Larger Caribbean islands are so popular that around 25 million tourist swarm there every year. But that’s not all there is to this beautiful destination. If you want to get away from other tourists and escape the crowd, you should try visiting one of the secret Caribbean gems that not many tourists know about. Here, you can enjoy private moments on secluded beaches and forget all about your worries.
1. Petit St. Vincent
This private island was recently renovated and on its 114 acres, there are only 22 cottages and two restaurants. This island is one of the top destinations for honeymoons and romantic weddings. If you’re looking for a secluded romantic getaway, there are few places that can compare to Petit St. Vincent. With its white sandy beaches, this island is inviting you to relax without a care, but you can also awake your adventurous side and try snorkeling or diving in the Atlantic Ocean. Forget about the civilization and technology and just give in to the bliss.
2. Peter Island
Peter Island is the largest privately owned island in the Caribbean (1,800 acres) but this doesn’t mean that it’s packed with tourists. On the contrary, Peter Island Resort and Spa can only accommodate about 150 people and you are free to explore the whole island with your loved one. This island is offering a heavenly vacation for couples and you can even organize a private dinner at the beach for the two of you. If you’re looking for mesmerizing vistas, deep blue sea while you’re cherishing love with your significant other, there is no place like Peter Island Resort, or, as they call it “oasis of tranquility.”
3. Young Island
For a taste of quiet life, with no cars, no noise and no technology, head to one the tiniest islands in the Caribbean with only one property on it called Young Island Resort. It is wonderful how only 600 feet away from the St. Vincent’s shore, lies this luxurious 13-acre tropical paradise where you can enjoy life to the fullest. If you decide to spend some time on this island, you can admire the exotic beauty of the nature here and indulge yourself in relaxing massage and fine dining. Nevertheless, Young Island is cheaper than the islands in its vicinity.
4. Pine Cay
Another secret gem of the Caribbean is 800-acre Pine Cay in the Turks & Caicos and it is one of the favorite locations for luxurious romantic weddings. Aside from enjoying the peace and quiet on the island, you won’t be able to resist exploring its raw beauty, pristine beaches, undisturbed marine life and exotic fauna. The Meridian Club is the only property on Pine Cay and it offers you a perfect little piece of this heaven on earth while keeping everything eco-friendly. This resort has everything and more to help you enjoy your vacation without interruption.
5. Jumby Bay Island
300-acre Jumby Bay Island is the place where dreams come true – or so everybody who has ever been there says. It is located just 2 miles off the coast of Antigua but as soon as you set foot on the island, you will forget all about the rest of the world. Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort is the only property on the island and they simply call themselves “the finest resort in the Caribbean.” No false modesty, this resort does indeed rise to all the expectations and provides only the best service you can imagine. And if one word can describe visitors’ experience, it would be – perfect.
6. Musha Cay
This tiny island is owned by none other than the famous illusionist David Copperfield. The 150 acres of Musha Cay are reserved for a group of up to 24 people so you get the idea of how private and exclusive the island actually is. The prices match the service, but the extensive list of wealthy and famous guests proves that the service is beyond comparison. If you are one of the few that can afford a luxurious vacation here, you will be pampered by a staff of 30 people and choose one of the five guest houses on the island to stay.
7. Necker Island
Owned by the powerful businessman Richard Branson, the Chairman of The Virgin Group, Necker Island is a 74-acre tropical paradise. This unbelievably stunning island can only be approached by a boat or a helicopter, and can accommodate only 28 guests at a time. This guarantees complete privacy and a delightful vacation far from the prying eyes which makes it another perfect haven for the celebrities. Guests can enjoy several luxurious houses on the island, all with magnificent views, Jacuzzis and top quality dining experience. And when you’re not relaxing in the comfy beach house, you can take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea or observe flamingos, lemurs and tortoises.