Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean. It is characterised by Latin rhythms and joy of life, along with the strict communist rule. All this has led to its individual character. One of the best examples is the suspension of imports by the Communist government, and as a result, we see a lot of old cars, which have been driven through the streets of Cuba from the 50’s. Recently, however, there has been a significant amount of foreign investment that has improved the infrastructure and increased a number of luxury resorts.
Aruba is a synonym for the sun and the beautiful coastline. The island is characterized by low rainfall, as it lies in the equatorial climates. The capital of the island is Oranjestad and is known primarily by its pastel houses and luxury shops.
Because of the fact that the island belongs to the Netherlands, Aruba residents speak Dutch. They speak Spanish equally well.
Guadeloupe is an archipelago of islands, which belongs to France, and therefore also to the European Union. The two largest islands are connected by a bridge. West – Basse-Terre – characterized by bursts of active volcano Soufriere and tropical forests, and UEA – Grand Terre – plains and sandy beaches. Day temperature there never drops below 25 ° C!
Guadeloupe is the capital of the Basse-Terre, but the largest city is Pont-a-Pitre. Naturally the official language is French and it is usually flooded with the European tourists.
One of the most popular destinations for Caribbean holidays is the Dominican Republic, which occupies about two-thirds of the island of Haiti. Dominican Republic is an ideal island for those looking for a tropical luxury and comfort. The capital of the Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo, and the official language is Spanish.
Barbados is part of the Lesser Antilles and one of the hottest places on earth. The name of the island (which is also the country) is derived from the Portuguese language. Portuguese explorers, who discovered the island, drew attention to the local variant of fig tree, which they called “os Barbados”, which literally means “the bearded trees”. The official language though is English.
The best time to vacation on the island of Barbados is the time from December to April, when the dry season lasts. In contrast to the other islands of the Lesser Antilles, Barbados is an island of volcanic and limestone.
Curacao is one of three ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao. Part of the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles and the Netherlands, and at the same time is the largest island of the Netherlands Antilles. The island’s capital – Willemstad – is called a small Amsterdam and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The world-famous Curacao liqueur, are made from the peel of bitter orange varieties grown on the island.