Some of the most powerful Caribbean moments involve rain. No the West Indies are not a magical region that never sees precipitation, but that’s no reason to stay away during these months when we see tropical waves moving through the islands. Adjust your perspective. Look to the sky. And you might find another reason to love the Caribbean.

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Nevis, in the heart of the Caribbean, emanates a quaint small-island charm. What it may lack in fancy retail shops and active nightlife, it makes up for its unspoiled island ambiance perfect for a relaxing holiday. Pristine beaches, historic sites, and exciting sporting activities are just some of the reasons to visit the island. Here are some of the best things you should check out when visiting Nevis. CruiseDirect: Special Offers & Top 10 Weekly Cruise Deals. Best Price Guarantee – Book Now! Water Activities – Nevis boasts of beautiful coastlines and tranquil white-sand beaches. Among the favorite beaches of both locals and tourists is Pinney’s Beach, located at the island’s west coast. It’s a great place to worship the tropical sun and enjoy the views across to St. Kitts, or engage in various watersports activities. For a perspective of the island from the ocean, take a guided kayak tour. An expert guide will tailor your trip based on the ages and skill levels of your group while pointing out the premiere diving/snorkeling spots along the way. Aside from the activities on the beach, the island also offers activities under water. The island’s 40 dive sites allow divers to explore spectacular reefs, caverns and the teeming and colorful undersea life. Land Activities – The combination of beautiful tropical weather and cool breezes is perfect for any outdoor activity in the island. If you plan to spend a day engrossed in games and sports then Nevis is for you. Many recreational centers offer access to golf, cricket, netball, or soccer, as well as horseback riding, horse racing and mountain biking. Beach Bar Crawl – If you are looking to kick it back while on Nevis, the little island does not disappoint. Just off the edge of Pinney’s Beach, is a concentration of the finest beach bars in the Caribbean. Bars like the world-famous Sunshine’s, Double Deuce, Lime and Chevy’s have made beach bar into an art form, with their own secret-recipe rum drinks and specialty dishes as their masterpieces. Solve your food and drink concerns while enjoying the beat created by live calypso and reggae bands. Top Travel Deals at Expedia.com Scenic Tours – Nevis is dotted with sites for curious cruisers and historyphiles. Explore the 19th-century ruins of sugar cane mills and Alexander Hamilton’s childhood home, and learn more about the island’s once flourishing sugar cane industry and the life of Hamilton, a U.S. founding father, by visiting The Nevis History Museum in Charlestown. To top it off, visit the Montpelier Estate, where highly-decorated British admiral Horatio Nelson was married in 1787, and take a stroll through the estate’s spectacular botanical gardens. Monkey Around – Other Caribbean islands have iguanas that give them added dimension, while Nevis happens to have monkeys. When visiting the island, it’s not unusual to chance upon the vervet monkeys, which are easily recognizable by their silver bodies and black faces. There are specific guided tours dedicated to these monkeys, as well as the awareness and preservation of their natural habitat. One of the monkeys’ favorite hangouts is Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course, where they can be heard chattering on the trees while munching mangoes. Nevis is a perfect getaway for those looking to relax and kick it back. Though small in size, it offers wide variety of activities that range from the relaxing, engaging, to the educational.

Our Best Short Tips for Enjoying Your Vacation or Cruise to Cozumel

Of the 14 pieces of advice, plus bonus #15, we’re not sure which one is our favorite or the most important!

Scott says #14. Julie says #15. Maddie says #10 and Max insists on #3.

What do you think? What’s yours? 

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How I wish I was back at Blue Waters, Antigua! Blue Waters is luxury and elegance made manifest and placed with love amid 17 acres of lush Caribbean gardens in the northwestern corner of Antigua.

What could you hope for from a resort like Blue Waters? Spacious, well-appointed bedrooms? Of course. Romantic cliffside dining that supplies stunning views of Caribbean sunsets? A soothing, bougainvillea-wrapped spa stocked with Elemis products—the leading British luxury skincare brand? How about not one, not two, but three secluded beaches at your disposal? Or maybe you’d prefer an immaculate infinity pool that juts practically right out into the Caribbean Sea?

If you’ve dreamed it, Blue Waters likely has it… Or better.

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Caribbean cruises are some of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. And even thought cruises have been around for quite a while, there are still approximately 80% of the population in North America who have never been on a cruise before. Why? Some say it’s because of old cruising “rules” from years ago… CruiseDirect: Special Offers & Top 10 Weekly Cruise Deals. Best Price Guarantee – Book Now! Cruising Myths: “You Have to Eat at Set Times at a Table Full of Strangers” Not anymore. Norwegian cruise line pioneered the free-style cruising, where you can eat whenever and where ever you like. Many other cruise lines are now following NCL’s lead and offering flexible dining. “You Have to Dress Up” Some cruise lines still have formal wear nights, but these are also optional. “There’s Nothing To Do on The Ships” There has never been more to do on cruise ships! Some even have ice rinks and bowling alleys! in addition, there are other activities such as stage shows, organized games, cooking classes, art auctions, basketball, ping pong, shuffle board, miniature golf, night clubs, lounges, shopping galleries, movies, pool parties, dancing lessons, surfing, rock climbing and even zip lining! There are also kids clubs with video gaming and other teen and preteen activities. You are sure to find ways to entertain yourself on any ship these days! 7 Day Caribbean Cruise starting at $399 “It’s Too Expensive” Most cruise lines have a number of different room types to fit any budget. Sure, you can rent a huge suite for quite a bit of money, but there are also more moderately priced options, including interior cabins and other cabins with little, obstructed or no views. You can usually find a cruise with a fairly good cabin location for a $100 or less per night – and this includes all your food as well. For larger families, having the food included makes cruises a very affordable way to vacation.

St. Kitts offers a lesser known variety of Caribbean beaches with unique qualities for a special island experience. The beaches at this stunning leeward island may not possess the classic pearly white Caribbean sand, however, what it lacks in the typical tropical aesthetics, it makes up for some of the most tranquil waters and mesmerizing …

Caribbean cruises are some of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. And even thought cruises have been around for quite a while, there are still approximately 80% of the population in North America who have never been on a cruise before. Why? Some say it’s because of old cruising “rules” from years ago… CruiseDirect: …

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