Many people travel to the Caribbean for the typical experience of white-sand beaches, the warm Caribbean sun, and the refreshing clear blue waters.
But there are so many amazing sights in this tropical paradise region that are left unseen due to not being on the official visitor’s tour log. If you would like to venture into the unknown and see some sights that are underrated, the following are true gems that are perfect for a Caribbean adventure.
Tacky Falls – Jamaica
Located in St. Mary Parish, this un-commercialized gem is considered one of the most natural waterfalls in Jamaica. It is not a popular tourist spot because its location is off the beaten track, which involves a steep hike up a narrow path which has no signs or proper trails.
But after 15 minutes, you will be rewarded with the remarkable 200-foot high waterfall cascading down the rock wall into the natural fresh pool at the base of the falls. It is highly unlikely that you will encounter any tourist groups, making this an excellent spot to enjoy a private, refreshing swim in the underrated natural wonder.
La Soufriere – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
This active volcano is located on the biggest island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and rises 4,048 feet above sea level.
It is the largest of the three craters at the summit, but it is the only one that is still active. This dominating volcano is accessible from the leeward and windward coasts. The most popular hiking route is from Rabacca on the windward coast where there is a paved road through the banana plantations that lead you to the marked trailhead. The hike is a 2-hour uphill climb through lush rainforest to reach the volcanic rock strewn craters edge.
Mosquito Bay, Isla de Vieques
Declared as the brightest recorded bioluminescent bay in the world, Mosquito Bay (also called The Bio Bay or Puerto Mosquito) offers this magical natural wonder to those who wish to create once-in-a-lifetime memories.
One of the five national natural wonders of Puerto Rico, the neon blue waters of Mosquito Bay offer an unparalleled experience like none other. The light is created by micro-organisms which glow whenever the water is agitated. Kayaks are permitted in the bay, where you can paddle out at night with a magical trail of neon blue will follow you wherever you go.
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Located on the larger island of Saint Kitts, the massive Mount Liamuiga stratovolcano rises 3,792 feet into the air, and features a breathtaking crater lake as a verdant green tropical forest.
This dormant volcano was named after the original name of Saint Kitts, and translates to mean fertile island. As the island is surrounded by lush rainforest, exotic tropical trees, green plants, dripping water, and a mass of insects, including many species of spiders, the name is very fitting.
Visitors can enjoy a rigorous hike to the top of the crater while enjoying an educational tour by one of the local guides. Before you go to any location be sure to do your research and check out what to bring so that you’re always prepared.
The Caribbean offers many rich experiences if you are prepared to step out of your resort. Due to many people choosing the touristy type activities, these beautiful sights are considered highly underrated, yet still spectacular and worth a visit.