Tag: Greater Antilles

Antigua

Antigua and Barbuda

Nicknamed “the Land of 365 beaches,” this nation offers a fresh stretch of pristine white sand for every day of the year. Popular reasons to come to Antigua and Barbuda include weddings, honeymoons and the kind of relaxing vacation you can only experience in the Caribbean.

Antigua is the larger island, and means “ancient.” Barbuda, or “bearded,” lies a few miles to the north. The population is mostly of West African descent, though there is a large minority whose ancestors made the easy decision to leave behind the often-drab UK for the warmth and sun of the islands. From the 17th C. until 1981, Antigua and Barbuda was ruled by Great Britain and is now a sovereign nation and member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Consequently, English is the primary language, though most of the population also speaks an English Creole dialect. Read more

San Juan Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

There are many reasons that Puerto Rico is one of the most visited islands in the Caribbean. The weather is wonderful much of the year, the beaches are long and pretty, nightlife is dynamic, the variety of restaurants is delectable and you won’t lack for fun things to do in Puerto Rico.

One of the largest Caribbean islands, this territory of the US is home to 4 million people of with a rich diversity in heritage. Those of European descent make up 75% of the population with African American accounting for 12%. Spanish and English are the primary languages.

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