8 Incredible Hidden Gems In The Caribbean To Visit In 2024

7 Incredible Hidden Gems In The Caribbean To Visit In 2024

White sandy beaches, crystal clear water, amazing food, and beautiful weather all year round. Those are just some of the reasons the Caribbean appears on so many travel bucket lists. 

However, the Caribbean covers a broad area, which makes it difficult to choose where to visit.

If you’re looking for a one-time trip, you’re at the right place. We have compiled a list of the 8 hidden gems of the Caribbean for the ultimate experience of the region. 

Read on to reveal what lies in the shadows of the popular Caribbean destinations.

Culebra, Puerto Rico

Culebra is set about 20 miles off the coast of Fajardo and is another tranquil island full of outstanding beaches and adventures. 

One of the most popular activities there is snorkeling and scuba diving, as local waters have rich and colorful underwater life. You can even spot sea turtles. The chances are high around Melones Beach. They usually hide in the seagrass. 

Sea turtles also lay eggs on quiet beaches, such as the ones of Culebra National Wildlife Refuge. As home to more than 80 protected species of birds, the refuge offers plenty of bird-watching opportunities. 

The best way to get there is by ferry from Ceiba. Alternatively, you can take a short domestic flight from the airport of San Juan.

Secret Bay, Dominica

Are you looking to exchange the everyday hustle and bustle for a place of seclusion and relaxation? In that case, there is nowhere better than Secret Bay on Dominica.

This world-renowned resort sits atop a cliff overlooking the Caribbean Sea, and it consists of private villas, each of which boasts design interiors, a private plunge pool, and an open deck with views. 

The villas are truly magical and you might not want to leave. If you will, there are plenty of things to do. Take a yoga class, indulge in a treetop spa, hike through the rainforest, or sail during the sunset. Secret Bay is a true paradise on Earth.

Devil’s Bay National Park, British Virgin Islands

Devil’s Bay National Park is a true hidden gem of the Caribbean located at the Virgin Gorda island of the British Virgin Islands.

Unique rock formations which are unusual for the Caribbean catch the attention of all visitors. Photos from the National Park often confuse people as it looks similar to rock that can be found in the Maldives or Seychelles.

Without a doubt, Devil’s Bay is one the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and offers perfect conditions for swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing under your beach umbrella.

Montpelier Plantation & Beach, Nevis

Searching for somewhere unique to stay? Opt for Montpelier Plantation & Beach. As the name suggests, this resort is set in a former sugar plantation and you will have a chance to sleep in one of its original plantation cottages.

You can also reserve a candlelit dinner at the hotel’s 300-year-old restored sugar mill – the only restaurant of its kind in the world. It’s a phenomenal experience.

The only downside of the resort is that the beach is a bit further away, about 15 minutes of drive. However, you can take a complimentary shuttle during the day. 

Guana Island, British Virgin Islands

Not into luxury five-star resorts? The Caribbean also has plenty of low-key destinations, such as Guana Island.

This 850-acre private island comprises immaculate beaches, rainforests, lush mountain peaks, and hiking trails that will take you through them. There are only 19 villas and cottages available, so you can feel like you have the whole island pretty much to your own when there.

What’s more, you won’t find any phones, TVs, or computers in your accommodation, so it’s a great option for those who want to disconnect from the rest of the world.

Maracas Beach, Trinidad and Tobago

When you say surfing, the Caribbean probably isn’t the first thing that comes to your mind. Not until now – take a trip to Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Tobago and soak in the free spirit vibes. 

It’s an excellent surfing spot – both body and board. And it’s home to amazing street food, locally known as ‘bake and shark’.

Getting there is already scenic. You will drive along the North Coast Road, from which you can glimpse Paramin Hills and plantations of various herbs and spices. Make sure to also stop at Maracas Lookout for sweeping views of the bay.

Pinel Island, Saint Martin

Saint Martin is an extraordinary place. And if you’re planning to vacation there, don’t miss the fascinating Pinel Island.

Getting there is easy. Just take the ferry from Cul-de-Sac (no reservation needed) and you will reach it within minutes. Alternatively, you can paddle or kayak there, which is a fun way to explore the Cul-de-Sac Bay.

After that, you can start enjoying Pinel Island itself. Hike up the hill that offers panoramic views of St. Martin, St. Barth, and Anguilla. You can also just chill at the main beach and grab a bite at Yellow Beach or Karibuni restaurant.

Hermitage Bay, Antigua

Hermitage Bay is another of those secluded resorts perfect for an unforgettable honeymoon or a romantic getaway. 

It’s nestled in a quiet corner of Antigua, but not far from Jolly Harbor. It offers 30 individual suites, all of which are complete with a plunge pool, day bed, and an outdoor shower.

Apart from chilling in your suite, you can enjoy some yoga, pilates, or various water sports at the beach. There is also a gym, a spa, and a fantastic organic restaurant with beachfront views.