Travel News – The Caribbean is home to a multitude of wonderful, hidden gems and exciting activities. But the question is, where to start? This alternative guide to holidays in the Caribbean will guarantee a trip to remember, packed with hip and lively entertainment.
Ever wanted to swim with the dolphins? Ocean World is a great day out for the family, that offers exactly that. In fact, not only does Ocean World offer a whirlwind of a day for children, with sea lion encounters, water slides and the iconic dolphin swim, but it guarantees a great night for the adults, too. Whether you grab some drinks and party the night away at the disco, play your cards right and win big in the casino, or have the ultimate fiesta and catch the marvellous Bravissimo show – considered the number-one concert show in the Dominican Republic – this is the ideal location for the conventional family, with secret party-animal adults.
- Learn about the life of a legend at The Bob Marley Museum – Kingston, Jamaica
Situated in the home where he lived from the year 1975 to his final day in 1981, this shrine serves as an ode to the reggae legend, Bob Marley. The exhibition shows a multitude of relevant artifacts to Marley’s life, such as his gold and platinum records, his favourite denim stage shirt and the Order of Merit presented by the Jamaican government. There is even a section of the tour that points out the place in which gunmen attempted to murder Marley in 1976! Not to mention, you will also find several garments and items of Rastafarian nature, so you can truly appreciate the epitome of Bob Marley’s iconic style and beliefs.
- Celebrity spot at a Caribbean poker adventure – The Bahamas
Poker is a huge part of tourism in the Bahamas, and annual poker tournaments attract a number of celebrities. For example, British broadcaster and writer, Vitoria Coren Mitchell, is known well for her presenter role on the BBC’s Only Connect, her weekly columns for the Observer and her marriage to Peep Show creator, David Mitchell, but out here, as 888poker points out, she is recognised for her outstanding professional poker playing. Not only was she the first woman to win an event on the European Poker Tour, but the first player to do it twice, bringing her current total winnings to an impressive $1.9 million. Amongst many other celebrities, catch her on the cards on your trip to the Bahamas.
- Get a rush of adrenaline at ToroVerde Adventure Park – Puerto Rico
The incredible ToroVerde Adventure Park is an ecological adventure park with plenty of breathtaking sights and wonderful activities for all the family. You can test your skills on one of the many rope courses that offer different levels of difficulty, whether you’re the one for you is Bull Maze, Wild Bull or The Beast. What’s more, ToroVerde is home to the Monster, the longest, most thrilling zipline on the planet, as guaranteed by the Guinness Book of World Records. This bad boy has a single unbroken span of 2,205 m (7,234 ft), which is equivalent to 28 football fields! What a perfect way to get your heart racing, and your mind delightfully engaged.
So whether you’re the animal-loving type, the cultural and historical type, the celeb super-fan type or the fearless daredevil type, each one of these activities is bound to guarantee an exciting adventure to remember, and they are each only a quick airplane ride away!