By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor
Bigger isn’t always better; sometimes all it takes is the smallest strip of sand to put you in a carefree Caribbean state of mind. These are strands for the discerning beach seeker who values serenity over size. Here are five secret, petite pieces of Paradise where we love to spread our towel.
Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica
In Port Antonio, this small scallop of sand, bordered by a lush garden with a river running through it, is a long-weekend go-to for Kingstonians.
Smith’s Cove, Grand Cayman
This tiny white-sand oasis (also known as Smith Barcadere) is less than 15 minutes from Seven Mile beach but feels a world apart.
Mudjin Harbour, Turks and Caicos
On Middle Caicos, you can’t help but be seduced by this smile-like sweep, which faces snorkel-friendly Dragon Cay, just offshore.
Little Bay, Anguilla
This curvaceous cove is accessible only via rope ladder or boat but its fun-sized shore is SO worth the effort.
Twin Cays, Bahamas
Realize all your Robinson Crusoe fantasies on this pair of deserted Exumas islets joined by a sandbar that appears and disappears with the tide.