Into Caribbean Water Sports


There’s a funny semantic distinction evident to some travel writers with a sharper eye for language, a subtle but important difference between the spelling of a common phrase: watersports vs water sports. While at first glance they may seem interchangeable, the latter indicates the imagined activities out on the ocean or the lake and the former, bound together without a space, actually stands for urolagnia – the sexual excitement associated with the sight or thought of urine or urination. This is the perfect example of one of the many subtleties of the English language, where just a space between words can take the meaning of a sentence from a joyous day on the seadoo to a kinky golden shower.

This article is about water_sports. There are plenty of sources on the internet to inform you about watersports and due to moral considerations we will leave that up to your imagination. As for Caribbean water sports, there is an abundance of opportunities and this magical land of warm and clear ocean waters makes the perfect place to experience it. Chances are you’ve done some of these activities yourself, either here or on another ocean or lake or river. Maybe some of these activities you’ve always been interested in and would like to learn more about and discover the best places to do them. Maybe in reading this, your interest will be piqued and you’ll try one of these exhilarating water sports out for yourself on your next vacation to the Caribbean. After all, most every resort we sell offers However you choose to act with this knowledge is up to you, just remember that minor details go a long way.


This single or double person vessel is the perfect way to get out on the water for a cruizy session to explore the surroundings by sea. You’re in the plastic kayak, churning your dual paddles, and skimming so close to the surface you feel like you’re floating. There are beauty tours to take along many of the island shores and through mangrove swamps to watch for exotic wildlife. And it’s not the worst cardio exercise either.

Stand-Up Paddleboard

This pleasurable water sport is a fun way to spend the day with just you, a surfboard, a paddle, and the deep blue sea. Feel like you’re walking on water as you balance on the board and paddle your way across the drink. It’s also a solid core and cardio workout along with being a very Zen-like meditative experience. While it may seem tricky to keep your balance, the rocker on the long boards is actually quite steady and you’ll get the hang of it right away.


For a more adventurous take on Caribbean water sports, the newfangled activity of kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) is an exhilarating thing to do on your vacation. Combining the best elements of surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and paragliding, kiteboarding lets you rip across the waters while being propelled by a kite. While it takes a little getting used to, once you’re up and charging across the sea you’ll reach fast speeds and catch big air off the waves.6851006569_a2c2f4195b_b-600x250



There’s no feeling quite like standing at the bow of a sailboat with the wind on your face as it slices through the Caribbean waters. Rent a catamaran and take the wheel as you experience what sailors and pirates in these parts have been doing for centuries. Tours transport you to deserted islands and remote beaches, navigating to barrier reefs with the perfect soundtrack to the setting sun.

Scuba Diving

When it comes to exploring the depths, nothing beats scuba diving. There really is a major difference that comes from being under water past the point where your brain says, “It’s time to come up for air now!” If you’ve never scuba dived before, you’ll have to take a course to learn how to handle the equipment, and most resorts will set you up with the best place to do this. If you’ve already got your dive certification, head out on a chartered boat excursion with a group and swim with the dolphins and sea turtles.


This is the easiest way to check out the vibrant underwater world. Just grab some goggles and a snorkel and hop on into the drink. It’s a relaxing activity, floating on the surface and investigating the coral reefs. Most every resort you book through us comes with complimentary snorkel gear and concierge will hook you up with the very best spots to check out. Another great way to do it is to charter a boat that will sail you out to the ultimate snorkel zones.


The big three dive activities: scuba, snorkeling, and… snuba? You may be asking, “Just what in the heck is a snuba?” Well, you would not be alone in wondering. Snuba is basically a combination of its two more popular cousins. Instead of a snorkel or an air tank backpack, you’re connected to the boat via a long hose. Divers explore the underwater realm with the goggle and flippers and the nice benefit to snuba is you get to stay under longer than a snorkel (long enough to actually feel like you’ve officially entered the aquatic dimension) yet with no prior dive experience is necessary. Like being attached to an umbilical cord, a diver feels safe and secure knowing that the mother ship is right there.

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