describing Caribbean, only one word comes to mind - PARADISE.
Caribbean islands are
ideal choice for travelers who like volcanic mountains, famous
spectacular sunsets, friendly atmosphere, beautiful sand beaches, ideal
climate and interesting history.
The entire area of
the Caribbean Sea, especially the numerous islands in the sea, is known
as just the Caribbean.
The Caribbean Sea is a
body of water adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, south of the Gulf of
Mexico. It is bounded on the south by Venezuela, Colombia, and Panama,
to the west by Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and
the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, to the north by the Greater Antilles,
Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico, and to the east by the
The Caribbean Sea covers about 2,754,000 km² (1,063,000 square
miles). The sea's deepest point is the Cayman Trench, between Cuba and
Jamaica, 7500 m (25,000 feet) below sea level.
Islands - With coconut palms and
white-sand beaches, vibrant cities and tranquil
coves, the Caribbean's rich mix of islands offers endless possibilities
for the ultimate tropical escape. Whether you want to dive among
shipwrecks, stretch out on dry land or cast away with a glass of rum,
this comprehensive and practical guide is the key to unlocking your
Fodor’s Caribbean 2008 - Comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy to use, Fodor’s
Caribbean 2008 remains the best resource for organizing your trip to
these rich and varied islands.
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and Barbuda - This wonderful Caribbean islands are
located in the eastern
Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. The islands are rich in history and
you'll find a
mixture of British and West Indian tradition.
Aruba - This
island in the Caribbean
Sea, just a short distance north of the
Venezuelan-Paraguan Peninsula, combines
so many of the wonderful images that we associate with
a perfect tropical holiday. Aruba forms
a part of the Kingdom of
the Netherlands. The island's capital,
free shopping along its streets lined with pastel coloured replicas of
Dutch houses and a wide variety of culinary delights for everyone's
Barbados - Barbados is a relatively flat
island, rising gently to central highland
region, the highest point being Mount Hillaby at 336 m. It is located
in a slightly eccentric position in the Atlantic Ocean compared to
other Caribbean islands.
- With its unspoiled beauty and its unique creole culture St. Lucia has
French Flavour and it is very popular with North Americans and
Europeans. The volcanic island of St. Lucia size is 620 km² with
an estimated population of 160,000. Its capital is Castries, where
about one third of the population lives.
Saint Kitts & Nevis -
Located in the northern Leeward Islands of the Caribbean, St. Kitts can
easily boast of being the most picturesque island in the Caribbean,
with an unique blend of old historical structures and modern
facilities. Just 38 km (23 miles) long, and with only 69 sq. miles of
total land mass this scenic island combines lush peaks with acres of
waving cultivated vegetation interspersed with historic sugar mills and
& Tobago Guide - Trinidad and
Tobago are beautiful, friendly islands and worth taking the time to get
to know them well.
Although definitely a part of
the Caribbean, these two islands are
unique, refusing to conform with the stock Caribbean image created by
glossy brochures and travel agencies.
is one of the best developed Caribbean islands
Jamaica offers every type of activity and nightlife you could
tennis and scuba to limbo shows and piano bars.
Martinique - Martinique
today still retains an imprint of grace and courtesy left over from
French tradition. The official language, currency and the Gallic
preoccupation with food and high style is evident here, but culture