However, the Caribbean is a popular region of the world. And so the people that inhabit the Caribbean have devised ways of entrapping unwitting tourists into experiences that are decidedly expensive and usually pretty inauthentic.
Now, if you’re heading to the Caribbean for your own vacation, you don’t want to have that experience do you? Of course not! That’s exactly why we’ve put this list together. On it, we’re going to share 10 tourist traps you’re likely to encounter in the Caribbean. After each, we’re going to share something that you can do instead of wasting your time and money at that tourist trap.
All told, this list should help you to get the Caribbean vacation you’ve long been dreaming of… Let’s take a look!
1. Atlantis Paradise Island
While this massive resort has plenty to offer the vacationing family, you’re also getting something of a sterilized experience here.
2. INSTEAD: Anywhere Else
You came to the Caribbean to really get away from it all, so why not pick a place to stay that’s not like a glorified amusement park?
If you’re going to the Bahamas, you should naturally check out Nassau. However, don’t assume that’s all there is…
4. INSTEAD: Andros
Why not check out the least developed island in the Bahamas in order to get a real flavor for island living?
5. Only Beaching
Naturally you’re going to be spending a lot of time on the beach, but don’t make that the end-all-be-all of your Caribbean vacation.