What– you haven’t heard of Stand-up Paddle Boarding? Where have you been since this sport has exploded in popularity in the last 10 years or so? Originally a part of ancient Polynesian cultures, this craze has spread from everywhere from the beaches of Hawaii to lakes within the continental U.S. to some fabulous beaches in the Caribbean.
So what is Stand-up Paddle Boarding? Well, it’s a mix of surfing and kayaking. It involves standing up on an oversized surf board and paddling with a paddle. It’s a family friendly sport (even kids can enjoy it) and it will give you a great work out!
For starters, what do you need for great a great stand-up paddle boarding experience?
- tranquil waters
- soft sandy beach
- crystal clear water
If that sounds like many islands in the Caribbean to you, you would be right. So which are the best beaches and islands for stand up paddle boarding in the Caribbean?
- Turks and Caicos
- ABC islands- Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
- Saint Martin (preferably the French side)
- San Juan, Puerto Rico (try it in the Condado Lagoon)
- Antigua (Dickenson Bay)
- Great Exuma (Bahamas)
- Seven Mile Beach in Negril Jamaica
My Vacation Lady hasn’t tried it yet (we’re not very coordinated 🙂 but it’s still fun to watch. So while we can’t teach you how to do stand up paddle boarding, we can certainly help you plan a great vacation or honeymoon so that you can try it!
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