It’s easy to assume the most important part of vacation is relaxation… Why forget about fun? Sure, staring out at the sparkling Caribbean Sea sounds dreamy, but so does exploring it. Instead of limiting yourself to relaxation, we recommend getting out and exploring the treasures of the area through a few different activities.

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

Known for its shimmering blue water, the Caribbean Sea is quite the eye-catcher; but there’s more to see under the surface. Coral reefs with dazzling colors and marine life of all shapes and sizes await you on snorkeling excursions. If exploring natural wonders and submerged statues pique your interest, take a trip to Jason de Caires Taylor’s Underwater Sculpture Garden in Cancun or Dean’s Blue Hole in the Bahamas. Bring your underwater camera because you’re sure to see some frame-worthy sights!

Windsurfing

Windsurfing

If fast-paced, high-intensity watersports get your heart pumping, windsurfing on the Caribbean is right up your alley. Known for ideal trade winds and warm water, locations such as Aruba, Jamaica, and the eastern coast of Mexico are perfect for an exciting day of windsurfing. Not sure when to go? Different locations have varying seasons ideal for windsurfing, so search when is best for your chosen destination.

SCUBA Diving

SCUBA Diving

SCUBA diving is a great way to explore the deeper water of the Caribbean. Eliminating the need to come up for air, SCUBA diving allows you to glide along the sea floor and marvel at the sights around you. Whether you’re exploring coral reefs at new depths or swimming alongside stingrays and sea turtles, you’re sure to have the time of your life.

Surfing

Surfing

Whether you’re new to surfing or you’re a master at it, the Caribbean is the perfect destination to grab your board and get out there. If you’re in need of a board, many beachfront resorts throughout the Caribbean offer board rentals, surfing packages, and surfing lessons. No matter your skill level, you’re sure to have a good time riding the waves. With different locations offering a variety of surf conditions, the Caribbean is a surfer’s paradise.

Kayaking

Kayaking

Kayaking is an ideal way to relax and explore the Caribbean. With clear, blue water and reefs abound, a kayaking adventure is sure to pique your interest. If a day kayaking over miles of bright, turquoise waters lights a spark in you, visit a resort in the Bahamas. However, if a day of exploration and long-distance kayaking interest you, travel to one of the many rivers in Dominica.

Boating

Boating

If experiencing the deeper waters of the Caribbean is on your to-do list, consider chartering a boat. Sailing the Caribbean exposes you to a multitude of picture-worthy sightseeing opportunities ranging from marine wildlife spotting to sunsets over the water. If fishing is your game, book with a charter boat that specializes in fishing tours. Set sail, sit back, and feel the warm Caribbean wind as you cruise across sparkling, blue waters for miles.

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