can be found on Reduit Beach. Reduit Beach has a unique quality to it that is different from all the beaches in St. Lucia. It is a place that is ideal for families with so many things to do for every type of beachgoers.
Reduit Beach can be found close to a yacht marina and visitors who desire to visit the islands nearby can charter a boat without any trouble. The beach is also within walking distance from some natural attractions worthy of a visit such as Pigeon Island National Historic Park situated to the northwest side of Reduit Beach; Pigeon Point Dive Spot; Labrellotte Point Dive Spot, Masson Point Dive Spot and Marquis Estate.
For visitors who want to visit other beaches in St. Lucia there are Pigeon Point Beach, a very active and busy beach; Choc Beach with its clear and calm waters and Rodney Bay’s pretty beaches.
Everyone has their favorite when it comes to their favorite beaches in the Caribbean but for those who have never visited the Caribbean beaches, there are some that are considered the best that you must visit.
Crane Beach: This is located in Barbados and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The beaches are lined with soft white sands with beautiful azure waters that is perfect for not only relaxing but swimming as well. Under the waters you will find gorgeous natural coral reefs that will make your visit worth while.
Pink Sand Beach: Pink Sand Beach is located in the Bahamas, Harbour Island and has been voted as one of the world’s best beaches around by many travel agencies and publications. The beach consists of three miles of powdery sand that has a salmon color due to the salmon colored flecks of red plankton that is combined with the sugary white coral sands. To get to any of the accommodations, you will have to use the “Bahamas Fast Ferries” as they are located on a cliff right behind Pink Sand Beach.
Placencia: This beach is located in Belize and consists of pristine sandy beaches that is 16 miles long. The beach and the town is pretty well laid back and the locals there are very welcoming. Seafood is one of the popular staples there in Belize and the atmosphere is one you will never forget. There are plenty of activities you can participate in such as water sports, manatee watching, fishing as well as jungle excursions.
Negril Beach: Negril Beach is located in Jamaica and may be well known for their nudist beach. If you aren’t shy and want to be adventurous, this is the beach for you. Negril Beach is laid back and is one of Jamaica’s best and prettiest beaches and is not as active and touristy as Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach.
Carriacou is the southernmost island of the Grenadines, a chain of almost 200 islands between Grenada and St. Vincent in the Caribbean. It is an island truly fashioned for the leisure aficionados as more tourist are realizing each year. While several Grenadine islands have knuckled under the lure of commercial tourism, Carriacou has preserved its purity and enchantment. This is a haven for people in search of peace and quiet in an idyllic setting of unspoiled beaches that curve like polished white scimitars incising the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean, framed by gently swaying palm trees.
Swimming is obviously the most popular tourist activity in Carriacou. There are numerous pure white sand beaches in Carriacou that will delight any visitor. Here are some of them:
Anse La Roche Beach – A perfect beach that confirms that picture – postcard perfect tropical beaches are for real and not only found in travel magazines.
Hillsborough Beach- A beach that runs through the whole length of the town. This is a fantastic beach to take a swift dip in the waters before exploring the charms of the town.
Paradise Beach – this is the favorite beach of the locals and the beach which has the best sand on Carriacou. It is also the beach closest to the airport and at present has public restroom facilities.
Tom’s Bay – Tom’s Bay is a pretty little cove situated at lower Craigston, in fact it is only a 10 minute walk away from Craigston.
Sandy Island – Sandy Island is a crescent shaped idyllically beautiful beach enclosed by a 5 sq mile of underwater Marine Protected Area. This is also a favorite snorkeling spot in the island.
Other activities in Carriacou are drift snorkeling where enthusiast can admire the magnificent marine life; sailing and island or cove hopping ; a visit to the Botanical Gardens and the Grenada National Park, hiking, trekking and many more.