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Caribbean Islands

Caribbean Islands Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

 

Description of Caribbean Islands

The islands of the Caribbean Sea is a unique combination of European, African and Native American cultures that formed distinctinly different cultures on several islands. The Caribbean is a region made up of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the coasts that surround this sea. The region is located southeast of North America, east of Central America and north of South America. The name Caribe is derived from the Caribs, a name used to describe the Amerindian ethnicity that predominated in the region at the time of the first contact with Europeans at the end of the 15th century. The Italian navigator Américo Vespucio claimed that the term Charaibi among the indigenous meant 'wise men' and it is possible that this was used to describe the Europeans upon their arrival in America. After the discovery of the West Indies by Christopher Columbus, the Spanish term for Antilles was common for this place; As a derivative, the "Sea of the Antilles" has been a common name for the Caribbean Sea in several European languages. During the decades following the discovery, the Spanish dominion in this sea was indisputable and, therefore, the denomination of the Antilles was maintained for many years.

 

Travel Destinations in the Caribbean Sea

Aruba
Aruba is an island in the Caribbean Sea that belongs to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The Bahamas
Magnificent Bahamas Islands is a group of islands off the Atlantic coast of United States.
Dominica Island
Dominica or the Nature Island of the Caribbean is one of the least altered islands of the Caribbean islands.
Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is an independent state in the Caribbean basin that covers eastern two- thirds of the islands of Hispaniola.
Jamaica
Jamaica, the heart of the Carribean, is one of the most famous islands in the region due to its music and culture.
Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles is a peace of European North in the South Carribean Sea.
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands are famous for its coral reefs and diverse marine wild life.
Puerto Rico
Beautiful Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the Unites States in the Northeastern Caribbean Sea that was acquired after the Spanish- American war.
U.S. Virgin Islands
US Virgin islands is a group of Caribbean islands that are part of the Virgin Islands archipelago.
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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