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 »

  • Warwick Long Bay, Bermuda Steve Roche / 123RF

    Warwick Long Bay // Bermuda

    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 here are sheltered by a coral reef less than 100 meters off... read more »

  • Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba Nikymi / iStock

    Playa Paraiso // Cuba

    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 beaches are dotted around the resort island of Cayo Largo... read more »

  • Trunk Bay, St John, Virgin Islands Sean Pavone

    Trunk Bay // US Virgin Islands

    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 up to.

    Trunk Bay has everything you would expect from a Caribbean... read more »

  • Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos BlueOrange Studio / 123RF

    Grace Bay // Turks and Caicos

    Grace Bay rightfully ranks as one of the world's most alluring beaches, with an idyllic tropical setting playing its part. It is at the western end of the Turks and Caicos Archipelago, on the north shore of the island of Providenciales, known less formally as Provo. Cuba lies to the west and Miami to the northwest. At Grace Bay, the placid... read more »

  • Enterprise Bay / Miami Beach, Barbados Richard Semik / 123RF

    Enterprise Bay // Barbados

    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 for this accolade is the safe bathing, with calm waters and the rather conspicuous... read more »

  • Seven Mile beach, Negril, Jamaica Chee-Onn Leong / 123RF

    Seven Mile Beach // Jamaica

    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 right up there with the best. As its name suggests,... read more »

  • Meads Bay, Anguilla Steve Geer / iStock

    Meads Bay // Anguilla

    The British overseas territory of Anguilla in the eastern Caribbean forms part of the Leeward Island Group in the Lesser Antilles. This is to the east of Puerto Rico and north of St. Martin. Anguilla is the main island of the territory with its stunning tropical setting, measuring some 16-miles long by 3-miles wide.

    This incredible holiday... read more »