Most Spectacular Caribbean Forts

Most Spectacular Caribbean Forts

Today the Caribbean islands are a much-appreciated beach holiday destination, but one or two centuries ago the region looked totally different. Most of the Caribbean islands were colonies, and agriculture was the main industry. There were pirates, and there were frequent natural disasters for which the people were insufficiently prepared. There were also many wars, which is why forts were build in most Caribbean ports. Today, these fortifications serve mainly a touristic purpose. Many of ... [ read more ]

Most beautiful Caribbean lagoons

Most beautiful Caribbean lagoons

Thanks to a few very successful Hollywood blockbusters and to some really good nature photographers, lagoons have become the symbol of heavenly vacations in exotic beach resorts. We all know how a lagoon is born: a natural barrier is born (usually a stretch of land or a coral barrier) and then the water trapped between the barrier and the shore becomes something like a shallow, natural pool. Lagoons are very frequent in the Caribbean, where half of the islands were formed by corals. If you e... [ read more ]

Top five landmarks in the Caribbean

Top five landmarks in the Caribbean

The Caribbean region is certainly a region of great diversity and not the kind of place where one becomes bored easily. Its much appreciated beaches, clear waters and quality all-inclusive resorts make it a favourite destination with holidaymakers, but it’s important to remember that the Caribbean are also rich in cultural, historic and natural attractions. A vacation in the Caribbean shouldn’t resume to lying in the sun: there are plenty of interesting places to visit and explore. H... [ read more ]

A Taste of Colonial Caribbean

A Taste of Colonial Caribbean

As soon as one gets a taste of the fabulous Caribbean beaches, the welcoming people and world class accommodation, it’s quite likely that one will come back for more. And it is usually during the second or third visit when people become less fascinating with the turquoise waters and start discovering the diverse and fascinating culture of the Caribbean islands. It is then when one discovers the food, the dances, the legend and the intricate history of this part of the world. Visiting the o... [ read more ]

5 Caribbean Attractions You Must See

5 Caribbean Attractions You Must See

The Caribbean islands represent one of those vacation destinations that one should definitely include on the bucket list. There are few other places in the world that can outmatch these fabulous islands in terms of natural beauty or attractions: practically, the secluded silver beaches, azure waters and warm weather all year round represent most people’s idea of paradise. It’s hard to find an island in the Caribbean that doesn’t have at least one of the above mentioned attributes. Even... [ read more ]

Tips for Picking your Ideal Caribbean Destination

Tips for Picking your Ideal Caribbean Destination

Choosing your destination in the Caribbean might prove to be the biggest challenge in your vacation: with all the superb islands in this mysterious sea and all the fascinating people who inhabit them, picking the right destination it’s not easy. Let me make myself clear: there is no right and wrong when it comes to choosing your holiday destination, but the success of your vacation might ultimately depend on your idea of what the Caribbean is supposed to represent. Does it mean a noisy str... [ read more ]

Unusual Buildings in the Caribbean

Unusual Buildings in the Caribbean

Not very often associated with awkward attractions or architectural masterpieces, the Caribbean can still offer a lot of surprises in terms of architecture and design. While you shouldn’t expect to find the Empire State Building or the Notre Damme cathedral tucked among the palm trees, there are still some very interesting constructions to admire in the Caribbean. For those with an eye for exceptional architecture and less conventional design, today I have selected four of the most unusual... [ read more ]

Top Five Caribbean Capitals

Top Five Caribbean Capitals

Most Caribbean related travel blogs and publications will usually speak in terms of resorts and cruise ship destinations whenever referring to this popular destination. While it is true that secluded beaches and luxurious resorts represent the two major assets of the Caribbean islands, the urban side of the Caribbean shouldn’t be neglected. Let us not forget that the colonization of the two Americas began right here in the Caribbean so here you will find not only the oldest European settlement... [ read more ]

Historic Ports in the Caribbean

Historic Ports in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is today one of the most popular holiday destination in the world. However, there was no clue announcing this dramatic change of roles in the colonization period. Two centuries ago, the Caribbean was regarded as one of the most dangerous places in the world. The sea and main ports were raided by pirates, slavery was at its peak and nobody could predict when the next hurricane will struck. Nevertheless, the historic ports in the Caribbean were swarming with life and exotic merchandi... [ read more ]

Unusual Attractions in the Caribbean

Unusual Attractions in the Caribbean

A travel guide to Caribbean attractions is usually a guide to relaxation and pampering, to secluded beaches and underwater treasures. But there is also a less known side of the Caribbean, that of the unusual, bizarre and mythical. Wherever you travel in the Caribbean you’ll encounter stories and legends about haunted shipwrecks, fierce pirates or magic practices. With all the legends and eccentricities around, the oddity amateur won’t surely get bored while traveling in the Caribbean. ... [ read more ]