Top 10 Caribbean holiday destinations 2016

When we picture the Caribbean, a few things come to mind: sun, sea, beaches, great music and mouthwatering flavour some food. It’s easy to choose the Caribbean as your dream holiday destination, but where in the Caribbean to choose is a much harder decision. Each destination, although similar in ways, has its own unique qualities. This is a guide to 10 fantastic Caribbean holiday locations for summer 2016.

Barbados
Barbados is the home of 4 different types of turtle. A trip out to sea on a catamaran, to swim with the beautiful creatures, is a popular choice of activity. If this doesn’t take your fancy, another of the islands’ highest rated attractions is ‘Harrison’s Cave’. You can take a tour through the natural wonder and learn all about its history.

Jamaica
If you go on holiday for some down time, you won’t get anything much more relaxed than the waters of the ‘Blue Lagoon’. The must see destinations for Jamaica: Dunns River Fall, Blue Mountain, the home of one of the most expensive coffee’s in the world, and Rose Hall it’s a must see if you visit Jamaica.  Also its the home of reggae music, so if you want to visit the home of Bob Marley, the island has plenty to offer.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia has more than just its beautiful beaches to offer, including exciting activities such as zip-lining through the forest and Segway tours across the coastline. If you visit the island and wish to attend their carnival July is the time for you.described as “a colourful extravaganza of sight and sound”.

Antigua
One of Antigua’s unique selling points is ‘Stingray City’, where you can get up close and personal with the fascinating creatures in the water. If relaxing with an incredible view is more up your street, a visit to the restored military lookout ‘Shirley Heights’ is a must-do.

Puerto Rico
If you’re looking for an adventure, Puerto Rico is home to the picturesque ‘El Yunque’ rainforest. A walk through the forest and a visit to its waterfall is a wonderful experience alone, but you can also get even more active by combining it with a kayaking experience.

St Kitts and Nevis
St Kitts and Nevis offers Brimstone Hill Fortress, described as “One of the best preserved historical fortifications in the Americas”. If this kind of sightseeing isn’t your thing, the islands also offer the beautiful sights of its safari tours, plus an array of water sports.

The Bahamas
If you’re looking for the Caribbean holiday with the best nightlife, Paradise Island, in the Bahamas, may be the place for you. Often described simply as ‘glamorous’, the island is home to the Caribbean’s largest casino. There’s even fun for the kids too, complete with ‘Aquaventure’ water park.

Dominican Republic
The wonders that the Dominican Republic has to offer, aside from its stunning beaches, includes incredible whale watching experiences. Another popular excursion is the ‘Outback Safari Adventure Tour’ in Punta Cana. On top of the fantastic sight-seeing opportunities on the tour, lunch and unlimited drinks are also included. As if all this wasn’t enough to send you straight to the booking website, you can also finish off the day boogie boarding on the beautiful Macao beach.

St. Maarten-St. Martin
One of St.Maarten-St. Martin’s highest rated excursions is its three island snorkelling adventure. This day out includes fantastic boat rides, relaxing beach stops and an unforgettable experience swimming with turtles.

Turks & Caicos
Turks & Caicos seems to have something for everyone. It boasts exciting parties at Da Conch Shack & RumBar, complete with live DJs and indulgent cocktails. On the other side of things, it is home to Regent Palms Spa, offering soothing local treatments.

TNT Travel Natasha Dunn

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