Nature and wildlife
With its utterly diverse landscapes, it’s no wonder the Caribbean plays host to some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet. People are probably most familiar with its marine life, and snorkelling is the best way to experience it first hand. Get up close and personal to reef and whale sharks, dolphins, stingrays and shoals of brightly coloured fish. Many of the Caribbean islands are abundant in birds, more than 700 species in total, including the Barbuda warbler, Caribbean martin, St Lucia oriole, Jamaican tody and la selle thrush. If you venture into the rainforests you might also encounter monkeys, flamingos, sloths, mongoose and reptiles.
Although each Caribbean island has its own unique culture, it is largely influenced by its tropical climate and landscapes. Its music, personality and food are vibrant yet laid back. With influences from many different countries such as England, France, Spain, America and Africa, traditions and customs are diverse