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Caribbean Island destinations available on Caribbean-On-Line:

Anguilla A 16-mile-long coral formation created by a geologic uplift which created numerous bays, salt ponds and the beautiful beaches we see today...

Antigua & Barbuda Antigua (pronounced An-tee-gah) is a British Leeward Island. Formerly a British colony, it has retained strong links to British tradition (and is deeply devoted to the English sport of cricket).

Aruba The island was originally inhabited by a tribe of Arawak Indians who migrated here from Venezuela. Many sites on Aruba still bear the original Indian names, and many of today's Arubans still reflect the faces of their native ancestors.

Barbados Barbados is a great island getaway, offering not only beautiful pink, sandy beaches, but also a rich cultural heritage and a wide array of sightseeing attractions.

British Virgin Islands The British Virgin Islands -- whose main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and Jost Van Dyke - are known as "Nature's Little Secrets". With little desire for mass tourism, The BVI has remained an escape from the bustling souvenir shops and glittery nightlife associated with so many Caribbean islands.

Cayman Islands The Cayman Islands are a small chain of islands lying about 480 miles south of Miami, FL. Grand Cayman is the largest and only significantly populated island (about 30,000 of The Caymans 32,000 population live on Grand Cayman).

Cuba Travel forum, hotel reviews, maps.

Curaçao Varied adventures await visitors to Curašao, a Dutch Leeward Island and one of the ABC Islands with Aruba and Bonaire.

Dominica The rugged, unspoiled landscape of mountain peaks and valleys is covered with lush rain forests, impressive waterfalls and exotic flora.

Dominican Republic Part of the island of Hispaniola which they share with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the Caribbean.

Grenada travel forum only for Grenada right now - more info coming first quarter 2010.

Guadeloupe travel forum only for Guadeloupe right now - more info coming first quarter 2010.

Haiti maps and news.

Jamaica Jamaica was colonized by Spain in 1494, seized by Britain in 1655, and achieved independence from Britain in 1962. It is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation.

Martinique is a French island with a famous cuisine that is a blend of French and Creole cooking, and lush, rugged landscape.

Puerto Rico Travel forum, hotel reviews, maps.

St. Barts Saint Barthélemy, commonly known as St. Barts, is a serene and special island that may remind visitors more of the south of France than the Caribbean.

St. Croix St. Croix is the largest and most rustic of the United States Virgin Islands. The island's main towns are Christiansted and Frederiksted.

St. John St. John is home to beautiful beaches, bays and coves, and the Virgin Islands National Park. The park land was donated to the US by the Rockefeller family and opened in 1956.

St. Kitts & Nevis Separated by a two-mile channel, St. Kitts (officially named St. Christopher) and Nevis are in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

St. Lucia The second largest of the Caribbean's Windward Islands, St. Lucia has drawn more and more tourists each year to enjoy its lush natural resources.

St. Martin Saint Martin - Sint Maarten - a half-French, half-Dutch island - offers two different cultures in one vacation destination.

St. Thomas Separating the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, St. Thomas is the most developed of the United States Virgin Islands. Its brilliant blue waters are a haven for diving and watersports, and its beaches, including Magen's Bay, beautiful.

Trinidad & Tobago Trinidad and Tobago are the most southerly of the Caribbean islands, lying just a few miles off the Venzuelan coast.

Turks & Caicos The Turks and Caicos Islands, which lie at the south end of the Bahamas chain, are separated by the Turks Island Passage connecting the Atlantic Ocean with the Caribbean.

Other islands and destinations:

The Bahamas The Bahamas consists of over 700 islands and cays, all with friendly people, beautiful beaches, and magnificent dive spots.

The Bermuda Islands Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia. Tourism to the island to escape North American winters is as old as the Victorian age.

Central America:

Costa Rica Nature is Costa Rica's biggest attraction. The incredible diversity of wildlife is probably due to the fact that Costa Rica lies in the middle of North and South America and is a convergence zone for species from both continents.

Mexico: (more Mexico destinations coming soon!)

Acapulco Acapulco is known for it's string of beautiful beaches but there's much more to see and do. A visit to Old Acapulco will bring you back to historic times and have you dancing to live music of both yesterday and today.

Cancún & Cozumel Development of Canc˙n began in 1974 and the area has rapidly evolved from lush green jungle and deserted white beaches to a favorite tourist destination for visitors from around the world.

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