Those who do not like beaches should not go to the Caribbean – sand, water and palm trees can not be avoided.
A colonial history with both English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Danish and also some Swedish presence – did you know that Saint Barthélemy has been under the Swedish flag? In addition, there is a culture here with Native American and African elements that allows the Caribbean to offer many different experiences. A cruise is a good form of travel for those who want to get around between the many paradise islands.
Surface: 239,681 km²
Population: 43.5 million
Largest countries (by population)
- Cuba – 11 million
- Haiti – 10 million
- Dominican Republic – 9.4 million
- Puerto Rico – 3.7 million
- Jamaica – 2.7 million
Did you know that…
The Caribbean was originally inhabited by the Caribbean people from Venezuela around 1200 BC. – Hence the name!
only about 2% of the Caribbean’s approximately 7,000 islands are populated?
Traveling in the Caribbean
The wonderful nature can give the most refined Caribbean visitor cautious hopes of suffering shipwreck and being forced to a life among sand, water and palm trees. A trip to the Caribbean means a relaxed atmosphere of enjoyment of life, spicy Creole food, lovely beaches, rum, cigars and much more. Learn more about Swedish colonial history at St. Barthélemy. Try to catch a glimpse of the shimmering monkeys of Barbados. Discover one waterfall after another in the mountainous interior of the Dominican Republic. Enjoy the reggae rhythms along with a rasta safari with long, thick dreadlocks in Jamaica. Let yourself be swept along by the colorful fish and coral reefs of the diving paradise Bonaire. Rinse down a baguette or croissant with exotic drinks in Martinique. Enjoy the scent of spices in the markets of Grenada, the Caribbean spice center.
Or live a classic lounging life on palm-fringed beaches on one – or why not all of the Caribbean’s stunning islands!
The Caribbean is a group of islands in the Caribbean (Antilles) Sea. These are the Antilles, taken by the Spanish discoverers for the legendary island of Antilia (Antilia), located between North and South America. See Caribbean countries.
The area of all the islands is 228,662 sq. km, the population is about 42 million people. The Antilles are located between North and South America and form, as it were, a fragmented continuation of the mainland.
The sea wind softens the hot climate of these islands. The sky here is amazingly clear. In April-May, spring rains fall for half an hour or a whole hour, accompanied by wind. The main rainy period falls on August-October, the temperature reaches +45*С.
The islands are subdivided into the Greater and Lesser Antilles:
Greater Antilles – Cuba, Haiti (Hispaniola), Jamaica, Puerto Rico.
The Lesser Antilles (about 50 pieces) form an arc starting from the island of Trinidad and Tobago and resting on the eastern corner of the island of Puerto Rico. The Lesser Antilles are sometimes also called the Caribbean Islands.
Resorts and attractions of the Caribbean
What residents of megacities dream of is to enjoy the beauty of nature, hear the sound of the sea, the singing of exotic birds. From time to time you need to take a break from busy city life and go on a romantic trip. To escape from an annoying civilization, it is not necessary to go to the jungle. The best solution is a vacation on the islands. On the world map you will find hundreds of exotic islands.
Now imagine how a ray of the morning, but already hot sun broke through fluffy white clouds, covering the entire green island with a hat. The earth, after the darkness of the night, appeared before you especially brightly. All the rich colors of the tropical island shone brighter in the morning dew. Red, green, yellow inflorescences of roofs of small houses-huts scattered along the coast, which are hidden in the shade of amazing vegetation.
The Caribbean is one of the most popular exotic holiday destinations. Thickets of sugar cane, bananas and tropical landscapes, giving way to coffee plantations – a real joy, and nothing more! The Caribbean includes several large islands – Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico and of course Haiti. By the way, the Bahamas, Curacao, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Dominican Republic are also here. Warm sea all year round, amazingly beautiful nature and a lot of all kinds of entertainment.
The sea here is amazingly clean.
Almost all of these islands suffer from earthquakes and hurricanes.
Princess Juliana International Airport on the island of Saint Martin is famous for the fact that planes come in to land from the sea and fly right over the beach very low (tens of meters) over the heads of vacationers, and then over the highway, where warning signs about very low flying aircraft are placed.
Bonaire is an island in the Caribbean Sea from the group of the Leeward Islands (the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles). Included in the possession of the Netherlands. The administrative center of Kralendijk.
Park “Washington Slagbay” occupies 20% of the island.
Resorts and attractions in Bonaire
Three islands lie off the coast of Venezuela – Bonaire, Aruba and Curaçao. They are all different and each has its own beauty. They are not like other Caribbean islands. Here the days seem brighter, the nights more mysterious, and the beauty of the desert is incomparable to anything else.
Guadeloupe – Region France in the West Indies, in the eastern part of the Caribbean. Guadeloupe consists of the main island – Guadeloupe and the islands – Marie-Galante, La Desirade, Le Sainte, Petit-Terre. Capital of Basse-Terre. The official language is French.
The climate is tropical trade wind. Temperature +26*С.
Resorts and attractions of Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe is a small island in the east of the Red Sea in the eastern part of the Lesser Antilles, named by Columbus in honor of the Spanish monastery. Guadeloupe is an island of stunning landscapes and exotic beaches.
As an overseas department of France (since 1946), Guadeloupe enjoys a large degree of autonomy. This means that, being independent, the inhabitants of the island enjoy all the rights of citizens of France.
Guadeloupe, whose outlines on a geographical map resemble a butterfly, actually consists of two islands that are completely different in landscape – Basse-Terre (west wing) and Grande-Terre (east wing), connected by an isthmus.