Caribbean/West Indies - Recommendations & Raves
I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
These are some of my best islands but still don't forget Barbados, Puerto Rico,St. Martin. and this is only the beginning. I live in St. Thomas and I just love exploring the Caribbean
Boxing Day and New Year's Day there is a parade of these costumes, all made from "junk" - i.e. paper, cardboard, plastic bags, no fabric or permanent structure. The parades are incredible with color and it is such a great time
I heard from a friend that Rick's was trashed by a storm in 2003 and they rebuilt it? It would be cool to go back for sure.
Tobago is much more typical Carribean - tourism is the main business, lots of soft and sandy beaches with pretty people on them, etc. From what I hear, great scuba diving and bird watching. I didn't do any of these though - I just hung out and took it easy as a giant wave kinda kicked my butt while I was on Trinidad. Stayed at Footprints Eco Resort on Tobago - a bit of a splurge but a great place to recoup. Very cool place, and great to unwind there. Looks like the prices went up a bit since I was there...
All in all, had a great time on the islands and now I know how to make a mean rum-punch!
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