Caribbean islands – 5 facts about the Caribbean islands

1. There are more than 700 different Caribbean islands, islets, reefs and caves. The islands are divided into different island groups. What are the three major island groups of the Caribbean?

2. only 2% of the islands are inhabited in caribbean!

3. Most of the inhabitants of the Caribbean Islands are descendants of African slaves who were brought to the islands by European colonial powers to work on the sugar plantation. They stayed on the islands after the slavery had ended.

4. Parts of all four Pirates of the Caribbean movies (The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End and On Stranger Tides), starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley, were filmed in the Caribbean

5. The only foreign place that former president George Washington ever visited was Barbados. He went there with his brother Lawrence, who suffered from tuberculosis and hope the change of environment would do him good. The house they stayed at is still there. It’s been restored and can be visited.

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