Welcome to The Caribbean
The Caribbean stretches down in a long, curvaceous 2000 mile chain from The Bahamas in the north to Guyana in the South, and from Barbados in the east to Belize in the west. Tiny islets, small, medium and large volcanic and coral islands and countries all make up this totally tropical paradise.
The region that makes up what is known as the Caribbean is sometimes also referred to as the Caribbean Islands, Islands of the Caribbean, or the West Indies.
The Caribbean is the place to go when you need a break from the fast, hectic pace of everyday life. When most people envision a tropical beach vacation, the Caribbean springs to mind. With hundreds of islands scattered mostly across the far western portion of the North Atlantic – which is known as the Caribbean Sea – the region boasts an amazing year-round climate, countless miles of white sand beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, shimmering, crystal-clear water, incredible biodiversity and much more.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organization of 15 Caribbean nations
Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches.
The Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with resorts.
Belize is a nation on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea shorelines to the east and dense jungle to the west and offshore, the massive Belize Barrier Reef, dotted with 100s of low-lying islands.
Dominica is a mountainous Caribbean island nation with natural hot springs and tropical rainforests. Morne Trois Pitons National Park is home to the volcanically heated, steam-covered Boiling Lake.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations.
Magnificent and virtually untouched, Guyana which lies on South America’s northern coast is still culturally linked to the Caribbean through a large population that embraces its West Indian roots.
Haiti is buzzing with art, music, history and culture dating back 2,000 years. It is not a fly and flop destination but a touring destination delivers what you would expect from a Caribbean destination.
Jamaica is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean. Kaleidoscope of beauty, that makes Jamaica the most precious jewel in the Caribbean. There’s an allure which keeps first time visitors coming back.
Known as the Caribbean’s Emerald Isle for its Irish heritage and lush rainforests, Montserrat welcomes visitors with a green shamrock-shaped stamp in their passport. St. Patrick’s Day is the official holiday in Montserrat.
Mango-shaped Caribbean island, which is only 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, is fringed with brilliant soft sandy beaches, golden in the north, and exotic dark silver in the volcanic south west.
St. Kitts and Nevis are mountainous siblings representing two sides of one handsome coin. Nevis, the smaller of the two, boasts important historic sights such as the birthplace of Alexander Hamilton.
A necklace of 32 enchanting islands and cays, only nine of them inhabited, the multi island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean for leisure sailors and divers.
Suriname is a small country on the northeastern coast of South America. It’s defined by vast swaths of tropical rainforest, Dutch colonial architecture and a melting-pot culture.
Siblings Trinidad and Tobago are vastly different. Larger, boisterous Trinidad parlayed its oil-boom riches into one of the region’s most industrialized economies. Lively Carnival is one of the world’s great street parties.