Volcanic peaks, fabulous coral reefs and a plethora of heritages and cultural influences are a few reasons you should cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.
Whether it’s a relaxing day at Princess Cays in the Bahamas filled with tropical cuisine and sandy shenanigans, or a foray into the Puerto Rican rainforest, each day is sure to be as excellent as the last. Discover French and Dutch influence in St. Maarten or British roots in Antigua. Interact with exciting creatures like the sea lion, or hop on a horse to ride down the beach. Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean and find your paradise.
Things to Do on a Cruise to the Eastern Caribbean
A cruise to the Eastern Caribbean is your quintessential cruise. Nearly every cruise lines visits this warm region with island nations like St. Martin, St. Thomas, Dominica and Tortola. You can find everything from short weekend jaunts to week-long trips. The Eastern Caribbean has a lot to offer, the best of which is outlined below:
You could make every day a beach day in the Eastern Caribbean. These islands have countless smooth sand beaches, the most popular of which are Magens Bay in St. Thomas and Dawn Beach in St. Martin.
Plan to relieve the everyday stresses of life with a little retail therapy. Shopping is the big sport on these luxurious islands, from jewelry to designer duds and duty-free liquor.
The beauty of the shapes and colors of a butterfly’s wings are stunning. Take a tour of the butterfly farm in St. Martin, featuring species from all over the world fluttering about.
Take in the laid-back island lifestyle with a tropical drink or take a hike to enjoy the fresh island air. In St. Thomas you can take a cable car up to Paradise Point for spectacular views.
Get face to face with a dolphin at the dolphin experience excursions on several islands, including Tortola. You’ll learn about dolphins and their habitat and then get to meet one. Or you could meet sea turtles and touch a reef at the Coral World Ocean Park.
For a romantic evening, sail in a catamaran or sail boat along the coast lines of these islands (with a glass of champagne or a rum drink) as the sun sets over the island.
Map of the Eastern Caribbean: