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Caribbean Islands Guide
These Caribbean island guides highlight the reasons to visit--or avoid--each island. Often considered a single entity differing only in the quality of the beach resorts, every Caribbean island is different with its own special features and attractions.
Antigua and Barbuda: More than 365 beaches, interesting historical landmarks and numerous resorts in all ranges.
Aruba: Famous of its white sand beaches, extensive shopping, fast windsurfing and unusual desert terrain, especially giant Arikok National Park.
Barbados: Elegant and refined with some of the best all-around tourism.Belize: Central America's answer to Dominica as the "nature island."
Bermuda: Gorgeous pink sand beaches located 600 miles east of North Carolina, a place best visited in summer months only.
Cancun: A mix of Mexico and Las Vegas, the place most visited by Americans
Cozumel: Always clear water and the Caribbean's best drift diving.
Grenadines: Island pearls hard to reach but worth the effort.
Guadeloupe: Lovely French island where you can climb a live volcano.
Honduras: Picturesque offshore islands, jungles, mountains. rivers and the Garifuna people. A place of vivid contrast.
Jamaica: Where all-inclusive vacations were refined. The land of reggae and good times.
Martinique: Unless you speak French, don't bother
Mexican Caribbean:Including Playa del Carmen, Isla Mujeres, Isla Contoy, Coba and more
Nevis: Interesting mountain scenery, golf, architecture and small luxury resorts.
Puerto Rico: Old San Juan is the best known landmark. Elsewhere, numerous golf courses, rain forest hiking, Indian sites and extensive caves.
Saba: The only island without a real beach has superb diving and good hiking.
St. Barthelemy (St. Barts): Small classy French island attracts many celebrities who stay in private villas, which become a bargain in summer.
St. Martin: If you like nude sunbathing and superb French cuisine--at
a price--this is the island for you.
Tobago: The original Robinson Crusoe island only just starting to develop. Visit before it does.