About The Caribbean
According to Wikipedia, the Caribbean has an area of 106,300 square miles and comprises of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays. The population is over 43 million inhabitants.
The Caribbean region is located South East of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American Mainland, East of Central America and North of South America.
What Is The Weather Like In The Caribbean
The Caribbean region enjoys tropical weather with two seasons being a rainy season and a dry season. The rainy season is usually from May to October and the dry season from November to April.
Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30 annually. There are some islands that are susceptible to hurricanes due to their locations such as The Bahamas and Cayman Islands. On the other hand, islands such as Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao are outside the hurricane belt.
At times, an island outside the hurricane belt may not experience a direct hit but still sustain damages as the hurricane passes through the region.
Depending on the time of year and the destination that you are traveling to in the region, it is wise to consider travel insurance in the event of trip interruptions or trip delays due to hurricanes.
Is The Caribbean Part of The United States of America
The Caribbean is not a part of the United States of America. However, the United States of America has two dependencies in the Caribbean region being Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
The US Virgin Islands consists of a group of four islands being St Thomas, St John, St Croix and Water Island.
However, the Americas consist of two continents North America and South America. The Caribbean is regarded as part of North America.
The mission of Around the Caribbean is to provide accurate and reliable content so that prospective visitors to the Caribbean can make an informed travel decision. Additionally, individuals who are considering relocating to the Caribbean can have a comprehensive idea of the ins and outs of the region.
The articles on the blog are written by nationals of the Caribbean with contributions made from others who have an understanding of their respective islands. Thus, the posts are from the perspective of persons who call the Caribbean home.
This blog will feature content from the islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Grenada, St Vincent & The Grenadines, St Lucia, Barbados, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Antigua & Barbuda, Montserrat, Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Haiti, Turks & Caicos, St Eustatius, Dominican Republic, St Kitts & Nevis, Jamaica, St Maarten/St Martin, Saba, Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bonaire, Aruba, Curacao, Cuba and Belize.