Caribbean Cruise

12 days 7 islands. Trip of a lifetime and friendships made on the cruise that will last a lifetime.

Here is what I did and saw:

Bahamas (Great Stirrup Cay) – A private island, beautiful beach and clear waters!

Gustavia, St Barts – try a yellow submarine tour, climb the look out point and admire the famous red roof houses. 

Fort de France Martinique – Visit it’s Sacra Coeur church, Balata Gardens and Historic Clement’s Plantation. Beautiful exotic plants to be seen! 26165961_10155887818902159_5868280088007234142_n

St. George’s Grenada – Join the ‘Spice of our lives’ tour where you learn about different natural ingredients and see how they dry out cocoa 

Bridgetown Barbados – Join the ‘Best of Barbados’ tour which brings you to a beautiful coast and an old church. 

Castries St. Lucia – MY FAVOURITE TOUR! Join the ‘Land and Sea to Soufriere’ tour which includes a catamaran ride. You’ll visit a beautiful estate, learning more about cocoa once again and go around the island with stunning views. 

St. John’s Antigua – Visit Nelson’s dockyard (try their bakery there too), Fort Frederick and make sure you visit a beach. They have 365 beaches! One for each day of the year.26814426_10157412252538849_8470381849237825640_n 

On the cruise:
Art class, cooking class, shows every night, tennis, table tennis, golf, mini golf, shuffle board, baggo beans, casino, pool, spa, gym, sauna, games room, croquet, jogging track, unlimited food. 4 speciality restaurants: Jacques, Polo Grill, Toscana and Red Ginger, my favourite being Red Ginger. 

 

Plenty of sunsets ❤26734345_10157412203148849_5257656953017185719_n

Zante, Greece

Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and a well-known summer resort. The harbor city of Zakynthos is the capital and major hub, centered around waterfront Solomos Square. Popular beaches like Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi offer swimming and water sports. Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs. Your perfect beach getaway with crystal clear waters and sea turtles!

Note: There are no buses from the airport, you’ll have to take a taxi which won’t cost very much as all the main beaches and Zante town is super close. Kalamaki beach is the closest to the airport.

Here are my recommendations:

  1. Shipwreck Beach and Blue caves departing from Laganas beach. You can climb the ship but just be careful because it’s quite rusty and has many sharp edges. This tour was also suppose to include the famous view point to look down at Shipwreck Beach, but unfortunately there was a forest fire going on that entire weekend ><
  2.  Turtle Island (Marathonisi) and Keri caves departing from Keri beach. You’ll have time to swim in the caves and chill at turtle beach as part of the tour.
  3. Laganas (Party town at night) and Kalamaki beach. You can rent pedal boats, kayaks and all types of fun floats to relax in the sea. Plenty of restaurants to choose from as these two beaches are connected. Most people choose to stay here (in terms of accom)
  4. Xigia Beach, known as Zante’s natural spa as the water is quite sulphuric and you can smell it (like rotten eggs but not as strong as Iceland)
  5. Zante Town

Must try dessert: Frigania. Extremely sweet, kinda like a Banoffee pie. My photo isn’t great, but it was really yummy!

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