These Private Caribbean Hideaways Are Perfect for a Winter Escape

You can still find that safe, sun-kissed Caribbean escape — if you look at the right under-the-radar islands and resorts.

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Winter often calls for a beachy week or two away. But this season, the desire for personal space ranks even higher than the need for a dose of sun. “We’re seeing a trend of extended families or groups of friends who’ve spent months separated seeking a safe way to come together in a remote destination where they can feel free,” says Brooke Lavery, a New York–based travel expert at Local Foreigner. “They’ll fly privately to create a bubble, seeking out a total change of scenery from home.”

Larger Caribbean properties are capping occupancy at between 30 and 60 percent, and tours and attractions are also reducing capacity. That means small hotels and private-island resorts — where social distancing happens naturally — are proving to be the perfect fit…