It’s a fact: There’s nothing like a Caribbean cruise for chilling out, kicking back, and leaving real life behind for a bit, and it’s also a fact that booking Caribbean shore excursions is the perfect way to exponentially increase the chill factor.
On every port of call in the Caribbean, cruise excursions offer luxury options for amazing experiences: Choose beach breaks at private resorts on Punta Cana, Costa Maya, St. Croix, or Barbados to name a few, offering pristine beaches, pure pampering, and plenty of drinks; book a day of sailing from St. Thomas, Grenada, and other islands, aboard beautifully appointed yachts or catamarans, viewing the islands water-side as you glide across calm seas and bays with stops for swimming right off the boat, exploring remote beaches, and feasting on champagne and seafood; when docked at Philipsburg, St. Maarten, day-trip-it to St. Bart’s, often said to be one of the most elite islands in the Caribbean, with its 14 gleaming, white-sand beaches, chic restaurants, and designer boutiques that rival New York’s Madison Avenue.
Book Caribbean shore excursions to experience the most extraordinary watersports on each island port of call: Find your snorkel paradise in the calm, shallow, crystal-clear waters off Grand Cayman, St. John ,or Klein, Bonaire, as you swim around protected coral reefs and colorful tropical fish; scuba dive at amazing sites around Curaçao, Dominica, and Bonaire; swim with stingrays at Grand Cayman, Curaçao, and Antigua, swim with dolphins at Punta Cana or with green sea turtles at Basseterre, St. Kitts, or Barbados; cruise on a specially outfitted boat to spot dolphins and whales at St. Lucia.
When you schedule Caribbean shore excursions expect to be captivated by an island’s natural beauty: the raw power of Punta Cana’s Blue Lagoon; the sheer limestone cliff and the spectacular view from the Cueva Ventana (Window Cave) in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the Mountain Top on St. Thomas, with its breathtaking view of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands; the three-in-one Concord Waterfalls at Grand Etang Lake on Grenada.
As you cruise the Caribbean, get to know the islands’ distinguishing cultures and exciting cuisines through tours like “Mojitos and Mofongo” at San Juan; “Mount Gay Rum Experience” in Barbados; “Around the Island of Spice” on Grenada; “At Home Cooking with Chef Nicole” on Antigua; “Caribbean Cooks” on St. Kitts; and “Island Roots and Chocolate Traditions” in Cozumel. Experience tours and tastings of the Caribbean’s favorite spirit, rum in San Juan, Barbados, Martinique, and St. Croix.