A Guide to Life in the Caribbean
If you’re moving out to these tropical Islands, then you’re heading out to your own little paradise. There will be so much for you to do, to see, to explore, that in order to enjoy yourself as much as you can you’ll have to work out which activities will suit you and your family. At least, you’ll need to work out what to try out first. So, whether you’re a nature lover, a relaxer, an activity addict or a discoverer, there will be a whole host of fun days and nights that will grow to become some of your most precious memories.
Containing mangrove forests and swamps, many of the Caribbean islands are a haven for wildlife. You can hike your way through this thick vegetation safe in the knowledge that there are no bugs or animals that can do you any harm, but one of the best ways to see the nature that the swamps have to offer is to take a kayak tour right through their center. This will give you the opportunity to see some rare birds, and some that are so rare you won’t see them anywhere else in the world. You can also see cattle egrets, Cayman Brac parrots, red-legged thrushes, West Indian whistling ducks, red-footed boobies, as well as various kinds of herons, ducks, plovers and warblers. However, on a kayak tour, you’ll also see tarpon and juvenile barracudas beneath you and green iguanas vegetating on the branches around you. If you’re a nature lover, then this could be your dream come true.
Of course, not everyone comes to an island paradise to get sweaty in a thick forest – nobody can blame you if relaxation is your thing, and you won’t be missing out. Spend the morning soaking up the sea and the sun on the beaches which are still one of the main attraction of the islands, and if you’re worried your children won’t have the tolerance for such relaxation, there are dunes and shallows for them to play in and explore without going too far out of your sight. Though there’s no reason why your hyper-relaxation should end when you leave the beach – sit back in your Cayman luxury property and take a deep breath safely in the knowledge that you’ve made it to paradise, or search for one on Providence Properties if you haven’t yet found the right home for you.
Learn all the water sports that you’ve never tried before, from jet skiing to surfing, and then try some other once-in-a-lifetime activities. Take a submarine tour or scuba dive to explore the mangroves from underwater – and, when you’ve dried off, it’s time to head up to the lively towns to check out the bars and try out the traditional Caribbean grills. Or, if you get there early enough, you’ll find that you have access to all of the best designer shops you’re scared living in an island paradise means doing without. So, whatever your interests, and your family’s, you’ll all be able to take part in a huge variety of fun activities.