The Caribbean Sea contains hundreds of tropical Caribbean Islands that are considered paradise to many travelers. Breathtaking beauty, endless seashore, mountains covered in coconut trees and vast green valleys of bananas and sugar cane are part of every island. Besides the beach, boating and sunbathing in bikinis, the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Islands offer snorkeling, diving, and fishing. The tropical breezes invite leisurely strolling and soaking in the ambience while you take time to actually smell the flowers and listen to the birdsong. Shopping on the islands is a delight as there are so many great Caribbean products to choose from. Native crafts, brightly coloured beachwear, tropical shirts, nighttime fashion, jewellery, and gorgeous art are all available to tempt the shopper. Caribbean cuisine is largely based on the fresh bounty that the sea has to offer. However, landlubbers will find lots of chicken, pork, beef, lamb and pasta dishes too. Vegetarian dishes are also available. The style of fare is a unique blend of Caribbean and Continental and the quality of food is top-notch.