International tourist arrivals in 2017: 8,000
Boasting a large membership comprising Dutch, English, French and Spanish speaking countries and territories, the Caribbean offers tourists the luxury of selecting from a wide array of destinations to experience unique cultures and traditions.
Data collated and provided by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in its Tourism Highlights for 2018 shows that the previous year recorded the highest increase in international tourist arrivals since 2010 with the Americas, which includes Caribbean countries welcoming 211 million tourists (5% increase) and making $326 billion (1% increase) in international tourism receipts.
These impressive figures, however, do not hide the fact that some Caribbean countries receive more tourists than others because of various reasons including diversity of tourism spots, tourist packages, transportation, as well as political and economic stability.
In as much as all these factors are indispensable, there are, however, some Caribbean countries that have absolutely great tourist spots but are being overlooked in preference to the popular ones, albeit they also meet some or all of the criteria stated above.
So just in case you’re looking at visiting the Caribbean sometime soon and you’re open to exploring other equally beautiful places besides Jamaica, The Bahamas, Barbados and the likes, be sure to consider these least visited destinations for a worthwhile, more reserved and not-too-crowdy experience.
Scroll through to check them out and take a look at their international tourist arrivals cited by CNN Travel:
International tourist arrivals in 2017: 68,000
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
St. Vincent and the Grenadines is known for its idyllic geographical location, with sky-blue waters lapping away at the sandy beaches. It is a favourite of many because it is uncluttered throughout the year giving an illusion of exclusivity.
International tourist arrivals in 2017: 76,000
Dominica is one of the youngest islands in the Caribbean, aged about 26 million years old.
Located south of Guadeloupe and northwest of Martinique, Dominica is known for its luscious rainforests and warm, tropical climate. Consequently, it is one of the top destinations for many who want sun and sand.
International tourist arrivals in 2017: 79,000
St. Kitts and Nevis
International tourist arrivals in 2017: 114,000