The islands in the Caribbean Sea, located southeast of North America, and east of Central America, are known as the Caribbean. There are over 7000 islands, and a huge number of reefs in the region, located mostly on the Caribbean Plate.
The West Indies includes the Antilles – which is itself divided into the Greater Antilles to the north, the Lesser Antilles to the south, and the Leeward Antilles to the east; the Bahamas located to the Northeast; and the Bermuda, which lies to the north in the Atlantic Ocean.
Geo-politically the West Indies is the sub-region of North America and are arranged over many territories, which include sovereign states, overseas departments & dependencies. There was a time when a country called the Federation of the West Indies existed with ten English speaking Caribbean nations.
A Caribbean vacation can be best summarized as fun in the sun! Caribbean vacations have something to offer to everyone, with lovely white sand beaches, palm groves and splendid scenic beauty; the caribbean attracts water sport lovers, hikers, swimmers, eco-lovers, luxury travelers, budget travelers, and divers alike!!