The Caribbean Sea, part of the Atlantic Ocean, is located in the tropics of the western hemisphere, and is one of the largest salt water seas, with an area of 2,754,000 square kms. Since the opening of the Panama Canal in 1914, it has been a busy and important shipping route. The Caribbean enjoys a tropical climate, with dry warm winters.
The rainfall varies from place to place depending upon the warm, moist trade winds. The waters of the Caribbean is home to a variety of fish and turtles, and has one of the most amazing coral reef formations. Following are some of the most unspoiled, exotic Caribbean islands.
The islands are famous for their calm, turquoise waters, teeming with aquatic life and sun-kissed beaches. The Cayman Islands consist of three islands―Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman, and is located just 480 miles south of Miami.
Most of the island's tourism is centered in the southwest areas around St. George's, Grand Anse, Lance Aux Epines, and Point Salines. Grenada consists of six small islands, all known for their exquisiteness.
The scene is just not limited to its white sand beaches, but in its water's depth too, that holds century-old shipwrecks and the prettiest fish ever seen. The British Virgin Islands comprise four main islands―Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke, besides fifty other smaller islands.
For preserving the corals and other marine life, and protecting it from the onslaught of tourism, the government, in 1987, designated waters around the island as part of the Saba National Marine Park.
Each side has something remarkable to offer. The French offer the rich French cuisine, wine, beaches, and designer clothes, while the Dutch offer a vibrant nightlife with discos, casinos, and exotic drinks.
Like all things French, it is known for its exquisite cuisine and wine. Its also called the Butterfly Island, owing to the shape of its two main islands that look like butterfly wings, joined together by a mangrove swamp.
Besides this, there are many more islands in the Caribbean Sea, each offering something unique, either through their geological positions, or culture.