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Caribbean Tourist Information

The Caribbean is a region located in the Caribbean Sea. It is an archipelago consisting of over 7,000 islands, reefs and cays, known as the West Indies. The Caribbean is known as a paradise for beach holidaymakers, due to its white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, colourful coral reefs, palm trees and the excellent weather. The Caribbean also features luxurious locations and hotels for relaxing spa holidays.

The Caribbean can be divided into Greater and Lesser Antilles. The Greater Antilles include Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. The Lesser Antilles can be subdivided into Leeward Islands (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Saba, Saint-Barthélemy, Sint Eustatius, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Martin and U.S. Virgin Islands), Windward Islands (Barbados, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago) and ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao). Other islands which are commonly counted as Caribbean are the Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Nueva Esparta, Navassa Island, Turks and Caicos Islands and French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname.

Capital cities in the Caribbean include Jamaica's capital Kingston, Cuba's capital Havana, The Bahamas' capital Nassau, Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, Trinidad and Tobago's capital Port of Spain, Puerto Rico's capital San Juan, Santiago de Cuba, and the Dominican Republic's capital Santo Domingo.

Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in the Caribbean

You can go snorkeling to explore the underwater world of the Caribbean, or explore the numerous islands by foot or boat. Especially popular with tourists are the dolphin encounters on Paradise Island. The Bermuda National Gallery, Ocean World Adventure Park and the Guadeloupe Museum and Coffee Plantation are also worth a visit.

Family Days out in the Caribbean

Children love the Caribbean's wide variety of underwater life. Diving schools offer crash courses in snorkeling, so you can swim with turtles, explore the beautiful coral reefs and touch a dolphin. The Ocean World Adventure Park will keep your children busy!

Sport in the Caribbean

Du to its excellent location, the Caribbean is the best place for watersports. You can go diving, snorkeling, (wind-)surfing, fishing, swimming, but also walking or cycling. Additionally, the Caribbean is the ideal destination for your golfing holidays. The Casa de Campo Resort in the Dominican Republic and the Tryall Club Jamaica in Montego Bay are only two of many wonderful golf courses in the Caribbean.

Popular sports in the Caribbean also include soccer, baseball, rugby, cricket, horse racing

Shopping in the Caribbean

The Caribbean offers plenty of duty free shopping. You will find anything from rum, beachwear and watersport equipment to high fashion evening dresses and exclusive jewellery.

Nightlife in the Caribbean

You will find many casinos on the Caribbean. Aruba has already ten casinos, and also the Kukoo Kunuku, which is a shuttle bus that takes you from bar to bar. Barbados offers English-style pubs, dinner theatres and nightlife cruises. The Dominican Republic is known for excellent dancing locations and Jamaica also provides a variety of music styles in its clubs.

Transport in the Caribbean

The Caribbean has several airports. Cuba includes several airports serviced by international carriers. The same applies for the following airports: Antigua and Barbuda (ANU), Bonaire (BON), Bridgetown (BGI), Curaçao (CUR), Aruba (AUA), Tobago (TAB), Hewanorra (UVF), Port-of-Spain (POS), Maurice Bishop International (GND).

Official Tourism Office for the Caribbean
Caribbean Tourism Office Barbados
One Financial Place
Collymore Rock
St. Michael


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