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The region consisting of the Caribbean Sea, its islands (including the West Indies), and the surrounding coasts.
Relating to the Caribbean.
- ‘He found it in an unlikely location, the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.’
- ‘I was brought up by my grandparents, which is quite normal in Caribbean families.’
- ‘Thirteen Bradford head teachers are jetting off to the Caribbean isle of Barbados next week.’
- ‘Scuba diving adds an excellent extra facet to the sun, sea and sand of a standard Caribbean visit.’
- ‘The highlight of the tour was a rare Test match experience for the Caribbean girls.’
- ‘Dermot, by immense skill and persistence, has made this the supreme Caribbean hotel.’
- ‘If the bids were rigged, then other countries could get redress in a Caribbean court.’
- ‘For Caribbean music lovers, this May could be both the best and the worst of months.’
- ‘The visit follows a tour by a group of Wiltshire teachers who visited the Caribbean island in October.’
- ‘This year's music includes sounds of the Caribbean, New Orleans calypso and funk.’
- ‘The relaxing Caribbean holidays are replaced by exhausting weekends at a Center Parc.’
- ‘There will be a flight back to the UK to add, but what does a Caribbean package holiday cost these days.’
- ‘I was on the phone to a Caribbean travel company, hassled, trying to get myself organised.’
- ‘But above all it is the air links that have made the difference to the gourmet Caribbean.’
- ‘He talked of the desire of the Caribbean countries to reduce their debt and get to a state where everyone has a job.’
- ‘We were driving through a green tunnel of coconut palms on St. Lucia's Caribbean coast.’
- ‘Whatever he's busy with, the Caribbean sun will always break through in the end.’
- ‘Canada, Mexico, and most of the Caribbean states have never required a passport.’
- ‘Unlike many Caribbean islands, it has no backpackers' beach huts or village B&Bs.’
- ‘In fact, Jamaica has a stronger romantic hold than almost any other Caribbean island.’
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