Quiet time or quick swim. It's up to you. When what you’re looking for is an island off the beaten path this grouping doesn’t disappoint. My most recent visit was as part of a press tour but, as it’s also my husband’s homeland, we’ve taken the kids before.

Who should go: Individuals looking for a place to reflect, Couples who prefer it quiet and private, families who can entertain themselves and enjoy the outdoors.

What you won’t find: Big all-inclusive resorts with kids clubs and chicken fingers, made for tourist experiences, all the comforts of home.

The view from The quaint Grenadine House hotel

What you will find: a choice of quaint bed and breakfasts, an authentic Caribbean experience and high-end properties who haven’t lost their connection with what makes the island special.

Where to sleep: The Grenadine House on St. Vincent; Young Island Resort just off shore.

Where to Eat: Indian and French cuisine share a menu (surprisingly well!) at The French Verandah; Italian is done well, the views are gorgeous and options are family friendly at Drift.

When to go: No time like the present.
Italian food done delish at Drift