Among the British Virgin Islands, Tortola is the largest and most interesting tourist destination. He managed to preserve his natural splendor and rich cultural heritage; each of his cities is characterized by a unique atmosphere of hospitality and national color. Many travelers are primarily interested in the magnificent beaches, Tortola and ecotourism fans are attracted. Fans of fascinating excursions will not have to be bored either; there are literally attractions in every city.
Tortola Island Cultural Tours – What to Visit
Tortola has a rather rich past. The island was inhabited as early as the 1st century AD by Arawaks, who lived quietly here until the beginning of the 15th century. Then they were first conquered by the Caribbean, very aggressive … Continue reading
Located in the Caribbean Sea, the marvelous islet of St. John is part of the United States of America, or rather – owned by the United States Virgin Islands. St. John is both the smallest in the group and the richest. The constant number of inhabitants here does not exceed five thousand, while more than half live in the largest town – Cruz Bay. The island of St. John attracts travelers (and sometimes even stars of television screens and cinema) with its remoteness from civilization and the lack of amenities – a kind of savage vacation in the Caribbean.
Around the beginning of the third century AD, Arawaki arrived in St. John – by water, naturally – from present-day Colombia and Venezuela. More militant Caribs drove out peaceful Arawaks – this happened at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The first European on St. John was Christopher Columbus – this journey was the second sailor’s account, and it took place at the very end of the fifteenth century. Continue reading
The fact that in the region located between the two Americas runs most cruise routes is not surprising: a combination of densely populated coasts, an abundance of tropical islands and developed passenger shipbuilding should give just such a result.
Indeed, there is plenty to choose from – for those who first decided to go on a cruise, and for experienced sea wolves. Of course, this direction is most suitable for those who decided to escape from the daily routine into the romance of tropical islands; however, here, it turns out, there are subtleties.
From a geographical point of view, the Caribbean Islands, formerly called the West Indies, consist of the Antilles Big and Small, and the Bahamas. The Greater and Lesser Antilles are located in the Caribbean, and the Bahamas is in the Atlantic Ocean. They differ from the point of view of the landscape: if the Antilles are of volcanic origin, rising Continue reading