Have you ever stopped to watch the tourists in the region that you live in? Do you feel like some of the things that they do are crazy, but they don't know it? This article is going to cover crazy things tourists do in the Caribbean, and hopefully, you will get a chuckle!
Besides a good laugh, this informational article will teach you how to interact with the locals, how to be a good tourist, what to avoid, and more.
Practicing Common Courtesy
When visiting a new country, whether it's an island or in the valleys of Italy, it's essential to recognize and say hello to the locals and people out at markets, people you encounter when you go to a restaurant, and so on. The Caribbean loves to have visitors to their beautiful country. Your kindness shows them you are appreciative and friendly when you interact with them.
Consider Your Clothing Choices
You may not know, but many shops in St. Maarten that tourists visit are next to government offices and other important buildings. Many business owners and employees find it more appropriate when tourists are covered up while walking around town or shopping.
"Everybody's really pushing the beach scene, and we're pushing the shopping on the front street, which is parallel to the beach. I can totally understand that," she said. "We have lost our way of actually communicating to the visitors that it's actually not exactly nice for you to be walking half-naked in the street.", said a St. Maarten business owner.
Mistakes to Avoid
If you have never been to the Caribbean before, here are a few things to avoid while visiting:
Booking All-Inclusive Resorts
We get it; all-inclusive resorts seem like the easiest way to experience a new place! The locals are saying booking an all-inclusive resort can actually take away from your experiences in the Caribbean.
All-inclusive resorts have everything you can ask for right there. Still, if you step out for just a few hours a day, you could have some of the most beautiful experiences in a new country. Feel free to talk to the locals to get activity ideas and have a great Caribbean vacation!
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