Published On: Wed, Jul 27th, 2016

A Caribbean bucket list – part 1

Everyone’s got a lineup of things they just have to do before they succumb to the pressures above ground: a bucket list.

Got your bucket ready? These should top off everyone’s Caribbean bucket list!

1. Kite Surfing in Barbados


The most easterly island in the Lesser Antilles, Barbados gets first dibs on the powerful North East trade winds. With many different kiting spots and warm, blue waters, Barbados is one of the best kite surfing destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Check out the picturesque Silver Rock beach at Silver Sands; it has become the Caribbean’s Mecca for kite surfing.

2. Kaieteur Falls in Guyana


Sharing cricket, culture and charisma, Guyana is in every way an essential ingredient in what makes up the Caribbean. Kaieteur Falls, the world’s widest single drop waterfall, is one of the many wonders of the Caribbean. While other falls possess greater height, Kaieteur is among the most powerful in the world, given its unique combination of height and volume of water.

3. Dive Champagne Reef in Dominica


Among the very top diving locations in the entire Caribbean, Champagne Reef is the truly the Dom Perignon for many that dive its enchanting waters. Undersea geothermal vents release gas, which gradually makes its way to the surface in the form of bubbles. Swimming through this curtain of tiny, warm bubble plumes makes you feel like you are swimming in a glass of Champagne, hence the name. An experience not to be missed.

4. Sailing through the Grenadine Islands


In many ways the Caribbean’s best-kept secret, the island archipelago is as far flung as you can get without falling off the map itself. A longtime haven for “yachties”, celebs and devotees to the sun, the islands – some still uninhabited – feature many a diamond-bright sand beach where you can still guarantee yours will be the only footprints.

5. Hiking the Pitons in St. Lucia


The Pitons of St Lucia are two giant volcanic plugs that thrust forth from the ocean floor like a couple of Greek Gods. Dubbed Gros Piton & Petit Piton, due to the difference in size, they are together a famous tourist attraction for hikers and mountain climbers as well as a World Heritage Site. There’s nothing else quite like them in the whole world.

6. Visiting the Bob Marley Museum in Jamaica


Actually the legendary reggae musician’s home, the museum features 19th century architecture and houses many of Marley’s personal treasures. Come see where the Master Blaster himself lived, slept, ate and made great music. You can still feel Bob’s spirit in almost every room. Tuff Gong wouldn’t have it any other way.

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