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Best Experiential Travel Gifts In The Caribbean

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Gift-giving can be challenging. You have to figure out that perfect item a loved one will love. So, this year, why not change things up a bit? Instead of giving a physical present, why not give the gift of an experience? In particular, one in the stunning Caribbean? Yes, you can buy everything from stays on a private island to dinner in a cave. Even have your friend or family member learn to lasso a lobster. All of these experiential gifts are bound to wow this holiday season. 

Boost Your Immunity Program in St. Lucia

With the New Year just around the corner, what better way to check off your wellness New Year’s resolutions than in St. Lucia in the Caribbean? With a focus on prevention over cure, BodyHoliday is a new program that identifies opportunities to boost immunity, targeting mental wellbeing, nutrition, and fitness. With a foundation in restoration, fitness, and holistic nutrition, this 5-day program includes a pre-arrival and departure consultation. It is the perfect gift for loved ones looking to kick off the new year with wellness at the forefront. 

A Relais & Châteaux Gift Box

The world’s leading hospitality association is making it easier than ever to give the gift of incredible Caribbean experiences. Relais & Châteaux lets you curate a gift box from fine dining to spa treatments to overnight stays with activities. There’s something for all of your family and friends. The recipient has the option to select from a variety of members to redeem their Gift Box, so you never have to worry your gift won’t be well-loved and accepted.

HomeExchange Membership

For those wanting to explore the Caribbean from a local perspective, HomeExchange is an excellent and clever option to do so. Give the gift of a HomeExchange membership, and allow your adventurous friends access to choose between over 450,000 homes in 159 countries (including the Caribbean) to swap with. In addition, you can purchase either a 6-month ($75) or 12-month ($150) gift card for your favorite traveler, allowing them to stay in real homes and have local interactions – truly an authentic travel experience.

Dine-in a Cave in the Dominican Republic

For a unique experience in the Dominican Republic, give your loved ones a trip to the Eden Roc Cap Cana. They’ll have access to private dinner and spa services inside a cave. Your apartment-dwelling friends deserve to experience what a cave made of limestone feels like; this is their chance. From wellness to private dining, there’s no better way to connect with the natural vegetation of the Dominican Republic. Price upon request.

Lasso a Lobster in Nevis

Dive and Dine at the Four Seasons Nevis. What does that mean? Well, you will learn to lasso a lobster with a Nevisian divemaster and then have it prepared by a chef. This exclusive Caribbean experience begins with breakfast at EsQuilina, followed by an exciting day at sea with lunch and refreshments. Once back onshore, the unique activity culminates with cocktails on the pier before settling into a private beach BBQ where the chef prepares the fresh catch tableside—price upon request.

Rent a Private Island in Belize

Fulfill your friend’s greatest fantasies by gifting them their own private island in Belize. At Cayo Espanto, travelers will have access to a five-star world-class resort in their private villa. The property even offers a gift certificate option to book a spot on the island when it’s convenient for them. How often can someone say they were gifted a private island?

Stay in Richard Branson’s House

Let your loved one live like the Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson by gifting them a retreat on his private island. Located in the British Virgin Islands, Necker Island is typically hired exclusively. Still, on selected weeks of the year known as “Celebration Weeks,” you can book individual rooms on the island. There’s an endless list of activities on the island, and who knows, they might meet Sir Richard Branson himself—starting at $5,150 per night.

GetYourGuide Gift Card

Your loved one will appreciate a gift that not only allows them the freedom to choose a destination but offers them an experience alongside. With a GetYourGuide Gift Card, travelers can choose between thousands of amazing travel experiences around the world. Options include ​Horse Riding at a Private Ranch in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour in Barbados, and Dunn’s River Falls and Jungle River Tubing Tour in Jamaica.

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