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Things to do in Caribbean

You might find yourself exploring a Caribbean town for just a few hours while you’re on a cruise, or lounging around an island for an entire week. Either way, it’s hard to run out of things to do in the Caribbean. A hike along the stunning Virgin Islands National Park or a visit to Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Ríos, Jamaica, are excellent options for nature lovers–and offer endless photo opportunities. For an adrenaline rush and fantastic views of the Dominican Republic’s jungles, zip lining is your best bet, while water sports, snorkeling and diving are available all over the region.

The Cayman Islands offer especially great diving zones, while the Soup Bowl in Bathsheba, Barbados, is very popular for snorkeling. History buffs will love downtown Habana with its colonial buildings, or San Felipe el Morro Castle in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a 16th-century citadel overlooking the ocean. For fans of reggae, the Bob Marley Museum, located at his former home in Kingston, is a must-visit.

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