Trinidade and Tobago

Trinidade and Tobago

Although it’s the most industrialized nation in the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago is still bursting with amazing scenery and a wide array of incredible attractions. Because tourism isn’t a pivotal part of the economy here, the country features huge expanses of pristine, virtually untouched...

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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Sandwiched between Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago, St. Kitts and Nevis offers a compelling mix of West Indian, French and English influences. Numerous ancient British forts dot the landscape, so history buffs are sure to have a field day. The islands roughly form the shape of a baseball and...

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The Bahamas

The Bahamas

The Bahamas are located north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida, technically the location of the Bahamas is in the North Atlantic Ocean, and not in the Caribbean, yet sometimes the Bahamas are encompassed as being islands of the Caribbean. A significant percentage of those islands...

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Saint Martin

Saint Martin

Saint Martin is the northern region of an island nation divided between France and the Netherlands. Saint Martin is a French territory covering about two-thirds of the island located in the Leeward Island region. It is well known for its nude beaches and high-end, trendy shops. Capital city -...

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Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

Although they're often overshadowed by their closest neighbor, the Bahamas, the Turks and Caicos Islands are a worthwhile vacation destination in their own right. In fact, in many ways, this charming island chain offers a more authentic "deserted island" feel than any other group in the Caribbean....

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Saint-Barthélemy

Saint-Barthélemy

Saint Barthélemy is a small island less than ten square miles located north of Saint Kitts and southeast of Saint Martin. It is a French territory with a mixture of people speaking French and Creole. Saint Barthelemy is a popular tourist attraction especially for the rich and famous. The island...

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Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius

Sint Eustatius is a small island located in the northern Leeward Islands portion of the West Indies, south of Sint Maarten and northwest of Saint Kitts and Nevis. In Oranjestad, the capital of Sint Eustatius, there are a variety of historical sites to visit. Capital city - Oranjestad Language -...

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Sint Maarten

Sint Maarten

Sint Maartin is the southern region of the island nation, Saint Martin, divided between France and the Netherlands. Sint Maarten is the Netherlands territory covering about one-third of the island. It is known for its nightlife, beaches, casinos, and its native rum-based drinks. The main...

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US Virgin Islands

US Virgin Islands

This charming string of islands is situated between the North Atlantic and the Caribbean, and it’s to the east of Puerto Rico. Its capital city, Charlotte Amalie, is brimming with unique and interesting historical and cultural attractions. The official currency is the U.S. dollar, which is a nice...

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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

This lovely British commonwealth is located off the coast of Central America and north of Trinidad and Tobago. The Twin Pitons, matching, cone-shaped peaks, are its most treasured and well-known landmarks. The capital is Castries, the official currency is the East Caribbean dollar, and the primary...

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Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines

This island cluster lies within the Lesser Antilles south of St. Lucia and west of Barbados. The island cluster is 150 square miles with the main land consisting of St. Vincent while the northern two-thirds of the region is made up of the Grenadines. The island cluster lies within the Hurricane...

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British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Islands

It should come as no surprise that English is the official language of the British Virgin Islands, or BVIs, as they are known by locals. The terrain of many of the more than 40 islands and keys is incredibly flat. In fact, Anegada is known as the Drowned Island because its elevation is so...

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Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe

Located in the Leeward Islands, Guadeloupe has two main islands with numerous smaller ones. Though Basse-Terre is the capital of the island, the main tourist area is located in Grande-Terre. Visitors are attracted to the coral reefs and numerous beaches of black, white and gold. The island is a...

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Aruba

Aruba

Situated just 15 miles north of the Venezuelan coast, the flat, river-less island of Aruba is widely regarded as one of the most peaceful and beautiful locations in the Caribbean. The temperature here tends to hover around 80 degrees all year, and Atlantic trade winds help to keep people cool and...

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Montserrat

Montserrat

This British territory is part of the Lesser Antilles chain located in the Leeward Islands. Montserrat is a very small island covering only 40 square miles in the vast Caribbean. The small island is home to many exotic and rare plants and animals. The island is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy...

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Bonaire

Bonaire

The flat, tiny island of Bonaire is often overlooked by Caribbean vacationers, and that’s a shame. Like Aruba, it boasts an amazing climate, and it’s safely out of the hurricane band. The “rainy season” runs from October to January, but total precipitation is low. Dutch and English are widely...

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Saba

Saba

Mount Scenery is the active volcano of the island and is located in The Bottom which is the capital city of Saba. The island is especially known for its ecotourism, having exceptional scuba diving, climbing and hiking. Capital city - The Bottom Language - Dutch and English

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Curaçao

Curaçao

With a population of around 142,000 people, Curacao is more populated than its neighbors. Visitors are dazzled not only by its incredible beaches but by the traditional Dutch architecture with bright, pastel colors. In addition to natural attractions, the territory is home to the Queen Juliana...

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Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands

With its gorgeous coral reefs and shimmering, clear, turquoise waters, the Cayman Islands have long been a popular playground for travelers. The islands are particularly popular among divers, and excellent scuba diving and snorkeling sites abound. This UK overseas territory has a population of...

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Cuba

Cuba

Near the end of 2014, reports swirled that the long-time embargo and other restrictions placed on this massive island nation by the U.S. were finally being lifted. If that comes to pass, Cuba should start enjoying a massive influx of American visitors in the years to come. Despite the strained...

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Stretching across two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, you’ll find the Dominican Republic. The other third of the island is taken up by the country of Haiti. With the Caribbean Sea to the south and the North Atlantic Ocean to the north, the Dominican Republic is conveniently located for...

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Barbados

Barbados

Barbados is a lovely island located in the Caribbean Sea Windward islands. The word “Barbados” means “bearded ones,” and it refers to the fig trees that explorers were drawn in by during their excursions to the region several centuries ago. Barbados is often referred to as “Little Britain” due to...

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Haiti

Haiti

Haiti is a country of the Caribbean, is a sovereign state located on the island of Hispaniola which it shares with the Dominican Republic in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea. Port au Prince is the capital city of Haiti. Due to ongoing unrest and strife in this tiny country,...

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Dominica

Dominica

Dominica is an island nation located in the Lesser Antilles area south of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique. Known for its luscious rainforests and warm, tropical climate, Dominica is a popular vacation spot that offers a wide variety of water and land activities. Roseau, the capital of...

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Jamaica

Jamaica

In many ways, Jamaica epitomizes what the Caribbean is all about. This gorgeous island nation is situated west of Hispaniola and south of Cuba. The capital city, Kingston, is a wonderfully cosmopolitan place and offers a variety of great cultural and historical attractions, as well as an amazing...

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Grenada

Grenada

Nicknamed “The Spice Isle,” Grenada has far more to offer than just sandy white beaches. It’s actually made up of several small islands, and they are located southwest of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. The nickname is derived by the many spices that are...

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Because it is an official territory of the United States, Puerto Rico is a convenient vacation destination for American travelers. Spanish and English are the main languages on this large island, which boasts a population of around 4 million people. Roman Catholicism is, far and away, the...

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Martinique

Martinique

Sainte Anne is the popular city on this Windward Island located south of Dominica. Sainte Anne is the centerpiece of beautiful beaches, rainforests and exotic scenery. The weather is just as beautiful as the scenery with a typical tropical climate. Though, the best time to visit is between...

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Anguilla

Anguilla

Anguila is an British Overseas Territory usually accessed by ferry boats and cruise ships. The territory, which is north of St. Martin, has flat, low-lying terrain. Its tallest point, Crocus Hill, is only 65 meters high. Anguilla boasts some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the...

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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

With its location off the coast of South America and east-southeast of Puerto Rico, Antigua and Barbuda is a wildly popular tourist destination. English is predominately spoken here, and the official currency is the East Caribbean dollar. The majority of the tourist attractions, including the...

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