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Visit These 4 Under-the-Radar Caribbean Islands in Style

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Oct 31, 2023

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Destinations / Caribbean

Offering unparalleled natural beauty and exciting activities in the Caribbean, the islands’ beautiful beaches and immersive experiences beckon travelers to visit. Whilst the most popular Caribbean islands are Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Cuba, those looking to soak up the food, fun and culture of the islands without many crowds can explore these four islands.



With unparalleled natural beauty and exciting activities, Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean. Each of the island’s four coasts offers something different, from exciting activities to quiet luxury. Barbados recently became the only Caribbean nation with nighttime horse racing. Check out its largest city, Bridgetown, known for its historic landmarks and lively nightlife, or Speightstown, near the western coast home to Cobblers Cove, one of the town’s most sought-after retreats. And if you’re lucky enough to travel to the island in February, head to Holestown on the west coast, as some of the island’s most coveted resorts are the backdrop to parades, live entertainment, vendors and much more.



Famed for its aromatic spices and organic chocolate, the tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique is located in the eastern Caribbean. Once a hidden gem, this island is known for its beaches (there are 40 white sand beaches including the world-famous Grand Anse Beach), ecotourism and its production of organic cocoa. Those wanting to explore the unspoiled beauty of the island can journey to 15 breathtaking waterfalls and more than 30 unforgettable dive sites, like the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park. For a little bit of leisure travel, head over to one of the seven chocolate factories or four rum distilleries before indulging in the cuisine of the World Food Travel Association’s first certified Culinary Capital.



From its pristine offshore cays, 33 beaches and championship golf courses, Anguilla is tucked away in the northern Caribbean. The island offers some of the finest collections of luxury resorts in the Caribbean, along with private villas and other escapes for budget-friendly travelers. Immerse yourself in local traditions, from its fantastic culinary scene to its many festivals and cultural experiences. An oasis for all types of travelers, the island lies just off the beaten path; guests can hear live music under the stars almost nightly and become well-versed in boat racing, Anguilla’s national pastime. Lose the crowd and find your adventure on land or sea, explore Little Bay for rock jumping, head to Barnes Bay for a spectacular sunrise and a whole lot more.


Cayman Islands

Just one hour from Miami, the three islands — Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman — provide an idyllic island escape. From its 365 underwater reefs to the rare indigenous Blue Iguanas at the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park to its culinary delicacies (there are more than 200 restaurants), the destination is steeped in a deep cultural history celebrating its unique seafaring heritage. Relax on the secluded Little Cayman and see its famous Bloody Bay Wall; head to Cayman Brac for an adventurous Caribbean vacation; or visit the largest, Grand Cayman, for a stroll along Seven Mile Beach or to see Atlantic stingrays at Stingray City.


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