The Champs Dominica
The Champs Hotel overlooks Prince Rupert Bay on Dominica's northwest coast.

Is the Caribbean a little been-there-done-that for you? If you’ve sworn off packed pools, long buffet lines and tourist-trap beaches, consider visiting one of these under-the-radar beach resorts. Dominica, Costa Rica and Grenada delight visitors with lush, rainforest environments, while Curacao is a delightful alternative to neighboring Aruba. Vieques, the British Virgin Islands and St. Vincent may require an extra flight or ferry, but the reward – pristine privacy – is worth it!

Here are some resorts to consider if you’re looking for something less touristy:

Royalton Grenada Beach

Royalton Grenada Resort & Spa

Royal Grenada is located on two white-sand beaches in Tamarind Bay and features a spa, water sports, and luxury perks like butler service in VIP room categories. There's Italian, Indian and French cuisine at the resort, plus a variety of bars including a martini bar ...
Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay

Rosewood Little Dix Bay is nestled beween a soft sand beach and the lush hills of Virgin Gorda. Highlights of the luxury resort include suites with private plunge pools and boat drops to secluded beaches ...
The Liming Bequia

The Liming Bequia

The Liming Bequia is a luxury report located in St. Vincent & the Grenadines. The resort features upscale villas with private pools, a restaurant overlooking the sea and an onsite marina ...
Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

This luxury resort opened in late 2019 near Cabrits National Park on Dominica. The resort is located on the beach, five minutes from historic Fort Shirley, and features four restaurants and bars, four pools, and a full-service spa.  ...
Kimpton Kawana Bay

Kimpton Kawana Bay

Kimpton Kawana Bay opens on Grand Anse Beach, Grenada in 2020. The luxury resort will feature ocean view rooms and suites, some with private pools overlooking the beach, plus an infinity pool, spa, and fine-dining restaurant ...
Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Located on the small island of Canouan in St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is Mandarin Oriental’s first Caribbean resort. The resort offers just 26 suites and seven villas -- perfect for a luxury hideaway with family and friends ...
The oceanfront infinity pool at Blue Horizon Boutique Resort, Vieques.

Blue Horizon Boutique Resort

Blue Horizon Boutique Resort is an adults-only resort located on a cliff overlooking Esperanza Bay on Vieques, Puerto Rico, near the island's famous bioluminescent bay. The resort has an oceanfront infinity pool, three restaurants and a bar ...
Malecon House

Malecon House

This boutique hotel is located on the boardwalk in Esperanza on Vieques, near beaches, dining and shopping. Highlights of the property include a pool, tropical gardens with banana and mango trees, and a rooftop deck with amazing sunset views ...
Bravo Beach Hotel

Bravo Beach Hotel

Bravo Beach Hotel is a stylish, oceanfront hotel with two pools, located on the Atlantic coast of Vieques. The hotel is just a five-minute walk from shopping and dining in Isabel Segunda. Rooms at the hotel are modern, with flat-screen TVs and mini-bars ...
Hacienda Tamarindo

Hacienda Tamarindo

Hacienda Tamarindo is an adults-only resort on Vieques, an island off the east coast of Puerto Rico. The intimate, 17-room property is perched on a hilltop over the island, and has an ancient tamarind tree rising three stories through the lobby ...
Palm Island Resort St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Palm Island Resort, The Grenadines

The luxury Palm Island Resort is a private island resort located near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Highlights of the all-inclusive resort include five beaches, three hiking trails, a lagoon-style pool, and great diving and snorkeling opportunities ...
Spice Island Beach Resort Pool

Spice Island Beach Resort

Spice Island Beach Resort is an all-inclusive luxury resort on Grand Anse Beach, Grenada. This family-owned resort features upscale amenities including a renovated spa and private pools in select suites ...
Sandals Grenada

Sandals Grenada

Sandals Grenada features three distinct villages, including brand-new buildings, and great additions like private infinity pools, swim-up suites and an inaugural steakhouse ...
Grenadian by Rex Resorts

Grenadian by Rex Resorts

The all-inclusive Grenadian by Rex Resorts is located on two large beaches on Tamarind Bay. The beaches have different vibes – one is ideal for sunbathing while the other is geared towards water sports ...
Petite Anse Hotel Private Beach

Petite Anse Boutique Hotel

Petite Anse Hotel is located on the remote northern coast of Grenada and offers a secluded beach and great views of the neighboring Grenadines islands. The hotel has its own fruit and vegetable garden, which supplies the restaurant with fresh tomatoes, mangoes, pineapples and herbs ...
True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

True Blue Bay Boutique Resort

This boutique resort has an onsite dive center, yoga studio, and free shuttle to Grand Anse Beach ...
The freeform, 300-foot swimming pool at Radisson Grenada Beach Resort has two waterfalls

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort

Radisson Grenada Beach Resort is located on Grand Anse Beach and features an onsite PADI dive center, four restaurants and lounges, and a large freeform pool with two waterfalls. Rooms at the resort feature private balconies and patios with ocean views ...
The pool at Blue Horizons Garden Resort

Blue Horizons Garden Resort

Blue Horizons Garden Resort is a nature-lovers paradise, located within walking distance of Grand Anse Beach in Grenada. Featuring a fresh water swimming pool, children’s playground and a variety of water sports, this Green Globe Certified resort is also a habitat to 27 bird species ...
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel Pool

Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa

This luxury hotel is set on L'anse Aux Epines Beach, Grenada. Resort highlights include a spa, two upscale restaurants and pool suites ...
Pool with swim-up bar at Coyaba Beach Resort

Coyaba Beach Resort

Coyaba Beach Resort is one of a few hotels offering direct access to Grande Anse Beach. The resort features rooms with balconies, a pool with swim-up bar, and an onsite dive center ...
Mount Cinnamon Beach

Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club

Mount Cinnamon Resort & Beach Club is a collection of 21 luxury suites and villas located hillside over Grand Anse Beach in Grenada. This resort features a private beach, restaurants, water sports and daily yoga ...
LaLuna has a secluded location along Magazine Beach, Grenada.

LaLuna Resort

This boutique Grenada resort features a secluded beach, cottages with private plunge pools and an Asian spa. LaLuna caters to adults -- no kids under age 12 are permitted ...
Rosalie Bay Dominica UNESCO Site

Rosalie Bay Resort

Rosalie Bay is a luxury eco-resort set at the foot of the Morne Trois Pitons Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the beachfront at scenic Rosalie bay, the resort offers a gym, saltwater pool and a nature-inspired spa ...
Villa at Secret Bay

Secret Bay

Secret Bay on Dominica features luxury villas, including treehouse villas with private pools and lounge areas ...
The guest room balconies overlook the Caribbean at Manicou River Resort.

Manicou River Resort

This collection of hand-crafted wooden cottages is perched mountainside on the northwest coast of Dominica ...
Fort Young Hotel overlooks the Caribbean on Dominica's southwest coast.

Fort Young Hotel

This Dominica hotel features an infinity pool and rooftop hot tubs ...
Calibishie Cove Penthouse Suite

Calibishie Cove

This boutique hotel features a penthouse suite with rooftop balcony and private pool ...
The Champs Dominica

The Champs Hotel

The Champs Hotel overlooks Prince Rupert Bay on Dominica's northwest coast ...
Pagua Bay House Bay Views

Pagua Bay House Oceanfront Cabanas

This boutique hotel overlooks Pagua Bay in Marigot, on the east coast of Dominica ...
Tamarind Tree Hotel Dominica

Tamarind Tree Hotel

The Tamarind Tree Hotel is located on Dominica’s west coast on top of a 100-foot cliff, offering scenic views of the Caribbean ...
Sunset Bay Club & SeaSide Dive Resort

Sunset Bay Club & SeaSide Dive Resort

This resort is located on the west coast of Dominica and offers a private beach with access to diving and snorkeling ...
Anchorage Hotel, Whale Watch Dive Center Dominica

Anchorage Hotel & Dive Center

This beachfront hotel offers diving, snorkeling and whale watching excursions along with spacious rooms and a poolside restaurant ...
Beau Rive Dominica Pool

Beau Rive

Every room at this hillside hotel has a balcony, providing great ocean views ...
Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina

This luxury private island resort is located on Scrub Island, just off the east end of Tortola. Highlights of the resort include three secluded beaches and hillside villas with plunge pools ...
Fort Recovery Villa

Fort Recovery Beachfront Villa & Suites Hotel

This apartment-style hotel offers a private pool and private beach overlooking the Caribbean, on the West End of Tortola ...
Peter Island Resort Ocean Front Rooms

Peter Island Resort

This luxury resort on Peter Island in the British Virgin Islands features five beaches, villas with private infinity pools, a full-service marina and a 10,000-square-foot spa ...
Fort Burt Hotel Tortola

Fort Burt Hotel

Fort Burt Hotel is located just one mile from the cruise ship pier on Tortola. Honeymoon suites at this Tortola hotel feature private pools ...
Anegada Beach Club Tent

Anegada Beach Club

Anegada Beach Club is located on a secluded island in the BVI and offers regular suites or luxury beachfront tents for the ultimate "glamping" experience ...
Pool area at Icis Villas

Icis Villas

Icis Villas are just a two-minute walk from Brewers Bay Beach, on Tortola. The villas feature an outdoor pool, rooms with fully-equipped kitchens and a free continental breakfast each morning ...
Secrets Papagayo Pacific Coast

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

The adults-only Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on Papagayo Bay in Guanacaste, along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Surrounded by exotic, volcanic beach and tropical rainforest, Secrets Papagayo is a great choice for a romantic getaway. Book a preferred club junior suite for private plunge pools overlooking Papagayo Bay ...
Freshwater pool at Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda

Bitter End Yacht Club

Bitter End Yacht Club in Virgin Gorda is a remote resort perfect for water sports. The resort offers an all-inclusive plan that includes meals and complimentary boating ...
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica property

Dreams Las Mareas

Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is an all-inclusive resort nestled between vibrant mountains and El Jobo Beach on the northern coast of Costa Rica. Book this resort for a great all-inclusive value – two pools, spacious suites, a top-notch kids program and tons of unlimited dining options, plus stunning views of the surrounding rainforest and Pacific Ocean ...
The pool area at Allamanda Beach Resort

Allamanda Beach Resort

This budget-friendly resort is located on Grand Anse Beach ...
Anegada Reef Hotel

Anegada Reef Hotel

Anegada Reef Hotel is located on the southwest coast of Anegada, in the British Virgin Islands. This tropical hotel is directly on the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean and features an onsite restaurant and spacious rooms with garden or ocean views ...

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