JOHN WILHELM'S GUIDE TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS by John Wilhelm

JOHN WILHELM'S GUIDE TO THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The seasoned traveler whose Guide to All Mexico has already been published, are provides the prospective vacationist with all the factual information he can need regarding travel in the Caribbean area. The days when such travel could be done on a proverbial shoestring are no more. ""Only"" $15 a day is rated as very low, and some of the hotel rates soar to $60-$70. This is a How-When-Where-What kind of travel book. Every phase of travel is discussed in relation to the various islands:- plane, cruise ship, freighter, inter-island schooners, etc. What you need in the way of preliminary requirements, clothing, money. What it costs to retired to the islands, to rent a house, to go into business. Then the various islands, individual and group, are discussed, with something of history, characteristics, economics -- as well as where to stay and what to do. All are here, with more space given to some than to others:- the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, The Grand Caymans, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Cuba (this somehow seems to date the book in advance), Nassau and the Bahamas, Antigua and the Leeward Islands, the Lesser Antilles, the Windward Islands, the French and the Dutch islands, Trinidad and Tobago. Hotels and tourist houses, cottages and lodgings are rated. And for further reference suggestions as to sources to tap are given. Very complete- as a handbook, not for merely armchair reading.

Pub Date: Dec. 12th, 1960
Publisher: McGraw-Hill