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Southern Caribbean

Southern Caribbean

The Southern Caribbean is a group of small islands that are bound by St. Lucia in the north, Trinidad and Tobago to its south, and Barbados and Aruba to its west and east respectively. These beautiful islands are a result of millions of years of volcanic history, and today are considered luxurious tropical destinations. Tourists from around the world visit the Southern Caribbean each year, with its most popular attractions being the white sand beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters.
The unique and spectacular beauty of the Caribbean islands have been known since early history. The Europeans fell in love [...]

Eastern Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean is undoubtedly one of the most popular cruising regions. Port calls to the Eastern Caribbean include the British and American Virgin Islands, St. Maarten and St. Martin, the Bahamas, and Puerto Rico. If you are a first time cruiser and looking for an itinerary to discover what the Caribbean has to offer, the Eastern Caribbean is the route for you.
The Eastern Caribbean is also a great itinerary for families who are looking for an exotic vacation. Most ports of call in this area have invested in family and child-friendly activities, providing a safe yet fun way to [...]

Western Caribbean

Western Caribbean

Probably the most famous among other Caribbean destinations, the Western Caribbean islands are a world-famous exotic destination. The Western Caribbean encompasses Costa Maya, Playa del Carmen, Progreso, and Cozumel of Mexico; Roatan of Honduras, Belize City of Belize, George Town in Grand Cayman, Key West in Florida, and Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in Jamaica.
Costa Maya blends old and new, being home to famous Mayan ruins, such as the extraordinary architecture of Majahual and Chaccoben, as well as a new man-made village complete with all the amenities tourists could need. The man-made village has shops, restaurants, and bars. Playa del [...]

Oakridge - the Venice of the Caribbean

Oakridge - the Venice of the Caribbean

Oakridge received its rather unusual nickname of Venice of the Caribbean because of its rather unique houses. The land around the sheltered bay that makes a perfect natural harbor is mountainous and in most places there is little space between the water’s edge and the slopes. The indigenous residents solved this problem by building their houses on stilts over the shallow waters and mangrove swamps. This worked well for them, but it also works well for tourists today. You can continue to see the beauty that they created in one of the most isolated tourist destinations on earth.
While there [...]

Familiarize Yourself with Resort Areas in Maui

Familiarize Yourself with Resort Areas in Maui

When deciding where you want to stay on the Hawaiian island of Maui, it is important to understand that the island has two main geographic locations where the majority of tourists chose to vacation. These locations are referred to as West Maui and South Maui. On the west side of the island, the central location of most tourist activity is Kaanapali Beach, and the hotels that are situated on and around this beach.
There are several excellent, nationally recognized resort hotels on the western side of the island. These hotels include the Ritz Carlton, the Sheraton, the Westin, the Hyatt [...]

Don’t Miss Traditional Santo Domingo

Don't Miss Traditional Santo Domingo

Columbus stopped here on his way to find India- and things have never been the same. Though he originally believed he was somewhere else, he discovered a tourist destination along with a world new to the Europe of the fifteenth century. Now, residents and tourists alike can thank Columbus for his beautiful discovery when they visit Santo Domingo. The gorgeous views, beautiful weather, and tropical atmosphere make this island one of the most desirable destinations on the planet.
Tourists are still charmed by the island he called Hispaniola although they now come by airplane and more modern and luxurious ships. [...]