The Best Beaches in the Caribbean
The Caribbean has some of the best beaches in the world and something to suit almost every taste.
Among the best beaches in the Caribbean are beautiful Shoal Bay East in Anguilla, Grand Anse in Grenada, Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos, Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman and Half Moon Bay in Antigua.
Whether you love the pink sand of the Bahamas, the tranquil aqua seas of Barbados' West Coast or the untouched natural beaches of Tobago, St. Kitts or Dominica, there's a beautiful Caribbean beach for you.
1. Best Beaches in Anguilla
Anguilla is not only home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, but without doubt, has some of the world's best beaches. There are over 30 superb beaches in Anguilla, making it one of the very best Caribbean beach holiday destinations.
The sand in Anguilla is silky smooth and the sea usually an inviting aquamarine blue.
Shoal Bay East offers 2 miles of stunning Caribbean beach and has been voted the best beach in the world on more than one occaision.
Shoal Bay East benefits from its size and never feels crowded. If you are looking for the best beach in the Caribbean, then you might not need to look any further - and a stay at Zemi Beach House puts you right by the beach.
Rendezvous Beach is another stunning Anguillan beach, with a mile and a half of sugar soft sand, sea which is often a greener hue and superb views over to St. Martin.
2. Best Beaches in Antigua
Dickenson Bay is one of the best beaches in Antigua, notable for its mile long stretch of powder soft sand. Sandals Grande Antigua is a popular option here if you are looking for a larger Antigua resort with lots of facilities.
Galley Bay is another of Antigua's best beaches and Galley Bay Resort offers a refined, yet unpretentious All Inclusive boutique resort.
Pretty Ffryes Beach is perhaps the best known beach in Antigua and a great option for a family holiday to Antigua. Things are quieter here but still busy enough and Denis Beach Bar & Restaurant is a perennial favourite. Just to the south, Darkwood Bay is great for snorkelling.
The white arc of Rendezvous Bay in the south of Antigua is stunning but isolated and you'll need to trek here or arrive by sea.
For pure beauty, Half Moon Bay is probably the winner for the most beautiful beach in Antigua. It's just a couple of km south of Nonsuch Bay. It's quiet here and you can snorkel at the northern end.
For a beautiful stretch of beach and superb snorkelling, look no further than Long Beach with its beautiful azure waters and protective reef.
Windsurfers and Kite surfers will feel very happy at Jaberwock Beach in Anitgua's North Eastern corner.
3. Best Beaches in Barbados
The beaches in Barbados can broadly be divided into calmer Caribbean facing beaches in the West and wilder beaches on the Atlantic coast, with beaches on Barbados' popular South Coast sometimes being a bit wilder also, and popular for water sports.
Carlisle Bay is just 5 minutes from the capital Bridgetown and offers super calm sea and shallow water which goes out a long way - ideal for a Barbados family holiday.
Adjacent Brownes Bay is popular with snorkellers and divers, whilst on the East Coast, Bathsheba is a surfing hotspot.
Enterprise Beach, also known as Miami Beach is one of the best South Coast Beaches. You'll find the wonderful boutique hotel, Little Arches near here. It's calm at the Western end, an ideal family beach, whilst the Eastern end is livelier and great for boogie-boarding.
Beaches on the Caribbean West Coast of Barbados are generally calm and some of the nicest beaches in Barbados.
On the West Coast, known as the Platinum Coast of Barbados, you'll find beautiful crescents of beach such as at Sandy Lane and some of the best swimming beaches such as popular Paynes Bay, home to the House by Elegant and its sister All Inclusive Tamarind by Elegant Hotels.
Alleynes Bay just to the north is quieter, popular for morning walks and home to the luxurious Fairmont Royal Pavilions.
4. Best Beaches in the British Virgin Islands
The beaches in the British Virgin Islands are some of the very best beaches in the Caribbean.
For one of the most beautiful crescent beaches in the Caribbean, head to the Rosewood, Little Dix Bay on Virgin gorda.
White Bay on Jost Van Dyke is a spectacular Beach, only accessible by boat. One of the best ways to experience the spectacular beaches of the BVI is on a sailing holiday with Moorings.
For the ultimate private hideaway in the British Virgin Islands, Richard Branson's Necker Island is home to a superb beach.
Guana Island is an exclusive eco-escape, ideal for those looking to get back to traditional nature and enjoy 7 of the best beaches in the British Virgin Islands.
5. Best Beaches in Grenada
You have the added bonus of great views up the coast towards St. George. The north end of Grand Anse is livelier whilsts the more tranquil southern stretch is where Spice Island Beach Resort.
The swimming here is good and morning strolls along Grand Anse (30 minutes end to end) are popular. For a great luxury hotel on Grand Anse, Silversands Grenada is a great option.
Just south of Grand Anse you'll find horseshoe shaped Morne Rouge Bay, easily accessed from the delightful Mount Cinnamon boutique resort.
Laluna Boutique Resort is also found here, an eclectic boutique hideaway full of authentic Caribbean charm and character.
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