The Beach Guide

Top 15 Beaches in The Caribbean

  • Ffryes Beach

    Ffryes Beach
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    Considering the relatively small size of the island of Antigua (footprint is 108.5 mi² about the size of a small city), it boasts a remarkable 365 beaches, yes - one for each day of the year, and they are all public spaces. What more could a beach lover ask for?!… read more »

  • Bottom Bay

    Bottom Bay
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    Located on the south-east coast of Barbados, Bottom Bay is just along the coast from the ever popular Crane beach. Unsurprisingly it shares many features with Crane beach; the fine white sand, abundance of palm trees, and azure waters. It can also have powerful waves. Where it differs is in… read more »

  • Arashi Beach

    Arashi Beach
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    Located on the west coast of Aruba, towards the northern tip is the small, but lovely Arashi beach. Unlike much of the west coast the area around Arashi is virtually undeveloped with few facilities. Combined with the fact it is a little out of the way this is a perfect… read more »

  • The Baths

    The Baths
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    Gigantic boulders and beaches caressed by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea combine to make this an idyllic setting in what has to be a top tourist destination. We are describing the stunning beach frontage of the fabulous area known as "The Baths", on Virgin Gorda, the third largest… read more »

  • Crane Beach

    Crane Beach
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    Crane beach is everything you expect a Caribbean should be. A stretch of pristine white sand with clear, azure waters; it is little wonder this palm-fringed idyll is frequently cited as one of the best beaches on earth. The name of the beach dates back to the days when the… read more »

  • Grande Saline Beach

    Grande Saline Beach

    Grande Saline beach on St Barts (or St Barths) is probably the best known on this Caribbean island for two reasons. Firstly this beach is stunning; set in a wide bay on St Bart's less developed south coast Grande Saline has everything you would expect from a Caribbean beach. There… read more »

  • Enterprise Bay

    Enterprise Bay
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    Enterprise Bay, or Miami Beach as it is often called, is a modest strip of white sand on the south coast of the island. Located on the edge of the fishing village of Oistins the beach here is frequently referred to as the best family beach on Barbados. One reason… read more »

  • Eagle beach

    Eagle beach
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    Eagle beach is not only one of the best beaches on Aruba, it is the longest. A wide expanse of pristine soft white sand lapped by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Despite being a well known resort Eagle beach is relatively unspoilt and the wildlife here is testimony… read more »

  • Maho Beach

    Maho Beach
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    The small beach of Maho on the western shore of St Maarten is a pleasant enough although by Caribbean standards, fairly unremarkable. Yes, there is white powder sand and yes, the water is crystal clear aquamarine - but around these parts that doesn't make it anything special.
    What puts… read more »

  • Half Moon Bay

    Half Moon Bay
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    Half Moon Bay is a narrow strip of pristine tropical beach that has formed between two uninhabited cays. Not so long ago these little Caribbean sand islands were separated by a channel, but this has since filled with beautiful beach.

    On the northern side of the sandy strip is a… read more »

  • Foul Bay

    Foul Bay
    ©Richard Semik

    Despite its rather unappealing name, Foul Bay is in fact one of Barbados' loveliest beaches. Situated just around the corner from the equally lovely Crane Bay, the beach here is everything you would hope for and expect from one of the Caribbean's finest. An expanse of white powder sand meets… read more »

  • Playa Paraiso

    Playa Paraiso
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    Playa Paraiso is a fabulous stretch of beach where soft, powdery white sand runs parallel to a turquoise sea, all under an almost eternally clear blue sky. It is sandwiched between Playa Blanca and Playa Sirena beaches to the east and west respectively. These and a number of other top-rated… read more »

  • Warwick Long Bay

    Warwick Long Bay
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    Regarded as one of the best beaches on Bermuda Warwick Long Bay is stretch of pink sand which incorporates several smaller coves. The largest of these is around half a mile in length and features several rocky outcrops. Warwick Long Bay is a particular favourite of families as the waters… read more »

  • Trunk Bay

    Trunk Bay
    ©Sean Pavone

    Trunk Bay is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, if not the world. A regular contender for the best beach spot in Condé Nast Traveler magazine and cited most beautiful beach in the world by the National Geographic Society, Trunk Bay certainly has a lot to live… read more »

  • Seven Mile Beach

    Seven Mile Beach
    ©Chee-Onn Leong / 123RF

    When you get to the holiday town of Negril, you have also reached the western-most point of tropical Jamaica. No need to worry though, because, apart from a staggering choice of accommodation options, Negril has some of the most stunning beaches anywhere on the planet, and Seven Mile Beach is… read more »