PORTS OF CALL
From Miami’s glitzy waterfront skyline to the elegant splendor of Miami Beach’s pastel-colored art deco extravaganza, from the subtropical wetlands of the Everglades to a choice of stunning beaches giving onto the azure blue of the Atlantic Ocean, this all-American resort is a holidaymaker’s dream. Miami’s year-round sunshine, its cosmopolitan ambience, dramatic glass-and-steel architecture and fascinating hinterland have made it a popular holiday destination. The city’s fabulous skyline has also been popularized in a slew of major films and international hit TV series, perhaps the most famous of which remains “Miami Vice”.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
One of the highpoints to this capital city, everyone from sun-worshippers to those looking to bag a bargain, will find something to suit. As the ship docks, you’ll see that between Great Bay and the Great Salt Pond, the Dutch capital Philipsburg fills a small stretch of land, and two main roads Front Street and Back Street cut across the city. Front Street is the main thoroughfare featuring traditional West Indian architecture and duty-free shopping of imported goods and native crafts: it is also home to the Guavaberry Emporium where they sell the local tipple, Guavaberry Rum. Beaches are clean, white and sandy and you can refresh yourself at one of the vibrant boardwalk cafes! For the more active, choose from water sports such as windsurfing, kayaking, and jet-skiing, snorkeling or diving, or the ultimate sense of freedom, a horseback beach ride.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Measuring just 100 by 35 miles, the island of Puerto Rico in the Puerto Rico archipelago is a small but perfectly formed tropical island. Colonized by the Spanish in the 1500s, the port of San Juan was founded in 1521 and is the oldest city governed by the United States. The island’s heritage has roots in Hispanic and Anglo cultures; both have left their mark on the local architecture and, as the tourist board claims, visitors will find ‘21st century conveniences in a 16th century setting’. But it is not just the appeal of old colonial architecture that draws tourists to San Juan. This small island packs a punch with an incredibly diverse landscape. Sunny beaches give way to upland tropical rainforests. Year-old high-rises share the island with 300-year-old towns and 1,000-year-old trees. With over 300 miles of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, a large tropical rain forest, and Dry Cactus forest filled with its charm and warm people, Puerto Rico really has something for everyone.
Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas
Nestling in between Grand Bahama Island to the north as well as Andros and New Providence Islands to the south are the Berry Islands, a Bahamian archipelago of roughly 30 tiny isles, including your destination: Great Stirrup Cay. With neither an airport nor a train station, neither hotels nor even any roads to speak of, Great Stirrup Cay in the sun-drenched Bahamas is as remote, untouched and beguilingly beautiful as you could possibly wish for. In short, this is an ideal spot to spend some quality time far from the madding crowd. The Cay boasts all the stuff of which dream vacations are made: pristine beaches with fine white sand, the inviting waters of the turquoise-blue Caribbean Sea, the friendly locals, unspoiled natural beauty and endless sunshine. With the waters around Great Stirrup Cay being renowned for their abundance of marine wildlife, including big game fish, there is also plenty to do for the more activity-minded in the form of scuba diving and snorkeling.
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