See Naples and Die – Anonymous; Whoever said this is like that frog that lived in a well and believed the world is only as big as the well in which it dwelled. Perhaps, the person has not ventured out and witnessed or explored the unchartered and virginal beauty of the Caribbean Islands. The Caribbean is not any just another tourist spot, it is an inspiration, it is nature’s artistic masterpiece. If you are flummoxed choosing the best place to visit, here at the Royale we pick the best 5 places that are a must visit.
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Scattered like dabs of silver and blue paint on an artist’s palette, the Bahamas is one of the best tourist destinations in the world that is tailor-made for exploration. The renowned explorer, Christopher Columbus on his expedition to locate India bumped into coast-line of Bahamas in 1492 and changed the course of the history forever. From pirates to rum smugglers and wily go-getters, and the laid back beach lovers, have caroused on the country’s 700 islands for centuries.
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Wondering what’s in there for me? Well, the moment you set foot in the Bahamian land, you would feel mesmerized with the sheer natural beauty that spreads across for as long as your vision goes. If you are not much of a nature enthusiast, you can go on a leisure sailing around Abaco’s Cays or dance your way through the night at the Paradise Islands amidst music, rum and the mesmerizing blue in the backdrop.
So paint your own adventure – the Bahamian canvas awaits you.
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Sitting pretty and all by itself along the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is a stark contrast from the rest of the Caribbean Islands. The food, the customs, architecture are far more British than tropical. This Caribbean land comes to full bloom during December and the atmosphere is buzzing with a plethora of activities. So if you want to rub shoulders with the tourists and go binge drinking and dance your way through the night at a club or if you wish to lay back on a secluded beach and just admire the natural bliss, Bermuda will you great memories.
To sum up the beauty of the place, I quote Mark Twain here – ‘You go to heaven if you want – I’d rather stay here in Bermuda.’
They say, reaching Aruba is easy but going back home is the most difficult thing to do. Such is the beauty of this place. The long and unending coastline with silvery sand and the contrasting emerald blue sea is a cynosure to the eye; you can never have enough of the view. Adding to the beauty of the place are the glitzy casinos, designer boutiques and mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine.
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While the place is buzzing with myriad of activities for the tourists nothing beats the energy and vigor of a Thursday evening as the local vendors set-up stalls to serve the local food and drinks to the tourists. Help yourself to a serving of the Caribbean islands and we bet the food will keep tingling your taste buds for a long time.
A piece of advice for all those who wish to visit Aruba – Put down the map and get wonderfully lost.
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If you believed Las Vegas is the ultimate night club destination in the world, think again, you will be pleasantly surprised with St. Martin. Though not a very popular destination on the global tourism map or even among the Caribbean Islands, St. Martin will surely leave you awestruck with the glitz and glamour it throws at you. If you are a morning person, don’t worry, this sunshine filled days, breathtaking scenery will greet you with wide open arms at every turn.
When you are at St. Martin you cannot afford to miss diving into the turquoise water and explore the exotic world of coral and caves brimmed with tropical fish. If you are looking to spend some cozy moments with your loved one, sail on a catamaran for an intimate rendezvous. St. Martin has all the right ingredients that make for a perfect travel recipe.
No matter, what time of the year it is, St Martin spreads its arms wide open to say Bienvenu Chez Nous!! (Welcome to our Home)
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If there is one place on earth that can be called the Mecca for sea diving lovers, it is the Cayman Islands. It is here where you can go on a leisure swim with the sting rays as your swim buddies. With more than 79 diverse spots for diving spread across the Island you can snorkel, explore the underwater caves at your own pace and come face to face with the most exotic flora and fauna. With the reputation of being the finest diving destination in the Caribbean islands, it is no surprise that it rests within the most beautiful coral reefs and prolific marine life that you would find anywhere in the world. With a strong environmental protection policies in place, the unscathed natural beauty of the island works as tourist magnet.
Visit the place once and you would return (if you actually return) with two things – memories to cherish for the rest of your life and loads of Vitamin Sea