The Caribbean

Caribbean from A to Z: the most popular islands, beaches and hotels of Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Barbados or the Bahamas. Colorful photos and videos. Tour operators in the Caribbean.

The legendary Antilia, and later the colonial West Indies, the Caribbean snuggled into the geographical “hollow” between North and South America. Large and small, windward and leeward, densely populated by tourists and uninhabited, the Caribbean Islands are a paradise for downshifters and drug lords, and in combination one of the most popular destinations of beach exotic. Fifty-odd islands of the Caribbean have a real and well-balanced paradise, an ideal combination of natural and man-made: the rich heritage of the colonial past in the form of a mass of museum houses and grandiose mansions perfectly complements the exotic nature, where the greenery of tropical forests alternates with volcanic landscapes, and the expanses of coffee plantations are replaced by thickets of sugarcane and bananas.


Putting aside sentiment and turning to dry facts, we learn that the Caribbean includes the Big and Small Antilles. The first include 4 large islands stretching to the mainland: Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Puerto Ricoco; the second are a round dance of every little thing, which in turn is divided into leeward and windward islands: the bustling Bahamas and the authentic Turks and Caicos Islands divided between the USA and the United Kingdom Virgin Islands, the outlandish Antigua and Barbuda, discovered by Columbus of Guadeloupe and the birthplace of Josephine Beauharnais, Martinique, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, finally – the glorified saga of Jack Sparrow Dominic. By the way, the island of Curacao (the one that gave the name to the popular liquor) is also here.

Week in Barbados Diving in Curacao

The reasons for the popularity of the Caribbean in the tourist market are obvious: the warm sea all year round, amazingly beautiful nature, a wide selection of hotels and a whole bunch of entertainment – water and “dry” sports, night clubs, discos, restaurants, interesting excursions. Take Cuba or the Dominican Republic as an example. Here you can not only enjoy the sea and the sun, but also wander around old Havana, walk around coffee and tobacco plantations, listen to the singing of street singers, “anneal” at the disco and generally breathe the air of freedom in every possible way.

Among other things, there are many visa-free states for Russians, including Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Turks and Caicos.