Caribbean Tourism

History

History

The islands were ‘discovered’ by Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 and, partly because of their number, he named them ‘Las Once Mil Vírgenes’ (the 11,000 virgins) in honour of the legend of St Ursula and her 11,000 martyred virgins. There were Indian settlements in all the major islands of the group and the first hostile action with the Caribs took...