The Caribbean Islands

By: Macon Gravlee


In the Caribbean Sea the West Indies has archipelago of more than 7000 tropical islands. But the luxury hotels and the resorts have made the vacations in Caribbean a well liked place for all the honeymooners and the retirees a long back. The backpacking and the eco tourism options have made independent travelers also love it. Weather in Caribbean is almost mild over the entire year; many kinds of all inclusive Caribbean packages and airfares are available; and there is an option of 100’s of islands available to choose between them.

Islands in the Caribbean such as Barbados, Aruba, and Cayman out of many are comparatively warm and very flat. Certain other islands, including Hispaniola, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Cuba, and Puerto Rico mark rugged and high mountain ranges alongside of a cool and brisk weather. Even though the climates in all the islands are tropical, weather varies among the different islands because of geography, currents and oceans, and trade winds which blow from east has the effect of creating rain shadow effects upon the islands which are mountainous. The group of diverse ecosystems are been supported by the diverse climate conditions on the Caribbean islands, which may include the range from Montana cloud forest to cactus scrublands. The weather in winter is dry and warm. Caribbean vacations can be hampered by the season having hurricanes in the time of late summer until the beginning of fall.

Deforestation has been a problem over the hundreds of years for the cause of human settlement, there also exist different kinds of species of birds, mammals, and reptiles which has considered to be nature preserves and threatened species.

Originally, Arawak Indians inhabited the Caribbean islands; they were then invaded by a Carib aggressive tribe. Waves of invaders were seen in 16th to 18th centuries from Portugal, France, Holland, Spain, and England populated these islands, which were the picture of several different and important battles and also the pirate gangs’ lair. The number of American Indians was decreased due to war and disease, however, introduction to slaves of Africa and European immigration were responsible for a huge population growth. The waves of immigrants from India and China arrived in the 19th century enlarging the population around 30 million at the current date. Africans (Igbo, Yoruba, Akan, and Kongo), Asian (Indian and Chinese), American Indians (Taino, Arawak, and Caribs) together with European descendants are the ethnic groups are the main reasons for more population. Around 13 sovereign nations are there among the islands and there are also 2 overseas colonies along with 14 dependent territories.

Off the southeast and southern coasts of Florida, the Greater Antilles are been located, and are also formed through 4 important islands, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hispaniola, and Jamaica (which is further divided on the eastern side of the island as Dominican Republic and on the west as Hati). Well thought out as a part of this group is the Cayman Islands. Caribbean all inclusive group containing all the smaller islands are the Lesser Antilles which outlines an arc between the Greater Antilles and the northern coast of South America. The most popular and famous islands of the number of islands available are Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Anguilla, Martinique, Aruba, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Martin, Virgin, and the Trinidad and Tobago Islands.



In Bahamas you feel like heaven is much closer than what you had imagined. Off the coast of Florida you can even find a piece of heaven, in the Bahamas islands. A magical collaboration of laid back island attitude and the British Colonial formality can be discovered in the midst of a chain of seven hundred tiny islands.


Jamaica is also called as an island for everyone, which provides its visitors a wide range from the exciting mountains which is enclosed by rainforest to the sandy white beaches. Beat of Reggae is the one thing that must not be missed by anyone. Jamaica can be enjoyed the most by residing at anyone of the classy amazing resorts.


It is a little difficult for people to locate Curacao on the map just because that’s how they needed to keep it. Anyways Curacao is situated on the coast of Southern Caribbean Venezuela. This is a small undiscovered gem and however it still carries its dignity of charming Dutch influence.


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