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How to Spice Up Your Life with the Variety of a Caribbean Travel Vacation

Aug 17, 2007
For those whose vacations get boring at the same destination or who want new vistas to explore, consider a Caribbean travel vacation. Whether that may involve sailing, botany, scuba diving or just lounging on beautiful beaches, you can spice up your vacation, and your life with a vacation in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean islands span a very large geographic area in the Caribbean Sea that is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Mexico and South America and includes hundreds of islands and vacation opportunities.

Nestled between the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the mighty North Atlantic Ocean, Antigua is a tiny island that makes up the second half of the country, Antigua and Barbuda. With an area of 108 square kilometers and a fascinating landscape of low-lying limestone and coral islands with some higher volcanic areas, the island is a haven for people looking for a place to relax and have fun in their own tiny spot in the Caribbean. Places like Antigua Bay provide a tranquil and beautiful backdrop for your vacation.

A vast portion of activities you can do in Antigua involves water excursions, such as Antigua sailing week, boating, and yachting. But for the land-lubber, there is also a multitude of alternative activities available, including cricket, tennis, eco tours, golfing, hiking, bird watching, hunting, and riding.

The Bahamas islands are located on the eastern edge of the Caribbean, just south east of Florida. If you want to the variety of activities that include shopping, nightlife, and bustling centers, while exploring the beautiful beaches, then consider vacationing in capital city of the Bahamas, Nassau, or the impressive Grand Bahama Island.

Nassau features an eighteen acre Botanical Gardens with over six hundred varieties of shrubs, flowering trees and cactuses. The Gardens contain a huge collection of Bahamian and exotic orchids. Admission is nominal at around 1 USD.

But if you're looking to be away from all the crowds and finding an intimate escape from civilization, you may want to be in the out islands of the Bahamas, like The Abacos, Andros, Acklins, Crooked Island, The Exumas, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleutheram, Harbour Island, and all the other out islands which offer the most diverse of experiences and private spots. Deciding on the island of your choice and the activities that you want to do will give you a head start in planning a Caribbean vacation package.

Andros is an excellent place to kick back and enjoy the warm Caribbean sun. Because most of the island is undeveloped, there are few phones, few bus lines, and other facilities that could distract you from your relaxing vacation.

Andros is not just one island but a group of islands tightly meshed into one archipelago. With its rocky shores and a web of creeks, this Caribbean luxury travel destination has never offered the kind of obvious harbor found on other Bahamian islands so, apart from the odd fishing lodge and Caribbean luxury travel retreats, development has largely bypassed it. However, what has made the island unsuitable for urban evolution makes it perfect for eco-tourism.

If you love nature, you will love the flowers of Costa Rica. Costa Rica's flora biodiversity alone is made up of well over 10,000 species of vascular plants and beautiful flowers. As for trees, almost 2,000 species have been recorded in this small country in Latin America. This makes a Caribbean travel vacation to Costa Rica even more exciting, with such fascinating and endless number of natural habitat for various flora and fauna.

With its clear waters, corral reefs, and amazing sea life, St. Thomas is one of the best places in the world to go on a scuba diving adventure. The island is well-known for its seclusion and beautiful top rated beaches, but it is the scuba diving experience as a popular underwater activity that brings in tourists from all around the world.

Whether you consider yourself an experienced scuba diver or just a beginner, try scuba diving on a guided tour. Scuba diving tours are given by trained and experienced professionals. You may find scuba diving tours right off the coast or tours that are hosted off of a boat. Two excellent tour guides include Blue Island Divers and the Admiralty Dive Center. Both offer tours exploring underwater wreckage and underwater sea life, as well as diving lessons and tours are available for individuals of all ages.

There are many other varieties of vacation experience available in the Caribbean islands. Spice up your life with a dash of Caribbean travel on your next vacation and you will definitely want a second helping.
About the Author
Dave Pipitone is a professional communicator, spiritual entrepreneur, dedicated husband and father. For more information on how to spice up your life with a Caribbean travel vacation, visit http://www.travelcarribean.info.
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