Countries in Caribbean

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The Caribbean region consists of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), and the Bahamas which are in fact in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, not in the Caribbean Sea. The islands are organised into 27 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies.


Anguilla, the most northerly of the British Leeward Islands, retains the laid-back character of a sleepy backwater. It's small and lightly populated, but the islanders are friendly and easy going. It ... READ MORE

Antigua And Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. There are three islands - Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda - consisting of mostly low-lying limestone and coral islands with some higher ... READ MORE


Aruba: the waves of the windward coast carve the northern cliffs into high, arched coral bridges and deep limestone grottoes. In-between, winding roads lead to rocky passes and hidden coves, while tro ... READ MORE


The climate of the Bahamas is subtropical to tropical, and is moderated significantly by the waters of the Gulf Stream. The Bahamas balances the pleasures of golden beaches and outdoor life with a thr ... READ MORE


Barbadians, called Bajans, are warm and friendly souls, always ready to greet you with a sincere smile. Barbados is a coral island, pushed out of the sea by volcanic activity. On the West Coast of Bar ... READ MORE


Bermuda is tiny - you can travel from one end to the other in just over an hour, and from north to south in 10 to 15 minutes. Bermuda is surrounded by coral reefs that were deadly to ships that ventur ... READ MORE

British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands is a dependant Territory of the United Kingdom in the eastern Caribbean. Scattered in an aquamarine sea, the British Virgin Islands flank the broad Sir Francis Drake Channel ... READ MORE

Cayman Islands

The Cayman Island group consists of three islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman. This is the ideal beach holiday destination. Golden sand beaches and crystal clear waters are a given. On t ... READ MORE


Havana is reinventing herself, yet the city is the same as ever: shameless and photogenic, surrealist and revolutionised. Santiago de Cuba, the country's second city, has a Caribbean feel and is home ... READ MORE

Dominican Republic

Explored and claimed by Columbus on his first voyage in 1492, the island of Hispaniola became a springboard for Spanish conquest of the Caribbean and the American mainland. In 1697, Spain recognized F ... READ MORE


Grenada capital, St. George, is one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean with its red-tiled roofs of traditional shops and homes. Grenada offers spectacular natural beauty - cascading rivers and w ... READ MORE


Guadeloupe is a lively centre of Creole culture, boasting a spirited blend of French and African influences. As well known for its sugar and rum as for its beaches and resorts, the archipelago offers ... READ MORE


Jamaica is perhaps best known for its miles of white sand beaches stretching out into paradise. Inland Jamaica is emerald rain forests and waterfalls from more than 120 rivers that tumble into cool, c ... READ MORE


Martinique is a Caribbean island with a distinctly French flair. The Creole language spoken by the islanders is a mix of part French and partly influenced by the African heritage of the islands former ... READ MORE

Netherlands Antilles

Netherlands Antilles consist of 2 island groups in the Caribbean Sea. There are 5 islands in total. Curacao and Bonaire are located off the coast of Venezuela, while St. Maarten, Saba, and St. Eustati ... READ MORE

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a juxtaposition of four centuries of Spanish Caribbean culture with modern skyscrapers and convenience stores. There are plenty of white sand beaches to explore. The rough Atlantic wate ... READ MORE

Saint Barthelemy

St. Barth has long been considered a playground of the rich and famous and is known for its beautiful pristine beaches, gourmet dining in chic bistros and high-end designer shopping. ... READ MORE

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a small, lush tropical island in the Caribbean with the turbulent Atlantic Ocean on its eastern shore, and calm Caribbean Sea on the west. Saint Lucia is a lush tropical gem that is sti ... READ MORE

St. Kitts and Nevis

St Kitts bustles, while Nevis is sleepy (though relaxation and a rum punch are prerequisites on both islands!) The tiny island has some 9,000 offshore businesses (about 1 per inhabitant) registered an ... READ MORE

Trinidad And Tobago

Trinidad And Tobago is the southernmost link in the Antillean island chain, lying just off the coast of Venezuela. Geologically, the islands are extensions of the South American mainland. It is the p ... READ MORE

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands are a British dependancy in the Caribbean. The Turks islands comprise of six cays and two inhabited islands, while the Caicos Islands comprise six principal islands. The islan ... READ MORE

Virgin Islands

The US Virgin Islands consist of more than 60 cays and islets and the 3 main islands of St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas. Breathtaking beaches with emerald water laze next to secluded coves, pristin ... READ MORE

West Indies

The Caribbean is a region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and Northern A ... READ MORE

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