Top 5 Crowd-Free Places to Visit in the Caribbean

Do you want to avoid the crowds on your next Caribbean holiday and wonder which place should you choose? Here are some suggestions where you can find some privacy and experience your truly laid back and stress-relieving getaway.

1. Belize

Great Blue Hole

Belize is a small country on the eastern coast of Central America, with Caribbean Sea to the east and lush jungles to the west. The vast Belize Barrier Reef with hundreds of low-lying islands called cayes, boasts of rich marine life which makes it perfect for those who are looking to snorkel or scuba.

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Must-see places:

The Great Blue Hole – is a giant and stunning marine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 70 km (43 mi) from the mainland and Belize City. This place was named as one of the top five places in the world for scuba diving by Jacques Cousteau.

Mayan Archeology Sites – Belize was once the epicenter of the ancient Maya civilization. Belize is home to  famous Mayan ruins such as Xunantunich, Caracol, Lamanai and,  Altun Ha, and more.

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center  – exhibits more than175 animals out of which over 45 are native species.  Among local wildlife representatives are  coatimundi, macaws, pumas, spider monkeys, jaguars, tapirs and jabiru storks to name a few.

2. Barbados

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Barbados has fantastic beaches with fine powdery sand, delicious food, genuinely friendly locals and overall very relaxing atmosphere.

This beautiful and safe island offers something for everyone – couples and families with kids alike.

Must-see places:

The Submarine Tour – drops down to 150 feet while a guide explains about corals, aquatic life, and the remnants of a sunken shipwreck.

Barbados Many Caves – crystallized limestone caves filled with flowing streams and deep pools of crystal clear water and towering columns

3. Jamaica


Jamaica is the perfect winter getaway that won’t break the bank. It is known for  jerk cuisine, reggae, lush rainforest and reef lined beaches. This island has a truly relaxing atmosphere and offers tons of different attractions.

Must-see places:

Walter Fletcher Beach/Aqua Sol amusement park – Situated in a walking distance from downtown Montego Bay, offers tons of activities – life music, glass bottom boat to view marine life, jet ski, para sail, go-kart, or simply have a picnic on the beach.

The Hip Strip –  where you will find many restaurants, street vendors and live music bands.

4. St. Lucia

St. Lucia
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St. Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island with beautiful steep mountains named the Pitons. Its coast is home to unique volcanic black and white sand beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. The city of Castries is a popular cruise port.

Must-see places:

The World’s Only Drive-In Volcano – relax in warm mud bath saturated with minerals.

Sugar Beach – take a walk along the beautiful beach with turquoise sea on one side and lush jungles on the other.

5. Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos

This archipelago comprises of over two dozen low-lying coral islands. The getaway island of Providenciales, known as Provo, is home to expansive Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, shops and restaurants. Scuba-diving sites include a 14-mile barrier reef on Provo’s north shore and a dramatic 2,134m underwater wall off Grand Turk island.

Must-see places:

Grace Bay Beach – named as the best beach in the world. The beach is wide and excellent for a long walk, peaceful and not overcrowded

The Glow Worm Cruise – Shortly after a full moon, glow worms come up from the bottom of the ocean floor and give the water a haunting green glow. You can float on the light with a romantic cruise, timed to arrive just after sunset.