In Antigua, the days are long, the weather is warm, the beer is cold, and the beach is perfect. We found that the island has some of the best beaches in all of the Caribbean.
The region known as Central America & Caribbean is really several sub-regions that lack any unifying elements other than they are largely tropical and warm. This is a catch-all category for basically anywhere someone may vacation. Beyond that, all of the countries here are independent and different. Most speak Spanish (but not all) and nearly all of them have had to deal with a colonial past to some degree. But looking beyond the palm trees and you’ll find some very interesting planes in Central America & Caribbean.
Many of the destinations in the Central America & Caribbean region can be explored on a cruise, but one day in each place doesn’t do it justice. From the incredible beaches of Antigua, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic to adventure destinations like Costa Rica and Belize, there’s a wide degree of activities here. We love our beach time, but also love scuba diving in Saint Lucia and Grenada. Perhaps this region is near and dear to our hearts because we got married here all those years ago. It’s a place where we found love and still love to go. When the weather turns cold, we head south!
Jump in the waves, enjoy a fruity cocktail, and just relax at Rockley Beach.
With 62 miles of coastline and the point where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, is the perfect place for a relaxing long weekend.
Exploring the Caribbean from a local view – here is a local’s perspective on things to do in Saint Martin beyond Tourist Town.
So much of travel is about “doing” things—zipping from place to place, checking off activities, and coming home more tired than when you left. But a visit to Saona Island, Dominican Republic, served up an ideal day when nothing was required of us but just to enjoy being.
When we stop in cruise ports, we usually try to avoid the crowds by going somewhere a little less touristy. But sometimes we head right into the heart of the tourist hub. Knowingly. And that’s what happened when we visited Maho Beach in St. Maarten.
For over an hour, we floated over the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. We gazed at the white buildings of Higuey and hovered over the ponds. We passed trees that looked like broccoli from our vantage point in the sky, sometimes hanging low over fields that seemed almost within reach.
We had barely stepped through the door when we were handed the hairnets. A crucial part of any food-related activity, the white, synthetic caps would ensure we were making quite a fashion statement for our morning at the chocolate factory.
Hanging out at the pool, watching the sunset, visiting the midnight buffet—some experiences are common to every cruise. But some trips also offer something different. And that’s certainly the case with a trip on the Adonia.
A Fathom cruise is not a typical cruise. Sure, there’s a pool, great food, and plenty of fun. But the real reason to take a Fathom cruise goes much deeper.