Wednesday, January 11, 2012

caribbean flavor

There are so many islands that your bound to find one that suits your interests. Personally ive been to st. kitts, nevis and a couple islands part of the country of turks and caicos. Each one has its own charm.  While it can be quite expensive to stay at a resort, the price is worth it. There are  hotels to serve every price range if your somewhat on a budget thou.

 These islands are mostly safe to explore.  i wouldn't recommend going anywhere remote by yourself thou.   A great bit of st kitts  is sugar cane fields but those are slowly being cut away as the country no longer exports the stuff. Its pretty peaceful with one end of the island basically uninhabited. You can find some of the best beaches on this end.  I would watch out for the local bulls thou. farmers let them roam around pretty much where ever they like. I've even seen them sitting on the beach.The wild monkeys running around are a bit more friendly. You can find them everywhere, even at certain beach bars.  Bulls aside,there were alot of highlights about my trips to the caribbean.While in st kitts I took a guided rainforest hike. Never being in a rainforest before i wasnt exactly sure what to expect.  Lots of plants and trees i never saw before but thats about it. Overall walking through the rainforest is just a pretty low key thing to do. If your looking for more of a thrill maybe hike up the nearby volcano..dont worry its dormant..atleast for now. Food comes easy on this island. Looking for a good restaurant? deff go to Sprat Net. There menu is pretty easy grilled lobster, fish or chicken with corn on the cob and biscuits. The occassion pizza can also be found here..all depends on how good a day the cook had fishing. Many argue its the best on the island. You order at the grill and eat at picnic tables overlooking the sea. Food with a view for a reasonable price.  Many other restaurants on the island charge you a tip already placed on the bill along with a service fee, its not optional to pay. This is probably the only let down about dining out As much fun as staying at the resort can be i also like to see how the locals live. They were usually friendly and helpful..but for some reason didnt appreciate you shopping at the local supermarket. Im sure this isnt the case everywhere.

Sprat net

.My time on the island of nevis was brief but the catamaran ride was a trip in itself. We took a boat charter and had a bbq on one of the islands beaches. We stopped to snorkel on some well known reefs and there was plenty of alcohol to go around on the way there. I think the best part of that afternoon was this guy...
"captain" elvis 

one of the best snorkeling spots off the shore of nevis

 Elvis danced and sang the entire day. His friend even gave my mother a lapdance. The boat crew loved showing us foreigners a good time. It was dubbed the booze cruise from that day forward.  But really, the crew was professional when it counted and instructed everyone well when it came to getting in the water.  id recommend leeward islands charters if your ever in st kitts... and like having a bit of wild fun.

Alot of pictures can be deceiving but i can tell you that i've actually been here and it looks exactly as it does in this foto.

Turks and caicos is actually a chain of islands itself. There isn't much rainforest here and some islands are being mined. Not exactly a tropical paradise all around, but the resorts were picture perfect. The car rentals are a joke thou. The 4 wheel drive was broken and the roof of our jeep fell off. this didnt stop my father from attempting to drive up a mining road. Everyone luckily survived. On a lighter note, the local beaches were very laid back and there are some really beautiful spots to see.

 I wont go too in depth on reviewing this part of the world because i feel you should pick up where i left off. Take a chance and come here, discover the caribbean for yourselves.


  1. beautiful pictures! I have never been to a cool place like that...though I'am living in Europe. But never to a place like that...being in a rainforst sounds amazig. Keep it up!

  2. I must be hungry. I keep staring at that delicious plate of food.