We have examined two of the seven breathtaking natural wonders of the Caribbean and been in awe of their extraordinary beauty. A one-of-a-kind natural formation called Natural Wonders is ideal for tourists looking to check off items on their bucket lists. Let’s embark on another journey to find more undiscovered Caribbean treasures.Explore the natural wonders of the Caribbean through one of the many spectacular island options.
Great Blue Holes- Belize
Off the coast of Belize, there is a sizable underwater sinkhole called The Big Blue Hole. (The largest natural formation of its sort in the world.)
The Great Blue Hole is a circular, over 984 feet across, and 410 feet deep underwater formation that is a part of the broader Barrier Reef Reserve System and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (UNESCO). It is located 62 miles from Belize City’s mainland, close to the middle of the tiny atoll Lighthouse Reef.
Recreational scuba divers flock to the Great Blue Hole because it offers the chance to scuba dive in seas that are crystal transparent and witness a wide variety of marine life, including tropical fish like nurse sharks, large groupers, and several types of reef sharks.
Bio Bays- Puerto Rico
A visit to one of Puerto Rico’s three bioluminescent bays is a unique and eco-friendly experience. But what exactly is a “bio bay” or “bioluminescent bay”?
A bio bay is a unique natural wonder where dinoflagellates (plankton), tiny, single-celled organisms, develop in numbers great enough to provide a “glow-in-the-dark” effect when triggered by movement. As a result of the presence of these organisms, picture any paddle or splash of water glowing fluorescent blue-green. It has been said that paddling through the Bio bays is an almost otherworldly sensation.
Puerto Rico is home to three of the five areas in the world where the concentration of these planktons is high enough to be referred to as a bioluminescent bay.
The Pitons: St. Lucia
The Pitons are two volcanic plugs that grew from dormant underwater volcanoes and are situated on Saint Lucia’s southwest coast. The Pitons were named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004, and through time, they have come to be seen as a representation of the island. The Pitons are most notable for their ability to form a spectacular, masterfully designed natural monument when combined. The wonder is best viewed from the water, where the cone-shaped building appears to protrude from the water.
The Baths at Virgin Gorda: British Virgin Islands
On the southern tip of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands, The Baths are situated at the foot of a hill. At the top of the hill, there is a reasonably priced restaurant called “Top of the Baths,” and at the bottom, there is a refreshment stand and lockers.
Unquestionably, the most memorable experience you can have in the British Virgin Islands is wading through the vibrant coves and granite boulders of The Baths in Virgin Gorda. Massive, slick, ash-gray stones of various sizes that rise from the sea’s crystal-clear waters are known as the baths. Visitors can climb through The Baths’ cracks and grottoes or swim through the maze of boulders.
Diamond Falls: St. Lucia
The Diamond Falls is located on the six-acre, multi-award-winning Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens tourist destination. It is said that the region and the falls are lovely, seductive, and a tranquil haven from the outer world. You will take pleasure in the inviting warmth of the stunning, tropical, and luxuriant flora. Birds and insects, which provide the majesty of nature and its distinctive sensations, can be found in abundance at the Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens.
The winding trails were well-maintained and had signposts to guide a curious visitor. The Diamond Falls are roughly 10-15m height. The minerals taken up from flowing through volcanic rocks are particularly concentrated in the water of the Diamond Falls. These minerals give the falls a vibrant appearance that fluctuates according to the amount of minerals present in the water. The beauty and apparent elegance of this waterfall will leave you speechless. It is a wonderful wonder to behold.
It’s inevitable that visiting one of these Natural Wonders would make you hungry. Instead, you might go to one of the authentic Caribbean restaurants nearby.
To experience these natural treasures, make sure to pack a camera with lots of storage, wear appropriate clothing and shoes, and research your options for tour operators. Jirie Caribbean is giving you a sneak peak at what might be on the menu at a Caribbean restaurant during the day when you’re touring one of these natural wonders.