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Bahamas and Caribbean Islands

Travelers looking for a place to stretch their legs can find it among the Caribbean islands. Doing a bit of island exploration is never dull with mountains, volcanoes, valleys, and plenty of other island terrains to take on.

Aruba offers an entirely non-tropical kind of terrain in its Arikok National Park. Be sure to pack some extra water for this desert island. Aruba is unique in the Caribbean and is known for its divi divi trees, aloe, and unusual animals.

The other end of the terrain spectrum includes rainforests, and the most well-known is probably Puerto Rico's El Yunque, the only rainforest within the U.S. National Parks system. Vacationers can explore the forest and see sights like no other. Animals and plants flourish in this beautiful spot.

Dominica's Trois Pitons offer picturesque splendor, and the geysers in the Valley of Desolation will delight visitors. Dominica is also well-known for its incredible nature and relatively untouched physical surroundings.

The Madre de Las Aguas protected area in the Dominican Republic contains the mountain range called Cordillera Central and the island's highest peak, Pico Duarte. Pico Duarte is the tallest mountain in the Caribbean at more than 10,000 feet tall. Of course, mountains aren't all you'll find on the Dominican Republic. The ancient solenodon, a mammal which first appeared 30 million years ago, now lives only on this island....read more about Caribbean Parks »

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So you're a golfer and you're wondering if what sort of golfing facilities the Bahamas offer. You're in luck. There are some great golf courses available on most of the islands vacationers flock to. So pack your clubs and some comfortable clothes and book your trip to the Bahamas. Some great golfing awaits you there. This article will tell you where to go....read more about golfing in the Bahamas

Bahamas Beaches
Quite naturally, one of the primary reasons the Bahamas have attracted visitors from all over the world is the abundance of beautiful beaches. Grand Bahama Island certainly has its share of these remarkable beaches, and as a beach vacation destination, this island rates as one of the best.

Xanadu Beach is a popular tourist destination located in Freeport. There are a variety of activities available, including water sports such as parasailing and beach sports such as volleyball. Because of the pleasant atmosphere, the beach also attracts a local crowd, in addition to tourists. This beach is not uncomfortably crowded, and although it attracts enough people to have an active social scene, it is large enough that there is room to enjoy a bit of solitude.

Taino Beach is the perfect place for those seeking the classic white sands beach experience, with all the traditional pastimes. It also has a small playground that is sure to please families with small children. Some of the best restaurants in the area are found in this area. Lucayan Beach is where tourist with an interest in active water sports go. Conveniently located across from the Port Lucaya hotels, it has a long and inviting sandy shoreline. ....read more about Bahamas Beaches

Bahama Islands
Each of Bahamas islands has its own diversity in its natural ecosystem, whether at the center of civilization or as an out island. The Bahamas Islands' capital city is Nassau, which is located on New Providence Island which is connected with a bridge to Paradise Island.

The Grand Bahamas Island is one of Bahamas' islands that offer an exciting combination of ecological wonders as well as manmade attractions. On Grand Bahamas Island, vacationers find long stretches of deserted clean-white beaches, a major casino, night time entertainment, inviting hotels, and world class scuba diving facilities as well as land and sea sport. The serene and quaint settings on the eastern and western ends of the Island allow you to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle. The oldest city on Grand Bahamas Island can be found on the West End, located on the western tip of the island....read more about Bahama Islands

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Virgin Islands and West Indies

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Virgin Islands
The Virgin Islands are a short plane ride from Puerto Rico to the east. They are divided into the United States Virgin Islands, a colony of the United States (USVI), and the British Virgin Islands (BVI), a colony of Great Britain.

The larger US Virgin Islands are the more accessible, populated, and popular with tourists. Mountainous St. Thomas, a frequent cruise ship stop, has the lovely town of Charlotte Amalie. St. Croix, to the south, has the towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted as well as parks and reserves. Most of tiny St. John, a short ferry ride to the east of St. Thomas, is a national park. It offers tremendous beaches, snorkeling, diving, and hiking.

The BVI's largest island is Tortola which hosts the small town of Road Town. Tortola has numerous beaches and some parks, and is the departure point for charter boats, a major industry.

Virgin Gorda (Fat Virgin) is the second most popular island and has Little Dix Bay, a famous resort. Anegada is a beautiful coral atoll which hosts flamingos and endangered rock iguanas. There are a number of smaller islands. Most notable of these is Jost Van Dyke which has great beaches, a campground and small resorts and rentals, and hiking....read more about the Virgin Islands »

General Bahamas and Caribbean Information

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A-Z Caribbean Islands - Your guide to the Caribbean and Bahamas
Caribbean Tours - introduces the very best of the Caribbean and other tropical locales.
Travel 2 the Caribbean - Guide to the islands of the Caribbean, information on culture, curises beaches hotels and more...
Tradewind Tours specializes in resorts and hotels on the islands of St. Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacoa, and Antigua.
Carib Seek - information about caribbean hotels and resorts, arts, business, diving, entertainment, caribbean events, finance, real estate, regattas, recipes, shopping, sports, tourism, travel and watersports.
Caribbean-Search.com Information on travel, culture, maps, finding jobs or real estate in the Caribbean
CaribbeanJourney.com - Personalized Travel to Paradise
The Caribbean Home Page - Internet Directory
Inter Island Express - Transportation info for the islands
Caribbean Yacht Charters
Turquoise Net - Guide to the Caribbean and beyond.
Island Careers - Island employment, training, resumes, and nurse recruitment
SunVacations.org Directory of All Inclusive Resorts

Caribbean
"Caribbean...," pronounce it how you like, this word tends to roll off the tongue like a string of island pearls and conjures images of blue skies, bluer waters, and the most idyllic of vacations. Boundaries and geography lessons arenít very relaxing, so just think of the Caribbean as that blessed region of gorgeous ocean where islands spring from beneath the gentle waves and good vibes dominate the atmosphere morning, noon, and night.

Choosing which island or islands to visit might cause you to head to the library or computer for some research and virtual exploration. A more creative and less demanding approach might be to let fate take its course. Flip a coin, or maybe throw a dart at a map of the Caribbean, and see where youíre destined to have the vacation youíve been pining away for. You really canít go wrong when it comes to visiting this region, so close your eyes and let the uninhibited spirit of the isles decide...read more

Caribbean Vacation
There are cultural differences between different Caribbean Islands.

There is a lot of french style in the French West Indies especially Martinique.

The Netherland Antilles will give you Dutch Colonial style.

On the other hand for more than a few traces of her former military might then the British West Indies still is terribly British!!

All of this is of course as a result of these islands being a part of a colonial past, and the language used can be a fascinating mix...read more