Honeymooners who head to the Caribbean can expect to find a tremendous amount of activities. Most of the fun in the Caribbean involves the sea in one way or the other. After all, who resist the soothing sound of the waves rushing to shore? In addition to the beauty of the sandy beaches, the islands offer an abundance of sights and sounds to direct your attention away from the beaches and toward the other “wonders” waiting to be explored and discovered. Explore lush tropical forests, browse through local market stalls, shop in enchanting caribbean boutiques. These are some of the great alternatives to spending all your time on the beach.
George Town, Grand Cayman
For the adventurous type out on a Caribbean honeymoon vacation, try snorkeling with the stingrays at Stingray City Sandbar. You will encounter stingrays. No need to panic. These are relatively tame animals. They may swim right up to you and eat food right from your hands. Their skin is velvety soft and smooth, most of them love to have their bellies rubbed, and despite their fearsome name they tend to be extremely gentle creatures that won’t hurt you as long as you stay away from their tails.
Away from the sea fun during your Caribbean honeymoon vacation here in George Town, Grand Cayman can include taking a tour through the town itself, which is the capital of the Cayman Islands. Visit the Conch Shell House, made solely of trumpet shells or visit the Turtle Farm, a sea turtle nursery that breeds and raises green and hawksbill turtles. The north side of the island has Rum Point Club where you can experience a unique island-style day out in its scenic surroundings, or take an exhilarating flight-seeing tour over the island to get a bird’s-eye view.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Jamaica boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and you’ll be sure to want to spend at least one evening there watching the sun set with your sweetie during your Caribbean honeymoon vacation, and Rose Hall Beach Club is a perfect place to do it. Glittering white sand and nearly translucent waters make the admission fee to this secluded beach seem well worth paying. Beach bars, open-air dance areas, volleyball courts, restaurants, showers and complete water sports programs are among the most obvious things to do during your Caribbean honeymoon vacation here.
You cannot leave without exploring the bustling Gloucester Avenue. Expect wonderful shopping posibilities and a variety of excellent restaurants. Or, what about playing a round of Golf at Wyndham Rose Hall Golf Beach Resort. The resort features a waterfall on the 15th green. One thing you must do is to try a favorite local drink, such as Mawbie or Red Stripe Beer. You can also go horseback riding along the beach. What a romantic way to enjoy the last few hours of your Caribbean honeymoon vacation.
Samana, Dominican Republic
Somewhat removed from the typical tourist trail, the luxuriant peninsula of Samana is a paradise for nature lovers to visit on a Caribbean honeymoon vacation. Not only is it home to one of the most important mangrove reserves and rainforests in the Caribbean, but its crystal-clear coast offers some of the most divine diving found along the northern coast of this island. Imagine being able to see up to 150 feet in some spots! You will get great views of the reefs and see lots of colorful tropical fish escorting you on your underwater excursion.
If your Caribbean honeymoon vacation to this lovely location happens to fall during a January, you might wish to try and catch the sight of thousands of humpback whales migrating south to Samana Bay during their mating season. It’s said you can find up to 300 whales at any given time, so come take a gander at these magnificent mammals while you have a chance, and watch them frolic, sing and court one another. It’s just one of many more delightful experiences you can have on your vacation.