Caribbean – Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica
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- One of the three ABC islands, Aruba’s long beautiful beaches and location below the hurricane belt have contributed to its popularity during the summer months.Aruba is 19.6 miles long and 6 miles across, with a total area of 70 square miles. The climate is dry, with low rainfall. On the south and west coasts, you’ll find miles of beaches that have been described as some of the best in the world. Oranjestad, the capital city, is where you’ll find Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) and most of the hotels and all-inclusive resorts on the island. The hotels are within a short drive from the airport by either rental car or private transfer.
- Things to See
You’ll find Arikok National Park in the interior of the island. This desert like preserve contains a diversity of wildlife, cacti and dramatic rock formations. You will also find some of Aruba’s most striking views here as the ocean crashes against the rugged shoreline below.The island’s unofficial mascots, the fofoti trees, can be seen along the windward shore of the northeast coast. Constant trade winds have permanently sculpted them into graceful, southwesterly bending forms. Aruba has many low and high rise resorts, offers a variety of water-sports like scuba diving, kite-boarding and snorkeling, and is well known for its wide range of dining options.
- The most eastern Caribbean island, Barbados extends 21 miles long and 14 miles wide covering 166 square miles that are divided into 11 parishes. The west coast on the Caribbean Sea is known for serene, quiet waters while the east coast on the Atlantic Ocean is perfect for surfing, windsurfing or boogie boarding.Many international airlines serve Barbados, originating mainly from the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom, many with nonstop flights.Getting There
Vacationers can arrive on Barbados in many ways. The most popular method is air travel. Those who don’t visit by plane often choose to arrive by cruise ship. Some adventurous sailors even take to the seas themselves on a chartered yacht or on their own vessel. When flying to Barbados, passengers will arrive at the Grantley Adams International Airport on the south side of the island. Other vacationers will travel to the island aboard a cruise ship.
Located approximately 650 miles off the coast of North Carolina, it is within easy reach from the Eastern United States. Bermuda is an archipelago of 120 islands and islets with a British fell and Caribbean soul. With some 60 percent of the population tracing its heritage to the West Indies, the Caribbean connection makes itself evident in everything from the local cuisine to the tantalizing lilt of Bermudian voices. There is also a distinctly British feel to Bermuda.
Blessed by the Gulf Stream, Bermuda’s gorgeous translucent waters and pink-sand beaches rival those of more tropical climates. Water sports are very popular especially scuba diving of the many wrecks on the reefs around the country.
For many years Bermuda has limited the use of automobiles and, therefore, does not offer visitor rental cars. Instead, the most popular method of getting around for visitors is via mopeds, which can be rented at dozens of locations. Others are well-served by readily available taxis, ferries and Bermuda’s distinctive pink buses. Bermuda is also known for its Bermuda shorts, dark and stormy drink and its beautiful pink sand beaches.