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Life Lessons from the Caribbean Islands and Adventures

Agness + Cez are back with another Guest Post taking your around the world again. This time, the destination is the Caribbean. Check out why these Islands are full of adventures and life lessons. 

With more than 7,000 islands dotted around the Caribbean archipelago, there are endless adventures to be had! Lose yourself in the tropical paradise and listen to these noteworthy life lessons…

Love for St Lucia 

St Lucia is one of those luxury hotspots where you can let it all go and just be free. You can soak your stress away in the hot springs or climb up mountains to get away from the world. The Caribbean certainly offers adventure. St Lucia is one of the many islands known for love. Without hesitation, couples and even independent travellers love to visit the eastern nation. You may lose yourself on a rainforest trail but you may also discover your true direction. This island teaches you to release the stress and enjoy the little things in life.

The Power of Rum

The Caribbean is famous for its rum! If you’ve ever seen Pirates of the Caribbean you’ll notice how tightly Captain Jack Sparrow clings to his bottle. There are many types of rum on offer out there; each has a distinct flavor and a rich taste. However, the power of this spirit cannot be denied. Many who live in the Caribbean will say that it’s the root of all enjoyment. They believe that as you taste the rum, you’ll loosen up and be ready for fun. If you’re a drinker, it’s worth seeing if you feel the effects of this tropical liquor.

Billionaire’s Island

Many billionaire buyers set their sights on the Caribbean islands. A lot of them look to purchase them so they can build their own fantasy land. One of these famous islanders is Sir Richard Branson. As the owner of Virgin, he has made Necker Island his second home. He loves it so much that, as Eco Watch reported, he’s helping to rebuild the Caribbean. As the recent hurricane hit his island, he vowed to assist with community projects and renovation plans. The islands have sparked great interest due to their remote location and their luxurious surroundings. You never know, you could also be a future island owner!

Anyone can play Cricket

If you’re a cricketer, you’ll have heard of the West Indies cricket team. It’s the second most popular sport in the Caribbean and is historically known to bring people together. The social impact that cricket had on the islands is HUGE. That’s why they’re so open to anyone who wants to have a go at the sport. You don’t need to be a professional player to try it out. One of the key lessons you’ll learn from these islands is that everyone’s welcome. No matter where you’re from, pick up that bat and join in the game!

Jump to San Juan

San Juan is one of the largest natural harbours in the Caribbean and it’s actually the second oldest city that was European founded. So, what’s so enticing about sailing to San Juan? Well, if you wanted to see something a little more metropolitan, then this is an ideal place. It’s at the centre of Caribbean shipping and is full of treasures for tourists. The weather is actually superb year-round and it has stunning sandy beaches. You can get a good look at Puerto Rican art and get some great shots of its historic architecture. A great place if you’re searching for a little bit of buzz!

Roadside Reggae 

If you get yourself down to Antigua then you’re in for a musical adventure. This one of the two major islands in the Caribbean nation and it’s jam-packed full of reggae vibes and culture. Nightlife is lively here and you’re going to see a lot of brightly-painted bars. Also you’ll notice plenty of buckets full of rum punch! There are rustic spots where you can sit down and listen to some soulful reggae beats. Plus, on the roadside you may find random groups of people who are jamming. Spontaneity is Antigua’s speciality…

Memories at Playa Mujeres

Thousands of wonderful memories are made each year at Playa Mujeres. It’s one of the most romantic hotspots of the Caribbean. You can hold both Weddings & Honeymoons at Caribbean beaches and be surrounded by peaceful waves. If you value precious alone time with your significant other, then there are plenty of activities to experience. For instance, a candlelit dinner in the moonlight and dolphin discovery tours.

Bioluminescent Bay

Light up your trip with a bioluminescent bay! In Puerto Rico you can find the Mosquito Bay which is covered in millions of little microorganisms. These illuminating beings make the water look like a pool of neon paint. The best time to see a bioluminescent bay is when there is little moonlight and the glow will truly captivate you. Bug spray is always advised as it’s known as Mosquito Bay for a reason. If you’re visiting these places, it’s best to wear comfy attire and not worry too much about what you look like. The Caribbean way of life is to chill out and not to take life too seriously…

Take your Time

As the heading states, you MUST take your time in life. Live at your own pace and don’t worry about other people around you. Just focus on what you want and what you need. That’s the most essential life lesson of the Caribbean. Escaping the indoors proves to have great health benefits for your body, mind and soul. Sometimes all you need is a change of scenery and the Caribbean sunshine to spark up your life!

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About the authors:  Introducing Agness and Cez from eTramping , these two are avid explorers who dare to live the dream! If you want to see more, you can check out their Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages. Also they own a super cool Pepo page for unique insights!

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  • Reply
    November 29, 2017 at 3:20 am

    I think that the Billionaire’s Island is the first place where I’d go if I reach the Caribbeans. It is such a tiny island, full of palm trees, surrounded by pristine waters, and secluded beaches. I think it would be a great challenge for me to experience the Robinson Crusoe lifestyle for a while.

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 6:44 am

      It does sound like a great place to practice that Robinson Crusoe lifestyle! Haha

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    November 29, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I love the Caribbean, only been to Cuba and Cancun, but would love to see more islands and the beaches. I love the colours of the houses around Caribbean. Billionaires Island looks like paradise. If I get super rich one day I will get my own island there haha. 😀 Thank you for sharing 😀

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      I’ve only been to Playa del Carmen, so you’re up on me for sure. I’m dying to visit Cuba – it’s at the top of my Caribbean list. I’m dying to visit the Caribbean and really dig into the culture.

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    November 29, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I so want my own island! I wonder what the billionaire island looks like. It’s great to hear that Branson is helping to rebuild the Caribbean. I mean if you’ve got the money, why not put it to good use, right? 🙂

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      Haha! I want my own island too! Somehow, I feel like that won’t ever be in the cards for me. Haha. It is good that he’s helping out with those billions of dollars. 🙂

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    November 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I am a definite believer in the power of rum!! I love rum, although I do get terrible hangovers a good mojito or daquiri is too hard to resist. I’m not sure I’ll every own my own island, but if I do become a millionaire I’ll definitely think about it! 😀

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 11:24 pm

      Haha! Rum gives me the worst hangovers too! Like you, mojitos are my weakness. Haha. I’m sure I’ll never own my own island. Haha. I’ll fairly confident that I’ll never be a millionaire or billionaire.

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    Sandy N Vyjay
    November 29, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    The Caribbean is indeed a unique place with its typical joi de vivre. My first introduction to the Caribbean was when I was a kid and started developing my interest for and playing cricket. The West Indies team have always been the Gods of cricket and some legends like Viv Richards, Gary Sobers, have left indelible marks on the sands off time. Maybe I would love to own an island there, at least I can fantasize about it !

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 11:25 pm

      Haha, I’m with you stuck on fantasizing. I’ve not had much intro to the Caribbean other than a class in college, but hopefully I’ll get to experience it for myself very soon!

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    LaiAriel Samangka
    November 29, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I heard about Caribbean many times and I heard a lot of awesome stories as well, but I haven’t gotten a chance to experience it. Anyway, I’m so blessed to have read your life lessons while traveling, these made me realize that traveling indeed has made us responsible and independent in all means. Thank you so much for writing these lessons and for sharing it with us.

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      Paige Wunder
      November 29, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      Agness + Cez did a great job sharing their stories for sure. I’m hoping within the next 12-18 months I’ll get to explore this region myself!

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    Mel Butler
    November 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    I have never been to the Caribbean or any of the Islands there but I would love to so much. My husband is a cricketer and he has always wanted to go to the West Indies because they held the test match there. Maybe, I can go with him and while he is at the cricket, I can go of wondering and exploring the island. St Lucia is definitely a wish list item 🙂

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      Paige Wunder
      December 2, 2017 at 3:06 am

      That sounds like a great idea! Something for you, something for him. I would love to visit the Caribbean beyond the beaches. I think that would be so much fun.

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    Agness of eTramping
    December 5, 2017 at 6:06 am

    Thank you for having us here, Paige. The Caribbean Islands are a great travel destination, especially if you’re bitten by the travel bug. 😉

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    December 23, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    LIke, No.
    Is this real life?
    How have you gone to so many Caribbean countries and I can’t even go to Kingston without freaking out every semester?
    You’re making me look bad.

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