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In the late seventeenth century, the colonists of Bermuda developed their own colony in the Turks. They commuted back and forth farming salt in the Turks, taking it to Bermuda and trading it to the Americans. This practice ended when the Bahamas assumed jurisdiction of the Turks.
No matter how spectacular the land, to scuba divers, the world of reefs, wrecks and rock formations hidden beneath the transparent Caribbean waters far surpasses the natural beauty ashore. Lured by the changing scenery undersea, divers at all skill levels tour the region in search of new experiences. Caribbean dive sites are so dazzling and diverse that many enthusiasts become...
In the jargon of the '90s, "ecotourism" combines the spirit of adventure and exploration with the concern for maintaining the health of our natural, cultural (and historical) surroundings -- and preserving them for ourselves and generations to come.
Caribbean nations have recently jumped on the ecotourism bandwagon with great enthusiasm. The result is a profusion of awareness...
Love life at sea? See for yourself on a Caribbean yacht charter, offering in-depth island exploration at a leisurely pace.
The United States Virgin Islands, the largest charter fleet base, offers hundreds of crewed or "bare" sailboats. Power boats (crewed, some equipped for deep sea fishing) are also available. Brokers (representing boat owners) match customers and craft...
Hotels of all sizes and types throughout the Caribbean host meetings and conventions of as many varieties. In search of a perfect meeting place? The Caribbean has it all.
A hectic schedule of speeches, seminars and workshops is made less so by a walk on the beach, a splash in the sea or cocktails on the terrace at sunset. So the Caribbean naturally qualifies as a top choice...
Dozens of Caribbean destinations and resorts offer prime possibilities for fun family vacations.
A number of prestige hotel chains have day camps for children which open for the convenience of parents during the evening with limited planned activities and basic baby sitting services. Cots and cribs are provided for the early-to-bed set.
In most cases, children under 12 stay...
The Caribbean is perfection for waters-ports enthusiasts. The glassy-calm provides the ideal surface for swimming, sailing, wind, board and body surfing, tubing, jet skiing, snorkeling, pedal and banana boating -- and more.
Every imaginable water-sport can be enjoyed somewhere in the Caribbean -- and conditions are absolutely optimum.
Fishermen find the waters challenging --...
Romance is synonymous with the Caribbean -- a great favorite for lovers of all ages, lured by the temperate climate, luxurious accommodations, solicitous service, miles of beautiful beaches and breathtaking sunsets.
Wish to avoid the tension (and expense) of planning a wedding at home? Most resorts will be pleased to arrange your ceremony on property. Many employ full-time...
All-inclusive resorts are not new to the Caribbean -- but their popularity has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years.
Created for couples, the all-inclusive concept has spread to encompass vacations for families and singles as well. Properties offering inclusive plans range from simple seaside spots with a casual style to grand luxe resorts with gourmet restaurants...
No matter what your preference in warm weather sports, there's no more pleasing playground than the Caribbean.
Snorkelers and scuba divers come to experience the colorful panorama beneath the crystal clear waters. Reef formation and sea life change dramatically from destination to destination, making underwater exploration every bit as exciting as sightseeing on land (some say...
British-influenced islands share a fondness for cricket. Tourists may find the intricate rules perplexing, but matches are nonetheless fascinating. The enthusiasm is contagious -- and the weather's always fine.
Scheduled horse races on the flats with pari-mutuel betting take place in the Dominican Republic (Hipodromo Perla Antillana), Puerto Rico (El Comandante) and Jamaica (...
Caribbean Phone List -Phoning from the USA to Caribbean, within the Caribbean, Caribbean to Outside World
the USA to:
within the Caribbean:
Argentina 00 54
011 297 + six digit #
Austria 00 43
011 297 +8 + five digits
Belgium 00 32
Bolvia 00 591...
Caribbean resorts offer both all-inclusive and a la carte vacations with emphasis on mental and physical fitness.
From simple straightforward yoga retreats to European-style super-pampering package programs in spectacular sybaritic surroundings, it's all available -- and in many destinations.
Some all-inclusive resorts offer a wide range of spa-based amenities in their...
The Caribbean Culinary Federation, with hundreds of resorts and restaurant chefs as members, is focused on producing and maintaining memorable, high quality Caribbean cuisine.
Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Cancun, Cozumel and Cuba offer Spanish specialties including rich black bean soup, succulent seafood paella and fried plantains.
Food in the French islands is...