Caribbean Islands overview & destinations

The Caribbean

The Caribbean islands are one of the most prestigious tourist destinations in the world. Find out more about the Caribbean Islands...

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Cayman Islands

With its gorgeous coral reefs and shimmering, clear, turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands have long been a popular playground for travelers. The islands are particularly popular among divers, and e...

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Cuba

Near the end of 2014, reports swirled that the long-time embargo and other restrictions placed on this massive island nation by the U.S. were finally being lifted. If that comes to pass, Cuba shoul...

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Dominican Republic

Stretching across two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, you’ll find the Dominican Republic. The other third of the island is taken up by the country of Haiti. With the Caribbean Sea to the south ...

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Haiti

Due to ongoing unrest and strife in this tiny country, which makes up the other one-third of the island of Hispaniola, few people travel to Haiti for vacation these days. That’s a shame because the...

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Jamaica

In many ways, Jamaica epitomizes what the Caribbean is all about. This gorgeous island nation is situated west of Hispaniola and south of Cuba. The capital city, Kingston, is a wonderfully cosmopol...

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Puerto Rico

Because it is an official territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is a convenient vacation destination for American travelers. Spanish and English are the main languages on this large island, w...

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Anguilla

Because it has no major airport, the British Overseas Territory of Anguilla is usually accessed by ferry boats and cruise ships.

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Antigua & Barbuda

With its location off the coast of South America and east-southeast of Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda is a wildly popular tourist destination. English is predominately spoken here, and the offici...

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British Virgin Islands

It should come as no surprise that English is the official language of the British Virgin Islands, or BVIs, as they are known by locals. The terrain of many of the more than 40 islands and keys is ...

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Guadeloupe

Located in the Leeward Islands, Guadeloupe has two main islands with numerous smaller ones. Though Basse-Terre is the capital of the island, the main tourist area is located in Grande-Terre. Visito...

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Saba

Mount Scenery is the active volcano of the island and is located in The Bottom which is the capital city of Saba. The island is especially known for its ecotourism, having exceptional scuba diving,...

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Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthélemy is a small island less than ten square miles located north of Saint Kitts and southeast of Saint Martin. It is a French territory with a mixture of people speaking French and Creol...

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Saint Martin

Saint Martin is the northern region of an island nation divided between France and the Netherlands. Saint Martin is a French territory covering about two-thirds of the island located in the Leeward...

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Sint Maarten

Sint Maartin is the southern region of the island nation, Saint Martin, divided between France and the Netherlands. Sint Maarten is the Netherlands territory covering about one-third of the island....

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Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius is a small island located in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, south of Sint Maarten and northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis. In Oranjestad, the capital of Sint...

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Saint Kitts & Nevis

Sandwiched between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis offers a compelling mix of West Indian, French and English influences. Numerous ancient British forts dot the landscape, ...

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United States Virgin Islands

This charming string of islands is situated between the North Atlantic and the Caribbean, and it’s to the east of Puerto Rico. Its capital city, Charlotte Amalie, is brimming with unique and intere...

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Barbados

Barbados is a lovely island located in the Caribbean Sea Windward islands. The word “Barbados” means “bearded ones,” and it refers to the fig trees that explorers were drawn in by during their excu...

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Dominica

Dominica is an island nation located in the Lesser Antilles area south of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Known for its luscious rainforests and warm, tropical climate, Dominica is a popula...

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Grenada

Nicknamed “The Spice Isle,” Grenada has far more to offer than just sandy white beaches. It’s actually made up of several small islands, and they are located southwest of St. Vincent and the Grenad...

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Martinique

Sainte Anne is the popular city on this Windward Island located south of Dominica. Sainte Anne is the centerpiece of beautiful beaches, rainforests and exotic scenery. The weather is just as beauti...

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Saint Lucia

This lovely British commonwealth is located off the coast of Central America and north of Trinidad and Tobago. The Twin Pitons, matching, cone-shaped peaks, are its most treasured and well-known la...

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Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

This island cluster lies within the Lesser Antilles south of St. Lucia and west of Barbados. The island cluster is 150 square miles with the main land consisting of St. Vincent while the northern t...

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Trinidad & Tobago

Although it’s the most industrialized nation in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is still bursting with amazing scenery and a wide array of incredible attractions. Because tourism isn’t a pivotal...

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Aruba

Situated just 15 miles north of the Venezuelan coast, the flat, river-less island of Aruba is widely regarded as one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in the Caribbean. The temperature h...

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Bonaire

The flat, tiny island of Bonaire is often overlooked by Caribbean vacationers, and that’s a shame. Like Aruba, it boasts an amazing climate, and it’s safely out of the hurricane band. The “rainy se...

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Curaçao

With a population of around 142,000 people, Curacao is more populated than its neighbors. Visitors are dazzled not only by its incredible beaches but by the traditional Dutch architecture with brig...

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Turks & Caicos

Although they're often overshadowed by their closest neighbor, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a worthwhile vacation destination in their own right. In fact, in many ways, this charmi...

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas are located north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida, technically the location of the Bahamas is in the North Atlantic Ocean, and not in the Caribbean, yet sometimes the B...

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