The Caribbean is known for its lush, tropical beaches and paradise-like weather, but did you know there is a creepy side to the Caribbean as well? From bats to ghosts to mysterious disappearances, if you’re into offbeat, unique, or unusual things to do in the Caribbean, you might want to check out some of the following…
The Bermuda Triangle
One entrepreneurial company – Fantasea
-- has put a different spin on all the negative hubbub surrounding this notorious area and offers a Bermuda Triangle Nightlife Cruise.
You’ll be greeted with a complimentary “Dark ’N’ Stormy” cocktail to settle your nerves as your captain offers commentary about the eerie nature of the area, and you can see the nightlife under the sea from your glass bottom boat as giant lights illuminate the mysterious depths for your viewing pleasure. They even offer “…a money back guarantee should you disappear!!” – now that’s good marketing.
Eden Brown Estate in Nevis
Just 30 minutes outside of Charlestown on the island of Nevis lies the historic Eden Brown Estate. Originally a sugar plantation, and in later years a hub for cotton, this once regal estate has a gruesome past. Legend has it that a duel took place at the house in 1822, between the brother of Julia Huggins and her betrothed. The groom survived, but the nuptials never took didn’t and now – all these years later -- Julia still roams the grounds searching for her lost love. You won't be able to stay here though, the place has been abandoned for 150 years, so take a look at Travelbag Caribbean holidays
before you go to book your hotel
Tamana Bat Cave in Trinidad
South of the Trinidad’s third largest town, Sangre Grande
, is a bat habitat unlike any other. Mount Tamana thousands of years ago was a coral reef. Now the resulting underground network of caves and interconnecting passageways make an ideal home for both fruit and vampire bats alike. Be prepared though – there are literally millions of bats here, and their guano
Underwater Sculptures in Grenada
Situated two miles north of the capital St. Georges on the west coast of the island of Grenada
, Moilinere Bay is the home to sixty-five creepy underwater sculptures by artist Jason de Caires Taylor.
This one, titled Vicissitudes, featuring men and woman in circle holding hands, is especially eerie.
Hell in the Caymen Islands
Has anyone ever told you to go to Hell
? Well, you should go to hell. It’s a group of short, black, limestone formations located in West Bay in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
. Viewing platforms are ready for you to catch a glimpse of this otherworldly phenomenon. Roughly about the size of a football field. no one can quite agree on how Hell got its name, but most believe it’s when one local official – viewing the formations for the first time -- exclaimed, “This is what Hell must look like.”
The area also features a Satan selling souvenirs, and a hell-themed post office where you can send postcards “from hell.”