Tag: best caribbean islands
- Snorkeling here today off Fronton Beach at the tip of the Samana Peninsula meant a sea spectacle for our eyes only. One colorful fish after another darted in and out of the nooks and crannies carved into the Dr. Seuss-like coral as black-and-white eels looked on from the seafloor. Every turn revealed something new -- purple fish, then blue fish, then black, then giant brain coral, swaying seaweed and flowering plants. An hour or so of this underwater bliss and then I had to return to life on the land -- and what beautiful land it is.
Layover: Grand Cayman
With 2 Hours & a Car: The beach at Rum Point is maybe 30 minutes from the airport and is one of the most tranquil spots on Cayman. You won't see cruise ships — just a few travelers who found the place because of a local tip.
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- “Capt. Silas tells me to watch my head as the solid wood boom swings across our stern. This Carriacou sloop is rugged and fast, hand-built by nautical craftsmen, grizzled and tough like the masterpieces they construct. Taught by his father, Silas has been sailing the Caribbean’s Grenadine islands since he was 8. Now 32, he can smell direction on the wind, deftly maneuvering through the Tobago Cays, navigating submerged coral heads that could chew through a wooden boat like a T-Rex-size termite.
Despite all this rugged grooming, our intrepid captain commands a vessel dubbed The Pink Lady, his pale-pink polo shirt and the boat’s Barbie-pink hull a nod to his all-female racing crew and Silas’ daily bit of pride swallowing. ‘I just have to remember to change my shirt before I go home,’ he says. The color of the boat doesn’t characterize the captain, but it sure can embarrass him.” —Photographer Zach Stovall
- For many Trinidadians, cocoa means much more than chocolate: it's the island's history, and a way of life.