03/06/2013 07:28 am ET Updated May 06, 2013

9 Hidden Hotels In The Caribbean (PHOTOS)

There's nothing quite like the sense of discovery one feels when arriving at a hidden gem hotel -- a truly special spot that is intimate, remote, underrated or all of the above. Some people like to brag to their friends about their insider secret; others prefer to keep it all to themselves.

These places are particularly hard to find in the Caribbean, where travelers have discovered pretty much every beach and cocktail.

-- Kelsey Blodget,

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