The Caribbean: A Great Destination

By: Mark Felix

Travelrobe has claimed that many islands in the Caribbean over the past few years have continued to expand and develop their infrastructure towards tourism, noting that St Lucia above all has embraced the void left by its failing banana industry and despite the lack of hype, it's tourist facilities are top-notch and makes it a perfect destination.

Mark Felix, the MD, says that while many of the islands including Trinidad and Tobago as well as Jamaica continue to make their presence felt in sports and music worldwide, there are lots of unspoiled gems waiting to be discovered.

Dominica
The first thing you'll notice about this island is how intensely green the island is. Lush, steep-sided peaks rear up 4700 feet to meet cloud-capped summits that receive enough heavy rainfall to feed hundreds of mountain streams.

Grenade
Grenade is known as "The Isle of Spice", producing one third of the world's supply of nutmeg along with quantities of cinnamon, cloves, ginger, turmeric and mace.

While largely dependent on agriculture, the tiny nation which includes other smaller Grenadine islands is steadily earning a reputation as a holiday destination.

The French islands
Martinique, Guadalupe, St Martin /St Maarten should not be forgotten as well. Shared between the French and the Dutch since the mid-seventeenth century, the tiny islands is one of the most visited islands in that part of the Caribbean.

The British Virgin Islands & The US Virgin Islands
To add to the vast diversity of the Caribbean there is the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands with their sea-swept landscapes, historic towns, duty-free shopping and luxurious resorts. These islands bask in the combination of familiar yet exotic which makes them the most popular cruise-ship destinations in the Caribbean.

The average travel time to the Caribbean from the UK is 6-8 hours and the most widely used currency is the Eastern Caribbean dollar know as EC$. Sterling and the American dollar are always welcomed by the locals. For more information visit www.travelrobe.com destination guides.

Travelrobe provides over 30 destination guides for the Caribbean. From the Cayman Islands to Antigua , the site offers recommendations on food and drink, where to go, money and costs, history and information on tours.

One draw back to booking the Caribbean year round is the Hurricane season, but there is good news because the season is predictable; Travelrobe is issuing caution when traveling between June 1 to Nov. 30.

For those customers who have not yet decided where to spend their summer holiday, Travelrobe can provide all the answers to the many questions they have and is recommending the Caribbean as the destination of choice.

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