The Caribbean Sea is the part of the Atlantic Ocean which is due east of South Florida, southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, north of South America, east of Central America and defined by the area occupied by a group of 7,000 islands called the West Indies. The West Indies consists of the Greater Antilles at the north end, including Nassau, Bahamas and Cayman Islands to the Lesser Antilles, including Bridgetown, Barbados and the island of St. Lucia at the south-southeast end of the chain. Though technically in the Atlantic Ocean, outside of the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti, Dominican Republic, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago are considered part of the Caribbean region.
The western shore of the Caribbean, including the island of Cozumel, defines the Mayan Riviera, originally known as the Cancun-Tulum corridor, on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Each island and shoreline community has a unique terrain, culture, native language and ethnic heritage, giving each of the Caribbean islands its own wealth of cultural assets within an easy commute of all of its neighbors. From mountain resorts to shacks on the beach to first class metropolitan hotels, the perfect combination of climate, scenery, pace of life and accommodation type can be found somewhere in the Caribbean area.
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