One Caribbean Island a day
As described in another post, in 2012 we took our very first cruise with destination: the Caribbean Sea. The program included eight tropical islands. One of them was Grenada – the highlights of the private tour we got to experience there is set out in a separate post. The best vistas we got to put on camera on the remaining seven islands are shown below.
We started easy, so in the morning we explored the surroundings of the harbor on our own. After lunch we joined a tour taking us to the California Lighthouse, the natural bridges and the rock formations.
My husband and I went diving in Curaçao, together with my father-in-law. No pictures here. The other half of the family absorbed the views above sea level.
The shore excursion we booked on Barbados included a visit to the Harrison’s Cave, the Barbados Wildlife reserve and – of course – the beach.
After checking out the Diamond Botanical Gardens with the Diamond waterfall, we relaxed on a catamaran – offering us the best view on the Piton mountains and bringing us to a nice snorkeling area. When a local boat selling fresh coconuts comes by after the snorkel, it just doesn’t get any better than that…
While one part of the family – including my husband and I – went on a full canopy zip line adventure obstacle course, the other half explored the Island, including the military complex at Shirley Heights and the local pottery craft at Sea View Farm Village.
The Island tour brought us beautiful vistas of the harbor, a local market to trickle around and the beach to further relax on. Take it easy, is the moto here.
On our last Island on this vacation, we stopped at the highest point to get some last great shots of the typical Caribbean scenery and went to Blackbeard’s Castle.