It's no secret that the Caribbean is chock full of beautiful destinations. And while some islands continue to draw hoards of travellers each year, there are still a handful of under-the-radar islands that are worth a visit. From hiking to boating to diving, these Caribbean islands are perfect for a tropical getaway — without the crowd.

12. Guadeloupe

This French island group in the Caribbean has long stretches of beach and old sugarcane fields. Part of the charm of Guadeloupe is that it remains mostly undiscovered. But what does exist in terms of restaurants and hotels is less polished than on many islands — and far more authentic.

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