Sun’s out! Ok, it’s always sunny in the Caribbean but it isn’t always this hot! Summer is upon us and with summer comes long days , sweltering heat, and the desire to find a shady spot under a mango tree or jump into every body of water you can find. But, the heat shouldn’t stand in your way of having the best Caribbean vacation ever! So, grab the sunblock and a whole lot of water; these are the top tours to beat the heat this summer in the Caribbean!
Chase Waterfalls in Jamaica
Beat the Heat in Jamaica by heading to YS Falls on the South Coast. The icy water that flows down the series of 7 cascading waterfalls originates high in the mountains of St. Elizabeth and is shaded by a lush rain forest. Extra bonus cool-down relief if you combine this experience with a glass of Appleton rum on the rocks on the YS Falls & Appleton Estate Rum Tour.
Speaking of waterfalls, no waterfall in Jamaica is more iconic than Dunn’s River Falls! Climbing 600 feet up this terraced waterfall is a bucket-list item that’s sure to help you beat the blazing summer heat. Keep even cooler by pairing this Jamaican treasure with a snorkeling day-sail on board the Dunn’s River Catamaran Cruise.
Check out our blog post on 8 Must See Waterfalls in the Caribbean
Cruising all Cool in Turks
Turks & Caicos is an under-water lover’s paradise! Snorkeling along the expansive tropical reefs is a cool and calm way to beat the summer heat. What better way to experience it all than going on the Provo Cays Exploration. This experience screams summer fun! Go snorkeling, see the endangered rock iguanas, hunt for conch and top it all off with a BBQ on the beach.
Looking for more adventure in Turks with the kiddos? Check out our post on the Top 5 Things to Do in the Turks & Caicos Island with Kids
Go Underground in Barbados
Find sweet relief underground on the Caves & Critters experience in Barbados. Take a tram inside Harrison’s Cave to see the naturally formed stalactites and stalagmites. With still glass-like pools, and rushing streams, this is truly one of the world’s coolest natural wonders. Once back above ground, it’s over to the Wildlife Reserve to stroll freely through the shade and observe the animals.
Beat the Heat Sightseeing in Antigua
When it’s hot outside sometimes the best thing to do is to crank up the A/C! On the Antigua SUV Highlight Tour you can do just that and still explore the must-see sites on the island. Stay in cool comfort while visiting Shirley Heights Lookout, Nelsons Dockyard, Betty’s Hope and even Devil’s Bridge! Cap off your day with a delicious lunch on a west-coast beach.
Sunset Sail in St. Lucia
Wave “see ya later” to the scorching summer sun on a sunset cruise to the famous Pitons. The Pitons are definitely one of the coolest sites in all of St. Lucia and on the Piton Sunset Cruise you get to snorkel at the base of these famous twin peaks that rise out of the ocean. Sail back up the coast as the sun goes down and sip on a cocktail as the Caribbean breeze cools you to your very soul!
See the Underwater Sculptures in Grenada
Beat the heat in Grenada by staying cool under the waves and while you’re there why not check out the underwater sculpture park! The sculptures
were created and installed by British sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor with the intention of encouraging coral growth and the preservation of the reefs. With over 65 sculptures covering an area of 800 meters, there is a lot to see on the Powerboat & Snorkel Tour in Grenada!
Swap the powerboat for a catamaran & add a seafood lunch and you’ve got the Grenada Seafood Snorkel Cruise. Cooling down has never been so hot!
No need to let the summer heat stand in the way of your fun.
Keep cool and get out there and experience the Caribbean all summer long – just don’t forget your sunblock!
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