The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.Â The word “Caribbean” has multiple uses. Its principal ones are geographical and political. The Caribbean can also be expanded to include territories with strong cultural and historical connections to slavery, European colonisation and theplantation system.
Language: The language spoken in the Caribbean is English and Spanish
Fly to: Jose Marti International Airport (HAV) is 9 miles west of Havana in Cuba; CancÃºn International Airport (CUN) is 14 miles southwest of CancÃºn in Mexico; Â Punta Cana International airport (PUN) is 21 miles east of the country.
Flight time from UK: 9-11 hours
Best time to visit:
Spring for slightly cooler temperatures
The Caribbean enjoys a tropical climate with warm temperatures throughout the year. There are two seasons: rainy (May- October) and dry (November-April). The best time to go is between February and March, after the humidity levels are at their highest and before the start of the rainy season.