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Little-Known Caribbean Island Vacation Destinations

Updated on November 07, 2016

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We have all heard about secluded locations around the world catering to the rich, famous, and individuals with inside knowledge on the travel industry. Haven't you ever wondered where some of these places are? Enclosed is a list of out-of-the-way places in the Caribbean.

If you want solitude and privacy an island on this list may be to your liking. Many of the islands mentioned here have few if any major resorts and hotels, and most are only accessible via ferry or a small airport. If you see a location that is intriguing, do your research and consider planning a vacation today.

Bequia

Bequia is part of the Grenadines, a collection of 32 islands west of Barbados. This island is the second largest of the group. However, it is still only 7 square miles in size. Most of the population resides in the capital Port Elizabeth and Paget Farm. Some popular activities on this island include diving, scuba, and fishing.

Bequia has remained relativity unspoiled and semi-undiscovered. If you wish to visit this island, you will have to land in Barbados since there in no international airport in Bequia. From here you will need charter a flight to Bequia. Just remember, there aren't many motels and resorts there. Check your reservations before you arrive. If you are looking for a quiet out of the way place to visit, Bequia may be for you.

Vieques

Vieques is a small island eight miles east of Puerto Rico. This island measures 21 miles long and is only 4 miles wide. The main towns on this island are Isabel Segunda located on the north side of the island, and Esperanza to the south. In the last few years this location has become very popular, attracting various celebrities to its cities. Vieques doesn't have many resorts; most visitors here choose to rent a home during their stay. The number of restaurants is increasing giving visitors more dining options. You wont find any direct flights to this island.

To reach it you fly into San Juan, Puerto Rico. Once there you have the choice of a ferry ride or a 20 minute flight to Vieques. If you plan to explore the island, you will need a rental car to visit the outlying areas of the island. Some activities here include boating, nature tours, and horse back riding. The tourism is growing fast as this island become a popular vacation spot.

Saba

Saba is the smallest island among the Netherlands Antilles. This island has an area of five square miles. According to the 2001 census the population of Saba was 1,400. Because of it's mountain terrain, this island is known as "The Rock." Saba is also known as the sister island to St. Maarten.

This is a quiet tranquil semi-undiscovered island. Saba is known for it's hiking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Because the terrain is mountainous, there aren't many beaches on this island. This island can be reached via airstrip from St. Maarten. As far as accommodations, there are around twelve hotels and resorts on Saba. When you plan a trip or visit here ask about The Queens Garden; this is a well known luxury resort here. Because this island is fairly new to the tourist industry, the amount of visitations is still relativity low. However, Saba is increasing in popularity.

St. Barts

St Barts has a land area of eight square miles and the population was 8,400 in 2006. The capital is Gustavia, which is also it's main harbor. This is the only Caribbean Island to have been a Swedish colony for any length of time. Like many other islands, St. Barts is blessed with beautiful beaches. Of the islands twenty plus beaches, several are considered especially inviting. On the west edge is Colombier beach and on the south side is Saline, to name a few. The island is accessible via small plane or ferry.

St Barts is considered to be the playground of the famous. it is the place to be to see celebrities and be seen. It is an exclusive island for the well known in the world. Although this island is only 10 mins from St Martin, it feels like it is a world to itself. St. Barts is expensive, and it has a party atmosphere. If you want to get a look at some famous personalities this is the place to be.

Anegada

The island Anegada is in the northern most part of the British Virgin Islands, and it is the second largest island at fifteen square miles. Anegada is also the most sparsely populated of the big islands. Although a ferry service and a small airport makes getting there convent, this island feels like it is a world to itself. Anegada is a haven for beach lovers, nature lovers and fly-fisherman.

The remoteness of this island is one of its perks, as most tourist come here to relax. The northern part of this island is known for it white sandy beaches, and the west end is known for its salt ponds that covers much of the west end. There is also a thriving exotic birds population too. This island is semi-undiscovered and it has few hotels and guest houses. If you are into nature and you like solitude Anegada may be for you.

Virgin Gorda

Virgin Gorda is part of the British Virgin Islands, and is the third largest of the group at eight square miles. This island was recognized in the 1970s as a good tourist spot. It still isn't over developed giving it a pleasing intimacy. The southwest section of this island is called the valley. This is an area of gentle hills with businesses and various services in the area of Spanish Town.

The seascapes are covered with granite rock which provide a dramatic background for the beaches, resorts and restaurants there. Virgin Gorda has a mountain interior, with the island going from sea level to about 1400 feet at the mountain's peak. This island is accessible via small plane or ferry. One of the main attractions located here is "The Bath." This is a major attraction for the whole British Virgin Islands. The usual activities are available here including including sailing, fishing, snorkeling and scuba.

Curacao

Curacao is an island located in the southern Caribbean 35 miles north of Venezuela. This island is outside the hurricane belt, so hurricane season is not a concern there. It is the largest of the "ABC's" Aurba, Bonaire and Curacao.Like it's sister islands it is considered a transcontinental island. Curacao is part of South American, but it is considered part of the Caribbean too.This island has a land area of 171 square miles, and as of January 2009 it had a population of 142,000. In addition, Curacao's location has made it an important crossroads for international business and world affairs.

This island boast beautiful beaches on it's southwest, and this island has a variety of tropical flora and fauna growing on it's hilly terrain. Many species of flora are found in Christoffel park, a nature preserve there. The people are said to descend from over 40 different ethnicities. Therefore, it is not surprising the natives of this island are multi-lingual speaking English, Spanish and Dutch. Known for its sunny climate, secluded beaches, and it mixture of old and new world charm, this is a truly unique place to visit. If this island seems intriguing, plan your trip today.

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A markerBequia -
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
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B markerVieques -
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C markerSaba Island -
Saba Island, Caribbean Netherlands
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D markerSt Barts -
St Barthelemy, Saint Barthélemy
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E markerAnegada -
Anegada, British Virgin Islands
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F markerVirgin Gorda -
Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
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G markerCuracao -
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      lightning john 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi Coolmon, These islands look great! Thanks for putting all of this together. I'm sure these places will do very well since our beaches are in threat of the petroleum pollution, or as I now call it the British Invasion!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @lightning john - Glad you liked the article; Yes I am sure the Caribbean will see a surge in business after the oil spill. Thank you for your comments :)

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Cool, I love beaches and these look fabulous. A friend of mine went to a couple of the places that you mentioned and they sounded just wonderful. Thanks for the trip tips!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Dolores Monet - I hope your friend had a good time. Nice to hear from you again :)

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I would love a Caribbean Island getaway. Good information.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Sandyspider - I know what you mean, I am think about another Caribbean visit for December 2010 myself. It is so nice to hear from you again, and thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on this article :)

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      billyaustindillon 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the obscure ones - I will pencil these in for a holiday - my family surely deserves one.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @billyaustindillon - Glad you enjoyed it. To me sometimes the obscure locations can be the best ones. As always thank you for your feedback :)

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      katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

      Ohhhh now your really talking this place, little known Caribbean Island Getaways is perfect with everything I dream about. Thanks for the information. :)

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @katiem2 - Glad you enjoyed reading it, and thanks for leaving your comments :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Coolmon, I wish I was packing my suitcase as all those destinations looked fantastic This was very interesting because they were not the islands we hear about so much. Rated up!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Pamela99 - I know what you mean, so often many who visit the Caribbean end up on a crowed beach. If it mean more privacy, I would rather go though the extra trouble and hop a ferry or small plane. It is nice to hear from you again thank you for stopping by :)

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      Tony McGregor 6 years ago from South Africa

      These places just look heavenly! Wish I were packing my bags right now~! But I'm not sure that I woulod ever want to leave once I got there!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @tonymac04 - I hope you get a chance to visit the Caribbean island of your choice. Nice to hear from you again, and thanks for your comments :)

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, I don't care which one I go too, just get me there now! lol these are gorgeous, I would love to go to any one of them. thanks for this, it got me in the holiday mood. nice one. Nell

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      Tracy 6 years ago from San Francisco

      What a great travel piece with lots of inviting images. Very wonderful and informative ~ time to travel! Thanks.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Nell Rose - I know what you mean. Thinking about the blue water and beaches there will make me feel better too. I am glad it put you in a holiday mood, and as always it is nice to here from you :)

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @tracykarl99 - Glad you found my article useful, thank you for your feedback.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Beautiful and many I have not heard of. For so long I felt I could not be a beach person but now more than ever I want the peace and tranquility - and the amazing beauty of places like this. Soon! Thanks so much for such a useful hub! Rated up of course and more!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @BkCreative - You only go around once, might as well try a short visit to see if you like it, maybe a cruise will work better. Personally, I like the out of the way places myself, but others may like a well populated beach. Different likes for different people I guess. Nice to hear from you again :)

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      Holle Abee 6 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful hub! I'm packing my bags!

    • hamburghotels 6 years ago

      That island is really beautiful and thrilling..........

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @habee - It is nice to hear from you glad you like the article :)

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @hamburghotels - I know what you mean they all are beautiful. Thanks for your feedback.

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      ss sneh 6 years ago from the Incredible India!

      Hi! Very beautiful...pleasant and natural looks of...Caribbean islands make them hot tourist centers of the world! I hope I will have my day too! -- Thanks

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @ss sneh - Yes the tourism is big business there. I hope when you decide to visit, it is a pleasant experience for you.

    • dreamreachout 6 years ago

      This is a beautiful hub highlighting the little known in the tranquil Carribeans!! I always love the little known places and thus it appeals to me that much more!!

      Thanks for this wonderful hub!!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @dreamreachout - Glad you liked it, and I thank you for your comments :)

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      prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

      This place is awesome cool, I like beaches, wonderful and beautiful, Rated it up, I want to visit all of the places here, I have never been to any of these places, Maita

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @prettydarkhorse - I hope you will get to visit a few of these places. It is nice to vacation in some of the popular Caribbean destinations, but It is nothing like visiting a private island in the Caribbean. or at least a less known vacation spot. There is a special intimacy when you are away from the crowds. Nice to hear from you Maita :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I like Caribbean Island. It looks beautiful. I'll go there someday. Thanks for share about this Island. I also enjoy all the video above. Thumbs up for you.

      Prasetio

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @prasetio30 - Thanks for your comments and for stopping by :)

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      Micky Dee 6 years ago

      I enjoed the videos and your descriptions. I'm looking for Gilligan's Island though. These Islands are pretty! Very nice Coolmon!

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Micky Dee - Glad you like it, and nice to hear from you again :)

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      Laura Arne 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      I loved this hub. Boy do I want to go on a holiday. great job.

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @Healing Touch - I am glad you enjoyed reading it :)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Great information. I can't blink my eyes to watch the beautiful of Caribbean Island. Good job, my friend. I love this so much. The video was amazing. Thumbs up for you. I never hesitate to vote this Up. Thank you very much!

      Prasetio

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @prasetio30 - I know what you mean, the Caribbean is a beautiful group of islands. Thanks for your kind words :)

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      gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

      Fantastic Hub. Well done. You have covered everything. Got peoples juices going and wanting to visit. Well done Coolmom. Maybe with all the money we are going to make from hub pages we can all take a cruise there together. lol

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @gr82bme - Yes a cruise would be a nice reward. Thank you for your comments :)

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      twentyfive 6 years ago

      Wish to have a cruise over there..it's paradise! Thanks for this refreshing hub, Coolmon :)

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      Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

      @twentyfive - Thanks for your feedback on this article :)

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      George Bogosian 5 years ago from New England

      Coolmon,

      Thanks for showing us how a hub should be put together. Lots of info, many thanks. I'm inspired!...to write better...and travel more.

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      Coolmon2009 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      @bigocean - I am glad you found my article inspiring and useful as a "How To Hub" guide. Thank for your comments.

    • woody 2 years ago

      was just in the british virgins end of may and into april on a sailboat charter about my 10th time and finally sailed to anegada it was incredible and the lobster out of this world

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      Coolmon2009 2 years ago from Texas, USA

      Glad you had a great tenth time there; thanks for your comments too.

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