The Caribbean is such a popular vacation destination for anyone looking for sun, sea, sand and island culture. However, that popularity means that you’ll probably be bumping into lots of other tourists seeking a similar experience. If you prefer a crowd-free Caribbean getaway, there are a handful of lesser-known islands that can fulfill your fantasies. With more than 7000 islands in the chain, not all are on the well-trodden tourist trail. For those wanting to avoid chain resorts, honeymoon hotspots and cruise pit-sops, here are 10 under the radar Caribbean islands to escape to. You might not have the place all to yourself, but you may just find your own slice of paradise.
Carriacou is one of the Grenadine Islands, located northeast of Granada and south of Saint Vincent. There are only about 6000 inhabitants but over 100 rum shops, so you won’t go thirsty. It’s known as “the land of reefs” as the coral makes for some spectacular scuba diving sites. When you’re not exploring the underwater scenes, chill out on the sand at Paradise Beach or Anse La Roche. Carriacou has both French and British colonial influences, but has it’s own laid-back Caribbean charm. Hop on the Osprey Ferry from Granada for the 90 minute journey to get here. For an even more remote island getaway, visit nearby sister island, Petite Martinique.