I won’t lie. Spending time on Caribbean beaches has largely spoiled me from appreciating other coastlines. While this list is in no way exhaustive, it’s a quick peek at my five best Caribbean beaches. It’s somewhat organic, as I’m sure by next year I’ll have others that have moved to the top for various reasons. Enjoy!

1. Shoal Bay, Anguilla

5 Best Caribbean Beaches from travel copywriter

Photo Credit: ShoalBay.com

Its white-silver sand and offshore coral gardens that lure an abundance of multicolored fish make Shoal Bay an ideal snorkeling and sunbathing spot. Great restaurants and bars dot the beach, making it extremely easy to stay here all day long.

2. Arashi Beach, Aruba


Arashi Beach Best Caribbean Beaches

Photo courtesy of Aruba Tourism Authority

A favorite for locals, this beach’s gentle currents make for great swimming and snorkeling. The white sands and crystalline waters are quite postcard worthy.

3. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach where this freelance travel copywriter would like to be

Photo credit: Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism

With an expansive beach, gin clear water, and average year round water temps of 80 degrees, there’s lots to love about Seven Mile Beach. Water sport rentals and food vendors are conveniently accessible, and palm trees wave at you from the edge of  the beach.

4. Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay beckons this freelance travel copywriter

Photo credit: Turks and Caicos Tourist Board

Once your toes sink in to that talc sand, you’re hooked. Calm, inky waters make for ideal swimming and snorkeling conditions. Of course, lazing all day on this unspoiled beach is always an option.


5. Trunk Bay, St. John

Trunk Bay, St. John

Photo credit: Rennett Stowe, Creative Commons

Located within the Virgin Islands National Park system, Trunk Bay has this cool underwater snorkeling trail. As you paddle along, markers guide you along the reef. Water activities are readily available, making this a popular choice for cruise passengers.

Did I miss one of your favorites? Drop me a line and let me know!

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