the Indians who inhabited the island to the waves of early Europeans and mainland
traders, the adventure of exploring the islands of the Caribbean archipelago has
fulfilled the curiosity and need for variety of many the traveller over time
and still does today!
for residents of the Caribbean - often very familiar with places in Europe and
North America - their neighbour islands have provided an unexpected exciting and
economical vacation alternative.
groups are discovering more of the Caribbean. This relatively small area amazes
with diversity -- in climate and landscape, in language, religion and customs,
in the history showcased, and the proud achievements in areas like music, sports
and art, medicine and education. But there are common strands that run through
the region, and a shared hospitality that reaches out to a newcomer, welcoming
you home to a place you may never have been.
or island-hopping is easy within the Caribbean as the islands lie
close together. There are inter-island ferries, ranging from old-fashioned schooners
where visitors rub shoulders with islanders, fresh produce and crates, to modern
hydrofoils that whisk you between islands in air-conditioned ease. Regional airlines
criss-cross the islands making inter-island touring uncomplicated, while their
short-hop commuter airline partners in the region widen your choice of destinations
and fly low for better sightseeing.
time and budget? Even in Winter there is always affordable accommodation. Off-season
deals can be remarkable and the regional airlines often offer special fares that
make touring cost-effective. To encourage neighbourly visits, Caribbean nationals
are frequently offered special rates so dont forget to ask!
Exploring the Caribbean: Tourist