Caribbean Gap Year
Plan a gap year in the Caribbean and explore paradise! Don't just dream about it, set sail for Caribbean for a life changing experience. The Caribbean is one of those ‘dream’ destinations for many, which many people take a cruise around the region which the ultimate luxury for those wishing to explore the many islands that make up the group. However there are some gap year programs available where you can stay longer than a normal holiday or just explore on an organised group trip.
Gap Year Jobs, Trips & Programs in the Caribbean
Best Things to Do on a Gap Year in Caribbean
Researching ideas for your trip? The following pages will help you book an experience:
- Volunteer in Caribbean
- Internships in Caribbean
- Tours in Caribbean
- Backpacker Jobs in Caribbean
- Teaching Jobs in Caribbean
- Study Abroad in Caribbean
- Scuba Diving Courses in Caribbean
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Caribbean Islands: The Perfect Luxury Destination for Your Gap Year
Have you ever dreamed to visiting the Caribbean? One of our featured travel writers Kalli Fullerton Doubleday has traveled all over the Caribbean visiting a total of thirteen destinations and several of them twice, here is her experience. The Turks and Caicos were just added to my “back for more” list and I was not disappointed in the areas where it counts most to me: beautiful beaches, semi-seclusion, and great marine life.
The first time I visited these islands was in 2006 and the atmosphere was so laid back that I simply rented a small motor boat, just big enough for the four of us, a little ice chest and snorkel gear. When can you remember visiting an island and they simply hand over the keys to a boat? We bobbed around the islands (close to shore) the entire day. We snorkeled and found giant start fish, several different varieties of sting ray, and of course a colorful menagerie of fish. It was the perfect day.
The entire trip was perfect actually, with a great hotel, relaxing environment and several restaurants you could walk to along the beach. Our party of eight chartered a boat with a captain and one other deck hand that took us out to some of the most beautiful beaches, I think in the world. We had great conch ceviche, saw beautiful purple coral, spotted several large sting rays in the shallows, and even got to swim with a five foot long nurse shark! The day was incredible and that was of course due to the great tour and the friendly men who took us out. So there are those who got the memo about being friendly to the tourists!
Overall, visiting the Turks and Caicos will fill your need for powdery sand, crystal blue waters, sea life encounters, and beautiful hotels.