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
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
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
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
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
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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