Top things to do

Top Choice Farm in Grenada Island

Belmont Estate

Cocoa is Grenada's main crop and it's celebrated at this 300-year-old working plantation. Among the other crops here: cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, ginger and nutmeg. Guided tours explain cocoa production, and you can…
Historic Site in Antigua

Betty’s Hope

Antigua's first sugar plantation, built in 1674, sits on a quiet hill south of Pares. You can poke around the stone windmills (one restored) and remnants of the boiling house, the distillery, the Great House and oth…
Cafe in Blue Mountains

Gap Cafe Bed & Breakfast

On the hillside at 1280m near Hardwar Gap, just below the entrance to Holywell Recreation Area, the Gap Café Bed & Breakfast's cafe is a fabulous place to rest and take in the vistas over a soda or cappuccino. I…
Gardens in Granma Province

Jardín Botánico de Cupaynicu

For a floral appreciation of Bayamo's evergreen hinterland, head to this botanic garden about 16km outside the city off the Guisa road. It's on very few itineraries, so you can have the serene, serendipitous 104 hec…
Museum in Punta Cana & the Southeast

Casa Ponce de León

Outside the small town of San Rafael de Yuma, just east of the two-lane highway linking Higüey to Boca de Yuma, is a fine rural Dominican town surrounded by fields in all directions, with dirt roads. Spanish explore…
Cave in Punta Cana & the Southeast

Cueva de las Maravillas

More than 500 pictographs and petroglyphs can be seen on a tour of Cueva de las Maravillas, an enormous cavern complex on the highway some 20km west between San Pedro de Macorís and La Romana. Extending for 840m bet…
Lake in Grenada Island

Lake Antoine

A shallow crater lake in an extinct volcano, Lake Antoine hosts a large variety of wildlife. The perimeter trail makes for a beautiful walk, and it’s excellent for bird-watchers. It’s accessed via a signposted road …
Cultural in Curaçao


This is a big deal on the islands, especially Curaçao, where a packed schedule of fun begins right after New Year’s Day.
Cultural in Curaçao

Séu Parade

Curaçao’s ‘Feast of the Harvest’ features parades replete with lots of folk music and dancing. People in rural areas go a little nuts.
in St Martin & Sint Maarten

Heineken Regatta

This annual event bills itself as ‘serious fun’ and features competitions for racing yachts, large sailboats and small multihulls.