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The Virgin Islands are an archipelago of the Lesser Antilles and located about 100 km east of Puerto Rico between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
Politically, the Virgin Islands are divided between the United States US Virgin Islands (U.S. Virgin Islands) and those dependent on Great Britain  (British Virgin Islands) Nevertheless, the currency valid throughout the Virgin Islands is the US dollar.
Although large and small islands can be seen everywhere in the water: Anegada you only see when your boat touches the beach. As the only  British Virgin Islands it is a reedf virgin and entirely flat.
Anguilla (Spanish for "eel") is is one of the leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, east of Puerto Rico. Politically, the island is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Anguilla still includes several small uninhabited coral islands.
The climate is tropical, tempered by easterly winds. Hurricanes and other tropical storms can be expected from July to October.
Anguilla is a flat, elongated reef chalk limestone, only 25 kilometers long, nowhere wider than 6 km and at the most 62 meters high. Although the steep volcanic slopes of the neighboring island of St. Martin are in sight, Anguilla sometimes shines like a big raft, floating in the vast sea, and not as a firm island.
On Anguilla only live about 7 000 people. There are almost exclusively black and mulattoes, descendants of African slaves, in whose veins partly flows some Irish blood. They live mainly from fishing, from their small vegetable gardens and orchards, their free-roaming goats and more recently also from tourism. Incidentally on Anguilla everybody knows each each; you greet each other friendly, maybe change a few words, and no car passes another without drivers nodding or waving to each other.
Antigua is an island of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean and is part of the state Antigua and Barbuda.
Antigua was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus. He named the island after the church of Santa Maria La Antigua in Seville. The island was colonized by the British in the year 1632. They remained colonial power until independence in1981. Thereafter, Antigua united with the neighboring islands of Barbuda and Redonda and formed the confederation Antigua and Barbuda. The capital of the state, St. John's, is located on Antigua,  parliamentary monarchy exists there since 1981.
Up to 400 m above sea level rise the hills of the island, which is characterized by white sandy beaches, palm trees, pineapples and cotton fields. Overall, 67,000 people live in Antigua. The island has a size of 281 square kilometers and is said to have 365 beaches - one for every day of the year.
The beaches on Antigua are among the most beautiful and finest in the world. The majority of the inhabitants is rather poor.
The island, located 50 kilometres off Venezuela, is only 32 kilometres long and 10 kilometres wide. Aruba has a meagre landscape, big cactuses as well as the Divi-Divi trees, which are crooked due to the north-east wind, dominate the landscape. The sand at the white wonderful beaches is fine like powder sugar - the Palm Beach -  is the longest of the Antilles. Aruba belonged until 1985 to the Dutch Antilles.
Barbados is the easternmost island of the chain of islands in the Lesser Antilles between the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
Barbados is an independent state in the Commonwealth and easternmost island of the West Indies,located north of Saint Vincent. The island is 34 kilometers long and max.23 kilometers wide, with a total area of 430 square kilometers.
Barbados' economy remained until well into the 20th century heavily dependent on the sugar, rum and syrup production.
Barbuda is an island of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. It belongs to the State Antigua and Barbuda and has about 1,500 inhabitants.
Guadeloupe is a group of nine islands of the Lesser Antilles on the northern edge of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.
Guadeloupe is a fully integrated part of France and therefore part of the European Union.
Basse-Terre is the capital of the Caribbean island and the French overseas departments of Guadeloupe. It has 14,000 inhabitants and is located at the foot of the active volcano Soufriere in the southwest of the island of the same-named island part Basse-Terre.
Basseterre is a port city on the island of the Antilles "Saint Kitts" and the capital of the islands "Saint Kitts" and "Nevis". The deepwater port has recently been completed. The city's architecture is characterized by the influence of the British and French colonial period, particularly on "Independence Square".
Bequia is with 18 km² the largest island of the Grenadines and part of the State Saint Vincent. The name means "island of clouds" in the Arawak language of the indigenous people but is rarely an appropriate designation. The name is pronounced somewhat surprisingly as "BECK-way". Bequia has a small airport, which is flown to from other islands in the region, including Barbados and St. Lucia.
The island has two harbors: Blowing Point and Road Bay.
The little island paradise is located in the north of the Lesser Antilles. It is very flat, composed of coral and limestone and is only sparsely overgrown. In Anguilla you can find more than 30 different beaches and some of the finest beaches in the Caribbean, all of which are publicly available. Because on the island live about 8,000 inhabitants, the capital of "The Valley" is a small, picturesque and quaint town with a few shops.
Bonaire is an island that is geographically part of the Lesser Antilles and politically belongs to the Netherlands Antilles, before they were disintegrated on October 10, 2010. It is also the second largest of the so-called ABC islands, besides Aruba and Curaçao.
The total area is 288 square kilometers, the population of about 15,000. Island capital is Kralendijk.
Bridgetown is the capital of the Caribbean island nation of Barbados, its main port and the economic center.
Bridgetown was founded in 1628 by Great Britain and has about 7,000 residents, in addittion 80,000 residents in suburbs. They live mainly from tourism, but also produce sugar, rum and molasses.
The center of Bridgetown is the Trafalgar Square, where the Lord Nelson statue welcomes visitors.
The Dominican peninsula Cabo Samana in the north of the country is about two hours away from the capital Santo Domingo. Samana is a beach paradise. White palm-fringed beaches, crystal clear waters and tropical temperatures let the "Bacardi Feeling" rise. Many 4 and 5 star hotels fulfill the holiday dreams here.
The Dominican Cabrits peninsula lies in the eastern Caribbean. The island of Dominica, which belongs to the Cabrits, was discovered in 1493 by Columbus - on a Sunday. So he named it "Dominica", the day of the lord. Over the centuries French, English, Danish and Dutch were trying to establish their colonies here. In 1763 the island became British and so it remained until 1978. Today, the island is independent. Around the volcanic island Cabrits lies a coral reef, one of the most beautiful underwater national parks of Dominica.
Canouan is a quiet natural island with only very few inhabitants. Many wonderful sand beaches and diving regions invite you to bathe, dive and snorkel. Canouan looks like a sickle and is 8 km² large. The name comes from the language of the Indians and means tortoise. The only secure bay of this isolated island is Charleston Bay. Canouan is at the moment rather undeveloped, but in the north of the island and in Charlestown active building activities take place. Even a golf course is planned.
Captain's Best is a small island in the Caribbean only a few sea miles away from Grenada (Lesser Antilles).
Carriacou translates as "land of the reefs' and is the largest island of the Grenadines and part of the three-island state of Grenada.
Casa de Campo is located in the east of the Dominican Republic and offers luxury with landscaped palm beaches and golf courses. Casa de Campo is one of the best resorts in the world - at least if one follows the opinion of "Harper Bazaar". The resort has a private airport - regular aircrafts take off here as wellas the jets of the rich.
Castries is the capital and port city of the Antilles island of St. Lucia. With approximately 65,000 inhabitants, it is the largest city of the island and an ideal starting point for inland excursions. In Castries, there are hardly any historical buildings and sights as the beautiful colorful wooden houses were completely destroyed in the past decades by fire.
Catalina is a small private island. It belongs to the luxury hotel "Casa de Campo". Exclusively the island is available only to guests of Celebrity Cruises and Costa Cruises. Therefore only guests of these two cruise lines have the possibility to visit Catalina Island.
Cayman Brac belongs to the Cayman Islands and is located 290 km northwest of Jamaica. A large coral reef protects the east and west coast. The Cayman Islands are British Crown Colony with internal self-government since 1962.
Cayman Brac has less than 2,500 inhabitants and is located 143 km northwest of Grand Cayman. The island is about 19 km long and no more than 1.5 km wide. Divers can explore here the wrecks of sunken ships. Cayman Brac is the "Treasure Island" of the same-named children book by R.L. Stevenson.
Off the Dominican coast, about 20 minutes from Samana is the less than 2-km-long and 50- m-wide dream island in the Bahia Samana. For locals and visitors Cayo Levantado is considered "the Bacardi Island." The island has three beautiful white beaches that are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. The water is crystal clear.
The volcanic island of Nevis is part of the Western chain of Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean. Charlestown is the largest city of the island and still exudes today the charm of the old West Indian colonial islands.
Charlotte Amalie is the capital of the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas, the densely populated and liveliest of the three US Virgin Islands. Around 15,000 people live here. The place is one of the top ports for Caribbean cruisers and is considered a shopping paradise.
Charlottesville sprays Caribbean life pure. It lies in a picturesque natural harbor and is only accessible via a steep road through the rainforest.
Chateaubelair is a fishing village on the west coast of the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, just south of the still active volcano Soufriere. St. Vincent is the main island of the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Lesser Antilles) and is part of the Leeward Islands.
Chatham Bay lies on Union Island, a beautiful Caribbean island that is geographically part of the archipelago of the Grenadines. The small idyllic anchorage is located in the west of the island.
Christiansted is a city on the Caribbean island Saint Croix belonging to the archipelago of the US Virgin Islands. The place was formerly the capital of the Danish West India before it was sold to the United States of America in 1917.
On one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean island of Nevis, in the shade of a coconut grove, lies the same-named restaurant, Coconut Grove ', one of the most exquisite restaurants throughout the island.
Cruz Bay is the seaport of the untouched island of the Lesser Antilles. The 'city in the Caribbean' offers wonderful sand beaches and diving centres. Little pretty boutiques invite you to stroll
Culebrita is a small coral island in the Caribbean. It belongs to Puerto Rico, a small island state, which is part of the archipelago of the Greater Antilles. Puerto Rico is composed of the main island of Puerto Rico and the smaller surrounding islands Culebra, Culebrita, Mona, Monita, Palomino and Vieques.
Curacao is the largest island of the former Netherlands Antilles and is located in the south of the Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela. Most of the population is concentrated in the capital city of Willemstad.
Deshaies is a small town with about 4,000 inhabitants on Guadeloupe, a French overseas territory consisting of a group of nine islands. Together with Martinique these form the French West Indies. Deshaies is located in the northeast of the island Basse-Terre. The name of the town comes from a certain Des Hayes from the 17th century, which gave the river and the place where the community settled its name.
Dewey is located on a picturesque promontory of Isla Culebra, an island in the Caribbean Sea belonging to Puerto Rico.
Dominica's natural sights: the picturesque Champagne reef, the botanical garden, the lookout point Morne Bruce as well as the Trafalgar waterfalls. While staying in the Ti Tou Grotto you can even have the opportunity of swimming. The Emerald pool lain in a mountain landscape is also worth a visit.
East Harbor is a place on Eleuthera, an island in the Bahamas, approximately 80 km east of the capital, Nassau. In 1647, English settlers founded here the first European settlement in the Bahamas. They named the island after the Greek word "eleutheria" which means "freedom". The island is a paradise for tourists, mass tourism, mega-resorts and casinos. Pink shimmering beaches of fine coral sand are the hallmark of Eleuthera. The island has many picturesque harbors and more than 300-year-old villages. About 8,000 people live permanently on this island.
Egg Island is an island in the Bahamas. The Bahamas are an island nation in the North Atlantic and part of the West Indies. They lie south-east of the USA, northeast of Cuba and belong to Central America. Of the more than 700 islands only 30 are inhabited. The archipelago got its name through the Spanish conquerors. They called the waters around the islands "Baja Mar" (in English: "shallow sea") which later became the word "Bahamas". Egg Island has got its name from the chickens living here. They belong to residents of neighboring islands who regularly come to Egg Island collect their eggs. Egg Island was greatly talked about in the 1980s when the theory was formulated  that it was on this island where Columbus set foot in the New World for the very first time.
The small English Harbour, with its nearly 800 inhabitants, is located on the south coast of the Caribbean island of Antigua. Its name goes back to the nearby old port of the Royal Navy, which once was one of the safest ports in the Caribbean. Countless ships found here protection against pirates and storms.
Esperanza is located on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico belonging to an island in the Caribbean. The island is about 33 km long and just over 7 km wide and is about 12 km east of the main island Purto Rico. 9,500 people live on Vieques, mainly in the western part. The east of the island was for many years a closed military zone, as the US had a military base here that occupied as much as 70% of the island surface. The inhabitants now live largely from tourism.
The small town of Fajardo is located in the east of the main island of Puerto Rico, directly on the Atlantic Ocean. The settlement was founded in the second half of the 18th century by the Americans, who wanted to use it as starting base for their conquest of Puerto Rico. Today the place is a popular holiday destination also well beyond the country's borders.
For many centuries, Falmouth Harbour was one of the safest harbors in the Caribbean. The harbor was built by the famous Lord Nelson.
Falmouth is the capital of the Jamaican county Trelawny. It is located about 30 km away from Montego Bay, on the north coast of the island and is home to approximately 8,200 residents. It is named after the same-named English port city, the birthplace of the then Governor Sir William Trelawny. Falmouth was founded in 1769 by Thomas Reid. Its systematic planning can still be seen today in the recognizable rectangular street pattern. Around 1800 the city was an important port of export for sugar molasses.
Frederiksted is a harbor town of Danish origin. It lies on the US Virgin Island of St. Croix.
French Harbor is the second largest municipality on Roatan, one of the  Islas de la Bahía, located in the Caribbean Sea off the north coast of Honduras. The islands are part of a submarine mountain range, partly volcanic, but mostly of coralline origin. Roatan is the largest island of the archipelago with 125 km2 and a population of about 30,000. In the last century the Islas de la Bahia were an important trading center for coffee and tropical fruits. The location of the islands in Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world, make it an attractive destination for vacationers and divers from around the world.
Georgetown is a former pirate stronghold.
The Gorda Sound is located in Virgin Gorda, one of the British Virgin Islands. This archipelago is part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean and is located about 100 km east of Puerto Rico. They are a British overseas territory. Only 16 of the 60 islands and reefs are inhabited. Virgin Gorda is located on the eastern edge of the British Virgin Islands. Columbus himself gave the island its name.
The Cayman Islands are an archipelago in the Caribbean and a British overseas territory of the United Kingdom. They owe their name to a large lizard that is often confused with crocodiles.
Grand Cayman is with 198km², the largest of the three islands.
Grand Turk has a size of 18km².
The two island groups owe their names to pirates.They were called turks.
Grande Anse is located in La Désirade, an island of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. The small island is 11 km long and only 2 km wide. Officially it was first referred to in 1827. during this time there was here a leper colony for the French West Indies, which was in operation until 1954. The roughly 1,800 inhabitants of the island live mainly in the villages of Grande Anse and Baie-Mahault.
Peter Island is one of the British Virgin Islands, an island chian of the archipelago of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, located about 100 east of Puerto Rico. 16 of the 60 islands and reefs of this British overseas territory are inhabited.
Great Harbour is a settlement on Jost Van Dyke, one of the British Virgin Islands. This Caribbean island group belongs to the Lesser Antilles. The volcanic island was named after the Dutch pirate Joost van Dyke. The first settlements were established here at the beginning of the 18th century by the Quakers, who wanted to grow sugar cane on the island. Jost van Dyke is now inhabited by about 260 people.
To the island state of Grenada belong also Carriacou, Petit Martinique and a few other smaller islands. Grenada lies approximately 160 km north of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea and is also well-known under the name of „spice island“. It belongs to the group of the Lesser Antilles and is considered to be one of the most beautiful Caribbean destinations.
Anchorages along the coastline are very rare. Usually only the west coast is visited.
Gustavia, the capital of St. Barth's belonged to Sweden in the 18th century, for a period of time. The city owes its name to the then King Gustav III. The cityscape of Gustavia is characterised by small stone and wooden houses. Countless exclusive boutiques and tax free luxury shops invite to a shopping spree. Towards the evening the brisk centre lures to a stop at numerous restaurants and bars. The sights of Gustavia are apart from the "Wall House", the historical museum of Saint Barth and the old bell tower. A spectacular view over the island can be enjoyed from Fort Gustave.
The Îles des Saintes in the Caribbean are amazing. Only two of the nine islands are inhabited: Terre-de-Haut and Terre-de-Bas. The islands are ideal for swimming in the sea one, for diving, as here a lot of special fish species are locatedor for hiking through the very hilly landscape.
Jost Van Dyke is one of the 40 British Virgin Islands belonging to the Virgin Islands (alongside the US Virgin Islands) and are a part of the Lesser Antilles. The Virgin Islands are located about 100 km east of Puerto Rico between the Atlantic and Caribbean. In 1493 they were discovered by Columbus. The main industry today is tourism, in addition to fishing and agriculture. Only 141 people live permanently on Jost Van Dyke. A Dutch pirate gave the island its name.
Kingston, the capital of Jamaica , located in the southeast of the island, was founded in 1693. Kingston is the economic center of Jamaica. With the overseas port and the airport, it establishes the international trade relations. The island is dominated by agriculture.Main crop is sugarcane, besides the main food yams, rice, sweet potatoes as well as potatoes, corn, bananas, arrowroot, citrus fruits, coconuts, mangoes, cocoa, coffee, pepper, ginger and tobacco are produced.
Kingstown is the capital of the island republic of St. Vincent and at the same time the main port of Insel. The city has nearly 20,000 inhabitants.It  is the tourist center and the location of the agricultural industry. In 1979 the island was granted independence from England.
Kralendijk is the capital of the island of Bonaire, which belongs alongside Aruba and Curacao to the ABC islands of the former Netherlands Antilles.
Bonaire is the second largest of the ABC islands. The total area is 288 square kilometers, the population about 15,000. It was first settled by the "Caiquetos" a tribe of the Arawak, they gave the island its name "Bonay" which means "deep country". The first Europeans arrived in 1499 under Alonso de Ojeda and Amerigo Vespucci on the island and took them for Spain in possession. In 1633 the Dutch conquered it for the first time, over the years the tenure changed several times, ultimately with the Treaty of Paris in 1816, it was finally attributed to the Netherlands. On October 10, 2010 the union of the Netherlands Antilles was dissolved.
In La Romana on Santo Domingo live 100,000 people. The city is located on the south coast of the island of Hispaniola.
Le Marin is a municipality with around 8,600 inhabitants in the French Overseas Department of Martinique. In the bay of today's town, the French once established one of its first settlements on Martinique.
Little Bay is located on Montserrat, a Caribbean island of volcanic origin, located northwest of Guadeloupe. The island belongs to the Lesser Antilles, has been inhabited for about 7000 years and was discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus and taken in possession under the name of Santa Maria de Monserrate for the Spanish crown. In the 80s of the 20th century on Montserrat were the Air Studios, where many renowned artists such as Dire Straits, Sting, Paul McCartney and Phil Collins recorded some of their albums. Since the volcano Soufriere  became active again in early 2007, the southern part of the island is again largely blocked.
Tobago is the smaller of the two islands that make up the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago has an area of ​​about 300 km ² and 50,000 inhabitants. Capital of the island is Scarborough. The island belongs to the Lesser Antilles and is located between the southern Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, about 30 km north of Trinidad. The climate is tropical and characterized by high temperatures around 28 ° C with slight variations.
More than half of the island is covered by a wooded mountain range, the highest elevation (572 m) is the Pigeon Peak. While in the southwest the island is flat and sandy, the north presents itself rocky. The coastline here is very rugged, punctuated by small sandy coves. A special feature offers Tobago with its probably the oldest nature reserve in the world: since 1764, the rainforest in the area of ​​"Main Ridge Forest Reserve and Creation Site" has been under protection. Thanks to this circumstance Tobago exhibits an impressive biodiversity, especially in regard to birds.
Marie-Galante is an island of the French overseas department of Guadeloupe. The round island is about 157 km² (about 15 km diameter). The three capitals are Grand-Bourg, Capesterre and Saint-Louis. It was discovered by Christopher Columbus on November 3,1493 and bears the name of one of his caravels on the second journey: 'Maria-Galanda'. In 1648, the first French settlers settled down.
Marigot Bay is located on the island of St.Lucia. It belongs to the leeward islands under the wind and is the second largest island of the small Antilles. The main feature of the island are the wooded mountains, which extend from north to south and are intersected by river valleys. The highest elevation of the country is the Mount Gimie with 950 m. In the southwest lies Qualibou, an area with 18 lava domes and 7 craters. In the west, the access to the Jalousie Plantation Harbor is marked by the twin pitons (Gros Piton, 797 m and Petit Piton, 750 m), 2 peaks steeply rising 800 m and the island's landmark.