Today John and I rented a car and drove around the island. We saw this pretty church called St. George and then we drove to the Devil’s Bridge. We then drove to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on the way to the rainforest. After driving through the rainforest, we drove back to St. John’s Harbor.
Today we rented a car and what an adventure it was. The roads were very narrow, and they were two-way streets with ditches on either side.
We drove up to this cool hotel called Petite Anse Hotel in St. Mark and had a great lunch. Afterward, we drove through the rainforest and saw the Grand Etang Lake on the way to the rental car place. The whole day was fun and very scenic. It’s a very green lush island, and the people are all really nice!
We were lucky enough to purchase a bunch of fresh spices from this fabulous spice island of the Caribbean.
Today we rented a car and drove around the island we’ve been here before, so we visited a couple of our favorite places. We had lunch at this cool place called Nikki Beach and then went shopping at this amazing store called Laurent Effel.
Today we had an excursion to go and hang out with dolphins. It was a really memorable experience that I highly recommend. We got a chance to take a picture and interact with them. They are so smart I was shocked at how much they knew.
Today we start out our tour with a trip to San Pedro de la Roca Castle Santiago de Cuba which was a great fort. We had a chance to see these women performing. I have a video of their performance down below. The next stop was a visit to the San Juan Hill and the Cathedral Santiago de Cuba. We also got a chance to see a local dance group perform as well. Once again videos are down below.
Today we drove to Our Lady of Jagua which is a fortress that was built in the 18th century. After a brief visit to the fortress, we saw local performers. Please scroll down below to see some of the videos from the performance.
After the performance, we stopped at a local restaurant and had a quick bite to eat. The food was delicious!
Today we arrived at the Port of Havana. The first thing John and I both noticed was how dirty the water was. It was full of oil it looked like black mud. The first thing we drove by was the American Embassy with all the famous flagpoles in front of it. There were no flags blocking it, but the poles were all there. We then drove about 3 hours to the Vinales Valley and visited the home of a cigar farmer and got a cache to see him roll a cigar which was pretty cool. The next stop was the Mural de la Prehistoria and took a few pics of the big mural.
The coolest part of being in Havana was the World Famous Tropicana show. If you are planning on going to Cuba make sure you purchase the tickets ahead of time.
Today we bought a ticket to take a ride on a boat to St. Barts. After an hour long rough ride I told John that we needed to get to the airport and book a flight back to St. Maarten. We rented a car and drove around this small but charming and fancy island. We visited a hotel called Eden Rock and had lunch there which was disappointing since it was so pricey. After enjoying the island, we drove to the airport and dropped off our rental car and luckily we were the only two people on the plane.