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When you think of things to do in Caribbean, you are spoilt for choice. There are so many unique things to see, do and experience in the Caribbean that it boggles your mind.

Here are the top 3 things you should not miss out on:

Holiday on the world’s best beaches

If you have a beach holiday in mind, think no further than the Caribbean. the Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica, the Half Moon Bay in Antigua, the beaches of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, the Palm Beach in Aruba and the Varadero beach in Cuba are rated as some of the best beaches in the world. It does not get better than this!

Take a tour of one of the many rum distilleries

No trip to the Caribbean is complete without a visit to a rum distillery. The Appleton Estate in Jamaica, the Bacardi distillery in Old San Juan, the Mount Gay Rum Refinery in Barbados, and the River Antoine Distillery in Grenada and the Angostura Distillery in Trinidad & Tobago are just the right places to sample the world famous Caribbean rum

Go snorkeling in paradise

The Caribbean is a snorkeler’s paradise. Explore the magical underwater marine life in some of the top rated snorkeling spots on earth. The clear, shallow waters of Stingray City in the Cayman Islands is a great place to watch stingrays. While La Parguera has some of the best coral reef in the Caribbean, the warm waters of Honeymoon Bay in St John Island is fantastic for its variety of tropical fish.

With so much natural beauty, it is no wonder that people from around the world choose to move to the Caribbean for good. For all your international moving needs, contact International Movers USA.

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Holidays can take any number of forms, but little can beat the luxury found on a yachting break. Rather than joining the bustling hordes filling up hotels and resorts, take a step into tranquility and decadence with time spent on board a personal yacht – something everyone dreams of!

A Break from the Daily Grind

Wherever you go and whatever you do, holidays are an excellent opportunity to escape from the tedium of day-to-day living. Taking a break from work and spending time ‘at play’ is undeniably beneficial to health and peace of mind.

Holidays can take any number of forms. Some people choose adventure breaks, camping on mountainsides and undertaking a whole manner of activities. Meanwhile others find nothing more peaceful than time spent being pampered and relaxing in top resorts. Another option is to take to the seas on a Sunsail yachting holiday.

Yachting Holiday in Caribbean

Taking Your Holiday to the Seas

Sea-based holidays have been growing in popularity for decades. Luxury cruise liners have ensured that people young and old can travel from shore to shore in enviable style, with all the top restaurants and facilities available at their disposable right on board. Recent years have even seen holidaymakers branch out from the traditional cruise to more unique experiences upon the waves.

Yacht hire is a fast-growing market for people looking for a holiday with a difference. There are a variety of options available at a variety of price ranges, making it an option not limited just to the elite but instead accessible to anyone with a holiday budget. Whether you are an experienced boater, able to captain your own vessel, or new to the waves and in the market for luxury or adventure, there is a yachting holiday that can meet your requirements.

A Luxury Option

Naturally, what yachts are most associated with is luxury and it is easy to see why. Rather than having to jostle with dozens of other tourists for a place in the buffet line, or join the ranks queuing for sun beds, on a yacht you always come first. With your own galley and perhaps even your own chef, food is prepared to your specifications. And as for the pool, all you need to do is dive off the side of the boat! On board a privately hired yacht, your holiday works around you and nothing is more enjoyable than that.

An Array of Destinations

Your yachting holiday is not simply about the pleasures to be found on board, but also in the variety of destinations you will visit over the course of your holiday. Wherever there is water there is a destination waiting to be discovered. This could be the bejeweled seas and golden shores of the Caribbean, the varied cultures of the Mediterranean’s many nations or even the green coastline of the UK. Whatever your choice, you will be sure to find the holiday of a lifetime.

All of these factors ensure that a yachting holiday is an unbeatable experience. It may seem a dream, but there are a number of options on offer to allow you to turn that dream into a reality. As such, there is nothing to stop you from taking a yacht out on to the seas and having the holiday of a lifetime.

Jade Andrews is a regular contributor to a number of sailing blogs and websites. She spends a number of months each year traveling the oceans of the world, enjoying everything from bare-boating to Sunsail yachting breaks.

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Best Places to watch Cricket in the Caribbean

“Boney M” once sang, “I don’t like cricket, I love it” and, as anyone who has ever stepped foot in the Caribbean will tell you, Cricket here is not so much a past time, more a national obsession with games played everywhere from beaches to high tech stadiums.  Here we take a look at some of the best places to watch Cricket in the Caribbean.

Sir Viv Richards Stadium – Antigua

Situated just 20 minutes from the capital of St Johns the Sir Viv Richards Stadium was built in 2007 for the cricket world cup.

Boasting a capacity of 10,000 and with a build cost of $60 million the stadium is Antigua’s premier cricketing venue with training facilities and a media centre all incorporated. As a result of its superior facilities and quality playing surface the stadium has hosted numerous T20 matches as well as the Barbuda football team.

Stay At: Blue Waters Resort. Just 20 minutes by car from the stadium not only will you pass one of the Caribbean’s premier golf courses on the way but you’ll get to take advantage of a beachfront location, exceptional service and a family run atmosphere. The resort regularly features in the Top 10 lists for Caribbean hotels and offers a spa, swimming pool and luxury suites among its facilities.

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 The Kensington Oval – Barbados

Known for its electric atmosphere The Kensington Oval is one of the most historic venues in the Caribbean boasting having been the home of Cricket on the island for 120 years.

With a capacity of 11,000 The Oval was redeveloped by the same company responsible for redeveloping Lords Cricket ground in London and offers 8 practice pitches, 6 playing surfaces and unobstructed viewing with ergonomic seating for spectators, as such its one of the most popular grounds in the Caribbean for spectators and players alike.

Aside from cricket the Oval also hosts the Barbados Football team, hockey, athletics and concerts featuring Barbados native Rhianna.

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Windsor Park Stadium – Dominica

A modern facility having been opened in 2007 Windsor Park Stadium is the main sports stadium in Dominica and hosts cricket and football as well as numerous events including the Creole music festival.

With a capacity of 12,000 the stadium, located in Roseau, is larger in size than others on the list and it must be said that its stature certainly matches the atmosphere created, particularly when the West Indies are in town!

Boasting facilities including five playing services, hospitality suites and a media centre the stadium is a must see on any visit to the Caribbean.

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To enjoy Cricket in the Caribbean visit Blue Waters in Antigua

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