The Caribbean is commonly known as one of the best places in the world to go diving, snorkelling and relaxing at one of its many beaches. It's also a popular stop for cruises.There's more to Caribbean than just beaches,you'll discover interesting historical cities and mountainous areas with great trekking opportunities. Lots of people come here on package trips but for the independent traveller who likes to explore more, countries like Cuba and the Dominican Republic are big enough to spend weeks travelling around.If you would like to travel between the islands, one of the great ways to travel around the Caribbean is by ferry or boat.
The Caribbean includes the Caribbean Sea, which is located to the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, and to the north of South America.North is the Bahamas which are also regarded as part of the Caribbean. In the north of the Caribbean you can find the bigger islands, like Cuba, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. A string of smaller islands runs from Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
Countries And Cities And Regions In Caribbean
Montserrat is not your typical Caribbean destination, but more so for the adventurous types who would like to experience something different.
Trinidad is one of the best preserved historical cities in Cuba.
The Caribbean can be divided into two subregions, the Bahamas and the Antilles.
The Antilles form the greater part of the West Indies. The Antilles are subdivided into the Greater Antilles (Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cayman Islands) and Lesser Antilles.The Lesser Antilles are again subdivided into (Leeward Islands) US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix, Water Island), British Virgin Islands (Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke), Anguilla, Saint Martin/Sint Maarten, Saint-Barthelemy, Saba, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Redonda, Montserrat and Guadeloupe.(Windward Islands) Barbados, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, and Trinidad and Tobago.(Leeward Antilles) Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and a handful of Venezuelan archipelagos like Los Roques.
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
United States Virgin Islands
The Most Popular touristic ones are
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic