The Caribbean on the map
The Caribbean is a massive archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. It’s located southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland to the northern coast of South America, bounded on the west by Mexico and Central American states and facing out to the Atlantic on the east.
The Caribbean islands consist of 25 independent countries and other territories. Not all islands are the same; some offer a more cosmopolitan environment, while others are more affordable. Thousands of islands with breath-taking scenery await exploration; some islands are blessed with dramatic scenery and fine volcanic sand. The others are famous for their white-sand beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise waters.
Are you looking for a laid-back and local island? Or would you like to visit a relaxed and romantic island? Big or little, with so many islands and different cultures, it`s time to start discovering Caribbean travel destinations. Whatever island you choose, you won`t be bored. And you know what? We know some beautiful islands where you will feel like home. Here you can read more about the big-hitters like Jamaica or Mexico. Or pick somewhere UK and USA tourists barely travel. Those islands might not be popular with the crowds, but they are unique and also have a lot to offer to visitors.
Take a holiday in places you`ve already visited, but you would like to explore a little bit more. Or, visit tropical islands you haven`t explored yet. But, you have always dreamed about to visit. If you are looking for something more authentic, go off-the-beaten-track and leave the crowds behind. Anything is possible in the Caribbean!
All the Caribbean islands lie within the tropics and, therefore, its climate is tropical. With all-year-round temperatures and endless summer, the rainy season usually occurs between May and October. When it comes to a hurricane season, some islands are more vulnerable than the others. Hence, consider that when planning your much-need escape to the Caribbean. The hurricane season lasts from 1st June to 30th November, with a peak in September and October. However, a hurricane doesn’t affect all islands every year. What`s more, a hurricane hits islands on the south rarely.