The Caribbean - it’s a dream of every traveler, best place for vacations and rest! Beautifully nature, emerald woods, golden Caribbean beaches which you can see in Caribbean beaches photo gallery and more other, you can find there! Did you read or see films about Caribbean pirates? Most of them was live at there places. Every island has own richest history.
It is a region of the Atlantic ocean consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (most of which enclose the sea), and the surrounding coasts. The region is located southeast of North America, east of Central America, and to the north and west of South America. Situated largely on the Caribbean Plate, the area comprises more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs, and cays. The West Indies consist of the Antilles, divided into the larger Greater Antilles which bound the sea on the north and the Lesser Antilles on the south and east (including the Leeward Antilles), and the Bahamas. Geopolitically, the West Indies are usually reckoned as a subregion of North America and are organised into 27 territories including sovereign states, overseas departments, and dependencies. At one time, there was a short-lived country called the Federation of the West Indies composed of ten English-speaking Caribbean territories. The region takes its name from that of the Carib, an ethnic group present in the Lesser Antilles and parts of adjacent South America at the time of European contact. In the English-speaking Caribbean, someone from the Caribbean is usually referred to as a “West Indian,” although the phrase “Caribbean person” is sometimes used.
The geography and climate in the Caribbean region varies from one place to another. Some islands in the region have relatively flat terrain of non-volcanic origin. Such islands include Aruba (possessing only minor volcanic features), Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bonaire, the Cayman Islands or Antigua. Others possess rugged towering mountain-ranges like the islands of Cuba, Dominica, Hispaniola, Jamaica, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saba, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Saint Vincent, Guadeloupe, and Trinidad.
Caribbean beaches are beautiful and various. There are rocky beaches, sandy beaches, shingly beaches, but most of Carribean beaches - sandy beaches. Sandy beaches divide by white sandy beaches, black sandy beaches, yellow sandy beaches. Caribbean white sandy beaches are most popular, but black sandy beaches are more unique or most unique - you can see black sand beach from one side of island and white sand beach from another side. The immediate cause of black sandy Caribbean beaches is active volcano, for example volcano on Montserrat. Interesting facts - Antigua and Barbuda islands have 365 beaches, Dominica have 365 rivers. The white sands of Antigua are world-renowned. The best beaches in the Caribbean are here. Though many of Antigua’s offerings are similar, Runaway Beach and Half Moon Bay stand head and shoulders above the others. Many Caribbean beach vacations include a travel to Jamaica. “Seven Mile Beach”, located in Negril is understandably popular for one simple reason the party rarely stops. Home to many of the most notoriously wild Carribean beach resorts, this beach is guaranteed to be hopping at any time of day or night. Jamaica have white sandy beaches. Another best Caribbean beaches you can find in Anguilla - Shoal Bay one of them. Anguilla have 33 best beaches. White and black sand beaches You found on Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts. If you find wild or jungle beaches - Saint Lucia, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago Your choice. Or if You find extreme feelings - Wellcome to Montserrat or to beach of Saint Martin. The beauty of Caribbean beaches is indescribable - It needs to be seen and I want to see to in real. But here You can see all beauty of Caribbean beaches in Caribbean beaches gallery
The climate of the region is tropical but rainfall varies with elevation, size and water currents (cool upwellings keep the ABC islands arid). Warm, moist tradewinds blow consistently from the east creating rainforest/semidesert divisions on mountainous islands. Occasional northwesterlies affect the northern islands in the winter. Winters are warm, but drier. The waters of the Caribbean Sea host large, migratory schools of fish, turtles, and coral reef formations. The Puerto Rico trench, located on the fringe of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea just to the north of the island of Puerto Rico, is the deepest point in all of the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricanes, which at times batter the region, usually strike northwards of Grenada, and to the west of Barbados. The principal hurricane belt arcs to northwest of the island of Barbados in the Eastern Caribbean.