Category: Beach Vacations

Antigua

English Harbour and Falmouth Harbor, Antigua, Caribbean

Antigua is a destination in the Caribbean made up of two islands, known as Antigua and Barbuda. It is well-known around the world for its sandy beaches and picturesque coastal vistas. Many people visit Antigua every year to relax and soak up the sun. The country has been a hotspot for tourists since gaining independence from Britain in 1981. The entire country only has one city, called St. John’s. The main language spoken on both islands is English. Getting Around

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Aruba

Catamaran docked at pier at sunset on Aruba, Caribbean

Aruba is an island in the Caribbean that lies approximately 15 miles off of the coast of Venezuela in South America. It was colonized by the Dutch, but is now a dependent but autonomous colony of the Netherlands. The entire island is only 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, so it is not a large landmass. It is a relatively flat country without any rivers; however, its beaches are world-renowned. The climate is tropical, with a constant temperature of around

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Bahamas

Tropical Caribbean Harbor Marina and Yacht in the Bahamas

The Bahamas is a group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean. It is officially known as The Commonwealth of the Bahamas and it encompasses a total of 2000 islands, most of which are small and formed above coral reefs. The actual name Bahamas is a word of Spanish descent that was given to the archipelago and describes its shallow waters. The Bahamas was first inhabited by Arawak natives, who were present when explorer Christopher Columbus first arrived in the year

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Barbados

Bottom Bay, Barbados

Barbados is an island located in the Caribbean off the northeast coast of Venezuela. The country was colonized the British in 1627, and thus is portrayed as the “Little Britain” of the Caribbean. The country became independent in 1966 thanks to many social and political reforms that occurred in the 1940s and 1950s. Eventually, tourism exceeded the sugar industry as the country’s most important economic industry. Barbados has developed into a very stable democracy, and it has an extremely high

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Bermuda

Bermuda Waterfront

Bermuda is a popular tourist destination in the northern Caribbean region of the Atlantic Ocean. From the state of North Carolina in the United States, Bermuda lies to the east. It was once a British colony but is now its own autonomous territory. The island is divided into nine main regions, which are known locally as parishes. Each parish boasts unique activities and attractions for tourists, from the historic St. George Parish on the eastern end of the island to

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Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands are made up of three small islands just south of Cuba in the Caribbean. Grand Cayman is the largest and where most tourists visit when travelling to the Cayman Islands. The two other smaller islands are Cayman Brac and Little Cayman. While Grand Cayman offers the most variety of tourist attractions the two smaller islands are not to be forgotten. The most popular time to visit the Cayman Islands is during the winter months from November to

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Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano at Dusk

Costa Rica is a small Central American country in that is bordered to the north by Nicaragua, and to the south by Panama. It has roughly 800 miles of coastline, with the Pacific Ocean lying to the west, and the Caribbean to the east. The country boasts an impressive collection of national parks and protected areas that covers nearly 25% of the country’s land area. Costa Rica is also known as a hotspot for ecotourism, with a stunning array of

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Dominican Republic

Two palm trees on the tropical beach, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a tropical vacation destination, and is host to a full range of attractions that all ages and athletic abilities can enjoy. Located in the Caribbean, the territory consists of rugged highlands, lush valleys, and tall mountains. The geography and climate of the Dominican are what makes this vacation destination unique for a relaxing getaway or an exciting adventure. The unique character of the Dominican provides an array of natural, recreational, and cultural attractions at the seeker’s

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Honduras

Caribbean, Honduras, Roatan Island, West End Beach, Palm tree on a beach

Nestled between the borders of Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua exists Honduras, which is the second largest country in South American and offers an exciting destination for tourists. The country is soaked in the rich history of colonial villages, Mayan ruins and natural parks. The Bay Islands that exist along the coast offer a serine environment for avid divers and snorkelers. Getting Around In essence, there are four ways to explore the beautiful scenery that Honduras has to offer people.

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Jamaica

Caribbean Inlet to Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Jamaica is an island nation in the Caribbean, west of Hispaniola and south of Cuba. After Canada and the United States, it is the third most populated English-speaking country in the Americas. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1494, who claimed the island for Spain. It was eventually captured from the Spanish by the British, and remains part of the British Commonwealth today. Under British control, Jamaica became one of the world’s biggest slave-dependent and sugar-exporting nations. Today, it

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