two hammocks between palm trees on a beach
Skip These Beaches When Visiting The Caribbean
This beach in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, is carried by its youthful demographic, where watersports dominate the ocean and vibrant bars pump tunes on the sand.
Mamitas Beach
If you want to relax, read a book, and lounge on the beach without banging music interrupting every page turn, skip over this area.
Tiger Beach in West End, Bahamas, is known as the Caribbean's most dangerous beach due to sharp-tooth shark breeds, like tiger, hammerhead, blacktip, and bull sharks.
Tiger Beach
While scary, statistics remain in your favor. The International Shark Attack File reports that only 32 confirmed shark attacks in the Bahamas have occurred since 1749.
Just over an hour from Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, Wahoo Bay is a small, quiet beach with rich sunset views and decent snorkeling opportunities, but it is dangerous.
Wahoo Bay
Due to heartbreaking poverty after the catastrophic earthquake of 2010, crime continues to soar on the island, one of the world's most dangerous countries by Visions of Humanity.
Tourists are regularly targeted for kidnappings and ransom. The U.S. Department of State has placed a Level 4 warning on Haiti, advising citizens not to travel there.
As Aruba's all-inclusive resort destination, Palm Beach has nearly 5,000 rooms, with a daily swarm of guests elbowing to locate a spot on the sand.
Palm Beach
It's known to be noisy, squashed, and the opposite of a peaceful beach getaway. You may have better luck with a six-minute drive or a gorgeous 40-minute walk to Eagle Beach.
If you're a U.S. citizen, you can go to Puerto Rico without a passport, but you might find yourself on a beach overrun by tourists with airplanes roaring overhead.
Isla Verde
Isla Verde is San Juan's most congested beach, with bustling activity day and night. It has three miles of sand to find a spot, but the airport is across the road.