Five Things To Do On a Rainy Day in the Caribbean
By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
No need to let a little “liquid sunshine spoil” your fun when you’re in the Caribbean. Here are some indoor activities that will put the “yay” back in a rainy Caribbean day.
Mix a Memory On St Martin
Take the 90-minute class at Tijon, a Grand Case perfume workshop where you’ll choose from hundreds of essential oils to make a one-of-a-kind fragrance that will conjure memories of St. Martin every time you wear it.
Cool Off in St Thomas
Head to Charlotte Amalie where you’ll don a cape, gloves and legwarmers to explore the world’s largest permanent ice gallery, Magic Ice, housed in an 8,000-foot space chilled to a frigid 23 degrees Fahrenheit. Check out the 20 massive ice sculptures, then wrap up your visit with a complimentary shot of Cruzan rum at the ice bar.
Purchase in Puerto Rico
A dreary day is the perfect excuse to indulge in two stories of air-conditioned retail therapy at the Caribbean’s newest and most luxurious shopping mecca, the Mall of San Juan. Browsing and buying in than 100 stores (including the region’s only Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom) is guaranteed to chase away the bad weather blues.
Rock Out in the Dominican Republic
When the weather isn’t cooperating, guests at Hard Rock Punta Cana can borrow one of 20 Fender electric guitars and rock out in the comfort of their suite. Riffs need work? Follow along to lessons broadcast 24-7 on the resort’s TV channel.
Be Sweet in the Bahamas
In Nassau, bag the beach and join Graycliff Chocolatier’s hour-long chocolate tour. You’ll witness the manufacturing process from bean to bar, watching as the raw beans are roasted, husked, broken into nibs and then ground into a paste. The tour highlight: making (and eating!) your own chocolate bar or truffles at the end.