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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

5 best places to visit in the Caribbean while you study online

A Special Caribbean Sunset at Barbados

Completing a degree used to require laying down roots close to the classrooms of your chosen institution. But modern tech means more people are studying online in order to change careers and the flexibility means they can continue to work or travel while they complete coursework.

So if you’re planning some time on the road while you expand those little grey cells, here are the five best places to visit in the Caribbean while you study online.


Spectacular beaches of Barbados

Barbados is home to stunning seascapes, dramatic cliffs and luscious rolling hills. And the Bajans love to party — if you’re plugging your laptop in here for a spell, you might even bump into Rihanna during a trip back to her homeland. But for something a little different, try surfing in Barbados — the island has three coasts suitable for the sport, each with plenty of wonderful waves, cool restaurants and lively bars and clubs.

Beach Volleyball at Varadero Beach, Cuba

When you’re yearning for a Caribbean location that’s full of good vibes, it’s hard to beat Jamaica. High-crime areas are best avoided, but prior planning and advice allows you to pick the right locations with confidence. Capital Kingston is party-central, with clubs, bars and cultural attractions aplenty. But parishes like Portland, St Mary and Westmoreland combine beautiful beaches with breath-taking mountains and waterfalls.


Varaderos Beach, Cuba

Cuba and Jamaica arguably have the most valuable cultural currencies in the Caribbean — but those with a revolutionary mind-set should definitely head to the former. The iconography of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro is emblazoned across walls island-wide, so you can’t escape reminders of the coup completed in 1959. But Old Havana takes pride of place on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its Baroque architecture, large plazas and beautiful cathedrals — well worth a visit.


A stunning Caribbean land and seascape

If you’re lucky enough to drop anchor in Trinidad in February, you’ll feel the full blast of the famous Mardi Gras in capital Port-Of-Spain — it’s famous for elaborate costumes and wild dancing to high-energy Soca music. But culture vultures can also find lots of arty activities in post-Carnival Trinidad, including the Alice Yard contemporary arts centre, the Bocas Lit Fest held in April and stilt-walking sessions at the 1000mokos project.


Pristine Martinique Beach

The larger Caribbean nations are dominated by English and Spanish speakers, but the region is also home to some stunning destinations where French is the main language. Martinique might be the pick of the bunch — activities range from tree bathing in the exotic Jardin De Balata to swimming with dolphins in the island’s warm, crystal clear water. But if you really want to unwind after submitting your latest essay, head to Habitation Ceron to refresh yourself with a wide choice of delicious rums.

If you haven’t started studying yet, Anglia Ruskin University Distance Learning offers a wide choice of online degrees that can be completed from anywhere in the world.

But when you’re planning your study sabbatical, be sure to sample as many of these five best places to visit in the Caribbean as possible.

Have you visited any of these Caribbean locations? Share your reviews in the comments section.

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