Islands

The Dutch Caribbean islands form two distinct groups, the Windward Islands of Saba,  St. Eustatius and St. Maarten located in the northern Caribbean close to Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, which are close to the coast of South America. They are not only separated by more than 900 kilometres of open water, but are also linguistically, culturally, geologically and ecologically diverse.


Leeward Islands


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    Aruba

    Aruba is the smallest, driest and windiest of the three Leeward Islands of the Dutch Caribbean.

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    Bonaire

    Bonaire is an island of austere beauty formed from ancient fossilized coral reefs.

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    Curaçao

    Curaçao, the largest island is separated from mainland South America by a deep ocean trench.


Windward Islands


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    Saba

    The tiny island of Saba is the peak of a 500,000-year-old volcanic cone.

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    St. Eustatius

    A volcanic island with black sand beaches, St. Eustatius features two very different landscapes.

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    St. Maarten

    With its size of only 96 square kilometers, the island of St. Maarten has a split personality.

 

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