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The Caribbean

The Caribbean.

The Caribbean is one of the World most exclusive regions. Sprinkled with beautiful sandy beaches, tropical climates, great food and friendly people. There are many Caribbean Islands to choose from, 14 of which are high lighted over the next few pages. Each has it’s own special features and visiting any one of the Islands will be a holiday to remember. 

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Caribbean Beach

 

Where is the Caribbean?

The Caribbean is a group of islands situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, South West of the Atlantic Ocean.  

List Of Caribbean Islands.

Below is a list of the most popular Caribbean islands, with a brief description of some of the things you can do and enjoy when you travel to any one of them.

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Antigua.

Is part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Situated between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.   St Johns is the capital city and the official currency is the EC (East Caribbean) Dollar, although the US dollar is also legal tender.  English Harbour and Nelson’s Dockyard are two of the Island’s most well known and popular tourist spots.  Antigua has long been famous for it’s 365 beaches spread across the Country.  There are hundreds of quiet secluded beaches, it’s hard to choose.  A few of the most popular beaches are; Runaway Beach and Half Moon Bay and Dickenson Bay which has Entertainment Centers, tours and Dance Club.  There is King’s Casino in St. John’s and Fort James, also St John’s.  If you’re feeling fit, Fig Tree Drive rainforest is great for hikers.  English Harbour is internationally famous for it’s annual Sailing Week usually held end April – 1st week in May each year.  It attracts many sailing professionals and celebrities.  

Barbados.

Is a Windward Island,  the Capital city is Bridgetown.  A popular Caribbean island among the Brits.  Barbados well known for it’s hotels and private villas available to rent.  It has an exotic wildlife Reserve in Saint Peter.  Many other tourist spots such as, Barbados Historical Museum, The Animal Flower Sea Cave, located at North Point, St. Lucy.  The Cave has a coral floor which is estimated to be around half a million years old.  There are also many beaches some with pink sand.  The official currency is the Barbadian Dollar, the country drives of left side on the road, and average annual temperatures are around 23°C – 28°C.

Jamaica.

Famous for Caribbean Holidays enjoyed by people from all over the World.  Jamaica is an island situated in the Greater Antilles and is one of the larger Caribbean islands.  The capital city is Kingston, the official currency is the Jamaican Dollar, and the country drives on the left hand of the road.  There are many beautiful beaches and inclusive hotels and resorts, including Montego Bay which is possibly the most World renown beach location in the Caribbean.  It has been sung about and been featured in movies.  By contrast, Treasure Beach is a peaceful and relaxing beach location tourists visit if they just want to get away from it all.  Port Royal was once the major shipping port in the Caribbean Sea.  Fort Charles located in Port Royal and Kingston Parish Church are all part of Jamaica’s National Heritage Sites.  Other tourist attractions include Dolphin Cove in Ocho Rios and the world famous Dunn’s River falls.  Jamaica’s average temperatures are around 30°C high and 22°C low.

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