BE­YOND THE BEACH

There’s noth­ing wrong with soak­ing up the sun on a trop­i­cal hon­ey­moon. But if you’ve been there, swum that, one of these thrill-seek­ing op­tions may be just the thing to add a lit­tle splash to your trip.

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Cas­cad­ing DOM I N ICA N RE­PUB­LIC

A 2.8-mile hike brings you to the top of the 27 Wa­ter­falls of Da­ma­jagua—which is where the ad­ven­ture re­ally be­gins. You’ll don a hel­met and life jacket, then “cas­cade” back down to base camp by jump­ing, swim­ming, and slid­ing through canyons of lime­stone that have been smoothed by na­ture. Brace your­self: The big­gest drop is 25 feet. Book it: Iguana Mama Ad­ven­ture Tours, from $89 for five­hour tours, igua­na­mama.com.

Hik­ing SABA

The tiny Dutch is­land is all rocks and boul­ders etched out of a dor­mant vol­cano. For dra­matic views of mead­ows, moun­tains, and coves be­low, hike some of the 17 well-marked trails on the nearly 3,000-foot Mount Scenery—the high­est point in all of the Nether­lands.

Book it: Maps can be pur­chased at the shop near the en­trance; saba­tourism.com.

Jun­gle Bik­ing ST. LUC I A

Eight miles of trails wind through the lush, DayGlo–bright green­ery in and around the his­toric Anse Mamin Plan­ta­tion. Bikes are avail­able for rent on-site, and af­ter a quick guided ori­en­ta­tion lap, you’re free to ex­plore on your own. Don’t miss the roller-coaster-like Tinker’s Trail. Book it: Bike St. Lu­cia, rentals from $45, bikestlu­cia.com.

Moun­tain Bik­ing TOBAGO

You may know this slice of paradise be­cause of its stun­ning wide beaches, but it’s also home to the old­est pro­tected rain­for­est in the Western Hemi­sphere (and a paradise for bird­watch­ers). See it all while ped­al­ing along trails and paths that sit 1,700 feet above sea level.

Book it: Tobago Moun­tain Bike Tours, $45 for three-to-four-hour tours, to­bago­moun­tain­bike.com.

Night Kayak­ing PUERTO RICO

When it comes to ex­plor­ing Fa­jardo’s bi­o­lu­mi­nes­cent bay, the darker the sky, the bet­ter. You’ll wit­ness a rare un­der­wa­ter light show, cour­tesy of tiny glow-in-the-dark sea crea­tures known as di­noflag­el­lates that sparkle when agi­tated by a pad­dle—or even your hand.

Book it: Eco Ad­ven­tures, $48 for a two-hour tour, ecoad­ven­ture­spr.com.

Surf­ing BAR­BA­DOS

This coral is­land sits so far out in the At­lantic that when waves fi­nally reach it, they break in a big way. Up for a chal­lenge? Head to the Soup Bowl swells on the rugged eastern coast. New­bies should stick to the south and learn the ropes from a pro. Book it: Zed’s Surf­ing Ad­ven­tures, lessons from $80, zedssurf­travel.com.

Whale Watch­ing TURKS AND CAICOS

From mid-Jan­uary to early April, dur­ing their an­nual mat­ing mi­gra­tion, the hump­backs make the wa­ters sur­round­ing Grand Turk and Salt Cay their home. On a tour, you’ll have the chance to get close to these mas­sive (yet gen­tle) mam­mals, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Book it: Crys­tal Seas Ad­ven­tures, $150 for a four-hour tour, crys­talseas ad­ven­tures.com.

Mak­ing a splash in the Do­mini­can Re­pub­lic

Hit­ting the waves in Bar­ba­dos

Ex­plor­ing the jun­gles of Saba

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