Top 10 beaches in The Caribbean

  • Ffryes beach, Antigua Michael Utech / iStock

    Ffryes Beach // Antigua

    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?! Ffryes Beach is one of the more popular, with Sundays and holidays busy times for... read more »

  • Bottom Bay, Barbados Richard Semik / 123RF

    Bottom Bay // Barbados

    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 the high coral cliffs which the beach backs onto, giving... read more »

  • Arashi beach, Aruba agustavop / iStock

    Arashi Beach // Aruba

    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 get-away spot. Arashi is well known among divers with the calm crystal clear... read more »

  • The Baths beach, Virgin Islands BlueOrange Studio / 123RF

    The Baths // British Virgin Islands

    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 of the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. We forgot to... read more »

  • Crane beach, Barbados Filip Fuxa /123RF

    Crane Beach // Barbados

    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 beach was used as a harbour and a large crane was located here to load and... read more »

  • Grande Saline beach, St Barts

    Grande Saline Beach // St Barts

    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 is fine, golden-white sand, the water is brilliant aquamarine and... read more »

  • Eagle beach, Aruba David Smith / 123RF

    Eagle beach // Aruba

    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 to that; every year several species of turtle make their nests on the... read more »

  • Half Moon Bay - Turks and Caicos jsnover

    Half Moon Bay // Turks and Caicos

    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 sheltered stretch of the Atlantic. The beach here is protected by a... read more »

  • Jumbo jet over Maho beach, St Maarten alljengi / <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC BY</a>

    Maho Beach // St Maarten

    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 Maho beach on the map is that it sits right at the end of the... read more »

  • Foul Bay Barbados Richard Semik

    Foul Bay // Barbados

    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 the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean here.... read more »

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