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Beautiful and uncrowded corners of the Caribbean

Big all-inclusive hotels, jam-packed beaches, thousands of day trippers disgorging from cruise ships… Many parts of the Caribbean are developed and thoroughly discovered.  

But not everywhere. Tranquil and unspoiled idylls await too. In many cases these take the form of islands to which you can’t fly direct, so involve the trouble and additional expense of a short inter-island hop on a small plane after your transatlantic flight to a main island. But popular islands such as Barbados and Jamaica also have very appealing corners that haven’t succumbed to mainstream tourism.

Below, I’ve picked out a selection of these spots. Unless otherwise stated, prices given are per person for seven nights…