Most Gorgeous Beaches In The Caribbean

Most Gorgeous Beaches in the Caribbean

If the idea of a memorable vacation is synonymous with catching sunrays, relaxing on powdery beaches, swimming among all kinds of colorful fish, and enjoying a nice cool breeze, then the Caribbean must be the perfect destination. The ideal beach can be secluded or on a busy hotspot, with long stretches of white or pink sand, or with pristine turquoise waters that will make you want to set up camp and spend your entire vacation there. Accessing some of the stunning shores can be as easy as parking nearby, or as challenging as hiking and climbing down a very steep cliff. Seeing a waterfall crashing down on the beach is worth the effort. 

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

This is Anguilla's most famous beach and is always ranked at the top of most beautiful coasts in the world thanks to its pinkish white sand and intense turquoise water.

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The beach is just two miles long with plenty of bars, restaurants and hotels in the vicinity. Visitors love to sit and relax, and more active people prefer it for snorkeling, kayaking, diving, and open-water swimming.

Trunk Bay, St. John

St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands is an adventure destination that doesn't require a passport. If you want to explore the Caribbean Sea, head to the absolutely serene Trunk Bay.

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But go early in the morning because it gets really busy later in the day. Try the Underwater Trail, which is a snorkeling path of coral and fish with underwater signs. Boat tours, scuba diving and snorkeling are by far the most popular activities for tourists.

Eagle Beach, Aruba

This beach is one of the most famous and stunningly beautiful ones on the entire island. It's the widest and is most well-known for its clear and soft white sand.

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There are shaded picnic areas and huts to hide from the sun. Every year around Easter people camp out on the beach. It is also known for protecting turtle nests. A famous local sport on the beach is tennis in the powdery white sands.

Crane Beach, Barbados

Crane Beach was originally a harbor. There was a crane at the top of the cliff which was used for loading and unloading ships, hence the name.  

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The towering cliffs on each end and the coral reef in the ocean make for stunning views. The warm and lively waves make Crane Beach one of the best spots for boogie boarding.

Palomino Island, Puerto Rico

Privacy on a secluded tropical paradise doesn't get better than this. Palomino Island is a serene private island near Puerto Rico.

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The island is 100-acre retreat for guests of the luxurious El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.  Swimming, windsurfing, snorkeling and even dancing to the wind – you can do anything.

Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas

The island is famous for its stunning pink shores, but Pink Sands Beach is the best one. The color comes from little coral particles mixed in with the white sand. It glows beautifully, especially at sunset.

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This 3-mile beach is perfect for swimming in gentle water, relaxing and scuba diving. Pink Sands is protected from the strong waves coming from the Atlantic by a coral reef.

Darkwood Beach, Antigua

The crystal-clear blue waters at Darkwood Beach make for great snorkeling. The gentle cool breeze makes it perfect for relaxation and solitude.

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This is a gorgeous beach with a restaurant and floating obstacle course. The best time to go is during the week because it gets very crowded with cruise passengers on the weekends.

17-Mile Beach, Barbuda

"Do you want to see paradise? Then you should go and see this place!" a recent review on TripAdvisor says. Anywhere you turn you see splendid nature of powdery sand beach and pristine water.

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The gorgeous stretch of sand separates the Barbuda lagoon from the Caribbean Sea. There are few facilities, so bring whatever you may need at the beach yourself.

Hopkins Village Beach, Belize

If you are looking for a vacation in a secluded location with your own ideal beach, you'll find it in Hopkins Village.

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You are still going to be near the quaint fishing village, in case you need anything. The charming place is often referred as the No. 1 Cultural Destination in Belize.

Anse des Pitons, St. Lucia

You'll be swimming between the Pitons, which means you'll be rewarded with stunning scenery. Visitors go for the perfect snorkeling and scuba diving conditions.

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The white sand was imported from Guyana years ago and placed on top of natural black sand. Most of the visitors are guests of the hotel behind the beach, but anyone can enjoy it because all beaches in St. Lucia are public.

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

The Seven Mile Beach, which is actually about 5.5 miles long, has always been ranked among the best beaches in the Caribbean.

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Snorkelers will love this public, pet-friendly beach because of the vibrant fish, beautiful coral, and pristine waters. Most of the best resorts on the island are close to the Seven Mile Beach.

Guardalavaca Beach, Cuba

People go to Guardalavaca to engage in water activities and sports such as snorkeling, kayaking, diving, deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing, and volleyball.  

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The beach is about two miles of white gorgeous sand and warm waters. It has a scenic setting with the Sierra Maestra Mountains in the vicinity.

Wavine Cyrique Beach, Dominica

The Wavine Cyrique Beach is perhaps among the most famous attractions in the mountainous Caribbean island nation because of the huge waterfall crashing on the beach.

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Getting to the beach requires a strenuous hike down a steep cliff. It's easy until then – you walk for about 10 minutes through the jungle to the cliff's edge.

Canouan Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

All beaches on this island located in the heart of The Grenadines are gorgeous. You feel like you are in a private world surrounded by the superb sea of the southern Antilles.

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The background of the beaches is unspoiled nature, lavish green hills and secluded bays. The best time to go is during the dry season between December and May.

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Island

Grace Bay was rated the No. 1 beach in the Caribbean, according to TripAdvisor. Some of the best rated hotels in the world are located on Grace Bay.

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"Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh!" a review says.

Frenchman's Cove, Jamaica

Enjoy a beach and a river in one. This beautiful small beach by the jungle with a river is a must-see in Jamaica.

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You can use the fresh water to rinse off the sea salt from your body. Also, go into the waters between the two cliffs for a refreshing swim in a mixture of both.