These countries are not part of the Greater or Lesser Antilles but are variously close to it, and are commonly associated with the Caribbean (e.g. members of CARICOM, the Caribbean Community).
The Bahamas — a cluster of islands north of the Greater Antilles and southeast of Florida
Bermuda — some distance to the north of the Caribbean, but commonly associated with the region
Cayman Islands — a small island close to Cuba that functions as an offshore financial centre
Nueva Esparta — is one of the 23 states of Venezuela, granted free-port status in 1973 and located in the Caribbean Sea, just a short distance off the northeastern coast of Venezuela.
Navassa Island — uninhabited wildlife refuge, part of the United States, also claimed by Haiti
Turks and Caicos Islands — a cluster of islands south of The Bahamas
French Guiana, Guyana and Suriname — culturally and economically a part of the region, but geographically on mainland South America
Several countries in Central America, South America and Mexico have shorelines — and islands — in the Caribbean
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