Whether you’ve been to the Caribbean or not, there are many things you most likely don’t know about the region. This group of islands is one of the most unique areas in the world, but it’s very easy to get lost in the sun, sand, and crystal blue waters. Check out these interesting facts about the Caribbean islands to learn something new to share with fellow island fans.
There Are Only Two Seasons
Although you might think the entire globe experiences several different seasons each year, the Caribbean has only two seasons: wet and dry. The wet season is from May through November, and the dry season is from December through April. With that in mind, there are still several good weather days during the wet season, but it’s more likely to rain.
English Is Widely Spoken
Believe it or not, English is the primary language for several Caribbean islands because of the British influence. For instance, people in Belize, the Virgin Islands, and Jamaica speak English primarily. People sometimes refer to Barbados as the region’s own “little England.”
Barbados Is the Birthplace of Rum
Although Cuba is often associated with rum, Barbados is actually rum’s birthplace. Mount Gay Distillery (1703) produced the oldest rum in the world and still makes incredible rum today. You can even tour the distillery in Mount Gay, Barbados, and sample the oldest rum ever. Discover all you need to know about Barbado’s biggest cities before visiting, so you’re ready to explore the island.
Jamaica Has a High Church Concentration
Jamaica has an extremely high concentration of churches; in fact, it has more churches per square kilometer than any other nation worldwide. Interestingly enough, the island of Jamaica is over 60 percent Christian.
The Cayman Islands Have More Businesses Than People
Due to its close proximity to the United States and the unbeatable tax benefits, there are more businesses than people in the Cayman Islands. In fact, the population is over 67,000 people, but there are more than 117,000 businesses in the Cayman Islands.
After learning these interesting facts about the Caribbean islands, you know there’s so much more to the region than incredible weather and crystal clear water. Whether you decide to book a trip now or later, everyone should experience the Caribbean’s beauty and history at least once in their lifetime.