Category: Caribbean Sea

St Lucia

summer vacation; people on beach at dusk

St. Lucia is an island in the Caribbean located just north of Trinidad and Tobago, off the Central American coast. It was first discovered by the Spanish in 1492, and was eventually secured by the British in 1814. Thus, it is part of the British Commonwealth. Tourism is essential to St. Lucia’s economy, although its economic importance will continue to increase due to the competitive banana market. St. Lucia is an extremely popular tourist destination due to its scenery and


Turks and Caicos

Caribbean Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos is a small group of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, just 550 miles off the South coast of Florida. The main islands are Grand Turk and Providenciales, also known as Caicos Island; however, the country is collectively made up of at least 40 small islands. Together, the islands are 37 miles in length and collectively, the population of the island is just under 30,000. In spite of this, these tiny islands welcome over a million visitors per


Western Caribbean Cruises

Cruise ship in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

There are several ports in the Gulf of Mexico which cruise to the Western Caribbean. In the article below I will outline a number of options for three- to seven-day cruises which is the reason it became so popular. Some examples of locations which are included in the “exotic” portion of the Western Caribbean is actually the eastern coast of Central America. This includes Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala. Itinerary Central America is a narrow piece of land

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