Experience close encounters with giant sea stars, bask on sunny beaches, and soak up local culture on this little-known island near Puerto Rico.
Photographer David Hillegas
Scoop the water into your hands as you kayak or swim—it’s like a thousand twinkling stars energizing your skin. Moving through microscopic organisms (called dinoflagellates) in this protected bay causes them no harm; it merely triggers a strong blue glow best seen on a moonless evening. Try the two-hour bio-bay night tour ($30) with Abe’s Snorkeling. Abe Snorkeling & Bio-Bay Tours; 787/741-2134 or abessnorkeling.com.