Abundant ivory-sand beaches, crystal-blue sky mirrored by the serene water below and verdant palms bending in the balmy air; the perfect paradise. The lush landscape and lavish sea of the Caribbean teem with a rare diversity of life that help make it the premier destination for travellers seeking everything from calm repose to breathtaking adventure.
Set in the glittering Caribbean Sea and comprised of more than 7,000 lush islands, the multitude of options afforded the discerning traveller through time spent in this dazzling part of the world are manifold. Soaked with sun the whole year round, this gorgeous temperate area offers ideal opportunities for sun-bathing, outdoor activities and water sports alike. No two islands are alike, all are in varying stages of development, and nothing dreamt is out of reach.
The title of ‘Caribbean’ is taken from the Carib, an ethnic group indigenous to the Lesser Antilles and areas of South America at the time of European colonization. The history of this region is rich with diverse cultures and threaded together by mesmerizing tales of conquest and wild adventures on the high-seas. The lasting impact of Colonialism and the Atlantic slave trade is omnipresent throughout these islands and often leaves travellers with the feeling of having gone back in time. The overwhelming beauty and abundant resources of the Caribbean are a thing of wonder: currently it is organized into 27 territories of dependencies, sovereign states and overseas departments.
The Caribbean sits within the crystalline Caribbean Sea which is found southeast of the Gulf of Mexico. These glittering island groups sit on the Caribbean plate and include more than 7,000 islands, islets and cays. This area is also known as the West Indies thanks to Christopher Columbus, who believed he had reached the Indies (Asia) when he landed here in 1492. Formed of verdant land-mass in beautiful arc shapes, the island groups within this area consist of the Antilles and the Bahamas.
With a similar history and geography to islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, the Caribbean region is composed of fragmented continents, volcanic land-mass and living coral reef. Each island is home to diverse evolutions of the native flora and fauna, and many enjoy thriving agricultural industry due to the rich soil: Tropical fruit and sugar-cane are the most prolific crops.
The area of ocean belonging to the Caribbean stretches to five million square kilometres, while the total land mass is only 240, 000 square kilometres: this is a sea to land ratio of 20:1. There are around 100 islands with permanent inhabitants, with the number of cays, whether rich in lush vegetation or sandy crags, numbering in the high thousands. No island, with the exception of Bermuda, is further from its neighbour than 200 kilometres; an intrepid explorer could spend days and weeks sailing from island to islet, endlessly discovering new areas of unspoiled tropical haven.
Bahamas & Caribbean Area Information
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Marina de Portimao, located on the Arade River estuary, is one of the safest harbours in Portugal and has gained a reputation as the prefer
Fifth Avenue Landing is a boutique San Diego superyacht marina and transient berthing facility located in the heart of Downtown San Diego.
Palm Cay is a marina community with a superb variety of options.
Strategically located in the pristine turquoise waters of the North sound, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Marina provides the highest level
A private 96-acre island hideaway separated from the Andros mainland by a turquoise ocean inlet, Kamalame Cay is an oasis of laidback hospi
Welcome To Harbour Island Club & Marina
Set sail and experience a whole new level of boating satisfaction. Only 50 nautical miles off the coast of South Florida, Resorts World Bim
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Flamingo Hills Resort & Marina is situated on 264 acres encompassing the marina, home sites, boutique hotel and a marina village all to com
Marina Fort Louis is situated in Marigot, the capital of French St. Martin, French West Indies | French Caribbean.
Accommodating yachts up to 240 ft., the Marina at Sandals Emerald Bay is a full service boater’s paradise. The fully protected 17-acre deep
Just a few feet from Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour Marina – sits vessels up to 200 feet in length and ready to carry passengers to Ou
Rivaling the legendary marina of Monte Carlo, Atlantis Marina is the premier facility in The Bahamas.
Our newly renovated marina offers fuel, electricity, fresh water, ice, bait, etc. We have 18 secure slips that accommodate skiffs to mega-y
French Leave Harbour Village MARINA is located in the SE corner of Governor’s Harbour.
Adjacent to Capella Marigot Bay Resort, Capella Marina is Saint Lucia’s premier berthing destination for yachts and superyachts up to 280ft
Highbourne Cay‘s Marina, located within a beautiful, naturally sheltered harbour, is mere footsteps from one of the island’s most beautifu
Situated in a unique setting, near the town centre of Pointe-à-Pitre, the airport, the main white sandy beaches and the finest tourist site
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On the Atlantic coastline of Long Island lined by rugged reef and beautiful sand beaches, nestled in the protective harbor of Long Island l
Bahamas marina and boat docks nestled in the quiet waters of Green Turtle Cay, in the Out Islands of Abaco.
Schooner Bay Marina
With the resort currently under construction but still open and able to provide all services to incoming yachts with minimal disturbance,Ch
Just 56 miles from the coast of Florida, Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour is one of The Bahamas’ premier beach resorts and marina comm
The Hurricane Hole Marina boasts one of the strongest locations on Paradise Island, within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, champ
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Schooner Bay Marina
Come to The Marsh Harbour Marina on beautiful Pelican Shores. Convenient to all Marsh Harbour services but in a peaceful setting just steps
Albany Marina is the most modern mega-yacht marina in the Carribbean and is the ultimate yachting destination part of the luxury resort com
When you enter the harbour by boat, we are the first marina on the right hand side, just after Snappa's Bar & Grill.
Located on Grand Bahama Island just 70 miles from Florida, Port Lucaya is often described as the gateway to the Bahamas. It gets its name f
At North Island Marina, our goal is to exceed the usual expectations of the marina environment, with a full service hands on approach.
Situated on the bay-side of Harbour Island in North Eleuthera, Valentine’s Residences Resort & Marina boasts an array of amenities includin
Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina stretches from the Sea of Abaco to White Sound across the entire width of Green Turtle Cay. Perched on th
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Tucked away in a corner of historic Alice Town on North Bimini Island, Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina was founded in the 1930's as an
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The centrepiece of Romora Bay is our modern new deep-water Bahamas marina.
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Welcome to Lighthouse Marina, at the base of the historic Elbow Reef Light House in picturesque Hope Town Harbour, Abaco.
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Riding Rock Marina