Music makes a good introduction for the Caribbean islands. Reggae and Latin music play across some 7000 islands. The language on these islands is also diverse: West African, French, Spanish, English, and a few native dialects. Many of the islands have been colonies of former empires. The region was named after the Carib, an Indian tribe that lived in some parts of South America and the Lesser Antilles. Caribbean people are called "West Indian" in the United Kingdom.

The Caribbean culture is a strange blend. It is the sum of all foreign influences laced with ethnic flavor. This is what makes the region an easy choice for travelers. Tourists go to the Caribbean islands for their tropical beach resorts. Tropical fruits of all kinds are sold almost everywhere. European visitors are assured a warm welcome because Caribbean locals are able to speak their language back home.

Surfing, sailing, and diving are popular sports in the Caribbean. Jamaican surfing, in particular, is gaining popularity in the United States. Aside from the spell of Jamaican music, tourists visit Jamaica for its falls and ruins at the Ocho Rios Fort. There are also perfect sites for snorkeling, fishing, and idling in Martinique. Some small islands, in fact, are owned by the rich and famous. David Copperfield owns an island in the Bahamas.

It is believed that tourism is taking a toll on the environment. There seems to be a limit to how much infrastructure the islands can hold. But the popularity of the islands is just too strong to resist.

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