The Caribbean Sea has long been one of the best areas in the world when it comes to beaches. It always was and always will be. The islands in the region are filled with some of the most popular and spectacular beaches on the globe. These are some of the top Caribbean beaches to enjoy.
1. Canouan, the Grenadines
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This idyllic and secluded beach is covered in soft white sand. It’s located in the Grenadines, on the small picturesque island of Canouan. The Grenadines are ocean pearls that sit to the south of St. Vincent. Canouan is an ideal spot to visit at any time of the year for its fantastic beaches and crystal-clear warm waters.
2. Palm Beach, Aruba
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This is one of the most popular beaches on the whole island, especially during the winter months. It’s white, sandy, and is an excellent place for sailing, fishing, and swimming. It’s one of the best beaches in the Caribbean hands-down and probably one of the finest in the world as well.
3. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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This wonderful beach in the Caymans isn’t actually seven miles long, but it’s close enough. The area is filled with high-end condominiums and world-class seaside resorts. It’s an exceptional spot for watersports and the water is beautiful with its shades of green and blue. The water temperature during the winters is just over 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Luquillo Beach, Puerto Rico
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Luquillo Beach sits about 30 miles east of the islands historic capital city of San Juan. It’s the favourite with locals because of its coconut palms trees and soft white sand. You’ll also find picnic sites at the beach as well as an area for tent camping. There are also colourful coral reefs that surround a clear-water lagoon.
5. Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
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It’s hard to choose the best beach in Grenada as there are close to 50 of them on the amazing island. However, Grand Anse stands out due to its large size and wonderful white sand. There’s plenty of room here to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the beach and ocean.
6. Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
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This seven mile beach is actually about seven miles long. It’s located in Jamaica’s north-western region and it’s filled with many of the nation’s adult-oriented resorts. There are also some nudist areas along the beautiful sandy stretch of sand.
7. Shoal Bay, Anguilla
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Shoal Bay is probably the most famous beach in Anguilla. The beach and its colourful fish and coral attract snorkelers from all over the world. There’s also a trail which you can catch at Old Ta and it takes you down to another great stretch of sand called Katouche Beach. This is another area that’s made for snorkelling and picnicking under a shady tree on the sand.
8. The Gold Coast, Barbados
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The Gold Coast in Barbados is home to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches. It has its fair share of world-class hotels and restaurants. Some of the most popular public beaches here are Paradise Beach, Paynes Bay, Brighton Beach, and Brandon’s Beach.
9. The Dominican Republic
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The Dominican Republic’s two most popular beach areas are in Punta Cana and Playa Dorada. They’re both beautiful locations with plenty of excellent beaches. Punta Cana is about 20 miles of lovely white sand and lush palm trees while Playa Dorada is known for its soft beige and white sand beaches.
10. Trunk Bay, St. John
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Trunk Bay is a popular destination for cruise ships. It’s well known for an underwater snorkeling trail which takes you along a colourful reef that’s filled with a kaleidoscope of tropical fish.