3 lesser-known islands in the Caribbean

When you hear the word ‘Caribbean,’ the first thing that comes to your mind is the Bahamas, right? Well, there are many other gems that make for a good Caribbean holiday; Grenada in the Southern Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, St Kitts and many more.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsGrenada

Surely the Island of spice, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has many things to see and do for everyone. You could explore the island’s various attractions, take a walk along its beaches, visit its Waterfalls and Historic Sites, or even visit its Gardens and Eco Sites. If you are outdoorsy, you could go to its festivals and shopping centers. If adventure is your game, Grenada’s great weather and amazing waters are perfect for Sport Fishing, Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Snorkeling, or taking part in Water Sports. Alternatively, you could just relax in one of its many spas and wellness centers. Grenada is also the perfect wedding destination for the romantic. You would definitely have an unforgettable experience on this island.

However, if you want authentic Caribbean holidays that is the Grenada experience, there are five sure ways to get it; playing dominoes outside rum shops and bars, sampling roadside dishes, pulling the net at the bay and exploring the market and sampling the refreshing coconut water, and playing cricket on the beach.

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsSt. Kitts

The most amazing thing about St Kitts is that more than a quarter of its land has been set aside as a National Park, with an expanding rainforest! So many new and untouched dive sites surrounding it with massive beds of coral filled with fish of every color and stripe. Moreover, the wildlife there is amazing; chattering monkeys and scurrying families of mongoose here, and roaming cows, goats, and sheep there. It is a definite must see if you have never been there.

For the adventure types you could drive, or hike, through the Valley of Giants, zip line over the rainforest or climb Sofa Rock, a now dormant volcano that you can climb to the very edge of and, with a guide of course, go down a thousand feet to its steaming crater floor.

Turks and Caicos Islands

Photo Credit: Creative CommonsAmazingly, the Turks and Caicos Islands is actually made up of 40 islands and cays, and only eight of these are inhabited. The possibility of adventure is limitless! Enjoy one of the best Caribbean holidays as you stay in its world class hotels, relax in their state of the art spas, dine in their restaurants, and take a barefoot stroll along the Best Beach in the World with amazing hues from its very inviting waters, and awesome diving, snorkeling and fishing.

So the next time you think of going on a Caribbean holiday, why not go snorkeling in the tri-island Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, or zip line over a rainforest and go thousands of feet into a once active volcano in St Kitts? On the other hand, you could put on your explorer’s gear and venture into one of the 32 uninhabited islands in Turks and Caicos.