Why I love the Caribbean
“I was on a beach, taking a break from research. Had I been out to the island on the edge of the bay, the fisherman asked. There was a ruin there, stories of pirates. Did I want to see? His boat was beaten up and its sail made from old plastic sheets, but in we got and dipped over the waves, then waded ashore to a tumble of buildings overgrown with roots and lianas. It felt like Treasure Island and I wondered if all...” Read More
Top experiences in Caribbean
San Juan Snorkel and Picnic Cruise
Spread your wings and take a leisurely sail to a deserted island from San Juan. Cruising aboard the Barefoot IV Catamaran, this trip promises to be the highlight of your San Juan vacation!The tour takes you on a relaxing sail by catamaran to the uninhabited island of Icacos. Spend the morning exploring the island, collecting shells or swimming offshore in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. If you're a novice, you can receive professional instruction in the art of snorkeling.After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy a scrumptious picnic lunch freshly prepared onboard by the crew, accompanied by pina coladas and rum punch.After lunch, you'll anchor over a breathtaking coral reef, home to colorful tropical fish and underwater wonders.Then, after a full day at sea, it's time to hoist the sail for the return trip to San Juan, completing a truly different day in paradise!
Montego Bay Roundtrip Airport Transfer
Whether you’re traveling individually, as a couple or in a group, your ground transport needs are covered by this shared round-trip transport service between Montego Bay airport and hotels in north Jamaica.After landing at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport at the start of your vacation, meet your friendly and professional driver at the terminal. Then, skip any long lines for cabs and hop aboard your air-conditioned shuttle vehicle to travel to the following accommodation: hotels in Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay and Trelawny, and the Tryall, Round Hill and Grand Palladium hotels.The transfer service is just as convenient when your vacation finishes. When the time comes, meet your driver at your hotel and relax as you’re whisked back to the airport in time for your flight departure. It’s a hassle-free, two-way service that gives you great peace of mind both before and during your vacation.When making a booking for this shared round-trip transfer from Montego Bay airport to your north Jamaica accommodation, you will need to provide your arrival and return flight details and your hotel details. Your round-trip transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Approximately 24-48 hours prior to your arrival in Montego Bay, you will be required to reconfirm exact pickup time and place (the contact number will be provided on your travel voucher).
El Yunque Rainforest Half-Day Trip from San Juan
This half-day tour takes you to a place held sacred by the Puerto Rican locals. According to ancient Indian legend, the good spirit Yuquiyu reigned at El Yunque on his mighty mountain-top throne, protecting Puerto Rico and its people.On this fascinating tour, you'll pass typical native towns before ascending through rapidly changing vistas of amazing vegetation to reach El Yunque. The rainforest is home to more than 240 species of plants and wildlife, waterfalls, streams and hiking trails leading to enticing locations.You'll see tree orchids, giant ferns, wild flowers, tropical hardwoods and spectacular waterfalls, and see panoramic views of the entire north-east coast. The tour stops for vistas of the most beautiful sights on this tour, so don't forget to bring your camera!
Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Punta Cana International Airport
When arriving at the Punta Cana International Airport , have your transfers all ready to go by booking now! After landing, meet your friendly driver at baggage claim, board a comfortable vehicle, and head to your Punta Cana hotel. Sit back, relax and enjoy the convenience of this stress-free airport transfer service that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no better way for you to efficiently get to and from the airport while in Punta Cana!When making a booking for this shared round-trip transfer between the Punta Cana International Airport and your accommodation, you will need to advise your flight details and your Punta Cana-area hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!
Layover Lounge Access: Club Mobay at Sangster International Airport
Arrival Lounge:When you get off your plane at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport, head to the Club Mobay meeting point, where your club representative will be waiting to greet you. Fill out your immigration forms (your representative can help if needed), and breeze through customs and immigration with your fast-track access. Your host will help you retrieve your luggage at baggage claim and escort you to the Club Mobay arrival lounge. Spend as much time as you’d like in the arrival lounge, where you can use the high-speed Wi-Fi, catch up with the news on the flat-screen cable TVs, enjoy snacks and beverages, read the provided magazines and newspapers, freshen up in the private restroom and cool off with a chilled towel, all while the lounge’s relaxing reggae music puts you in the island spirit. When you’re ready, you’ll be escorted to whatever type of airport transportation you are taking to your hotel. Departure Lounge:After checking in for your flight at Sangster International Airport, make your way to the Club Mobay information booth, next to the entrance for security and immigration. Check in for your lounge access here, and then sail through security and immigration, skipping the regular line with your fast-track service. Head up to the mezzanine level to enter the Club Mobay departure lounge, next to Gate 9. Spend as much time as you’d like in the lounge to unwind before your departing flight. Snack on the provided fresh fruit, sandwiches, tapas and other light fare, and sip on a refreshing cold drink, cup of coffee or even an alcoholic beverage (your vacation isn’t officially over yet!). Sit back with a magazine or newspaper, use the high-speed Wi-Fi, freshen up with a shower, play electronic games on the provided Samsung Galaxy tablets, or even enjoy a manicure or other mini treatment at the Mango Spa (spa treatments at your own expense). Your kids can play in Pickney Place, a sound-proof playroom, or if you are sans kids, hang out in the adults-only lounge. If you must catch up on work before returning to the real world, take advantage of the fully equipped business center. Capture some final souvenir shots at the fun Tropical Shotz photo booth (additional cost). When it’s time for your flight, you’ll board your plane refreshed and relaxed.
Old San Juan Food Tour
Taste the local cuisine on a food tour of Old San Juan! Grab a bite of Puerto Rico’s rich culinary history on this small-group tour amidst one of the island’s most beautiful and historic neighborhoods, Old San Juan. This Puerto Rico food tour offers an intimate introduction to the dishes and flavors that make the country’s cooking so unique. Start your day at either 10am or 3pm from a central meeting point in the atmospheric neighborhood of Old San Juan. As you proceed on foot to your first tasting, immerse yourself in the area’s breathtaking French and Spanish architecture, some of which is more than 500 years old, listening as your guide explains the history of the location. After arriving at your first tasting stop, have a few delicious bites and learn about the diverse culinary influences, including Spanish, African and indigenous cuisines, that give Puerto Rican food its distinctive flavor. During your excursion you’ll sample sofrito, a delicious sauce often used as a base for other Puerto Rican dishes, and learn how to make mofongo, a local staple dish made with fried plantains. Top that off with rice and beans, Puerto Rican rum, and enjoy something extra sweet for dessert. Finish your gastronomic adventure with our handy guidebook and map, plus the knowledge and know-how to explore the colorful colonial architecture of Old San Juan.