Published: Feb 03 2020
The Caribbean is home to dozens of gorgeous islands and is a top tourist destination, particularly for folks on Spring Break. Hoards of visitors flock from more northern locales, seeking sunshine and warmth and escape from their daily lives for a while. While many destinations in the Caribbean can be absolutely swamped with tourists during the months of March and April, there are some lesser-visited destinations where you can find quieter beaches and still plenty to do out on the water.
Here are our top 5 lesser-known Caribbean destinations where you can still rent a boat or try a water experience with GetMyBoat.
This charming island is known for nutmeg plantations, the stunning St. George harbor that is comprised of colorful buildings and is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, and for being a quiet destination, sheltered from glitzy nightclubs and overcrowded beaches. Rent a boat in Grenada or book a sailing charter - a popular choice amongst visitors to the island.
Montserrat is arguably the most unvisited destination in the Caribbean, making it a haven for scuba diving enthusiasts and travelers who like to unplug, away from other people. The island was hit hard by volcanic activity in the mid-90s, and still has yet to regain high numbers of tourists. It's perfect for divers, as the surrounding waters are untouched and teeming with sea life.
A French island in the Caribbean, Guadeloupe is a wonderful destination for Spring Break (or any time of year). While many more tourists make it to Guadeloupe over Montserrat or Grenada, it's a unique spot for North Americans thanks to the French and European influence. It's a fantastic place to rent a boat, book a boat tour, go sailing, or try water sports.
Saint Barthelemy or St. Barts is perfect for a Spring Break vacation. It's a luxurious island in the Caribbean, considered to be one of the most beautiful, with white sandy beaches and lots of yachting opportunities. Charter a yacht or enjoy a catamaran cruise. While it was hit hard by Hurricane Irma, most of the infrastructure has been rebuilt and is even more impressive than before. It's regaining its popularity amongst celebrities but still hasn't become oversaturated with tourists. You'll find plenty to do in St. Barts, especially out on the water.
And finally... if you're looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination with tropical offerings, St Kitts & Nevis is a great place to go. Check out the historical British fortifications or take a scenic ride on the railway, one-of-a-kind in the Caribbean. It used to serve as a transport mechanism for sugar plantations. You'll see lush rainforests, or you can visit one of the many beaches of St Kitts & Nevis. It's a great place for birdwatching and you may even see wild monkeys.
Heading to the Caribbean for Spring Break this year? Check out all your options for boat rentals and water experiences with GetMyBoat!