Explore the Diverse Natural Beauty of the Caribbean

Plunge into the Natural Beauty of the Caribbean

The magnificent Caribbean countries have been blessed with more than their fair share of the planet's natural beauty. From the iconic panoramas of white sand beaches and aquamarine oceans, to the lush, verdant interiors decorated with rainforests, waterfalls, swamps and volcanic mountains, there's a jaw-dropping picture-postcard image at every turn of your head.

We know you'll want to squeeze every last drop out of whichever country you choose to visit for your holiday in the Caribbean, so we're proud to share what we think will be some of your most memorable experiences. Which way you turn your head is entirely up to you…

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Image Credit: Antigua and Barbuda Tourist Authority

Rainforests Rich with Wildlife

The landscape of the Caribbean islands is as diverse as it is beautiful and, with a good proportion of it under protection, the plant and animal life is in glorious abundance. One of the very best ways to encounter this ecological bounty is on foot, and hiking along picturesque rainforest trails, across rolling sand dunes and deep into wildlife-rich preserves and National Parks studded with tinkling waterfalls is a joy not to be missed.   

Islands like Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Grenada, Tobago, Saint Lucia, Montserrat and Antigua are particularly prolific with birds and other wildlife, much of it endemic. For those wanting a close encounter with monkeys, mongoose, iguanas, sloths, reptiles, flamingos and myriad other species of birds, the rainforests of the Caribbean provide a truly satisfying experience for nature lovers. For these experiences you should consider holidaying in Dominica, Belize and Guyana for some of the most spectacular rainforests.

Recommended Experiences

  • MotMot Travel, one of our highly recommended operators offers a range of options to help you immerse in some of the most beautiful locations in the Caribbean.
  • Take a day trip from Antigua or stay overnight in Ovelston House and hike through the breath-taking peaks and valleys of what's known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean, Montserrat.
  • Reach out and touch nature all around you as you hike along the trails of the 28,000-acre rainforest known as El Yunque, on Puerto Rico, to encounter countless species of plants and animals in an enchanting setting.
  • Spend a memorable day bird watching at the famous Asa Wright Nature Centre in Trinidad's Northern Range.
  • In Jamaica, the elegant Sandals Royal Plantation hotel provides the perfect luxury base so you can venture out to take in the magnificence of the national treasure that is Dunns River Falls, near Ocho Rios.
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Image Credit: Harrisons Cave, Barbados - Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc

Limestone Caves and Drive-in Volcanoes

Equally as spectacular as the rainforests, but in a very different way, are the limestone caves that are dotted throughout many of the countries of the Caribbean. Some offer guided tours to visitors to marvel at the stalagmites and stalactites, while others operate eco-activities like rafting, zip-lining and rappelling for the adventurous ones who want to explore a little further and faster.

Quite often these magical underground caves reveal sites of extreme natural beauty, and there are literally countless miles of underground cave networks on Barbados, Belize, and many other islands.

Another feature of some of the Caribbean islands' mountainous landscape is the presence of volcanoes, many of which provide their own opportunities for hiking and sightseeing. While you can explore volcanoes on Montserrat, Dominica and others, the most famous of all are the twin peaks of the majestic Pitons, which dominate the landscape of Saint Lucia.

Recommended Experiences

  • Experience the thrill of one of the greatest natural wonders on Barbados as you explore the magnificent underground world of Harrison's Cave. The Elegant Hotels collection offers some of the best accommodation on the island that will put you within easy reach of the caves.
  • Immerse yourself in the power of nature and relax in luxury at the fabulous Ladera Resort, on Saint Lucia. Audley Travel will craft a bespoke trip that takes in the world's only drive-in volcano, La Soufriere, and the spectacular drop of the Diamond Mineral Falls.
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Image Credit: Underwater Sculpture Park, Grenada

Explore the Underwater World

The teeming marine life of the Caribbean is what many people come for and, believe us when we say, nobody leaves disappointed. The surrounding waters provide a home for an astonishing array of species, including many that are rare and endangered.

Snorkelling provides a highly accessible way to encounter turtles, reef sharks, wrasse, stingrays, whale sharks and a host of other colourful fish, while whale and dolphin watching tours will take you out past the reefs for memorable up close and personal sightings. Whichever destination you choose as a base, there are countless diving, snorkelling, sailing and boating opportunities to get you VIP access to the absolutely magical oceanic and underwater world of the Caribbean.

Recommended Experiences

  • On the lovely unspoilt island of Dominica, Caribtours can situate you in the heart of nature at the Rosalie Bay Resort to see turtle conservation in action, explore the UNESCO-listed Morne Trois Pitons National Park, and venture out to the spectacular underwater snorkelling paradise of Champagne Reef.

Get Back to Nature in the Caribbean

We can't wait to share the stunning natural beauty of the Caribbean with you. If you'd like some advice on where to go and what to see to discover its spectacular diversity for yourself, get in touch with one of our Caribbean specialists to answer any questions and offer advice for your travel plans.

Offers

Enjoy a Special Discounted Rate of USD$60/night

Narakiel's Inn, Dominica

The Nature Isle, Dominica, provides the perfect vacation destination for a lovely island experience; and Narakiel's Inn, conveniently located steps from Roseau Central, is the perfect starting point to explore the island.

Complete our Online Reservation Request Form to receive a reduced nightly rate of USD$60/night on a Standard Room as available, normally USD $78. Stays for Carnival, 2019 from February 26th- March 8th are exempted from this offer. Potential guests should mention where they heard of this offer when contacting us.

Telephone 1-877-281-4529 or 1 718-941 6220

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Waitukubuli Wellness Retreat package

Secret Bay

This package includes accommodations in a luxury, freestanding villa with private plunge pool, One complimentary night (minimum 7-night stay), Access to a Wellness Consultant who will outline a schedule entirely bespoke and customized to guests’ specific wants and needs. 

Package can be booked online, by calling (+1) 767.445.4444 or emailing info@secretbay.dm

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Free Dr. Birdy Tour!

Hotel The Champs , Dominica

Book 4 nights for 2 in a Superior Room at Dominica’s Top Hotel The Champs and enjoy a free birdwatching tour with Dr. Birdy. 

Enjoy the luxury of our hillside pool, air-conditioned rooms, free breakfast and lots more. Adore the best panoramic view for 4 days and feel relaxed, while we help you plan your stay.

Telephone: +1-767-616-3001

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