Caribbean Tourism

History

History of Netherland Antilles - ABC

The first known settlers of the islands were the Caiquetios, a tribe of peaceful Arawak Indians, who lived in small communities under a chieftain or a priest. They survived principally on fish and shellfish and collected salt from the Charoma saltpan to barter with their mainland neighbours for supplements to their diet. There are remains of Indian villages...

Netherland Antilles - ABC

The Netherlands Antilles, The ABC's consist of the islands of Aruba (autonomous, see below) Bonaire and Curaçao (popularly known as the ‘ABC’s’) 60-80 kilometres off the coast of Venezuela, outside the hurricane belt; and 880 kilometres further north (in the hurricane belt) are the ‘3 S’s’: Sint Eustatius (Statia), Saba, and the south part of Sint Maarten (...