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Cruise to the Caribbean and what to do?

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Just wondering if anyone can help or give me some top tips for the following destinations that i will be going to





St Lucia



St Maarten




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Hi Waves

        I would advise using the independent tours, they are much cheaper than the ship's excursions and are reliable and the guides have a good knowledge.   Here are  my favourites but there are plenty of other enjoyable things to do.


Curacao   I have never done an excursion at this port of call, I usually wander around the town and have a drink by the side of the river and watch them opening and closing the "floating bridge"


Aruba       Good beaches and popular with USA tourists with plenty of casinos, you could go to the interior and visit Hell


Grenada     Go to Great Anse beach via the water taxis


St Lucia    An excursion to the Pitons either by bus or by catamaran


Dominica    Whale and dolphin watching


Antigua     Nelson's Dockyard


St Maarten    Beach and shopping


Barbados     Bridgetown is good for shopping and so many great beaches.  Some may wish to see a Concorde exhibition including the plane which flew into the island which is housed next to the airport.

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Dominica is beautiful - don't be put off by the busy port, go and explore the island


Titou Gorge - some of pirates of the caribbean was filmed here.  amazing place & you can swim in it


Emerald Pool & Waterfall - If you don't fancy immersing yourself in the gorge you can dip your toes here


Champagne Reef - If you are a littl adventerous & enjoy snorkelling then this is a must.  Tiny, warm bubble popping against your skin as you swaim.  Plenty of sealife & creatures swimming around

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I agree with booking private tours or taking taxis in the Caribbean.


Rockley Beach is nice if you just want to relax whilst in Barbados.


Cosol Tours do a great tour of the island on St. Lucia


In St Maarten you can either stay in Philipsburg and sit on the beach and /or shop. Alternatively, take a taxi to the French side of the island.


On Antigua, Nelson's Dockyard/The English Harbour and Shirley Heights is a must.


Do a search on all of your ports and see what tours are on offer. Even if you don't want to book one, you get an idea of the highlights that are worth seeing on each island.


I find   www,whatsinport.com a very useful website when doing research.

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