Though many of the stunning islands in the Caribbean have been known and loved by holidaymakers from around the world for years, thanks to the sheer number of alluring archipelagos, there are still a few hidden gems waiting to be discovered. If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean and want to discover one of these lush lesser known islands for yourself, here are a few of the most beautiful and best kept secrets in the region:
Smaller and less famous than it’s neighbour St Kitts, Nevis is home to some of the best beaches and most beautiful countryside in the Caribbean.
As most of the larger hotels in the area have been built on St Kitts, much of Nevis remains relatively undeveloped, allowing guests to experience an authentic slice of Caribbean life. However, a limited amount of luxury real estate in Nevis is currently available, so you can purchase your own piece of paradise.
Bursting with character and boasting a choice of outstanding beaches, the island is the perfect destination for a Caribbean break with a difference.
Like Nevis, Tobago is the smaller of two islands that make up a Caribbean nation, the other the more famous Trinidad.
With its hilly, volcanic interior, rainforests and pristine coral beaches, the island is the archetypal tropical paradise. Combine that with a superior selection of high end resorts and laid back, welcoming population and you can see why Tobago is so popular with those in the know.
Saba, Lesser Antilles
Officially part of the Netherlands, the tiny island of Saba has a population of less than 2,000 and an area of just 13km2.
Much of the recent development on the island has been geared towards eco-tourism, making Saba the perfect destination for holidaymakers who are carbon footprint conscious or just want to get closer to nature.
Isla de Providencia, Colombia
Though you may not instantly think of Colombia when planning a Caribbean getaway, the country is actually home to some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the region.
Giving even the most famous of sandy spaces a run for their money, the Isla de Providencia is nestled midway between Costa Rica and Jamaica. The island boasts deserted beaches, UNESCO protected waters and a rich history plagued by pirates and home to hordes of hidden treasure.
Small but perfectly formed, Barbuda lies right in the middle of the Leeward Islands, just to the north of Montserrat and Guadeloupe.
Fantastic beaches, a characterful capital city and a climate close to perfection, Barbuda attracts a steady stream of tourists to the island throughout the year. But, with just a few resorts operating on Barbuda, you’ll always be able to find a secluded spot to enjoy your very own piece of paradise.
With their empty beaches, great climates, rich histories and beautiful resorts, these lesser known islands really are the hidden gems of the Caribbean. Channel your inner Christopher Columbus and discover the undiscovered and explore the unexplored for yourself.