Mexico is the perfect holiday playground, with something for everyone. Experience the rich culture of the ancient Mayan civilisation with a tour of ruins. Learn how to make an authentic margarita and swing your hips in a sexy salsa. Explore one of the Caribbean’s best reefs and enjoy a range of water sports from deep sea fishing to sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Catch a ride on a dolphin, head into the jungle wilderness or indulge in an afternoon’s shopping. And if that all sounds like too much action, just lie back on a glorious sandy beach and allow yourself to be lulled by the gentle sighing sounds of the sea.
Colonial plantation-style mansions, fragrant tropical gardens, pristine white sand beaches and evenings listening to reggae or calypso, sipping rum and watching the sun set the sea ablaze as it drops behind the horizon. Jamaica offers a truly authentic Caribbean cruise experience with everything from snorkelling, horse riding and jungle river tubing for the active, to gentle walking tours, rum and sugar-making tours and paddling in the clear, warm waters of the Caribbean Sea for those who prefer a slower pace. Not to be missed, are the famous Cinnamon Hill golf course and the chairlift aerial tour of Jamaica’s lush and truly stunning rainforest. Take a look at our range of Caribbean shore excursions
Indulge in the private paradise of Labadee®, our own exclusive Caribbean cruise destination, which offers pristine beaches, awe-inspiring scenery and fun activities. These include our new Aqua Park, snorkelling safaris, an adrenaline pumping 2,600 feet long flight line, sandbar island getaway, wave jet & cultural tours to Paradise Cove.
Golden sands, cool waves and a beach bar & grill offer the perfect ingredients for a day on the beach at Frigate Bay. Soak up some of the island’s 18th century colonial culture with a tour of Clay Villa Plantation House and Gardens. Snorkel from the decks of a luxurious catamaran, then relax with a fresh rum punch.
The largest of the three Cayman Islands, and with Seven-Mile Beach, Stingray City and Hell as just some of the places marked on the map, Grand Cayman won’t fail to be an exciting destination to visit. You could get to know the island from the air with a helicopter tour, or get under the skin (well waves) of the island with a submarine expedition, which will to take you in air-conditioned comfort to a depth of 100ft as it cruises through coral canyons. Swim with rays at Stingray City or jump on a bike and explore the rugged coastline from the post office in Hell to the (surprisingly popular) Rum Cake Factory.
George Town Learn to Scuba dive, swim with dolphins and check out George Town’s historical sites of interest, including Fort George and the Elmslie Memorial Church.
Take the Aerial Tram to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the rainforest (cameras/binoculars essential) and then get down to earth with some sand between your toes at the Smugglers Beach Resort. Enjoy a round of golf at the St Lucia Golf and Country Club and go scuba diving off the stunning St Lucian reefs.
Soak in the atmosphere of the local markets in the island’s main city Pointe-à-Pitre, head to Basse-Terre and experience the thundering Carbet Waterfalls and tour the underwater Cousteau Reserve in a glass bottomed boat. See the turret of rocky islands at Castle Point and quench your thirst with a little rum tasting at a local distillery.
One of the largest islands in the Eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico combines glitzy resorts with a bustling business and nightlife with quiet beaches and a massive, untouched rainforest. No visit to the island would be complete without a trip to the Bacardi Rum Distillery (and the chance to sample the product). Other must sees include the El Yunque Rainforest. Stunningly beautiful, it offers natural swimming pools, waterfalls and lush, green fauna. One great way of getting around is by bike. You could cycle to the beach and stop off at the Condado Lagoon or San Geronimo ruins en-route.
San Juan Key sights of San Juan’s Old Town include the 17th century Fort San Cristobal, the Governor’s Mansion, El Convento Hotel, Castle of San Felipe del Morro and the gorgeous range of French and Spanish colonial architecture.
This corner of paradise has been called Little England thanks to their love and passion of the quintessentially English tea and cricket, but within a tropical climate, dazzling white sandy beaches, crystal clear warm sea and coral reefs this spot in the Caribbean seems about as far as you can get from Dagenham or Blackpool. Snorkel over shipwrecks, swim with turtles, check out natural phenomena such as the sparkling Harrison’s Cave and man-made sights such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister. Sample rum from the distillery where it was created and aim for par on the truly stunning Barbados Golf Club course (including the dramatic Amen Corner).
Bridgetown Check out the island’s best beaches and sample the wares of their best beach bars. Explore the reef in the Atlantis submarine and, for the daring, investigate the island’s special eco-system via zip wire (if you can keep your eyes open long enough!).
Surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef, Honduras offers fantastic opportunities for scuba diving, snorkelling and glass-bottomed boat tours. Dive or swim with dolphins, or spend an afternoon sea kayaking, head to Port Royal Private Caye to get away from the crowds and spot Spider Monkeys in the Gumbalimba Preservation Park.
Divided between two countries for over 350 years now, St. Martin/Sint Maarten is harmoniously shared by the French and the Dutch. The island has two distinctive flavours, with the quiet, sophisticated French north and lively, vibrant Dutch south.
Stroll through Blackbeard's 17th century castle and colonial estates housing three manor houses. See the rum factory, and the amazing Amber Museum with its beautiful amber waterfall. Take a schooner to Christmas and Turtle Cove for an opportunity to snorkel before heading to Honeymoon Beach for idyllic relaxation.
Explore an ancient Mayan ceremonial cave, take a high-speed catamaran to a perfect dive and snorkel site on the largest barrier reef in the western hemisphere, and for a spot of adrenaline fuelled adventure, take a zip-line through the rainforest followed by cave tubing as you follow the path of the underground water system.
Prepare to have your breath taken away the moment you set eyes on this stunning island. Keep your camera to hand as your eyes glide over lush tropical plants and brilliant flowers, purple mountains, paradise beaches and elegant colonial architecture. For a spot of history, head over to Fort Frederick and the River Antoine Estate where you can see the oldest functioning water wheel in the west. Explore the coral reef by snorkel or scuba, or for a more leisurely view of life below the waves, ride in a glass bottomed boat. On Isle of Spice, sampling local Creole dishes is a must. There are plenty of great restaurants to choose from, but whatever you do, make sure you try something with nutmeg, if your palate allows you. Yum!
A step removed from the well-trodden tourist trail, this Caribbean island feels like new territory, yet to be discovered; a sense that is enhanced by its crystal clear waters, where in some well hidden diving spots, you can see up to 150ft. Explore inland on a 4X4 safari adventure which will take you along unpaved roads to local farms and deserted beaches. Swim in a cool, natural pool, refreshed by a waterfall of mountain spring water. Visit Los Haitises National Park and take a boat tour through the mangroves. Or escape to the beautiful island of Cayo Levantado and take time to relax with a beach barbecue with the irresistible dip in clear blue waters. Samana Highlights of the Samana Peninsula include the imported 19th century English church, La Churcha, the Whale Museum and the sleepy fishing village of Las Terrenas.
Cococay is a private island in the Bahamas reserved exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests. Enjoy an eco tour of the Berry Islands and see giant starfish, conch and land crabs. Explore the reef with scuba, snorkels or a glass-bottomed boat. Lie back and truly relax on a floating beach mat or have fun in our aqua park.
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