Cheap all inclusive caribbean vacation – resorts & vacation packages


Information

This article was written on 26 Feb 2012, and is filled under Other.

Current post is tagged

,

What Are The Islands Of The Caribbean

map of islands in the caribbean

Map of islands in the Caribbean

Picture by Kmusser (Own work, all data from Vector Map.) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Ahhh… The Caribbean, with its pristine blue waters, its white or pink sandy beaches, its perfect weather… Who hasn’t dreamt of visiting the Caribbean at least once, whether it is in an inexpensive all-inclusive resort or simply in a nice villa near the beach? A vacation in the Caribbean is one of the best way to unwind and relax. Far far away are the emails, the last minute phone calls to your cell phone, the angry boss or coworkers.

But really, what is the Caribbean? To many, the Caribbean stops to the number of countries they’ve heard of before : Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic… But wait, is there more?

Yes there are. As a matter of fact, there are thousands of islands associate to the Caribbean and its countries. ome are close to, others are part of. For example, the Dominican Republic itself has 13 islands, and the Bahamas…. 501 islands!!

So here’s a quick summary of the main island-country and their island, some of which are continental countries with islands.

What are the islands of the Caribbean

1 Anguilla – 27 islands
2 Antigua and Barbuda – 37
3 Aruba – 4
4 Bahamas – 501, the largest one being Andros and not Bahama
5 Barbados – 2
6 British Virgin Islands – 43
7 Cayman Islands – 12
8 Colombia (continental) – 10
9 Cuba – 23
10 Curaçao – 2
11 Dominica – 2
12 Dominican Republic -13
13 Grenada -39
14 Guadeloupe and dependencies – 38
15 Haiti – 6
16 Honduras – 6
17 Jamaica – 26
18 Martinique – 50
19 Mexico (continental) – 4
20 Montserrat – 3
21 Netherlands – 25
22 Nicaragua (continental) – 4
23 Puerto Rico – 142
24 Saint Barthélemy -13
25 Saint Kitts and Nevis – 20
26 Saint Lucia -17
27 Saint Martin (France) – 8
28 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – 39
29 Trinidad and Tobago – 21
30 Saint Maarten – 2
31 Turks and Caicos Islands – 58
32 United States Virgin Islands – 81
33 Venezuela (continental) – 15

Although there are so many islands, only a few major ones have been developed into resorts and all-inclusive heavens. Some of them are nearly tiny islets, while others countries boasts numerous secluded islands that have been barely developed. These islands can very attractive if your dream spot in the Caribbean is an island to yourself. However finding a way to get to these more secluded island is not always easy. Of course you can pay a guide to bring you there, but you can also get there by simply renting a yacht or a boat.

Be Sociable, Share!

Comments are closed.