No matter what your preference in warm weather sports, there's no more pleasing playground than the Caribbean.
Snorkelers and scuba divers come to experience the colorful panorama beneath the crystal clear waters. Reef formation and sea life change dramatically from destination to destination, making underwater exploration every bit as exciting as sightseeing on land (some say even more so).
Virtually every watersport is offered somewhere. So, if you're inclined toward swimming, diving, watersking, windsurfing, board or body surfing, sailing, power boating, banana boating, tubing or another amphibious amusement, you'll find it in the islands.
Instruction with a laid-back Caribbean attitude makes learning easy. Lessons are generally offered at or near your hotel.
Horseback riding on inland nature trails and along spectacular, flat stretches of beach is fun. Horses and guides can be arranged through local stables in many destinations.
Joggers, runners and walkers will enjoy the region's many excellent mapped trails. Ask your hotel concierge for interesting routes nearby. The Caribbean is especially spectacular in the early morning light.
Golf takes top honors for land sports. Complexes planned by internationally-known course architects attract an enthusiastic audience. Several islands offer many choice locations where players can enjoy the balmy weather and the velvet green fairways. Pro shops will arrange games and instruction.
Tennis is excellent, too. Well-maintained courts, resort and public, are never far away.
Volleyball, on the beach and in swimming pools, is a popular impromptu amusement -- and a great way to make new friends.