Miles and miles of white-sand beaches that contrast with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, swaying palm-trees adorned with coconuts, gorgeous, year-round tropical temperatures, dense rainforests, intriguing cultures and friendly people, rich histories, and exotic landscapes and architecture – many people believe that the Caribbean region of the world, and the islands that occupy it, is paradise. For many, it’s hard to imagine that one small section of the world can occupy so much beauty.
The region of the world known as the Caribbean is comprised of more than 7000 islands, cays, islets, and reefs. Many of these islands have been grouped together to form countries. The countries of the Caribbean include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Martinique, St. Barts, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos, and the United States Virgin Islands.
Sun-lovers are drawn to the Caribbean because of its relaxing atmosphere, gorgeous beaches, and year-round bathing suit weather. Eco-tourists are drawn to the Caribbean because of its exotic flora and fauna, unharmed coral reefs, dense rainforests, and numerous species of birds. Historians are attracted to the Caribbean because of its diverse cultures and ancient architecture.
Because the Caribbean is a top tourist destination, it is hard to find a Caribbean island that is not inundated with hotels, shops, and American fast-food restaurants. The Caribbean islands offer their visitors amazing amenities, tremendous hospitality, and a variety of sights and activities that are different enough to interest just about any traveler. It is the ultimate destination for persons interested in spending their vacation in paradise.