List of Caribbean islands

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Islands in and near the Caribbean

The Caribbean islands are those islands that border or are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea as well as islands in the nearby Lucayan Archipelago, organized by the political entity to which each island belongs.

There are thousands of islands that are part of the island countries of the broadly defined Caribbean region: Anguilla has 21; Antigua-and-Barbuda has 37; Aruba (4); Bahamas (501 approximately); Barbados, formerly 3 (but Pelican Island is now absorbed into Barbados through land reclamation, 1956–1961); Belize (many); British Virgin Islands (43); Cayman Islands (12); Cuba (23); Dominica (7); Dominican Republic (2); Grenada (39); Guadeloupe (38); Haiti (12); Honduras (6); Jamaica (26); Martinique (50); Montserrat (3); Netherlands Antilles (25, this includes half of Saint Martin); Puerto Rico (142); Saint Barthélemy (13); Saint Kitts-and-Nevis (20); Saint Lucia (17); Saint Martin (8); Saint Vincent-and-the-Grenadines (39); Trinidad-and-Tobago (21); Turks-and-Caicos Islands (58); and United States Virgin Islands (81).

Some continental countries also have islands in the Caribbean, including Colombia (which has 10 islands in the Caribbean Sea, known as San Andrés-and-Providencia), Mexico (4 islands), Nicaragua (4), Venezuela (15), Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. The United States also claims several small Caribbean islands (including Alto Velo).

For related lists, see below.

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda




Belize has many islands and the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.[2]


Bolívar Department[edit]

Córdoba Department[edit]

Magdalena Department[edit]

San Andrés and Providencia Department[edit]

Sucre Department[edit]



Dominican Republic[edit]


Guadeloupe and dependencies[edit]


Saint Barthélemy[edit]

Saint Martin (France)[edit]





Kingdom of the Netherlands[edit]



Dutch Caribbean - BES Islands[edit]

Sint Maarten[edit]


Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]


British Virgin Islands[edit]

Cayman Islands[edit]


Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

United States of America[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

United States Virgin Islands[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System". UNESCO. Retrieved 16 July 2014. 
  3. ^ (French) Art. L.O. 6211-1, book 2, part 6 of the Code général des collectivités territoriales.
  4. ^ (French) Art. L.O. 6311-1, book 3, part 6 of the Code général des collectivités territoriales.
  5. ^ The United Kingdom relinguished its claim to Flanagan Island in 1977 in an agreement with a US delegation headed by David Colson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, US Dept. of State (