This up-dated and revised guide to the Caribbean islands covers the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, the Caymans, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands, Netherlands and French Antilles, ABCs, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and the Venezuelan Islands. The book provides background information on the region's history, geography and culture, and includes accessible travel information on accommodation, shopping and eating out. The book's cover flaps carry information on Caribbean festivals and other practical details. A special feature is included on scuba diving throughout the Caribbean with maps listing all dive sites and anchorages. "Hidden beaches" are also featured along with the best places to watch whales and dolphins.