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Unseen Caribbean

12/12/2017

Life’s a beach in the Caribbean, but adventure is never far away with the exciting shore excursions offered at every port

The stunning Caribbean shoreline

The stunning Caribbean shoreline

To think of the Caribbean is to imagine a deliciously laid-back lifestyle played out against a backdrop of balmy blue waters and sugar-soft sand – most likely accompanied by a fruity rum punch. And what’s not to love about that? But the Caribbean, we know, belies another story: a kaleidoscope of colour filled with action-packed adventures. So, if you can bring yourself to push past the palm-fringed beaches, book yourself on to a shore excursion and discover the unseen Caribbean.

 

Save the coral in Bonaire

Help conservationists repair these diverse ecosystems as part of a dedicated dive. This is a great way to see the spectacular coral reef, while also helping to preserve it for future generations.

Shore excursion: Coral Restoration Dive Experience >

 

A gliding tour through St Lucia

St Lucia is an island where the luscious landscape outshines the fabulous beaches. Enjoy the spectacular scenery on a Segway ride to the top of Mount Primard, where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the island. These tours begin with a tutorial so you can get to grips with your Segway before taking it on the road.

Shore excursion: Segway, Sights and Beach >

 

View St Kitts from above

At 3,792ft, Mount Liamuiga is the highest point on St Kitts and a prime location from which to take in views over the entire British Leeward Islands. But when time to explore is limited, helicopter is the only way to experience this enchanting volcano, which is flanked on either side by sloping rainforests and farmland.

Shore excursion: Helicopter Flight over St Kitts >

 

Ziplining in Barbados

This is the one for adrenaline junkies – a zip wire that hangs 100ft above the Bajan rainforest. Soak up the gorgeous coastal views as you skim through the leafy canopies of the Walkes Spring Plantation.

Shore excursion: Aerial Trek Zipline Adventure >

 

Luxury snorkelling in Dominica

Marilyn Monroe once famously bathed in champagne and now it’s your chance to do the same! Well, sort of. This secluded reef got its name from the gas bubbles that effervesce through the water from the geothermal springs below – giving the impression of swimming in a giant glass of the good stuff. The effect attracts marine life from far and wide, making for an unforgettable snorkelling spot.

Shore excursion: Snorkelling at Champagne Reef >

 

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