Get Sporty in the Caribbean
By Andrew Regan
A trip to the Caribbean should encompass both of these fabulous islands favourite pastimes - relaxing and sport.
The Barbados Sports Camp is geared towards getting kids active again - they have lounged in front of the television for long enough! This year's sporty celebs are Mark Bright, John Salako, Ray Clemence and Graham Poll for the wannabe footballers; Graeme Hick, Desmond Haynes and Joel Garner for budding cricketers; and Kendra Slawinski and Olivia Murphy for all those netball enthusiasts!
Taking place between the 4th and 28th of August, children can enjoy free coaching in a climate that's perfect for enjoying outdoor pursuits. You may book up to four children between the ages of 9 and 17 years old for a 1 - 5 day course at the sports camp. The coaching sessions take place on weekdays from 10am to 2pm at the University of West Indies sports ground, just outside of Bridgetown.
However, whether you bring the kids or not, what else has the Caribbean got to get you off your sun lounger?
South west of Barbados, Bonaire has some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Caribbean. Undisturbed by mass tourism, Bonaire has maintained a stunning reef. What's more, with stable and warm waters that have virtually no currents, the chance of an encounter with a rare marine species is high! Bonaire's waters are also packed full of nutrients which have helped the island amass a feathery following of flamingos!
The Cayman Islands have a famous bio-bay tour that is guaranteed to get you out on the water. A 45 minute paddle through tranquil waters on the darkest nights of the month take you to Rum Point's Bio Bay where, once inside, you will be amazed at the display of bioluminescence that illuminates the aquatic world around you.. The Cayman Islands are also home to the world's largest surf machine at Blackpearl Surf and Skate Park and the Stingray City Sandbar, where you can stroke these majestic underwater creatures.
The British Virgin Islands with their year-round winds draw sailing boats from around the world. A mecca for yachts, clippers and catamarans, you'll often find sailing regattas on the largest island of Tortola. Scattered around its coast are exciting shipwrecks and uninhabited islands, which is perfect for those with a sense of adventure!
St Lucia is perfect for those with a penchant for golf. You can play nine or 18 holes at the St Lucia golf club which features beautiful lush fairways and greens edged by orchids. Or, if your game could do with a little improvement then professional tuition is available. The Sandals Regency Golf Resort & Spa at La Toc also has a stunning on-site nine-hole course with rolling hills and majestic fairways, with narrow, challenging greens perfect for a seasoned pro, or a keen amateur.
So, if you wish to get the best out of Caribbean holidays, why not indulge in the more active side to these stunning islands?
Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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