caribbean island imports

caribbean island imports

There are numerous Costa Rica Beaches on the over 1500 kilometers (1000 miles) of coastline in that country. Here is an overview of some of the great Costa Rica Beaches to be enjoyed.

Caribbean Coast


Puerto Limon is the main tourist center in the central Caribbean area, with the country's largest seaport for import and export, as well as beautiful beaches and interesting nightlife with an Afro-Caribbean flair. In the vicinity are beautiful Caribbean beaches with the only reef in Costa Rica.


Cahuita is a beach that is situated nearby to Limon. A national park is situated here which protects the coral reef and marine life. Nice sandy beaches in the area.

Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo is further south further south from Cahuita and makes a lovely place to visit. There are a number of exclusive hotels and beaches along this area.


This region is North of Limon. The whole region is comprised of natural canals that lie behind a thin strip of land and the sea. There are extraordinary jungle lodges and canal tours for you to enjoy. Garfish, Caimans, and Manatees are often seen here. You can only get to Tortuguero by airplane or boat. This is also a major turtle nesting region.

Barra del Colorado

Like Tortuguero you this is another of the Costa Rica beaches that must be reached by boat or plane.This is the place to go if you love fishing. Tarpon is the prevailing adversary here, but there are many other species as well. There are luxurious fishing lodges here.

North Pacific


The Guanacaste coastline is known as the Golden Coast. There are many gorgeous Costa Rica beaches, some with full-blown resorts and others with few people on them. This is a very popular destination for tourists, especially now since the opening of the Liberia International Airport. Playa Tamarindo and Playe Grande are among some of the more poplar beaches in the area.

Central Pacific

Montezuma (Nicoya Peninsula)

Montezuma is on the inner rim of the Gulf of Nicoya, crossing by ferry from Puntarenas. It is a popular destination for the youthful foreign crowd. There are small hotels here but not all have telephones. The Cabo Blanco National Park is within reach.

Naranjo to Cabo Blanco (Nicoya Peninsula)

There are many lovely hotels along this area and plentiful fascinating places to visit. Situated in the Inner rim of Golfo de Nicoya. Considered difficult to get too by some but it's not really the case.


This is a good point to start expeditions into Guanacaste and down the Pacific coast. From here you can take ferries across the Gulf of Nicoya to the Nicoya Peninsula. This is the main city on the Pacific coast, with a boardwalk, plentiful hotels and restaurants. It is located on a small peninsula with the gulf on one side and an sluice on the other side. where there are numerousness marinas and numerous commercial fishing operations. This use to be the primary seaport of the Pacific coast.


Jaco beach is about an one hour drive south of Puntarenas. Many Costa Rica beaches are great for surfing and Jaco is a excellent center for surfers. There is nice beach break in town and extraordinary great surf spots in the vicinity like Hermosa, Escondido, and further away are the long rides of Bocca Barranca. There are many hotels, and plenty of tours to take. San Jose is about a two hour drive away.

Manuel Antonio

Manual Antonio, although the most small of the national parks, is one of the most popular ones. Nice white sand beaches, rocky headlands, and a tropical forest for the backdrop. There are lovely accommodations along this Costa Rica beach.


Adjacent Manuel Antonio is the town of Quepos, the sport-fishing hub of the region. Marlin and Sailfish are the big catch.

South Pacific

Osa Peninsula

A very natural region which contains the country's largest national park, Corcovado. This is the southernmost peninsula on the Pacific.


Stupendous rain forest tours, sea kayaking and scuba diving are common in Corcovado. Isla del Caño is close, with its Indian burial grounds and awesome diving. Whale sightings are common among these Costa Rica beaches.


There are cloistered hotels and lodges sequestered among the rain forest here. Golfito is the prevailing town and is the harbor in this region.

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How do you import a pet into Saint Lucia or any other eastern caribbean island?

I want to import a pet ferret into Saint Lucia. I moved there a while back, and I've searched every pet store on the island for one, but to no avail. How do I import one to Saint Lucia? A friend of mine is willing to send one down for me, but how do I import it?

I'm NOT talking about a dog here. I'm talking about a ferret.


Try getting a health certificate, an import license, and the animal must be checked by a vet. Good luck.

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caribbean islands that have volcanoes

caribbean islands that have volcanoes

Visiting Kilauea Volcano is one of the most scintillating and thrilling experience which remains in the memory for a long long to come. This very active volcano is located 30 miles southwest of Hilo and the opportunity of witnessing the primal process of creation and destruction make this place a major tourist attraction.

The volcano is part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and is considered a very sacred place by the native Hawaiians and is considered to be the abode of Goddess Pele.

The park was founded in 1916 and encompasses 333,000 acres from the summit to the sea. It is a live proof of hundreds and thousands of years of volcanic activity, migration and evolution; processes that have converted a bare land from the sea into a haven for various complex and unique ecosystems as well as distinct Ancient Hawaiian culture.

In the park, Kilauea is the most active and Mauna Loa the most massive lava erupting beauties.

Climatic Condition & Weather System:

Given the fact the park is home to lava erupting mountains, it is very easy to presume that the weather at such a place must be surely very hot and sultry. But the most wonderful and unique feature of this place is that even though the island weather is unpredictable yet the weather conditions at the summit are varying. The local weather at Kilauea's summit which is 4000 feet in altitude varies daily. It may sometimes be rainy and chilly and the temperature also varies according to the elevation. The summit remains 12-15 degrees cooler than the sea level. The coastal plain at the end of Chain of Craters Road where the lava meets the sea is often hot, dry and windy with the possibility of passing showers.

Park Attractions:

The main attractions in the park are the eruptive sites that include the main caldera of Kilauea and a more active but remote vent known as the Puu Oo. The entry to the park is from the Hawaii Belt Road. The Chain of Craters is self-explanatory and leads past several craters from historic eruptions to the coast. It used to continue towards another entry point near the town of Kalapana but now it is covered by a lava flow.

Kilauea Volcano:

This volcano is sometimes also called "The World's Only Drive-in Volcano." On an average, 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day is produced here which is enough to resurface the 20-mile long, 2-lane road daily. The most beautiful aspect of this volcano is the meeting of the lava with the sea. One can only imagine this wondrous scene.

Outbound Activities in the National Park:

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park offers endless opportunities for great adventures in the Park. Over half of the park is designated wilderness and provides unusual hiking and camping opportunities. One can find 150 miles of hiking trails through volcanic craters, scalded deserts, and rain forests. Apart from this, the national park also features a museum, petroglyphs, a walk-in lava tube and most importantly two very much live fire erupting volcanoes; Maunaloa, which last erupted in 1984 and Kilauea which has been erupting since January 3rd, 1983.

International Recognition:

The park is rich in bio-diversity and the very uniqueness of this diversity has earned the park the proud position of the World Biosphere site; named as such by the UNESCO in 1980 and then in 1987 it was recognized as a World Heritage Site.

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Egypt has long been a country heavily dependent on tourism - a fact that is as much due to its great weather as the astounding and wondrous architecture of The Pyramids. Yet, over the past year the country has seen something of a resurgence on an international scale as the recession has caused many holidaymakers to avoid the Eurozone to get the most from their foreign exchange.

Data published from a recent Mastercard poll (at shows that Egypt came out tops among Mastercard users from across the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa - and posited the notion that developing resorts such as Sharm el-Sheikh are also fuelling its popularity as a destination for cheap holidays. So what does Sharm el-Sheikh have going for it?

Sharm el-Sheikh is a city of more than 800,000 inhabitants on the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula around 80 miles south of Mount Sinai. Since the early 80s the city has been subject to formidable, but well controlled developments in order to maximise its capabilities as a tourist area whilst not harming the natural surroundings. In September and October the average high temperatures peak at around 36 degrees Celsius.

The city sits on the Red Sea coast and boasts a famously rich underwater ecosystem. There are more than a thousand different species of fish evident in the Red Sea, as well as over 1,000 miles of coral reef to be explored. Subsequently, alongside scuba diving, Sharm el-Sheikh is home to a host of other water sports, including wind surfing, canoeing and sailing.

Sharm el-Sheik, and a number of other resort areas such as the Sinai's Nuweiba, as well as El Gouna and Soma Bay on the East Egyptian coast, are collectively known as the Red Sea Riveira. This ensures that each of the areas, much of which is National Park land, is subject to a number of laws to ensure marine life and the surrounding desert is protected and not poorly managed.

Aside from all the city has to offer, Sharm el-Sheikh is also in close proximity to Mount Sinai - a mountain of great geological and religious significance for tourists. The mountain itself is 2,285 metres tall and is situated by the highest peak on the Sinai peninsula, Mount St. Catherine. Its religious history is evident with the Monastery of St. Catherine, and both a mosque and Greek Orthodox chapel can be found at the mountain's summit.

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caribbean cruise from baltimore

caribbean cruise from baltimore

You've worked hard to save for your dream cruise and you want to cover all your bases as you get ready to go. But planning can be stressful if you don't know where to start. Here are some tips for pulling off a glitch-free getaway.

Thinking about a cruise

* Read travel magazines and shop for travel guidebooks.

* If you don't already have one, find a travel agent who specializes in cruises and begin a discussion about how to plan the best cruise vacation that will meet your interests and vacation desires.

* Ask family and friends for suggestions.

* Decide on the type of cruise vacation you want and settle on a destination. Do you want to climb glaciers and kayak in Alaska, snorkel in the Caribbean or Tahiti, or visit historic sites in Europe, Asia, or Australia?

* Visit cruise line Web sites or contact the cruise lines directly to request brochures and pricing information.

Six months or more ahead

* Settle on a budget for the cruise. Make sure to take into account every possible expense: plane tickets, transportation to the pier, hotels, shore excursions, spa treatments, shipboard activities, bar bills even cruise wear.

* Book your trip through your travel agent. A good travel agent will keep you on track and help you sort through everything from stateroom choices to visa requirements.

* Select your ship and stateroom. Cabin choices range from butler-staffed suites to inside staterooms without windows, and they're priced accordingly.

* Consider signing up for a travel protection plan to protect your vacation if the unexpected should happen. Research travel protection plans offered by the cruise line, your credit cards, travel agent or an independent agency; secure additional coverage if necessary.

* Obtain your passports and visas, if necessary.

Two months ahead

* Make sure you have a camera and luggage ready for the trip. If you get a new camera, learn how to use it before leaving on the cruise.

* Start researching your ports of call and your opportunities for shore excursions. To avoid disappointment, book popular tours in advance on the cruise line's Web site.

One month ahead

* Make a packing list.

* Reconfirm all reservations.

* Start making arrangements for pets and home care.

* If you're on any medications, make sure you have plenty of your prescription on hand for the trip, and be sure to have a second pair of glasses if you wear them. Carry all medications with you (do not put them in checked luggage) in their original prescription bottles to avoid any difficulty at customs.

Two weeks ahead

* Collect travel documents (cruise tickets, airline flight information). Read all material carefully to make sure the information is correct. If it's not, your travel agent can correct it.

* If you don't want to use your credit card on your trip, consider obtaining traveler's checks (store the check numbers someplace safe in case the checks are lost or stolen).

* If you will need any foreign currency on the trip, consider exchanging some dollars now.

* Have lots of one dollar bills on hand for tips to crew members, tour guides and taxi drivers.

One week ahead

* Touch base with your house and pet sitters to reconfirm arrangements. Also arrange to have mail held at the post office and stop newspaper delivery for the duration of your trip.Print a copy of your itinerary and contact information and leave with family or friends.

* Make two to three sets of photocopies of your passport, credit cards, insurance, traveler's check numbers, and any other paperwork people would need if your wallet were lost or stolen. Give one copy to a family member or friend.

* Set out clothes to pack; buy what you need.

Three days ahead

* Reconfirm overseas flights.

* Make sure you have reading materials for your trip.

* Make arrangements for your rides to and from the airport.

* Leave a copy of your itinerary and a set of house keys with a relative or close friend in case of emergency.

* Check weather forecasts for your destination.

* Prepare your house or apartment for your departure -- eat or dispose of perishable food, water plants, set timers, pay bills, etc.

One day ahead

* Reconfirm domestic flights.

* Make sure all your luggage, including carry-on luggage, is labeled both on the outside and inside with your name, flight information, hotels, cruise itinerary and phone number.

* Change your voicemail and e-mail messages at work.

A little organization can make your pre-trip planning easy and stress-free, leaving you to embark on your cruise vacation with a big smile on your face.

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What cruise line goes to Bermuda from Florida?

I have searched many web sites, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian etc. I am looking for a 4 or 5 day cruise to Bermuda, but heading out of Florida (any departure port is fine) All I see are ones from Boston, New York, Baltimore, etc. We are open to different sailing dates so that isn't restricting our search. Anyone know a cruise line I may be missing?

In the end of course we can just fly to NY or Baltimore and go out that way, there is a lot of family living in Florida, trying to avoid the airfare. Any help is appreciated.

Renent Seven Seas goes to Bermuda from Ft. Lauderdale in April and Nov. of 2011. Bon Voyage

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I was reading about the second annual Chicago Pizza Fest which features a wide choice of pizzas from deep dish to thin to stuffed. It also has live music, wine tastings, a pizza-eating contest, a "best pizza" contest, dough tossing, and a cornhole tournament. Summer is here and so are Summer Food Street Festivals.

These festivals are a great way to taste a lot of different foods at a reasonable price and great family entertainment. When you go, be adventurous and make sure you record what you and your family really likes and give those dishes a try at home. Talk as much as you can with the owners and trade opinions with the other patrons. You will be amazed at all the great information you learn and the fun you will have. Street festivals are a great way to enjoy your community with all the family and experience food you would probably not eat if you go to a restaurant because of the many alternatives.

Look around your community for some of the upcoming festivals. I can vouch for the San Gennaro in NYC being a fun all-around experience and the Chowderfest in Newport being a great value and a lot of fun. However there are many others [] nearby to you that you can and should take a look at. Get out there and have great fun for the whole family at reasonable prices. With the high price of food and gas this is an economical alternative the whole family will enjoy.

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Citizenship requirements to buy a Sunwing vacation package in Canada?

I'm a Canadian citizen, and my boyfriend is a citizen of Poland and currently lives there. If I wanted to buy a Caribbean vacation package for both of us through a Canadian travel provider, such as Sunwing, would I be able to? He would fly from Poland to Toronto, and we would then both leave Toronto together to go the Caribbean. What kind of complications would we have to worry about?

Call the travel package seller and ASK. He may need to apply for visas to the countries your cruise will stop in. I am sure they will not let him board unless he has proof that he has the appropriate visa for each stop. Cruises usually get "blanket " visas for citizens of the country the cruise sails from. Ask them... for yourself See site below to see that if he has a non-biometric passport from Poland, he will need to apply for a visa to Canada

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caribbean island forums

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Christmas is a very special occasion widely observed by almost all people worldwide. It is a day of rejoicing; thus every holiday plan should be meticulously done. And to make it more special, you can opt to travel places for Christmas, specifically to an island destination. But this is not an easy task. It needs meticulous planning which can be made neat when every family eagerly participates in the planning process.

The thrill and the excitement surely make it more engaging to everyone in the family. From your chosen destination to your Christmas celebration, you will have to make several selections. It's best to be prepared.

Here are the tips to make your travel a successful one,

1. Plan your vacation date early. Since many island resorts will fill up quickly during holidays, it is best that you plan early. This way, cancellation of the vacation that is due to fully booked trips and fully booked accommodations will be avoided.

2. Pick your destination. You can go to wonderful islands during Christmas vacations. The internet will help you search on suggested vacation destinations. You can also speak with a travel agent. Aside from the most frequently visited island destinations like the Caribbean Islands, you can decide on going to the Mediterranean islands where you can surely enjoy the exotic beauty of the sea.

3. Choose means of travel. When going to an island destination, the most common is to travel by air. But you might also consider travelling by a cruise ship. The cruise ship will travel to the island that will allow you a few days of exploring. This will give you and your family more time to bond with each other. There are also cruise packages that includes trip to several islands over the duration of your vacation. One advantage is you get to go to other places that are not included in your original plan at an inexpensive price.

4. Don't forget your Christmas celebration. This is the main purpose of your vacation, to celebrate Christmas. There are resorts that offer Christmas packages that usually include airfare, accommodation, and the Christmas celebration itself. The food provided is enough for the whole family. All you have to worry about are the gifts that you will be giving to your family members.

5. Look for all inclusive deals. They refer to hotel packages that include meals and snacks. This can help you save money.

When looking for travel places for Christmas, you can try going somewhere outside the frequently visited places. And if you are not so familiar with island vacation places, the internet is your best tool so that you can do your research. There are websites that host to these ideal destinations during Christmas. You can also check the specific amenities they offer, the specific rates for accommodations, and airfares allowing you to work on the budget that you have.

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If you're planning a vacation in Barbados you may as well go all out and plan a luxury Barbados vacation. After all you're going to the tropics, so why not get the whole experience and take the Caribbean vacation of your dreams.

Chances are you don't get down to Barbados very often, so when you do go make sure you have everything planned out accordingly so you can maximize your luxury and enjoy your stay. No one wants vacation regrets, so put in the time necessary to ensure a great trip.

For starters a key element of a luxury Barbados vacation is staying at a luxury hotel. If you're looking for luxury this is not the time to cheap out and by staying in a guesthouse.

Now, you don't necessarily need to get the super deluxe suite to have a luxurious vacation; but you do need a nice hotel room. Obviously if you can afford it oceanview is best and will offer you the most relaxing of experiences. There is nothing quite like waking up in the morning to the bright tropical sunshine and opening your room doors out onto a beautiful balcony that overlooks the waters of the Caribbean Sea. Indeed, if you can do nothing else to ensure a luxurious time you should try your best to get a beachfront hotel room.

Great dining is also a key to a luxury Barbados vacation. You're in the tropics, don't eat at chain restaurants like Chefette. Instead spend your time and money at places that offer uniquely regional food prepared well by expert chefs, such as Champers and The Cliff.

For the ideal experience you will probably want to enjoy a combination of both fine dining and local dining. After all you're not going to get the complete experience of Barbados by only sticking to fine dining establishments. Feel free to switch it up a little bit and dine with the locals every once in a while. One of the best and easiest ways to experience this is by just spending a Friday night at The Oistins Fish Fry.

To round out your luxury Barbados vacation you may wish to consider the mode of transportation you'll be using to get there. Although we would all love to take our own private jet to the Caribbean, if you can afford a first-class airline ticket then you're all set for luxury. If you find first-class airline tickets to be cost prohibitive, especially on top of the cost of the beachside hotel room, you may wish to consider taking a cruise to Barbados instead. This isn't always cheaper than a first-class ticket however you'll get to explore an entirely new dimension of luxury as you will spend time on a cruise ship as well as explore the island.

At the end of the day Barbados is in and of itself a luxurious location, so planning a luxury Barbados vacation shouldn't be too much of a problem. What really matters is that you get into the spirit of planning a vacation that is perfectly suited to your unique likes and dislikes and from there include luxury where ever you can. Even if you don't have a lot of money affordable luxury is something that everyone can aspire to, and vacationing in Barbados you will find many opportunities to explore this concept and make your vacation truly luxurious.

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caribbean vacation packages for two

caribbean vacation packages for two

The magnificent twin ships from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, are about as similar as two ships can be! Same length, same breadth, same tonnage, amazing public spaces including seven distinct neighborhoods, heavenly staterooms and soothing spas. Yet there are certain areas in which these twins show their individuality, namely in some new shopping and dining venues.

One of the outstanding changes is the addition of a Brazilian-style steakhouse called Samba Grill on the Allure of the Seas. By day the area is a cafe in the adult only solarium. By night, the Solarium is transformed into a true churrascari with both indoor and outdoor seating, authentic Brazilian meats and seafood offerings carved table side, as well as lively music and specialty drinks. There is also a buffet with soups, appetizers and salad. The charge is $25 pp to eat at Samba Grill, and this does not include any beverages or alcoholic drinks.

Replacing the Seafood Shack from the Oasis, the Allure offers Rita's Cantina, a vibrant new Mexican restaurant in the Boardwalk neighborhood. The offerings include ceviche, chips with salsa and guacamole, as well as fajitas, tacos and flautas, a veritable fiesta on the Allure of the Seas. Let's not forget the margaritas. There's a selection of more than 15 different flavors to choose from, of course these have to be purchased separately. The charge to dine is $7.95 per person, and you can order as much as you'd like. Rita's also offers evenings of Latin delights with live guitar music, dancing and delightful libations. At least once per 7 day cruise, Rita's will have a Fiesta package available. For $20 pp you get 3 margaritas, tastings of various foods, party gifts and live entertainment.

Not to be outdone by the south of the border crowd, the Boardwalk area will also sport a new snack bar called the Boardwalk Dog House. It's pretty obvious what this venue will have to offer, but you get more than a variety of hot dogs including the ever popular Coney Island dog. Also available are brats, sausages and lots of toppings. This Dog House will occupy the space held by the Donut Shop on the Oasis of the Sea, but fear not, the Donut Shop has not been displaced, just relocated next to the Ice Cream Parlor right across the way.

Also unique to the Allure of the Seas are several venues that are a first on any cruise ship. Enjoy Starbucks at sea open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, shop at the new Guess store selling accessories including watches, belts and purses or shop for paintings and sculptures at the Romeo Britto store.

The Oasis of the Seas offers their rendition of the Broadway play, Hairspray. The Allure of the Seas cast performs the musical Chicago. The ice shows are different, with the Allure using the cast of the film How to Train Your Dragon. Comedy club, jazz and piano bars, a sports bar and various lounges can be found on both ships.

The Allure of the Seas was also the first RCI ship to feature a 3D movie screen at sea. The picture quality and sound are excellent. Various movies are shown during a 7 day cruise. Sorry folks, no popcorn but you can go grab a slice of pizza or cookies on Deck 5 before heading over to the movie. For the best view, enter through deck 4.

Last but not least, the Allure of the Seas was the first ship to feature characters from various DreamWorks movies including Shrek, KungFu Panda and Madagascar. Characters participate in a sail away party, parades and are available for pictures and a character breakfast as well. Dreamworks characters will also be featured on the Oasis of the Seas beginning in April 2011.

So much to do, so little time! You'll never find so many outstanding dining, snacking, noshing, nibbling, grazing and feasting experiences as you will on the Allure of the Seas, unless you're sailing with her twin, the Oasis of the Seas.

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Where should I go on my honeymoon?

I will be leaving on Sept. 14 or 15 from Louisville, KY. I want to take a two week, international vacation for less than $5,000 including air, accommodations and most of the rest. I don't want to go to the Caribbean or Mexico--spending 2 weeks on the beach sounds far too boring. Western Europe is out as well, I've traveled most of Western Europe before and my fiance wants to go somewhere that is new to both of us. I want adventure travel, not deluxe travel. Anything is an option--Peru, Thailand, Morocco, Croatia, etc. Where should I go? Any links to particular trip options or vacation packages will be greatly appreciated.
Repeat: Western Europe is not being considered.

South Africa is amazing!!!! Especially along the Cape (Western Cape/ Garden Route)! Not only is it gorgeous, but there is so much too do! Especially if you're into adventure! The highest bungy jump is there, cage diving with sharks, etc. Not sure of packages from the US, but it should be cheap, as the South African Rand is not very strong!!! Good luck!!!!! Enjoy!

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caribbean islands languages

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Which English is Best?

With English continuing to develop as a principal world language, a question which often arises among EFL learners is, "Which English is best?" It can be confusing to new learners of all ages as to which one of the "Englishes" should be learned or studied. While the answer to this may depend on your needs and location, one consideration is the many varieties of English that exist and a re spoken world wide.

Here are Seven of the Most Distinctive Varieties of English

o American English

This category of English actually consists of several variations. There are recognizable variations in the spoken English of the South, the Pennsylvania Dutch, the New England region of the U.S., the Midwestern U.S. and the West coast. There is also "Black English" spoken as a distinct racial community variety of English across the USA.

o Black English

You won't have to go very far to hear this distinctive variety of English. Try the latest Rap or Hip Hop offerings or listen to interviews with black artists for the unique flair this English variety has. Grammar, lexis, idioms, expressions and vocabulary are all impacted by this and other varieties of English.

o British English

The origin of English proper, there are "common" variations of English spoken throughout the UK. The "Upper Crust" as it were, used a particular variety of spoken English known as RP or "Received Pronunciation". RP is what the royal family and those educated at Oxford, Cambridge and other high-level universities were taught to use and speak.

o Australian English

No question here, Steve Irwin popularized Australia's unique wildlife in a way like no other before his untimely, accidental death in 2006. Another character who brought Australian English to the forefront of public knowledge was "Crocodile Dundee" in a movie series bearing the same name.

o Jamaican English

Spoken English in Jamaica has always been an interesting variety for the many travelers, vacationers and visitors to this island. It's also used in movies, documentaries and films set in Jamaica. Singer Bob Marley also contributed not only his music, but interest in the culture and spoken English variety of Jamaica as have a number of other Reggae music artists.

o English Spoken in India

A distinctive variety of spoken English is used in India. The language is taught and applied there as a sort of "lingua franca", since there are hundreds of regionally and locally spoken languages and dialects across the Indian continent. Hundreds of movies, documentaries and other media are readily available in this variety of English.

o Varieties of Pidgins and Patois Spoken in a Number of Locations

There are unique, local or regional varieties of English spoken in a number of countries world wide. Places like Belize, the Philippines, several West Indies (Caribbean) islands like Barbados, Trinidad, the Cayman Islands and both the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Guyana (formerly British) in South America and African countries where English is widely spoken, each have their own particular brand of spoken English.

English Language Needs and Location

The question, "which English is best?" usually depends on the needs and location of the EFL learner, especially when one considers the many varieties of English that exist and that are spoken world wide.

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best Caribbean island to live on?

can anyone narrow it down or give me possible suggestions.

but, not:
puerto rico
dominican republic
or jamaica

an island that:
- language is preferably English
- low to moderate crime rates
- not too expensive to live on
- beautiful beaches
- has some decent-sized cities (not too* excluded)
- presents the opportunity to work in the medical field
(what i'm going to school for)
not puerto rico because i've been there every summer and it's too much like the united states in a different language for me. i want something different, and to experience different cultures.

Try Curacao. It is best know for its beaches and the wonderful people! They can speak English fluently and it's a very modern island. Everything is up to date so it's not that typical small island where its all about hills and flowers but you can go there if you want to relax or whatever. Many people immigrate there to start a new life and they always succeed. Many immigrants are Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Hindus and South Americans. It's basically a multi cultural island. We are a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands so financially it's a very stable island.

Curacao is definitely in need of people with some kind of degree in either teaching or medical so there'll be a job opportunity for you there.

Here's a Video about caribbean islands languages:

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