“Top Secret” Islands in the Caribbean

While there are so many one-of-a-kind experiences waiting for you, we want to bring you our exclusive list of ‘top secret’ islands in the Caribbean that will be sure to impress.
16 July 2023

From the Bahamas to Havana and all the way to Barbados, the Caribbean draws many into its beauty. Whether it’s the sandy beaches, the crystal clear waters, or the vast wildlife and exploration… it can be the perfect getaway for those looking to escape the hustle of life. While there are so many one-of-a-kind experiences waiting for you, we want to bring you our exclusive list of ‘top secret’ islands that will be sure to impress.

For the explorer: Guana Island

In the southern waters of the British Virgin Islands, Guana Island doubles as a private getaway and a nature reserve that consists of tropical forest, hills and valleys. Guests are able to hike, snorkel, scuba dive, or indulge in luxurious spa treatments. This quaint island is the perfect place to getaway from heavy tourism and soak in the beauty and simplicity of Caribbean nature. 

The Guana Island resort was originally a boutique hotel in 1934, but to this day 99% of the land remains untouched. This is an intentional effort to preserve the creatures and vibrant colors of the island. Tours and excursions range from light hiking to full on scuba diving, but for those who would like to experience the wildlife from a safe distance, the Guana Island Sanctuary hosts a cocktail hour!

To learn more about Guana Island and its resort go to https://www.guana.com/.

For the reclusive: Palm Island, The Grenadines

On the easternmost string of Caribbean islands, St. Vincent and the Grenadines are home to the incredibly private Palm Island. A quick 45-minute flight from Barbados, this exclusive private island was renovated in 1999 to include 41 luxury suites and a sense of tranquility that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Palm Island Resort is adults only, which leaves the island preserved for blissfully romantic opportunities. The resort is a ture all-inclusive experience that provides farm-to-table dining, beachside experiences, and extravagant cocktail parties. 

If you are looking for the place where privacy meets luxury, check out the Palm Island Resort at https://www.palmislandgrenadines.com/.

For the family: Peter Island, British Virgin Islands

Perched atop the bluffs of Peter Island, the Peter Island Resort’s luxury villas are the perfect accommodation for large groups and families seeking breathtaking views and state of the art amenities. If the three-story waterfall or the 3 pools aren’t enough for you, these villas come with their own personal staff including a butler, chef, housekeeper, and a driver.

The activities on the island never end with sports facilities being open day and night and all of the traditional island activities being available during the day. You can even spend the day gazing across the blue waters at Dead Chest Island, where the pirate Blackbeard often marooned his crew. 

To learn more about this family-friendly island, go to https://www.peterisland.com/.

For the local: Montserrat

Looking to avoid a touristy getaway and dive deeper into the local culture of the Caribbean? Often overlooked by tourists, Montserrat is a mountainous British overseas territory that is home to beautiful beaches and landscapes. Isle Bay Beach, on the southern end of the island, is a great place to view the posh houses on the mountains above and take in views of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

With its name literally meaning ‘jagged mountain’, Montserrat is known for its volcanic landscape and its striking cliffs and shorelines. It is also referred to as the ‘Emerald Isle of the Caribbean’ because of its ties to Ireland and the UK.

To check out local stays available for booking, visit https://www.airbnb.com/montserrat/stays.