Most hikers think of the Caribbean island as a place to lay on the beach or scuba dive. Yes, and more. How about the island of Dominica? Not on the list of must-see spots, but they host a World Heritage Site. It;s the Waitukubuli National Trail, a 115 miles trek.
Jamaica has Blue Mountain Peak. a Great hike. Martinique offers Mont Pelee. St Lucia has the range called the Pitons. St Vincent offers hard core, in-shape hiker the challenging La Soufriere volcano. The El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico is very famous.
Want more? OK, how about the St John’s beautiful Reef Bay Trail? lat but not least, Mount Liamuiga on St Kitts and Nevis Peak on Nevis. You get the idea. Why not get off your cruise ship and skip the tour of the little houses and bring your hiking boots and get some exercise?
When I get speaking gigs on trips to Alaska, I bail out of the tours (been there 3 times) and head the hills. Locals can tell you the best trails. Just be back in time to catch the boat!!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Well, then, I confess, it is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out.” – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean
MrHalfDome™ – Rick Deutsch – www.HikeHalfDome.com