What to Do in St Martin, St Thomas, and the Bahamas
If you’re cruising through the Caribbean, there are a lot of places you could go. One of the best group of islands to cruise covers a sampling of the Netherland Antilles, the French West Indies, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. Hit Saint Martin, St. Thomas, and the Bahamas, and you’ll get the best of these four island groups! Here’s a little bit about what to do in each.
You can visit both the French West Indies and the Dutch Caribbean when you take a stop on Saint Martin. This little island is divided neatly in half between the French and the Dutch, Your cruise ship will land in Philipsburg, where you’ll find the beautiful Great Bay Beach. You can relax on the beach, or rent a jet ski and zoom around the bay. A great historic excursion in the area is a trip to Fort Amsterdam. This old fort is also a pelican nesting ground. On the French side, check out Orient Bay at the Butterfly Farm.
St. Thomas is a beautiful island where the water is a glistening turquoise blue. It’s the most popular island in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for good reason. When you go, stop at Blackbeard’s Castle. This awesome historic castle has nothing to do with pirates, but it is a pretty incredible place to tour nonetheless. For a taste of the local natural world, visit Coral World Ocean Mark.
Grand Bahama Island and Nassau are two of the most popular cruise destinations in the Bahamas. Grand Bahama Island is known for its incredible beaches, and it also has some great watersports excursions. Nassau has lovely beaches, as well, but the main attractions are the awesome old forts and buildings in the area.