Your Own Private Caribbean Islands

For the ultimate retreat, skip the better-known locales in favor of these 11 under-the-radar islands where privacy and exclusivity reign.

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Petit St. Vincent

Part of the Grenadines, this 115-acre private island resort is a luxurious place to unplug. There are no phones, televisions, or Internet connectivity in the 22 seaside stone-and-timber villas, nor at the casual beach bar or the sumptuous tree-house spa or along the nearly two miles of shoreline. (There is, however, WiFi in the reception area.) Instead of checking e-mails or uploading Instagram photos, guests can enjoy cruises aboard the resort’s lovely traditional wood sailing sloop, diving with sea turtles in the nearby Tobago Cays via the Jean-Michel Cousteau dive center (established in late 2014), or lazing in one of the property’s ubiquitous shady hammocks. Rooms start at $1,100; 954-963-7401; petitstvincent.com. —SG