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Magical Journeys to the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands were first inhabited by the Arawak Indians, then were invaded by a more aggressive tribe, the Caribs. Unfortunately, the Caribs could not appreciate their victory for long, for the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and British, colonised their lands. The islands have known many historic battles and more than a few pirate stories.

Antigua & Barbuda ArubaBahamasBarbadosBritish Virgin Islands
Cayman IslandsCuracaoDominicaDominican RepublicGrenada
JamaicaPuerto RicoSt. Kitts-NevisSt. LuciaSt. Maarten
Trinidad & TobagoTurks & CaicosUS Virgin Islands

» Antigua & Barbuda

Destination Antigua, Caribbean Islands

English Harbour on the south-eastern coast of Antigua is famed for its protected shelter during violent storms. It is the site of a restored British colonial naval station called Nelson's Dockyard after Captain Horatio Nelson. English Harbour is a popular yachting and sailing destination …

» Aruba

Destination Aruba, Caribbean Islands

Aruban citizens hold Dutch passports. Unlike much of the Caribbean region, Aruba has a dry climate and an arid, cactus-strewn landscape. This climate has helped tourism as visitors to the island can reliably expect warm, sunny weather. Aruba lies outside the hurricane belt …

» The Bahamas

Destination Bahamas, Caribbean Islands

The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an English-speaking nation consisting of two thousand cays and seven hundred islands that form an archipelago. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, east of Florida and the United States, north of Cuba and the Caribbean …

» Barbados

Destination Barbados, Caribbean Islands

Shopping districts are popular in Barbados, with ample duty-free shopping. There is also a festive night-life in mainly tourist areas such as the Saint Lawrence Gap. Other attractions include wildlife reserves, jewelry stores, scuba diving, helicopter rides, golf, festivals, caves …

» British Virgin Islands

Destination British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Islands

The British Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke, along with over fifty other smaller islands and cays. Approximately fifteen of the islands are inhabited. The capital, Road Town, is situated on Tortola, the largest island …

» Cayman Islands

Destination Cayman Islands, Caribbean Islands

As a result of the island's mellow charms, resorts and condos have sprung up all over the Cayman Islands, and you can count on air-con, cold beer and ESPN. But if you want to get away from it all there are lots of places to escape satellite dishes and slickness, not least of them underwater …

» Curacao

Destination Curacao, Caribbean Islands

Curacao is an island in the southern part of the Caribbean Sea off the west coast of Venezuela. The island is the largest and most populous of the three so-called ABC islands (for Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) of the Lesser Antilles and belongs to the Netherlands Antilles …

» Dominica

Destination Dominica, Caribbean Islands

Dominica was first discovered by the Spanish, then colonized by the French and British before finally obtaining independence in 1978. Dominica has been nicknamed the 'Nature Isle of the Caribbean' for its unspoiled natural beauty …

» Dominican Republic

Destination Dominican Republic, Caribbean Islands

The Taíno people inhabited what is now the Dominican Republic since the 7th century. Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1492, and it became the site of the first permanent European settlement in the Americas, namely Santo Domingo, the country's capital …

» Grenada

Destination Grenada, Caribbean Islands

Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world's largest exporters. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove …

» Jamaica

Destination Jamaica, Caribbean Islands

Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain after first landing there in 1494. Columbus' probable landing point was Dry Harbour, now called Discovery Bay. St. Ann's Bay was the Saint Gloria of Columbus who first sighted Jamaica at this point. One mile west of St. Ann's Bay …

» Puerto Rico

Destination Puerto Rico, Caribbean Islands

Originally populated for centuries by the aboriginal people known as Taíno, Puerto Rico was claimed by Christopher Columbus for Spain during his second voyage to the Americas on November 19, 1493. Like Cuba, Puerto Rico remained a Spanish colony until 1898 …

» St. Kitts and Nevis

Destination St. Kitts-Nevis, Caribbean Islands

Between February and May, the slightly drier conditions and decadently hot highs of St. Kitts and Nevis, usually around 30°C (87°F) will trump your tropical dreams. Other months can get quite wet, with a hurricane season from August to October …

» St. Lucia

Destination St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands

The volcanic island of Saint Lucia is more mountainous than many other Caribbean islands, with the highest point being Mount Gimie, at 950 metres above sea level. Two other mountains, the Pitons, form the island's most famous landmark. They are located between Soufrière and Choiseul …

» St. Maarten

Destination St. Maarten, Caribbean Islands

In 1493, Christopher Columbus embarked on his second voyage to the New World. According to legend, Columbus sighted and perhaps anchored at the island of Saint Martin on November 11, 1493, the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours. In his honor, Columbus named the island …

» Trinidad & Tobago

Destination Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Islands

The island of Trinidad was a Spanish colony from the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1498 to the capitulation of the Spanish Governor, Don José Maria Chacón, on the arrival of a British fleet of 18 warships on 18 February 1797 …

» Turks & Caicos

Destination Turks & Caicos, Caribbean Islands

You might have heard that the Turks & Caicos islands are a beach lover's dream retreat, and that's true, but what many people don't know is that the Turks and Caicos also offer some great outdoor activities that involve more than just laying on the beach …

» U.S. Virgin Islands

Destination U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Islands

The U.S. Virgin Islands consist of the main islands of Saint Croix, Saint John and Saint Thomas, along with the much smaller but historically distinct Water Island, and many other surrounding minor islands. The total land area of the territory is 133.73 square miles, and a population over 100,000 …


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The Caribbean islands or West Indies have long been known as a vacation destination for honeymooners and retirees, but a small movement towards eco-tourism and backpacking has started to open the Caribbean up to independent travel. …

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The Caribbean, or more commonly Antilles, is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the area comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays …

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