Caribbean

When we talk about the Caribbean, we generally refer to the islands in the Caribbean Sea, also known as West Indies, while the region actually includes the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding coasts.

It is situated to the southwest of North America and the Gulf of Mexico and to the north of South America.

Among its main islands are the Antilles, classified into Greater Antilles and Lesser Antilles, the Bahamas, Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands which are considered as part of the region even though they are situated in the Atlantic Ocean.

From a geo-political point of view, the Caribbean is a sub region of North America, mainly due to the fact that, in the past, the region was ruled by the United Kingdom.

Saying you want to go to the Caribbean is not enough, as there are so many beautiful places to see that you won’t be able to visit all of them within a few days.

The Caribbean, in fact, is such a vast region that it would take years to explore every island and its unique culture.

For example, Cuba has a unique and eventful history that has shaped its culture which, as you can well imagine, is totally different from the traditions and customs you will find in the Greater Antilles.

Being a complex of islands, it goes without saying that the main reason it attracts tourists and visitors is the turquoise sea that has made the Caribbean such a famous holiday destination.
If you seek relaxation and would like to spend some time in the company of your loved ones, this is the place to be. It is no surprise that thousands of newlyweds choose the Caribbean as their honeymoon destination every year.

With regard to the climate, some islands in the Caribbean region are characterised by flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. Some of these islands are Aruba, the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas, Antigua and Barbados.

If, on the other hand, you like to see large mountain ranges, you had better choose an island like Cuba, Saint Lucia, Saint Thomas, Grenada, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Saint John, Saba, Jamaica or Guadeloupe, where the climate is windier and rainier than the island with a flat terrain.

Whether you want to scuba dive, wind surf, surf, swim or practice any other aquatic sport, you’ll be able to do so in the Caribbean. One of the many reasons why tourists and animal lovers adore this region is because its sea is full of unique fish species that cannot be found anywhere else. Also noteworthy are the beautiful coral reef formations.

Comments are closed.