3 Fantastic Reasons to Visit the Caribbean in 2017
If you think the Caribbean is all about fantastic weather, pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, great food and rum cocktails…actually, you wouldn’t be far wrong. That said, this is not all the Caribbean has to offer. To prove as much, here are three more fantastic reasons to visit the Caribbean in 2017.
- Duty Free Shopping, Barbados
Luxury, Five Star Barbadian resort, the Royal Westmoreland Estate is a veritable village occupying 750 sumptuous acres. It is also home to its own private golf course and ideally situated to explore all of the best sights in Barbados, making it the ideal place to book into for anyone travelling to Barbados in 2017 to enjoy some equally fantastic duty free shopping.
Duty free shopping is provided to those visiting Barbados in many parts of the country. Many shops have signs outside advertising duty free shopping and / or ensure their products feature price tags which bear both local prices and duty free visitor prices. This said, nowhere is the duty free shopping more exciting or provided in more abundance than at the Lime Grove Lifestyle Centre which attracts tourists from all over the world. On items including cosmetics, clothing and appliances, visitors to Limegrove can save up to 40%, making Barbados the ideal place to escape to in 2017 for anyone who loves shopping and sunbathing in equal measure.
What’s more, the Royal Westmoreland Estate now features its very own shop in the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. To learn more about visiting both, head over to the Royal Westmoreland Estate website and also the Limegrove Lifestyle Centre website.
- The Best Beach in the Whole World, Turks and Caicos
The second reason to embark on an adventure in the Caribbean in 2017 is not only a fantastic one, but one which is likely to tempt Brits more than most perhaps. Why? Quite simply, the Caribbean is home to what is currently and has thrice previously now been voted the best beach in the entire world as part of the annual Trip Advisor Travel Awards.
Situated on the north east tip of a tiny island called Providenciales, which is one of the forty islands that together form the Caribbean country and British overseas territory of Turks and Caicos, Grace Bay Beach is found on the outskirts of the Grace Bay region and bordered by some of TCI’s best resorts. One such resort, which provides guests with private access to Grace Bay Beach as well as some of the finest dining in Providenciales and most stunning accommodation, is the equally popular Beach House TCI Resort. Overlooking Grace Beach itself, the Beach House is perhaps the most architecturally impressive to face these sands and is just as stunning inside as out. Hence, for those looking to book in near the world’s best beach, continue your reading over on the Beach House TCI Resort website, or simply get booking.
- Take a Hike into the Heavens, Puerto Rico
El Escondido Guest House was the winner of the 8th best B&B in the entire Caribbean as part of the Trip Advisor Traveller’s Choice Awards 2016 and is perfectly situated for those looking for convenient, luxurious and yet affordable accommodation situated within the El Yunque National Forest. Home to the Caribbean’s highest and largest mountain, that of Mount Britton which is situated in the heart of the El Yunque National Forest, the El Escondido Guest House is also the perfect place to book in for those travelling to the Caribbean to take part in a once in a life time hike into the heavens.
The El Yunque trail hike up Britton Mountain is referred to as the hike into the heavens because piercing through the surrounding rainforest that is exactly what those who embark on it can hope to experience. Not an undertaking for the faint hearted or those overly concerned about frizzing hair and sore feet, for true adventurers and those looking for a truly unique way of exploring, experiencing and seeing the Caribbean this trail provides a truly once in a lifetime holiday experience.
To learn more, or get booking your hike into the clouds, continue over to the Puerto Rico Day Trips website.