Carnivals in the Caribbean
Puerto Rico: Jan-Feb
St. Barts: February
St. Croix: Dec-Jan
St. Kitts: Dec-Jan
St. Lucia: July
St. Martin: February
St. Maarten: April
St. Thomas: April
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”
– Aldous Huxley –
“Traveling is the yearning for life.”
– Kurt Tucholsky –
The CARIBBEAN is known for its friendly people, reggae music, amazing beaches, clear blue waters, beautiful weather, stunning landscapes of tall mountains, rainforests and waterfalls. Further for it’s nice dive sites with coral reefs full of colourful fishes. It offers many adventurous activities like hiking, snorkeling, diving, sailing, deap sea fishing, birdwatching, kayaking, horse back riding, kitesurfing, surfriding, etc.
Caribbean Travel World is a Travel Guide mainly for independant travellers. Here you can find the island that fits best your interests. We have high quality photos of all islands in the West Indies, useful travel information and a travel blog. There is a forum and a photo gallery for every Caribbean country. Enjoy the Carnival with us. Our intention is to support the Caribbean region. Our target audience are mainly individual travellers. Everything is free. If you plan a trip to the Caribbean, look here at Caribbean Travel World for useful travel tips. Plenty of information is waiting for you. Cool runnings!
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Anguilla, the northern most island in the Leeward chain, is known for its extremely white sand beaches. Antigua is known as a major Caribbean yachting port. Barbuda is largely African in character. Aruba is a safe island with beautiful white sand beaches and an arid climate. Barbados is still very British and known as a top party destination. Bonaire is consistently rated among the best diving locations in the world. Plenty of Iguanas can be found in Curacao. Dominica is called the Nature Island of the Caribbean and great for hiking. Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” and for its beautiful capital St. Georges. Carriacou is a relaxed island close to Grenada. Guadeloupe belongs to France, giving it a distinctly French atmosphere. Martinique offers nude beaches, an exception in the Caribbean. Saba is called “The Unspoiled Queen of the Caribbean”. Statia (St. Eustatius) has always recognized its nature and marine life as one of its most valuable assets. Saint Barthelemy (St. Barts) has a reputation of pampering visitors with the best in the world. St. Kitts & Nevis are little-known but breathtaking twin-islands in the southern Caribbean. Saint Lucia is renowned for its vibrant rainforest. Sint Maarten is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Saint Martin has a colorful scenery dominated by flaming bright red, orange and yellow flamboyant trees. Saint Vincent is an important location of the cinema movie “Pirates OF The Caribbean”. The Grenadines (Bequia, Canouan, Palm Island, Mayaro, Mustique, Tobago Cays, Union Island) is a Caribbean island chain of over 600 islands in the Windward Islands. Trinidad & Tobago has the biggest Carnival in the Caribbean. It’s a paradise for birders. The Virgin Islands (USVI, BVI) were originally inhabited by the Arawak, Carib and Cermic. The islands of Venezuela (Islas Los Roches, Isla Margarita, Isla Aves, Isla Blanquilla, Isla Tortuga) are spanish speaking. See our photos!
Cuba, known for old cars, good rum and the best cigarrs in the world; the Hispaniola (Haiti, Dominican Republic) with endless palm fringed beaches. Jamaica is best known for reaggy music, Bob Marley, and the Rastafaries. The Cayman Islands are known for offshore banking and great for diving (Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brack). Puerto Rico with Isla Mona, Culebra and Vieques has five Miss Universe winners.
Mainlands with a Caribbean Coastline
Mexico: The Yucatan Peninsula offers exquisite beaches along the Caribbean coastline and amazing Mayan ruins. Belize has a diverse society, with many cultures and languages. Belize’s abundance of terrestrial and marine species and its diversity of ecosystems give it a key place in the globally significant Mesoamerican Biological Corridor. Colombia is a coastal country with deserts and mountains between its borders. Costa Rica is known for its progressive environmental policies, being the only country to meet all five criteria established to measure environmental sustainability. Guatemala has a rich and distinctive culture from the long mix of elements from Spain and the native Maya people. This diverse history and the natural beauty of the land have created a destination rich in interesting and scenic sites. Honduras was home to several important Mesoamerican cultures, most notably the Maya. Nicaragua is the largest country in the Central American isthmus. The ease of travel and wide array of experiences make Panama one of the most attractive emerging tourism destinations in the world. Venezuela will be added later. Except Belize, all these countries speak Spanish.
Specials for Cruisers and Yachties
Especially for our visitors who plan a Caribbean cruise, we put here photos and travel information about Miami and about The Bahamas (New Providence with the Capital Nassau and Great Abaco. If you are on a Sailing Yacht or on a Motor Boat, you might be also interessted in: Andros Island, Berry Islands, North Bimini and South Bimini, Great Exuma and Exuma Cays, Mayaguana, Great Inagua and Little Inagua) and in the Turks & Caicos Islands.
Find a cheap hotels, apartment or guest house, find a Real Estate opportunity, a job in the sun, play online games, Caribbean airlines and much more. Get an overview about the differnt Cruise Line companies. We also have information about Caribbean Divesites, the best Beaches, Paragliding, about Bird Watching, Ferry Services, Literature, Rum, Radio Stations and Tourist Arrivals. As well we have the latest Statistics. Look for Golf Courses in the Caribbean. Please take your time and come back to the Caribbean Travel World.
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A whale is found dead with more than 30 PLASTIC BAGS in its stomach
Experts say it’s ‘not surprising’. Experts estimate there are five trillion pieces of plastic litter floating on the world’s oceans, discarded by a throw-away society and killing countless animals a year. It has been estimated that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. An estimated 100 billion carrier bags are used every year in Europe – with 8 billion ending up as litter.
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June: Crop Over festival is Barbados’s version of Carnival, while Vincy Mas is celebrated in the Grenadines. The St. Kitts Music Festival combines R&B, hip-hop, calypso, soca, and more.