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Here are 14 ways to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate in the Caribbean, from snorkeling in Turks and Caicos to hanging ten with the locals in Barbados. Go ahead, dive in.
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Lower Bight Road, Grace Bay, Providenciales TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
The world’s third-largest coral reef system fringes the Turks and Caicos. The Beach House on Providenciales is the ultimate base for divers. This 21-suite hotel has partnered with dive operator Big Blue Unlimited. Big Blue can arrange...
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Barbados
The hardest part of marathon training for me isn’t the 20-mile runs. It’s the week or so before race day known as “the taper,” when suddenly you have to run less and rest more. Rest? Me? A type-A woman in New York City? No chance. So with a race...
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Kencot, Kingston, Jamaica
On Saturday mornings all over Kingston, Jamaica, cooks fire up the jerk pans. These characteristic grills—industrial steel-drums- turned-smokers—appear on every street corner. When I asked my taxi driver to find the best jerk chicken en route to...
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San Fuego 70, Santa Cruz, Aruba
My first taste of the Caribbean was not a rummy cocktail or a fried plantain: It was a blast of salty dirt, delivered to my face when I stood up in the back of a Jeep as we rattled up Aruba’s hardscrabble east coast. My friend Will and I...
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Val Des Pitons Forbidden Beach La Baie de Silence, St Lucia
Sugar Beach Viceroy Resort is one of those dreamy beach havens where luxury is standard. Overall the best hotel on the island of St.Lucia for amenities, location, activities and dining options. Driving along the jagged roads of St. Lucia, from the...
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Scrub Island, VG1120, British Virgin Islands
The 2-year-old Scrub Island Resort has one of the closest marinas to the North Drop, a famous fishing spot for blue marlin. Half- and full- day fishing charters include a boat, a guide, and equipment. Guests who land a tuna or a marlin can bring...
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Baie de Saint Jean, Saint Barthélemy 97133, St Barthélemy
Every place has a history & Eden Rock is no exception. Dating back to the 1950s, Eden Rock was the first hotel built on St. Barth, before the island was even a travel destination. At the time, Eden Rock was a guesthouse, a sanctuary for those...
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Long Bay Village 2640, Anguilla
In an all-white open-air dining room that spills out onto the sand overlooking Meads Bay on Anguilla’s west end, Jacala serves just 35 guests a night. Chef Alain Laurent’s French-inspired menu includes dishes such as fennel-spiked...
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Old road, Antigua and Barbuda
Watching sailing from a distance can be like watching an insect’s funeral procession: white specks slowly moving across a blue background. But if you get out on the water, a boat race comes to life. Deckhands sprint across the decks, sails...
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West Bay, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman outfitter Spirit of the West adds an extra thrill to its horseback-riding adventures. Caymanian owner Paul Rivers leads guests on a nearly two-hour trot along Barkers Beach, one of the island’s most secluded spots. After working up a...
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Mount Liamuiga, St Kitts & Nevis
Gregory Pereira grew up on St. Kitts, and his hiking tours include stops at old sugar plantations, hidden caves, and other secret spots. He leads strenuous all-day hikes through the rain forest up to the top of Mt. Liamuiga. When hikers reach the...
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State Road 187 kilometer 4.2, Río Grande 00745, Puerto Rico
Situated between a two-mile stretch of beach and a rain forest, St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort gives guests the option to play in the property’s canals, ponds, and lakes, or in the ocean. Sunfish sailboats are available to take out on the...