The Caribbean islands consist of the Caribbean Sea, the ocean surrounding the Bahamas, and the many islands that lie in this area. The Caribbean has as many as 30 countries and territories that belong to the Caribbean. We will take a closer look at 3 islands, the ABC Islands of the Caribbean.
The abbreviation ABC-islands stands for the islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. These islands are very close to each other. Nevertheless, the islands are very different from each other.
If you want to enjoy the sun and the beach, Aruba is the place to be. On this island you will find a lot of white sandy beaches. In addition, there is much to do on the island of Aruba. The capital Oranjestad is home to Aruba’s vibrant nightlife. The official language on the island is English, partly due to the arrival of many American tourists.
Bonaire is the middle largest island of the ABC islands. On this island you will find quiet beaches where you can relax. It is not as busy as Aruba. Bonaire is the place to go if you are looking for peace and relaxation, if you like nature or diving. The official language on Bonaire is, unlike Aruba, Dutch.
Curacao is the last one. Curacao is the largest island of the three islands. On Curacao you will find both tranquility and the lively atmosphere of Aruba. A mix of tranquility, nature and culture. That’s what Curacao is known for. For this reason, many people call Curacao the most versatile island of the ABC-islands. The capital Willemstad is a good example.
So as you see, that islands are very close together, but still can differ a lot. One is more quiet than another and even the language can differ.