Caribbean - Holidays, Flights and Hotels
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The Caribbean (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraībe; Dutch: Cariben) is a region of the Americas consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. Located southeast of Northern America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America, the Caribbean is commonly reckoned as a subregion of North America.
Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the area of the Caribbean consists of more than 7,000 individual islands, islets, reefs, and cayes. The West Indies consist of the Antilles which is divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the east, and the Bahamas which are northeast of the sea. Bermuda lies much further to the north in the Atlantic Ocean and is sometimes included in the West Indies. Geopolitically, the West Indies are organised into 28 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories.
Brief History of the Caribbean
The name "Caribbean" is named after the Caribs who were one of the original and dominant American indian groups in the region at the time of European contact during the late 15th century. The analogous "West Indies" originates from Christopher Columbus' idea that he had landed in the Indies (then meaning all of south and east Asia) when he had actually reached the Americas. The Spanish term Antillas was commonly assigned to the newly discovered lands; stemming from this, "Sea of the Antilles" is a common alternate name for the Caribbean Sea in various European languages. After European discovery and into the early 18th century, piracy in the Caribbean was common.
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Countries and Tropical Islands of the Caribbean
Greater Antilles Islands: Cuba, Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Navassa Island, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico.
Lesser Antilles Island: Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Saint Martin, Netherlands Antilles, St Barthelemy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Margarita, Los Roques, Netherlands Antilles (Windward group), Aruba, San Andres and Providencia
Other Caribbean Island: The Bahamas - a cluster of islands north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida.
Turks and Caicos Islands - a cluster of islands south of the Bahamas
Bermuda - some distance to the north of the Caribbean, but commonly associated with the region.
Several countries in South America, Central America, and Mexico have shorelines - and islands - in the Caribbean.
Flying in to the Caribbean
Air Caraibes: fly from Paris to Guadeloupe, Martinique
Air France: fly from Paris to Guadeloupe, Martinique
Air Jamaica: fly from London to Jamaica and Cuba
British Airways: fly from London (LGW) to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Tobago and from Manchaster to Saint Lucia
Caribbean Airlines: fly from London to Barbados, Saint Lucia, London - Antigua, Belfast - Tobago
Condor / Thomas Cook: fly from Frankfurt (FRA)
Cubana: To Cuba from Madrid, Paris, London
Virgin Atlantic: flights from London to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Havana, Jamaica, St Lucia, Tobago and from Manchester to Barbados and St Lucia
XL: Flights from London to Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts, St Lucia, Tobago
Cruises of the Caribbean
Other than staying on a Caribbean Island many people are now taking cruises to the Caribbean. Cruises of the Caribbean are now being offered by all the major cruise lines and companies.