The Caribbean is a region and group of islands which separate the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. This region is positioned between the southeastern portion of the United States, not far from the coast of Florida, and South America which lies to the south. To the West lies Mexico.
The region consists of over 7000 islands, cays, reefs, and islets. These islands are often referred to as the West Indies, which they were named because when Christopher Columbus arrived there in 1492 he though he had reached India.
The region can be subdivided into the Antilles, the Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The area is considered to be part of North America when it comes to politics and international cooperation.
The population of the Caribbean is 39,169,962, and has a total land area of 2,754,000 square km.
Here is a map of Caribbean Sea and islands for your travels.
This Caribbean Islands map has a lot of detail.
The next Caribbean map is simpler and more easily printable.