Guide to Horse Riding in the Caribbean

Guide to Horse Riding in the Caribbean

Horse riding might not be the first activity you envision when thinking about booking a vacation in the Caribbean, but you should know that this sport is quite frequent in the region. While on the bigger islands you can even find hippodromes and attend horse races, many Caribbean resorts will offer horse riding trips among their activities. And even you are not an expert rider or a fan of horse riding, riding a horse on the beach, in the orange light of a Caribbean sunset, is a one in a life... [ read more ]

Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in the Caribbean

Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in the Caribbean

The Caribbean region is exceptional not only in terms of cultural diversity, but also when it comes to biodiversity. The tropical climate can be held accountable for the luxuriant vegetation that covers most Caribbean islands. The warm and shallow waters around the islands' shores are home to colorful coral reefs and hundreds of species of fish, sponges, shellfish and many other marine creatures. The Caribbean are an ideal destination for anyone curious to learn about life at the Tropics ... [ read more ]

Kid-friendly activities in Curacao

Kid-friendly activities in Curacao

Curacao is certainly a Caribbean destination to consider: with fewer resorts and chain hotels than Bahamas or Jamaica and some of the best snorkeling and diving spots, Curacao is great for action-loving beach goers. But what about families with kids? Well, if you are traveling with kids, no matter how young, you should know that Curacao is still a very appealing destination. There are fabulous beaches, as well as plenty of kid-friendly activities in Curacao that you and your family can en... [ read more ]

Tips for getting ready for Carnival season

Tips for getting ready for Carnival season

Another Carnival season is about to end now and samba dancers, calypso bands and anyone with a passion for celebration, color and exuberant outfits will have a whole year to prepare for the next Carnival. Carnival is a very popular tradition in the Caribbean: and what makes Caribbean carnivals really special is that not only they are very diverse, reflecting the customs and local traditions of each Caribbean island, but they also take place at different time of the year. So unlike in the res... [ read more ]

Guide to shopping in St Martin

Guide to shopping in St Martin

St Martin is clearly among the best shopping destinations in the Caribbean. Not only is this Caribbean island a popular cruise ship stop, but the Dutch side of the island - St Maarten - has an irresistible collection of duty-free shops. This is enough to make cruise ship passengers rush upon St Martin shops. But even as a temporary island resident, you'll find it the island and its numerous shops to be of great help when it comes to souvenir shopping. This short guide to shopping in St Marti... [ read more ]

Culinary curiosities in the Caribbean

Culinary curiosities in the Caribbean

First of all, let us establish something about Caribbean food: Caribbean food is, par excellence, unusual. Here in the Caribbean cuisines as different as French, African, Spanish, Asian have created an interesting blend. The region offers numerous exotic fruit and vegetables that grow nowhere else in the world. And not only is Caribbean food unique, but it is also extremely diverse: so that the food in Curacao can be radically different from the food in Jamaica, for example. Anyway, in case ... [ read more ]

Tips for cutting costs during your Caribbean holiday

Tips for cutting costs during your Caribbean holiday

When you and your family are far away on a beautiful beach, enjoying the tropical sun, one of the last things that crosses (or should cross) your mind is money. This is quite understandable: who would want to spend their vacation constantly worrying about money? However, before you can let go of this delicate subject, it's important to be aware of the hidden and unexpected costs some your holiday might apply. With a little forward thinking a careful planning, you might be able to avoid unnec... [ read more ]

Top 3 Biggest Caribbean Beaches

Top 3 Biggest Caribbean Beaches

With thousands of kilometers of beautiful, tropical beaches, the Caribbean are among the world's favorite holiday destinations. You'll find a great diversity of beaches here: golden beaches, white beaches, pink beaches, surf beaches, secluded beaches and also private beaches. Some Caribbean beaches are so small that you can hardly spread a beach mat, while some are kilometers long. Today, however, we'll take a look at the top 3 biggest Caribbean beaches: 17-Mile Beach, Barbuda Some say abo... [ read more ]