1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email

Top Caribbean Ecotourism Destinations

Mother Earth needs us to pay attention to her welfare more than one day a year. Help celebrate Earth Day by traveling mindfully, such as by staying in eco-friendly destinations and at green resorts when you visit the Caribbean...

More Green Travel in the Caribbean
Caribbean Travel Spotlight10

Chikungunya Virus Reaches the Dominican Republic

Friday April 18, 2014

We've told you before about the chikungunya virus that's been hitting the tropics recently; now, the U.S. State Department is warning travelers that the mosquito-borne disease has reached the Dominican Republic. The outbreak is not widespread, but the disease has some serious symptoms and no known cure, so prevention is key.

"Chikungunya, dengue and malaria are all mosquito borne illnesses that are present in the Dominican Republic," the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo noted in an April 15 advisory. "At this time, prevention of these infections is focused on reducing mosquito exposure by using repellents, covering exposed skin, treating clothing and tents with permethrin and sleeping in screened or air conditioned rooms. Important mosquito control measures include emptying water from outdoor containers and using sprays. Travelers should carry and use CDC recommended insect repellents containing either 20% DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 will help diminish bites from mosquitoes as well ticks, fleas, chiggers, etc, some of which may also carry infectious diseases."

For the full text of the warning, click here.

Stay Current on Caribbean Travel:

The Best Villas on Barbados

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Moon-Reach-Villa.jpgEven just saying, "I rented a villa in Barbados" sounds kind of hoity-toity. But the truth is that renting a villa can be one of the most affordable ways to experience the charms of Barbados. On the other hand, if hoity-toity is actually what you're looking for, Bajan villas have you covered, too ...

The Best Villas on Barbados

Stay Current on Caribbean Travel:

(Photo of Moon Reach Villa Wheretostay.com)

Aruba Connects Cruise Port to Downtown with Trolley Service

Friday April 11, 2014

Trolley car in downtown Oranjestad, ArubaA pair of adorable trolley cars are now cruising the streets of Oranjestad, Aruba, trundling along 3/4 of a mile of track starting at the cruise pier and transiting the length of the city's Main Street. The single- and double-decker trolleys -- the latter with a sunny, open-air top deck -- are intended to encourage cruise passengers to venture deeper into town when visiting.

The trolley tracks pass right in front of the Aruba Archaeological Museum and offer easy access to the palm-lined shops downtown. Get off on Main Street and you'll be a short walk away from Aruba's most important historic site, Fort Zoutman, as well as the high-end mall at the Aruba Renaissance resort and the shops and restaurants at the Renaissance Marketplace.

 

The trolley ride is free; departures from the cruise port take place at roughly 25 minute intervals and passengers can get on and off at about a half-dozen stops along the way.

 

St. Croix Food and Wine Fest Starts This Weekend

Friday April 4, 2014

The annual St. Croix Food & Wine Experience is nearly upon us -- it's a must-do if you're heading down to STX next weekend and while some events are sold out, there are still some tickets available at the event website, including for the main course -- the Taste of St. Croix at the Divi Carina Bay Resort. Other events include a "food fight" between top chefs, beach BBQs, wine tastings, and a kids' cooking class. You can buy tickets here.

Stay Current on Caribbean Travel:

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.