Last Updated on January 7, 2021
It is vacation time!! We can’t wait to pack all of our colorful, beachy outfits and head to the Caribbean. We know it is going to be one of the greatest vacations because we will be surrounded by turquoise water, golden sand, interesting culture, and beautiful people.
Obviously, we are not going to spend the entire time going from our hotel room to the beach to the buffet and that’s it. Vacations like these were meant to teach us how to get out of our comfort zones, explore the town, enjoy their street food, and talk to someone new.
But during this process, some people tend to make a few mistakes that could make them disliked by the locals… You truly don’t want to be seen as the disrespectful, obnoxious, and sunburn tourist by others and yourself!
However, those mistakes are mainly concerning your safety, health, and sanity. So don’t try to make any of them when you are spending some quality time in the beautiful Caribbean!
Swim with dolphins
©Dolphin Cove Jamaica in Ocho Rios
Of course, swimming next to a dolphin and taking a picture with it will get you the highest number of likes on Instagram. But the truth is, for a human to be around any marine mammal is not as good to them as it might seem.
According to a report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals and the Humane Society of the United States, whales and dolphins should not be in captivity because the majority of them would die after being rescued.
The dolphins you are swimming behind are not as free or as safe as you might think. Humans created enclosures to make those animals visible for people before considering their needs and comfort.
Not applying enough sunscreen
You are used to the sun you live under at home, so you basically know the amount of sunscreen your skin needs to be protected. Well, double that amount when you are in the Caribbean islands!