List of Caribbean islands

This is a list of Caribbean islands. Almost all of these islands are in the Caribbean Sea with only a few in inland lakes. The largest island is the island of Cuba. Some of the smaller islands are referred to as a rock or reef. Islands are listed in alphabetical order by country of ownership and/or those with full independence and autonomy. Islands with coordinates can be seen on a map with the link to the right.

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The Caribbean Sea

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

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Antigua and Barbuda

There are 54 islands in Antigua and Barbuda. There are three main islands, the two populated islands (Antigua and Barbuda) and Redonda. There are 51 off-shore islands. The islands of the country of Antigua and Barbuda include:[1][2][3]

The BahamasEdit

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas is located in the Lucayan Archipelago, the portion of the Caribbean region in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than in or bordering the Caribbean Sea. There are 700 islands and 2,400 cays in The Bahamas. There are 30 inhabitated islands. Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas. Large island groups include Berry Islands and Exuma. The following islands are some of the more notable islands (cays) (see the main article for a comprehensive listing of all islands):[5][6]

BarbadosEdit

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There are currently two islands and two banks in Barbados. An additional historical island that no longer exists as an island is also included in this list.[7]

BelizeEdit

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Great Blue Hole, Lighthouse Reef

There are about 180 islands in Belize. Some of the larger islands of Belize in the Caribbean Sea include:[8]

ColombiaEdit

Several Departments of Colombia include islands in the Caribbean area.[9]

Bolívar DepartmentEdit

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Rosario Islands

Islands of the Bolívar Department of Columbia includle:[9]

Córdoba DepartmentEdit

Islands in the Córdoba Department include:[9]

Magdalena DepartmentEdit

Islands in the Magdalena Department include:[9]

San Andrés, Providencia and Santa CatalinaEdit

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Islas de San Andrés y Providencia

Islands in the Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina include:[9]

Sucre DepartmentEdit

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Islands in the Sucre Department include the following islands in the Archipelago of San Bernardo:[9]

 
Archipelago of San Bernardo.

Costa RicaEdit

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Isla Uvita, Costa Rica

There are about 79 islands in Costa Rica.[11] The largest islands in the Caribbean Sea are listed below:

CubaEdit

 
Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean
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Cuba consists of over 4,000 islands and cays surrounding the country's main island, many of which make up archipelagos. Off the south coast are two main archipelagos, Jardines de la Reina and the Canarreos Archipelago. The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago runs along the northern coast and contains roughly 2,517 cays and islands.[12] The Colorados Archipelago is located off the north-western coast. The following islands are some of the major islands in the island country Cuba:[13]

DominicaEdit

 
Dominica is an island in the eastern Caribbean Sea with the Guadeloupe to the north and Martinique to the south.

The island nation of Dominica with a total area of 750 km2 (290 sq mi) includes two small, off-shore islands and one disputed island:[14][15]

Dominican RepublicEdit

There are about 73 islands in the Dominican Republic, including the following islands:[16]

FranceEdit

The following sections show the islands of French Departments in the Caribbean.

GuadeloupeEdit

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Guadeloupe consists of six inhabited islands—Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Marie-Galante, La Désirade, and the two inhabited islands in the Îles des Saintes—as well as many uninhabited islands and outcroppings.[17][18]

MartiniqueEdit

 
Diamond Rock and the Sleeping Woman, the defining landscape of the southwest peninsula of Martinique
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There are about 46 islands in Martinique, including the following:[19]

Saint BarthélemyEdit

 
View of St. Barthélemy
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There are 18 islands in Saint Barthélemy, inclulding the following:[20]

Collectivity of Saint MartinEdit

 
Creole Rock

There are seven islands and two rocks in the French Collectivity of Saint Martin, including:

GrenadaEdit

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Grenada, Carriacou, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

There are over 600 islands and islets in Grenada and the Grenadines. The notable islands in Grenada include:[22][23]

HaitiEdit

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Caye Sable with a population of 250 in 0.16 hectares.

The most densely populated island in the world is Ilet a Brouee in Haiti, at 500 persons in its area of .004 km2 (0.0015 sq mi). There are about 59 islands in Haiti, inclulding the following:[24][25]

HondurasEdit

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Guanja

There are at least 99 islands in Honduras, inclulding the following Caribbean islands:[32]

JamaicaEdit

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There are about 49 islands in the island nation of Jamaica, including the following islands:[33]

Kingdom of the NetherlandsEdit

The islands in the island countries (Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten) of the Kingdom of the Netherlands are listed below.

ArubaEdit

There are at least five islands in Aruba:[34]

CuraçaoEdit

There are at least seven islands in Curaçao, including:[35]

Sint MaartenEdit

 
Sint Maarten Map

There are ten total islands of Sint Maarten, including:[36]


The Caribbean islands (Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius special municipalities) in the country of the Netherlands of the Kingdom are listed below.

Caribbean NetherlandsEdit

 
Satellite image of Bonaire and the small island of Klein Bonaire
 
Map of Saba from the Encyclopaedie van Nederlandsch West-Indië 1914–1917

MexicoEdit

There are several islands of Mexico on the Caribbean Sea, including:[39]

NicaraguaEdit

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Aerial view of Corn Island

There are over 150 islands in Nicaragua, including the following islands in the Caribbean Sea:[40]

PanamaEdit

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There are several hundreds of islands in Panama, including the following islands in the Caribbean:[41]

Saint Kitts and NevisEdit

 
A view of Nevis from the southeastern peninsula of Saint Kitts
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There are about 20 islands in Saint Kitts and Nevis, including:[42]

Saint LuciaEdit

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There are 15 islands in Saint Lucia, including:[43]

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

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Tobago Cayes
 
Union Island International Airport

There are about 49 islands in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including:[44]

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

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Nelson Island

There are 44 islands in Trinidad and Tobago, including:[45]

United KingdomEdit

The following is a list of islands of current island nations of the British Overseas Territories that are in the Caribbean.

AnguillaEdit

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There are about 19 islands in Anguilla, including:[46]

British Virgin IslandsEdit

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Map of British Virgin Islands

There are about 51 islands in the British Virgin Islands (16 inhabitated), including:[47][48]

Cayman IslandsEdit

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Grand Cayman Island from space

The following are the islands of the Cayman Islands:[49]

MontserratEdit

 
Aftermath in town of Plymouth in 1997 of volcanic eruption that began on Montserrat in 1995

There are only a few islands in Montserrat, including:[50]

Turks and Caicos IslandsEdit

The British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands is located in the Lucayan Archipelago, the portion of the Caribbean region in the North Atlantic Ocean rather than in or bordering the Caribbean Sea. There are about 75 islands and land-tied islands in Turks and Caicos Islands, including the following notable islands:[51]

Territories of the United States in the CaribbeanEdit

The following are disputed islands of the United States in the Caribbean:

The following sections show islands of island territories of the United States in the Caribbean.

Puerto RicoEdit

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There are about 142 island in Puerto Rico, including:[52]

United States Virgin IslandsEdit

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There are about 84 islands in the United States Virgin Islands, including:[53]

Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, Saint John, and Water Island are the main four United States Virgin Islands. The capital, Charlotte Amalie, is on Saint Thomas.

Islands of the State of FloridaEdit

While not technically part of the Caribbean, the islands of the Florida in the United States are considered by some to be part of the greater Caribbean Region. Regions of Florida include: South Florida, Southwest Florida, and the Florida Keys.

VenezuelaEdit

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The following islands of Venezuela are in the Caribbean Sea:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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