Having a rough day? These Caribbean travel photos will turn your frown upside down!
The daily grind can be exhausting. Endless hours at the office, appeasing disgruntled customers, or working long shifts in the hot sun can really take a toll on our sanity. Sometimes we need more than a hot cup of coffee to feel alive in the morning. Studies show that daydreaming and relaxing creates alpha waves in the brain that boost creativity and help you to be more inventive at work. So why not start your day off right, and daydream a little with these pics from paradise?
1. The Pitons of St. Lucia
It may look like something off a postcard from Bali, but this photo is actually of the Pitons in St. Lucia. These spectacular cone-shaped peaks sit majestically on the island’s west coast, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Anse Chastanet beach is a popular place to bask in the shadow of these volcanic mountains.
2. Horseback Riding in Aruba
Horseback riding “off into the sunset” on the beach is a common pastime in the Caribbean. Nearly every island has stables that offer riding excursions for tourists.
3. A hike in St. Kitts
If you’re into breathtaking views like we are, you’ll love hiking in the Caribbean. You may find it surprising to know that most Caribbean islands have a little of everything– beaches, flatlands, bays, and mountains! Some peaks, such as a few found in Montserrat and St. Lucia, are volcanic.
4. The view from Canouan
If you’ve never heard of Canouan, you’re not alone– few people know about this very secluded island. A tropical hot spot for billionaires–yes, billionaires– the tiny isle has only around 2,000 inhabitants. It belongs to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the Lesser Antilles. Since most of its luxury accomodations come with a heavy-hitting price tag, Canouan has earned the moniker “the place where the billionaires go to escape the millionaires”.
5. Flying high in the Dominican Republic
A flight simulator at Bavaro Adventure Park in Punta Cana lets you experience gliding in the skies without the risk. Other attractions in the park include ziplining, rope bridges, eco tours, and a waterfall pool.
The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean, thanks to its affordability, accessibility, and excellent variety of resorts and vacation villas.
6. Cave swimming in Barbados
As one of the only accessible sea caves in the Caribbean, Animal Flower Cave in Barbados attracts hundreds of curious visitors each year. Discovered in 1750 by a Welsh naturalist, the cave is home to colorful sea anemones. These flower-like creatures are what gave the cavern its peculiar name.
Made famous by Billy Ocean’s music video “The Color of Love”, the cave sits at about 6 feet above the high tide water mark. It has coral steps at its opening to allow for easier access. In addition, sea turtles and humpback whales have been known to frequent the waters near the cave during certain seasons of the year.
7. Shallow waters at Sandy Point
Sandy point is a gorgeous 2-mile long stretch of beach in Turks and Caicos. It has crystal clear shallow water and sand bars that will make you feel like you’re walking on the ocean’s surface! Although the landscape is constantly changing, this beach is one of the best beaches in Turks and Caicos for 2019.
8. Glass Window Bridge in the Bahamas
The glass window bridge in the Bahamas isn’t something you see everyday. It’s located along Queen’s Highway on the island of Eleuthera, spanning a narrow rocky strip that separates the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. You can clearly see the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean on one side, and the dark blue Atlantic Ocean on the other.
9. Secluded spots in Virgin Gorda
The Baths in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands is famous for its humongous boulders. These create nooks and caves providing shade for swimmers and perfect photo-ops for photographers. But besides huge rocks, the Baths has that perfectly turquoise water that you’ve been longing to swim and splash in.
10. Garden abode in Suriname
Sometimes you just need a nice shady place to relax, put up your feet, and read a good book. Replete with lush jungles and unspoiled rainforest, Suriname is the place to be if you’re looking for surrounding yourself with nature.
11. Refreshing falls in Jamaica
Refresh your soul with the sight of clean river waters cascading down smooth boulders in a Caribbean jungle. The air is fresh and warm, and the sunshine reflects off the sparkling pool below the falls. Considered one of Jamaica’s national treasures, Dunns River Falls is a popular spot to swim and cool off.
12. Mysterious Ruins in Tulum
There are some magnificent Mayan ruins on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatan Peninsula, near the town of Mexican town of Tulum. The well-preserved walls of the Casillo (castle) overlook the beautiful turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea.
13. A relaxing hideaway in Barbados
There’s nothing better than a relaxing moonlight swim after a long day under the sun. Barbados is known for its incredible private accomodations in the Saint James and Saint Peter. Sometimes called the Party Island, Barbados comes alive at night and offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate. For example, there’s the annual Crop Over Festival, a huge party involving colorful costumes, live music, parades, and street food.
14. Mysterious sinkhole in Santo Domingo
A National Park in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic features gorgeous lakes and limestone caves. There’s also a mysterious sinkhole in cave with a freshwater lake.
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