The Islands of Caribbean are those which are located in the Caribbean Sea. There are many islands here. Most of them belong to a country, but some of them are sovereign nations. Some of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean are Aruba, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Honduras, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad and Tobago.
The majority of the islands in the Caribbean belt are located in the tropical zone or near the Atlantic ocean. The good news is that most of them do not fall under hurricane prone zones, like the North Atlantic islands. Also, many of these beautiful islands are uninhabited. A paradise for adventurous souls.
Antigua and Barbuda were former British Colonies. It was discovered by Columbus in the 15th century. This twin islands have got gorgeous beaches and lots of history. They have strong British culture and architecture (Seville Cathedral) as well. The capital St John’s (port) is a great city to visit.
Barbados Island is home to the Kalinago tribe. It has had many colonizers since the 15th Century. The Spanish, the Portuguese, they all tried to make it their ground. But in the 17th century, it became a proclaimed British colony. There are many flights which can be taken to the island at Grantley Adams. It might be small in size, but it has immense beauty to discover. You can take mini busses which will give you a trip to Barbados.
Dominica is located in the northwest of Martinique. It was also a disputed territory. But after the seven years war, it was ceded to Britain. This Caribbean island is one of most beautiful one in the Caribbean sea. Roseau is the capital city of Dominica. You can hike on the Morne Diablotins or enjoy the pure scenic charm.
Puerto Rico is an American territory and a popular tourist destination in the Caribbean. For four centuries it was under the Spanish rule. That is the reason it has got Spanish influence on its architecture, cuisine, and culture. No serious traveler should miss this beautiful, inexpensive paradise.
August 25, 2016 12:00 am 1 Comment