Tourism in the Caribbean is thriving because there are always going to be many people in the U.S. or northern Europe who would like to escape the cold weather and urban chaos in a serene tropical getaway.
The more popular a place is, the more crowded and commercialized it becomes. This is often a deal-breaker for international tourists who want an adventurous and authentic experience. As a result, they flock to an off the beaten path destination, which will inevitably grow in popularity as the word gets out.
Luckily for some, sun-soaked, off the beaten path paradises are still an option. Beat the crowds and see the best of an island before it becomes a hotspot.
The Bahamas and Aruba are some of the most famous islands that attract thousands of visitors every month, but lesser-known gems there, and other small island-countries, are just as spectacular.