The boutique resorts make you feel like family rather than one of the masses and are often romantic retreats with top-notch personalized service. If it’s a remote island paradise you’re after, you’re in luck. By boat or helicopter, we can whisk you away to the dramatic scenery of the British Virgin Islands; or how about a private island in the Grenadines, where the most strenuous thing you have to do is swing in your hammock under a palm tree? The Caribbean’s lesser-known islands are waiting to be discovered.
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If you’re looking for a secret hide-away, the Grenadines is a ‘must’ on your holiday wish list. From private secluded beaches to unspoiled landscapes, the Grenadines are perfect to hike, swim or explore at your leisure.
Recommended resort: Palm Island Resort, Caribbean
Set on a private island with 5 white sand beaches, Palm Island Resort offers many cycling and walking trails or you could head down to the ocean for swimming, snorkeling, diving or a whole array of other water sports including kayaking, ideal for finding a quiet beach or bay. If you would rather spend the day on the beach, how does sipping a cocktail whilst lying on the swinging hammocks beneath palm trees sound? Book yourself a spa treatment is the ideal way to finish off a lazy day in the sun.
With Grenada better known as “Spice Island” your taste buds are sure to experience incredible Caribbean cuisine. Not only is Grenada famous for its cuisine, its beaches and scenery are absolutely breathtaking.
Recommended resort: Spice Island Resort, Caribbean
Set on the beautiful Grand Anse Beach, just three miles from St George’s, Spice Island Beach Resort caters for all requirements. Not only is it a all-inclusive resort with its own golf course, there are many activities to keep you entertained such as tennis, cycling and non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, kayaking and hobie cat sailing. This family run boutique hotel really makes you feel at home, and hosts a restaurant and bar offering authentic local cuisine, calypso, reggae and steel bands.
This laid back island, said to inspire Robinson Crusoe, is a truly relaxed secluded getaway. Aside from winning prestigious awards for its remarkable eco-credentials, Tobago’s locals are very relaxed, warm and welcoming. Tobago is a fantastic tropical island to escape our hectic lifestyles, so put your feet up and enjoy the picturesque beaches.
Recommended resort: Coco Reef Resort & Spa, Caribbean
One of Kuoni’s favourite island escapes, award winning Coco Reef Resort & Spa is renowned for its golden private beaches edging Calm Ocean. This resort is perfect for couples wanting to combine a relaxing escape with a little exploration of this lush island and enjoy superb dining and service.
Aruba is a small Dutch Caribbean island lying just 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela in the azure blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. A land of perpetual sunshine and a melting pot of cultures, Aruba is an exotic paradise, with beaches that can quite rightly be described as heavenly.
Recommended resort: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, Caribbean
This resort is well known for romance and rejuvenation. The resort lies on the white sands of Aruba’s widest beach, and has three á la carte restaurants. The Manager’s cocktail party provides a lively Tuesday (late afternoon) by the beach. The beach-side exotic Caribbean-Balinese style spa offers a variety of massages, body treatments and yoga classes.
Nevis lies opposite St Kitts, just 2 miles across the water, and makes St Kitts seem like a bustling city in comparison. In the centre of the island lies a 3,600ft volcanic peak, which makes for exceptional exploring around the island, with breathtaking scenery.
Recommended resort: Nisbet Plantation Beach Club, Caribbean
Set amid coconut groves on a white sand beach, this inimitable beachfront plantation house is the island’s only resort plantation located directly on the beach. This boutique resort offers exceptional service and has been voted one of the Top Hotels in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor.
Moreover, the best part about these hidden gems is that they provide you and your family a comfortable zone to experience a different type of Caribbean that does not involve in exploring but giving you a relaxed summer vacations apart from the entire hustle bustle that at times is desired.