More than 7,000 islands make up this sun-drenched archipelago, which is as much known for its laid-back culture as for its flawless beaches. Each Caribbean destination has a distinct character. St Lucia is a natural haven of lush jungle and conical peaks; St Kitts hosts the best beach parties in the archipelago; Cuba’s glorious Baroque buildings are redolent with history; and Tobago has a colourful underwater scene that attracts divers from all over the world. Then there are the islands that visitors rarely get to hear about. Carriacou, with its immaculate powdery sands; Andros, home to the world’s third largest barrier reef; and hiking paradise Cayman Brac. Looking for a secret beach of your very own? You’ve come to the right place.