Even though the chill of winter hasn’t quite bitten your nose yet, by about mid-November, chances are you’ll be dreaming about a soft sandy beach somewhere in the Caribbean. Maybe with a volcano in the background, maybe with some dolphins jumping in front of you. It’s your fantasy. Get as creative as you want.
What you probably don’t picture is a cruise ship full of tourists and an Airbus full of speedo-sporting Europeans sharing said beach with you. Which is the unfortunate reality on many a Caribbean cove. But there are a lot of beaches across these islands, and if you talk to some locals or people who go there frequently, you’ll learn about some spectacularly secluded spots where your private beach dreams can come true. Best of all, they’re all open to the public. Here are 15 beaches in the Caribbean where you’ll find plenty of scenery and not many people.