Travelling doesn’t always have to be about going to the furthest ends of the earth and finding the most unique and life enriching experiences, it can be about going to places and simply being a tourist. There’s nothing wrong with the doing the whole ‘touristy’ thing, so the next time you want to do it, do it; and, the next time you want to do it, you should definitely consider the Caribbean as the place to do it in. There is much more to this beautiful part of the world than just white beaches and blue seas: there are some tourism hotspots that are unrivalled in other parts of the world.
There is no better place to start that Punta Cana, the undisputed king of tourism in the Dominican Republic since the 1970s. This is an area that is adorned with five-star hotels aplenty and a host of golf resorts, such as Corales and La Cana. But if golfing isn’t your favourite pastime of choice then there are a plethora of other activities to throw yourself into in Punta Cana; these include speedboat races, zip lining, catamaran sailing, deep sea sport fishing, swimming with dolphins and snorkelling cruises: basically everything you would expect to be able to do in a tourist area that sits on the edge of a beautiful sea.
But why limit yourself to visiting just one tourist area in the Caribbean? You can make the 6h 48m journey from Punta Cana all the way to Havana, the capital of Cuba and experience all of the tourist attractions that the city and its surrounding areas have to offer. These include the UNESCO world heritage site that is Old Havana, for those of you budding-tourists who love a bit of history; Fusterlandia, a small village on the outskirts of the city, for all of you who love art; and the National Botanical Garden of Cuba, known locally as the Jardin Botanico Nacional, for those of you who want to be at one with nature without having to delve too deep into the National Parks of the Caribbean (of which there are plenty). And no article about tourism in the Caribbean would be complete without mentioning the beautiful Bahamas, specifically Nassau and Paradise Island. In regards to the latter, the name says it all: paradise. This is the perfect tourist getaway — it boasts an array of resorts, hotels, nightlife and an aquarium and a casino. Also Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, is a popular stop.
And once you’re done with the Caribbean, why stop with seeing some of the best tourist hotspots that the world has to offer, such as those found in the UAE. Remember, the only difference between ‘real’ travelling and being a tourist is perception: at the end of the day, they are both ways to see the world.