2. Mayreau

I promise you there’s no pattern developing here, but the next of my secrets of the Caribbean is another island. Mayreau only measures about 1.5 square miles and is the smallest of the Grenadines to be inhabited. There’s a hilltop village without a name where most of the island’s 300 people live and from where you can enjoy some amazing views across the sea to the Tobago Cays and Union Island, but THE destination is Saltwhistle Bay. Well known to regular Caribbean sailors, Saltwhistle Bay is the proverbial Robinson Crusoe setting. There is a resort hotel above the beach but as the bay is only accessible by boat, you won’t need to worry about crowds here.