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When it comes to compiling the unique features of Western Caribbean islands, even the most concise of travel guides would span over hundreds of pages, such huge is the menu of wonders of these islands. The Caribbean lands are among the most culturally diverse of the world, and the Western Caribbean islands are nothing short of comprehensive summaries of these cultures. The richness of culture of these islands is evident from the fact that some authentic historical records link the Mayan Empire to these parts of the world. And the most remarkable facet of the present day Western Caribbean islands is that they have managed to maintain their cultural vivacity, and still progresses alongside the clocks of time.

The list of Western Caribbean islands features names such as Guyana , Grand Cayman and Jamaica. These islands are so well endowed in all those entities that can magnetize crowds of tourist that these serve as standalone vacation points for many. These islands boast of natural wonders that are exclusive to these parts of the world, architectural wonders that leave the beholder amazed and lost in the charm of the history associated with these, and cultural wonders that make tourists want to stay in these islands for months at a stretch.

George Town and Grand Cayman have had a history of being the favourite sites for divers, explorers and pirates, and this goes a long way in showering an aura of fascination to these islands. However, this dash of history does not in any way discount on the upmarket and modern tourist amenities that are on offer on the Western Caribbean islands. Imagine a swimming session with stingrays! And if even this doesn’t set your pulse rising, try visualizing yourself scuba diving along the Cayman coasts, face to face with hundreds of exclusive flora and fauna species. And when you’ve had enough of water, you can hit the lands of these islands and visit the terrestrial wonders they host. For instance, these islands have quite a few tourist attractions like the Seven Mile Beach and the astonishing limestone and coral formations called Hell. One could also spend a day bicycling through the streets and roads of the Western Caribbean islands.

It is quite a transition for tourist when they leave Cayman Islands and visit some of the other tourist towns around the Western Caribbean group of islands. For instance, the southernmost land area of this part of the world, called Key West, is a literature lover’s heaven. Some literary legends and world renowned artists have left their imprints on the cultural and social fabric of this town.

Even the mere mention of the Western Caribbean islands is bound to bring the discussion to the island of Jamaica. A climb up the Dunn’s River Falls among a host of other breathtaking activities is right at the top of the lists of tourists in Jamaica. Apart from the rich natural canvas, Jamaica introduces its guests to a whole new world of art and music. The Harmony Hall gallery is a centre of attraction for tourists trying to get up close and personal with the Jamaican culture.


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