English speaking Caribbean countries includes Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Dominican Republic, Anguilla. The Caribbean region comprises the Caribbean sea in America and the islands surrounding the sea, even with those bordering the Atlantic Ocean.
The Caribbean nations include countries which have different official languages including English, Spanish, French etc.
However, in this article, we will address some of the English-speaking islands around the Caribbean region. Meanwhile, the list is plenty given the number of Caribbean islands that exist.
The Caribbean country, Aruba is located in the midsouth of the Caribbean sea. Historically, Aruba descends from the kingdom of the Netherlands. Aruba is part of the ABC Island (island comprising Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao). Oranjestad is the capital city of Aruba, and eventually the largest city.
The climate in Aruba is dry and arid. This condition favors tourism.
Aruba is known to go through Spanish colonization and Dutch rule. In short, many pivotal industries were started up by the dutch royal house.
Among the Caribbean nations, Aruba has one of the highest standards of living. The economy is mainly dominated by tourism, petroleum refining, offshore banking and aloe export. Due to its prosperity and economic progress, the nation has a low employment rate.
Barbados is another popular English-speaking Caribbean. It’s the most eastward Caribbean nation. Barbados lies in the Lesser Antilles in the West Indies. The capital city is Bridgetown and the official currency is the Barbadian dollar. Barbados is the principal of African offspring due to the active slave trade in the past.
Economically, Barbados is rich and has a high-income economy. Its initial source of income was sugarcane cultivation. Tourism is a key economic driver in Barbados.
In terms of attractions, we can speak of places like Andromeda Botanic Gardens. Apes Hill Golf Course. You can also tour round the magnificent Bridgetown, first and the second street.
Bermuda is known for the famous Bermuda triangle which adds to its fame. The name was derived from the name of an explorer who discovered the island in 1505, Juan de Bermudez. Bermuda is one of the prettiest Caribbean archipelagos with thousands of visitors worldwide. It lies in the north Atlantic region with about 181 islands.
Hamilton is the capital and largest city of Bermuda. The nation is mainly occupied by blacks.
The subtropical climate condition of the place makes it prone to hurricanes.
The nation’s economy thrives on banking, services, industry, agriculture and tourism. The official currency used here is the Bermudian dollar.
Cayman Island is a composition of Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman and Little Cayman. The islands lie south of Cuba. The part with the most population is Grand Cayman which also houses the capital city, George Town.
Economically, due to the low tax rate, good business and industry thrive here without bounds. Crazily, the number of companies here exceeds the number of dwellers. Tourism and financial services anchor the economy of Cayman. The employment rate is low and Cayman Island has the highest standard of living in the Caribbean region.
Places to visit around this pretty island include the awesome stingray city. Seven-mile beach. Artificial reef. Governor’s beach and Cayman Islands’ Brewery.
Right in the Caribbean sea, in the west indies, lies Grenada. Grenada is popularly called the island of spices due to its production of nutmeg and mace. Christopher Columbus discovered this Island in 1498. Grenada’s capital is st. George.
Grenada with a small economy thrives on tourism and agricultural exportation. Export includes vegetables, fruits, chocolate, fish, clothes etc.
The culture in Grenada is heavily influenced by African culture and other nations like the British.
When touring places to visit include, the underwater sculpture. River Antoine Estate Rum Distillery. Morne Rouge. House of chocolate. Concord fall.
Jamaica is located in the Caribbean sea. The island lies in the South of Cuba. The largest and capital city of Jamaica is Kingston.
Spanish rule took over the place after the discovery of Christopher Columbus. Then, under the British (this period found Jamaica as the main sugarcane exporter). Economically speaking, Jamaica has an upper-middle economy which is heavily dependent on tourism. Economic-driven sectors are agriculture, services, petroleum mining and manufacturing.
Places to visit here include; Dunn’s River Falls and park. Martha Brae River. Rastafari indigenous village. Seven-mile beach etc.
St. Lucia lies in the West Indies in the Eastern part of the Caribbean Sea. Initially, the native Caribs called the island Iyonola. The largest and capital city is Castries.
Officially, St. Lucia is classified as a developing island state. The petroleum industry and tourism are key driving factors of the Island’s economy.
Places to visit are Pigeon Island and National Park. Pitons. Rodney Bay, the twin piton structure rises from the base of this bay.
The Dominican Republic is another English-speaking Caribbean which lies in the Greater Antilles. After Cuba, Dominican Republic is the second largest Island in the Antilles. Santo Domingo is its Capital City.
Dominican is the most visited Caribbean nation. The Island also has the strongest economy in the entire Caribbean region and even the Central American region.
Over the years, the major economic driving force is from sectors like manufacturing, services, agriculture, and trade.
Amazing places to visit include Saona island. Lake Enriquillo. 27 charcos. The 3 Eyes National Park.
Anguilla is the most northward Island in the Lesser Antille. The Valley is the capital and largest city in Anguilla.
Anguilla thrives economically on natural resources, agriculture, offshore management, captive insurance and fishing.
Places to visit include Little Bay. Sandy Bay. Rendezvous Bay Beach. Barnes Bay Beach. Scrub Island among others. Anguilla offers a wide variety of cruises, and sports activities like sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving etc.
You can as well enjoy luscious cuisines and native meals. Check into the exquisite hotels – you should choose hotels you can afford.
The Caribbean is famous for being a suitable vacation location. The islands around the Caribbean sea are known for their pristine beaches, good weather and attractive culture. Most of the developed Caribbean nations have a low tax rate hence, good employment.
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