The Caribbean has been shaped by millions of years of unstoppable volcanic forces and ferocious hurricanes, creating a network of 7,000 islands, each one more unique than the next. From islets only a few miles long to landmasses with towering peaks, the habitats of this tropical paradise range from lush rainforests hiding untold species to multi-coloured coral reefs teeming with marine life. The fauna of the Caribbean has had to adapt to an island existence, becoming either generalists or specialists…creatures as old as the dinosaurs nest on its beaches, opportunistic scavengers patrol its skies, iridescent dynamos forage in its forests and wandering ocean leviathans give birth in its warm waters.
Simon Reeve travels around the edge of the Caribbean Sea for a stunning new three-part series. With thousands of beautiful islands and a long mainland coast, the Caribbean is a vast area spanning a million square miles. Home to some of the most dangerous places on the planet, it is also one of the most vibrant, exciting and extreme regions on earth. With Simon's characteristic insight, humour and warmth, the series promises to bring to life the unique stories and beautiful landscapes of the Caribbean.