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Feb
27
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Pharrell Williams – Happy Jamaica
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Pharrell Williams – Happy Jamaica

Feb
16
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Happy From St-Barth
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We are HAPPY from St Barthélemy – Antilles Françaises “official”

Feb
16
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Happy – Pharrell Williams – We are from SXM
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Saint Martin/Sint Maarten Island joins the worldwide fever of Happiness thanks to Pharell Williams!
Because we are the HAPPIEST island of the world!! Visit us soon 😉

Feb
5
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Top 10 Beaches in the Caribbean
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Top 10 Beaches in the Caribbean

A holiday to the Caribbean offers you the chance to visit some of the most spectacular beaches in the world. Virtually every island of the Caribbean will have beaches that amaze; with crystal clear blue seas, sugar white sand & palm trees. To help you choose where to go and more importantly what beach to choose, we have compiled a list of the top 10 beaches in the Caribbean.

1/ Palm Beach (Aruba) – Idyllic beach setting with superb white sand.

2/ Grand Anse Beach (Grenada) – 3km beach with sugar-white sand, lots of space & shallow waters.

3/ Johnson’s Point (Antigua) – Made up of secluded coves; these white soft sand beaches are a must for snorkeling & swimming

4/ Pink Sand Beach ( Bahamas) – One of the world’s most photographed beaches, often voted world’s best by travel publications. 5km’s of salmon pink coloured sand, due to red plankton that has mixed with the fine white sand.

5/ Crane Beach (Barbados) – Often voted as Barbados’ most beautiful beach. Imposing cliffs, a natural coral reef and soft white sands make for a perfect beach.

6/ Negril Beach (Jamaica) – Laid back atmosphere and Jamaica’s prettiest beach. A lot quieter than Seven Mile beach.

7/ Englishman’s Bay (Tobago) – A sheltered beach with fine white sand, crystal waters & surrounded by a palm jungle.

8/ Grace Bay (Turks & Caicos) – Part of a national marine park, this beach has fine white sand, calm turquoise waters and is protected by a barrier reef.

9/ Trunk Bay (US Virgin Islands) – A beautiful beach with crystal clear waters, considered one of the best places for snorkeling in the Caribbean.

10/ Shoal Bay (Anguilla) – Put Angullia on the tourism map; sugar-white sand, crystal clear blue waters & coral reefs.

Feb
5
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Beautiful Beaches Of Cuba
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Cuba is renowned for its spectacular beaches, which are kissed by the Atlantic Ocean on the north coast and the Caribbean Sea to the south. The country offers sun-seekers more than 300 beautifully clean natural beaches spread out along 588 km of its expansive 5,700 km coastline. Swimming and diving in the calm, clear waters can be enjoyed year-round thanks to a pleasant, subtropical climate. In fact, Cuba averages an enviable 330 days of sunshine a year.

Cuba’s beaches are unique for the varied tones of their sand, from dazzling white at Varadero to glittering gold at Holguin’s Guardalavaca, to distinctive black at the remote Playa Duaba near Baracoa. Stunning cliffs and limestone rock formations frame the beaches along the higher parts of Cuba’s coastline, such as Playa Siboney near Santiago; while lush mangrove thickets line the lower-lying beaches, like Cayo Levisa in Pinar del Rio.

Varadero Beach is the country’s most famous, with 20 km of pristine white sand melting into the tranquil turquoise waters. Further east, famed author Ernest Hemingway was enchanted by the towering dunes of Playa Pilar, perched on Cayo Guillermo in the gorgeous Jardines del Rey archipelago. Just south of Trinidad you’ll find Playa Ancón, which is arguably the best beach on Cuba’s southern coast. It features sparkling white sands leading into glistening, clear Caribbean waters that are perfect for snorkeling.

Baracoa

Playa Maguana

Sink your feet into the shining white-gold sands of this beach, located 22 km from Baracoa. Protected by a coral reef, Playa Maguana is popular with local families and visitors alike. There’s a small village here, should you choose to spend the night.

Playa Nava

This remote beach is located off the beaten path, 6 km west of Playa Maguana. It’s a good bet if you prefer to sun in seclusion.

Playa Duaba

The striking black sand makes this beach worth a stop. It also features a bust of War of Independence hero General Antonio Maceo.

Bahía de Baracoa

To the west of town, a gray-sand beach wraps around the sparkling turquoise bay, beautifully framed by a mountain range.

Camagüey

Cayo Sabinal

Escape to this gorgeous, unspoiled coral key lined with mangroves, marshes and lagoons and watch clouds of butterflies flutter above the lush landscape. Be sure to spend an afternoon at Playa Los Pinos, a standout amid the key’s many beaches, located 22 km from the town of Nuevitas.

Playa Santa Lucía

Bask in the sun and shimmering golden-white sand at this 21-km stretch of beach, bathed by warm turquoise waters. Its long coral reef is home to a surprising variety of marine life. Santa Lucia’s inland ecosystem is well preserved, allowing flocks of roseate flamingos to thrive here.

Cayo Largo

Cayo Iguana

Join the colourful iguanas basking in the sun on this peaceful key located just north of Cayo Largo.

Playa Tortuga

Sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand at this beach located northeast of Cayo Largo’s main resort area.

Playa Mal Tiempo

Savour the seclusion at this remote beach featuring plenty of nature-watching opportunities.

Playa Paraíso

Sip a Caribbean cocktail in the sand at this sunny southern beach that has a charming beachside bar.

Playa Sirena

One of Cuba’s most beautiful beaches, Playa Sirena’s shimmering stretch of white-sugar sand melts into the blue Caribbean waters. This picturesque enclave on the western side of the key is close to Cayo Largo’s all-inclusive hotels, and offers easy access to water activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Cienfuegos

Playa Rancho Luna

Located just 18 km south of Cienfuegos, this beach resort hosts the Faro Luna Diving Centre, two hotels and a local Delfinario, a dolphin park where you can swim alongside the gentle marine mammals.

Granma

Marea del Portillo Beach

This quiet beach is perched on a cove and framed by the stunning Sierra Maestra mountain range.

Havana

Jibacoa

Snorkel among the colourful reef formations, gallop on horseback along the shoreline or bike through the nearby hills at this pristine beach located 45 km from Havana.

Santa Maria del Mar (Santa Maria Beach)

This scenic beach is located within the Playa del Este stretch. Enjoy the soft, white sands and a leisurely lunch at the beachside Marazul Hotel.

Playa del Este

Soak up the rays along this 15 km stretch of white-sand beaches, a mere 20 minutes from downtown Havana. Clear, aquamarine waters are ideal for underwater nature-watching.

Holguin

Playa Caletones
Enjoy fun in the sun with local families at this inviting beach west of Gibara.

Playa Blanca

Continue west of Playa Pesquero to stunning Playa Blanca. It is widely believed that Christopher Columbus landed near here in 1492. Don’t miss the Parque Nacional Monumento Bariay, featuring a large monument erected in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the famous explorer’s arrival.

Playa Pesquero

Wriggle your toes in soft, golden sand, take a dip in the ocean, or catch some rays poolside at one of this beach’s four luxury resorts.

Playa Esmeralda
Just 5 km west of Guardalavaca lies sparkling Playa Esmeralda, a crescent-shaped beach surrounded by lagoons, lush greenery and the nearby Bahía Naranjo Nature Park.

Guardalavaca
This exquisite stretch of white sand is Cuba’s third most-popular tourist destination. It’s just an hour’s drive from the city of Holguín, and comprises three enclaves: the upscale Playa Pesquero, Playa Esmeralda, and Guardalavaca. Guardalavaca’s economic resort options and range of family-pleasing activities make it an ideal destination for those traveling with kids.

Jardines del Rey

Playa Flamingo
With its turquoise waters and shimmering white sand, this undeveloped Cayo Coco beach will feel like your own little secret. Your only encounter may be with the graceful pink birds this beach is named after.

Cayo Coco

Cuba’s fourth-largest island has nine beaches across a 22 km stretch of pristine white sand. The vegetation-rich cay is home to 150 different species of birds, including the ever-graceful flamingo.

Playa Pilar
It’s hard to imagine a more spectacular beach than this one, on the western shore of Cayo Guillermo. Towering dunes of the fine, soft sand are among the tallest in the Caribbean.

Cayo Guillermo
Connected to Cayo Coco by a causeway, Cayo Guillermo spans 13 square km, with 6 km of sun-kissed beaches. The sport fishing here is unrivalled anywhere in Cuba.

Cayo Sabinal
This is the southernmost and least ‘discovered’ island of the Jardines del Rey, situated just north of the Bay of Nuevitas.

Las Tunas

Playa La Herradura

Enjoy the peace and quiet at this golden-sand beach, perched on the eastern shore of Bahía de Chaparra, 30 km from Puerto Padre.

Covarrubias Beach

The white sand glistens along this 10-km stretch of shoreline on the north coast, 90 km from the city of Las Tunas. You’ll find six beaches here: Blanche, Bonita, Rocosa, Covarrubias, Real Covarrubias and Malagueta. The quiet enclave is less than a kilometer away from the coral formation that leads into the keys of nearby Jardines del Rey.

Peninsula de Zapata

Playa Larga

This beach is also situated on the Bahia de Cochinos, north of Playa Girón. Its central location makes it an ideal base for eco-tours around the Zapata Peninsula.

Playa Girón

Enjoy the quiet at this peaceful beach that’s an easy day trip from Varadero, located on the eastern side of the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). Its clear, sparkling waters attract avid snorkelers and scuba divers.

Pinar del Río

Cayo Jutías
Cross a short causeway to reach this ‘undiscovered’ beach, 65 km north of Viñales.

Cayo Levisa
Escape to this tiny island lined with coconut trees and mangroves. Sink your feet into the island’s smooth white sands, or venture into the warm waters to explore the pristine coral reefs.

Santa Lucia

Playa Los Cocos

This beautiful beach at the western tip of Playa Santa Lucía offers views of the Colón lighthouse on Cayo Sabinal (just across the Canal de la Boca), and flocks of pink flamingoes in the lagoon behind the beach.

Playa Santa Lucía

Enjoy the sun and shimmering white sand at this 21-km stretch of pristine beach that is well-served by a variety of good hotels and resorts. Santa Lucía’s ecosystem is carefully preserved, allowing flocks of pretty pink flamingoes to thrive here.

Cayo Sabinal

Escape to this gorgeous, unspoiled coral key lined with mangroves, marshes and lagoons and watch clouds of butterflies flutter above the lush landscape. Be sure to spend an afternoon at Playa Los Pinos, a standout amid the key’s many beaches, located 22 km from the town of Nuevitas.

Santiago de Cuba

Playa Cazonal

This popular beach features warm, clear waters ideal for swimming, with plenty of trees to offer shade.

Playa Caletón Blanco

Gaze at the majestic Sierra Maestra mountain range as you stroll barefoot through the smooth white sands.

Playa Siboney

A lovely stretch of sand and surf at the foot of stunning cliffs, Playa Siboney is a great spot to see local families at play.

Trinidad

Maria Anguilar
The warm waters off this beach, on the Ancón Peninsula, are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

La Boca
Mingle with the locals at this rocky beach off the beaten path. It also boasts striking views of the Escambray Mountains.

Ancón Beach
Bask in the shade of the pines lining this picturesque beach located just 13 km from Trinidad. It is widely recognized as the best beach on Cuba’s south coast, thanks to its dazzling mountain views and fine, white sand.

Varadero

Playa Mayor

Arguably the most well developed beach in Cuba, this dazzling stretch offers plenty of hotel and resort options for every budget.

Karabelas

Get off the beaten path and visit this remote beach located on the east side of the expansive Peninsula.

Playa Larga

This beach is also situated on the Bahia de Cochinos, north of Playa Girón. Its central location makes it an ideal base for eco-tours around the Zapata Peninsula.

Playa Girón

Enjoy the quiet at this peaceful beach that’s an easy day trip from Varadero, located on the eastern side of the Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs). Its clear, sparkling waters attract avid snorkelers and scuba divers.

Varadero Beach

Sink your feet into the immaculate white sand along the 21-kilometre stretch of Cuba’s trademark beach. The serene waters are always inviting, with an average year-round water temperature of 24ºC-26ºC.

Villa Clara

Playa Las Salinas

This unspoiled beach is located next to Villa Las Bruias.

Perla Blanca

Bask in the rays on this sunny beach situated on the tip of Cayo Santa María.

Playa Periquillo, Cayo Santa María

Follow the causeway across the lagoon to get to this warm and inviting beach. Divers can explore the colourful coral reefs and shipwrecks dotting the shallow waters.

Feb
5
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Top Ten Reasons To Visit Saba
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#1 – Diving

For the adventurer Saba offers some of the best scuba diving in this part of the world, at over 27 different, unspoiled diving locations, all patrolled and protected by the Saba Marine Park. The visibility underwater is astonishing and the dive sites alive with wonderful varieties of marine life.

Some dive sites start within half a mile off shore. Well known sites like Third Encounter, a top-rated pinnacle dive are recommended for advanced divers. Man of War Shoals, Ladder Labyrinth, the names go on and are sites that aficionados from around the world dream of someday diving.

#2 – Mount Scenery

Just outside Windwardside, Mount Scenery stretches over half a mile or so into the sky, and beckons climbers to conquer the more than 1000 stone steps to its summit, the highest peak in the “Kingdom of the Netherlands”.

This walk is an absolute must; see the finest in Saba’s flora and fauna – orchids, banana plants, mahogany trees, our national flower – the black-eyed Susan – colorful birds, bashful tree frogs and snakes.

#3 – Airport

Built in 1959 Saba’s airport – Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport boasts the world’s shortest commercial runway approved for only three models of planes. At approximately 400 meters long Saba’s airport has been compared to an aircraft carrier.

#4 – Hiking

Hikers from all over the world are attracted to Saba. The island features a network of eighteen recommended botanical trails, carefully marked and maintained. Some are designed for easy trekking; others require a guide, enriching the experience through a greater appreciation of our natural beauty and history.

#5 – Quaint villages-unique architecture

There are four charming villages on Saba: Winwardside, The Bottom, Hell’s Gate and St. Johns. Adding to the storybook enchantment of the island, tidy houses with white wooden facades, sloping red roofs, green shutters and gingerbread trim naturally fit in with the mountainside among the lush foliage of palms, hibiscus, bromeliads, wild orchids and pines.

#6 – Delicious Cuisine

For a tiny island, Saba has a fabulous array of restaurants to suit every taste and budget. Fresh seafood and Caribbean specialties tempt the palate and reservations are recommended.

From small bars to gourmet French cuisine you’ll find something to delight you in one of our fifteen restaurants

#7 – Wandering Beach

Saba has a single wandering black sand beach that comes and goes with the seasons. Enjoy the hike, the view and it’s a great spot for a picnic. Located at Well’s Bay.

#8 – Unique Island Crafts

Saba lace (also known as “Spanish work”) is a unique needlecraft painstakingly created by the industrious women of Saba. Saba Lace was once a major export of Saba and today, is one of the most popular purchases. Items are sold by the artists from the community center in Hell’s Gate and from their homes.

Saba Spice, is a liqueur that packs a punch and has a base of 151-proof rum mixed with local herbs and spices

#9 – The Road That Could Not Be Built

There is one road on Saba, aptly called “The Road”. Its construction was masterminded by Lambert Josephus Hassell who, despite the common opinion of Dutch engineers, believed that a road could be built. He took a correspondence course in civil engineering, and started building the road with a crew of locals in 1938.

After five years of work, the first section of the road, from Fort Bay to The Bottom, was completed. It was not until 1947, however, that the first motor vehicle arrived. In 1951, the road to Windwardside and St. Johns was opened, and in 1958 the road was completed.

#10 – Friendly Sabans

The fifteen hundred local inhabitants will welcome you to their island. Join them in the local bars and restaurants where you can be assured lively debate. With only a small population after only a few days you will feel like family.

A great time to visit and enjoy the friendly ambience of the island is for carnival in late July to early August. This week long celebration features many special events, visiting bands, food stands and parades, culminating in the final Grand Carnival parade.

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