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The Best Caribbean Beaches

Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay is a part of Providenciales, which is a highly developed island within the Turks and Caicos area. The area offers the best of modern conveniences in a setting of some of the best beaches in the world. It is a popular destination for people looking to escape busy work schedules and hectic lives. Grace Bay ranks among the most beautiful of the beaches in the area, and also has a sizable coral reef teeming with tropical aquatic life. Activities and attractions include the Princess Alexandra Marine Park, a Conch Farm, and numerous water activities and sports. Stones engraving by shipwrecked sailors are visible on a nearby hilltop and the ruins of old plantation houses are close by. Its clear blue waters clean white sands and some pampering luxury makes Grace Bay a great vacation destination.

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada, Caribbean Travel

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

This two mile incredible tropical idyll offers incredible white sand and year round sunshine all on a sheltered bay. The island has become a great favorite with visitors as well as local people. With many major hotels along its length, and calm waters sheltered from the worst of the weather, Grand Anse is perfect for people enjoying all sorts of water sports from scuba diving to sunbathing, sports fishing and more. The area is dotted with restaurants, bars, dive centers, vendors, and every other conceivable convenience for a day of relaxing on the beach.

Shoal Bay, Anguilla, Caribbean Travel

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

Shoal Bay in Anguilla is one of those incredible tropical beach destinations that draw people from around the world. A coral island, Shoal Bay has some amazing sunsets and is the perfect laid back vacation destination. The local islanders are friendly, and the beach ranks consistently among the top Caribbean beaches. Pink white sands line the intense turquoise of the water along this two-mile stretch of heaven. Restaurants, bars, hotels are abundant, and water sports abound, and the sugar soft white sand is truly breathtaking.

Grande Saline Beach St Barts, Caribbean Travel

Anse de Grande Saline, St Barts

The Anse de Grande Saline is known for unruly winds and its lack of shade. But the breathtaking scenery makes up for what it lacks. The fine sands are surrounded by some trees and towering cliffs. It is a nudist-frequented beach with an expansive salt water pond behind it. The beach is fairly isolated and its crystal blue waters are shallow offering excellent opportunities for swimming on calm days.

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, BVI, Caribbean Travel

The Baths, British Virgin Islands

The Baths are probably the most well known part of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. The area is a truly unique type of national park on the southwest coast of the island. Like most of the Caribbean beaches, this stretch offers startlingly white sandy beaches, but, unlike other Caribbean beaches, these sands are framed and dotted by gigantic boulders of granite. With diameters sometimes reaching 40 feet, these monoliths form amazing caves and grottoes for the intrepid to explore. Possibly volcanic in origin, these boulders are amongst the most popular destinations in the world, not surprisingly, and offer hours of fascinating occupation.

Crane Beach, Barbados, Caribbean travel

Crane Beach, Barbados

Crane Beach, Barbados, is one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean and sits below one of the oldest, most luxurious, hotels in the areas. Ranking among the Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous top 10 among all the beaches worldwide, it offers soft pink-white sands lapped by crystal blue waters below stark jagged cliffs bordered by palm trees. This largely secluded beach has mixed sea conditions, with medium waves tending towards large. It is safer to swim closer to the shore, and to the left of the beach, as the right has bigger waves and rough seas abound further out, providing good opportunities for surfers.

Negril Beach, Jamaica, Caribbean Travel

Negril Beach, Jamaica

Negril Beach, Jamaica, offers many miles of clean white sands, crystal waters, dramatic cliffs, and a casual ambiance. Negril is known as a chilled out location, and is a great place to soak in the sun with refreshing sea breezes and vibrant local colors. Activities include the Pirates Island waterpark, as well as numerous recreational options for the entire family. Negril is largely underdeveloped which has helped to maintain its singular unspoilt charm.

Trunk Bay, St John, USVI, Caribbean Travel

Trunk Bay, St John USVI

Among the most beautiful beaches in the world, Trunk Bay is a tropical heaven with white sands, sparkling, clear water and gentle swells, which sometimes turn into pounding surf, set along a backdrop of waving palms and old ruins. Relax in the sun, or follow the under-sea snorkeling trail, or simply explore the National Park, there is no lack of things to do here and ctivities include diving, swimming, snorkeling, and sailing.

Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Caribbean Travel

Flamenco Beach, Culebra Puerto Rico

Flamenco Beach stretches along the length of an entire bay, offering soft white sands lapped by azure waters. It is a ideal place for a lazy day in the sun, or – if you prefer, and has many opportunities for recreational activities such as snorkeling, swimming, camping, and more. Amenities are easily available, with kiosks renting beach accessories and camping gear, and selling food and beverages. Being in a sheltered cove, Flamenco beach is nearly waveless, wide, and surrounded by a green belt. It is not unusual to find fish swimming up to paddlers at the water’s edge and underwater visibility is high. Snorkeling is a must do activity on four dispersed smaller reefs as well as a larger reef at the opposite end of the beach.

Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba, Caribbean Travel & Leisure

Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba

Playa Paraiso, Cuba, offers fluffy, white sands surrounded by clear blue waters, in a truly unspoilt and natural state. The waters are calm, and shallow enough to walk out into the waist deep warm sea for hundreds of meters. Although the beach lacks much natural shade, beach umbrellas are available, as is a small snack bar offering inexpensive food and drinks. The only significant mark of civilization is the palapa bar, and the unspoilt coral reef off the Cayo Largo area is not just the largest but also the best preserved in the entire Caribbean region. Find Hotels in Cayo Largo Del Sur

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