This guide spotlights the best of the Caribbean, from the Windward Islands to the Leewards, and from the Caymans south to Trinidad. Bursting with essential information and expert travel advice, this handy guide reports on beaches, cities, activities, historical sites, and more, maps out walking and driving tours of many areas, describes a selection of distinctive hotels and restaurants in all price ranges, and conveys the authentic flavor and texture of the islands, with in-depth features on culture, history, and customs.
Dotted throughout the book are special sidebars that discuss cruises, the game of cricket, Rastafarianism, and other topics to pique a vacationer's interest. An extensive travel planner details practicalities such as weather, accommodations, holidays, shopping, and popular sports and recreation for individual islands. The Caribbean's beauty shines in sumptuous photographs, while illustrations (including a colorful diagram of a coral reef) contribute added visual interest and detailed maps make sure you don't get lost.
National Geographic brings a century of incomparable travel expertise to this extraordinary series of world tours. These information-packed guides offer savvy advice and the in-depth information that sophisticated travelers demand.
Each guide features detailed background and site descriptions, mapped walking and driving tours, and full-service sidebars with fascinating vignettes on history, culture, and contemporary life. There's also a 60-page directory of visitor information, including notable hotels and restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. And foldout end flaps, printed with maps and quick reference information, serve as handy bookmarks.