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The Best Caribbean Islands That You Might Not Think To Visit In 2021

The lush sands and the sparkling seas of the Caribbean may be calling to you right now, but do you know much about the different islands which make up this haven? It is actually a complex geographical region with as many as 700 islands and — depending on how you define the territories — 26 countries. Each island has its own flavour of paradise but there is plenty to differentiate them too. Here are some of our favourite Caribbean hideaways:


St John

There are three main US Virgin Islands with St John being the smallest, and perhaps the prettiest. It has no airports or cruise-ship docks which results in a blissfully low-key getaway. With two-thirds of this island protected as a national park, it has some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, like the much-beloved Trunk Bay — known for its crystal sands and spectacular underwater nature trail.


Virgin Gorda

One of the British Virgin Islands, Gorda is famous for its beautiful Baths — where huge granite boulders form scenic saltwater pools and grottos. The dramatic shape of this island reminded Christopher Columbus of a reclining woman, inspiring its name of ‘plump virgin’. Evidence of a rich heritage of African, Indian and Spanish history is also plentiful, from the ruins at Little Fort National Park to the Cornish Copper Mines, set against the azure sea.


Grand Cayman

There are three Cayman islands, but this one hosts the world-famous Stingray City Sandbar where you can snorkel with the surprisingly friendly creatures. Grand Cayman is also known for Seven Mile beach, on the west coast north of George Town — widely considered one of the finest beaches in the world. There’s also plenty of glitzy shopping and people-watching in the fabulous resorts, so you’ll never be at a loss for what to do.


Harbour Island

Famed for its blush pink beaches but also for excellent restaurants, Harbour Island in the Bahamas is perfect for those who want a picturesque spot. There are plenty of glamorous resorts, palm-fringed private beaches and elegant yachts throughout the Bahamas, all of which set you up for dazzling shots.


Dominica

Ideal for those who like a bit more action, this island has volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, and fumaroles, or steam vents – most notably ‘the Boiling Lake,’ always enshrouded in a thick vapour. There aren’t a plethora of beaches to be found here but you’ll be too busy hiking and trekking to notice.


Aruba

Known as One Happy Island and one of the sunniest of the Caribbean islands, Aruba is perfect for families. Head to Baby Beach’s lagoon with your little ones, visit the local Donkey Sanctuary, or try Renaissance Island, where you can feed flamingos on the beach. It also hosts dream hiking terrain with dragon-tooth cliffs, ancient petroglyphs and abandoned gold mines.


Turks and Caicos

Only two hoursflight from Miami, this is where Americans retreat to for mellow solitude. The private island of Parrot Cay – where Bruce Willis and Keith Richards have holiday homes – is idyllic and you can even head out to its tiny outcrops that are inhabited only by iguanas. Scuba-diving sites include an other-worldly barrier reef on Provos north shore and a dramatic 2,134m underwater wall off Grand Turk island.


By Dr Sunny Kleo

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KeiKei is a London-based award-winning journalist and videographer with a degree in Broadcast Media and Journalism from the University of the West of Scotland and an extensive reporting background in news, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

KeiKei has travelled the globe interviewing, reporting and reviewing. Her work has been published in worldwide media outlets including, The New York Post, The Guardian, The Mirror, The Daily Mail, National Geographic and Conde Nast publications.

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