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Virgin Gorda Attractions – What to See. Complete guide to iconic places
The name Virgin Gorda translates as “fat virgin” – because the appearance of this island, part of the British Virgin Islands, is very similar to a full lady who leaned back. Quiet, with a calm rhythm, with beautiful coasts and clear water, ideal for diving and snorkeling – such is Virgin Gorda. Come here and enjoy the opportunity to not rush anywhere!
Virgin Gorda was inhabited by the Arawak Indian tribe in the first century BC. In the fifteenth century they were replaced by warlike Caribbean Indians who arrived from the Lesser Caribbean Islands – in fact, by whose name the sea was known to all. Virgin Gordo was discovered by Christopher Columbus – it happened at the end of the fifteenth century. The Spaniards announced the appropriation of the island for themselves, but did not engage in its development. Continue reading
In total, there are several dozens of islands in the Caribbean Sea that vary in size and geographical structure … Here we will tell you about several islands of paradise, the most popular among Russians. Antigua is a tropical paradise located on the sheltered islands in the eastern Caribbean. About 30 miles north is the completely flat coral island of Barbuda, where divers from all over the world seek. Previously, Barbuda could be called a “paradise for garbage collectors,” since on its reefs there were many remains of wrecked ships. Now it is a haven for birds living in this area. Antigua attracts with its warm calm breeze, beautiful coasts and a protective, almost undamaged wall of a coral reef. This would be a great place to shelter the fleet. That is why, when the legendary Admiral Horatio Nelson arrived on the island, he 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