If you’re looking for white sand, clear turquoise water, placid waves, and towering palms, head to the Caribbean! Here are the 5 best Caribbean islands for beach bums:
Turks & Caicos
The eight inhabited islands that make up the country of Turks & Caicos (technically, the nation includes nearly 100 tiny islands and cays) are known for playing host to some of the best beaches in the entire world.
In fact, Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales was 2018’s best beach in the world according to TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards. Its 12-mile stretch of soft, snow-colored sand will give you a reason to come back year after year.
Honorable mentions go to Leeward Beach, also on the island of Providenciales, and Long Bay Beach, a popular place for seaside horseback riding.
Many people have never heard of Anguilla, the tiny Caribbean island that boasts 33 white-sand beaches. The best part is– they’re ALL open to the public! Shoal Bay is especially breathtaking.
Located directly north of the island of St. Martin, Anguilla is just a short boat ride away from the Sint Maarten airport. You can also catch a flight directly to Anguilla’s small airport.
In 2018, Anguilla took first place in Travel & Leisure’s ranking of the best Caribbean islands.
More notable beaches in Anguilla: Meads Bay, Rendezvous Bay Beach, Little Bay, Sandy Ground.
3. British Virgin Islands
The Baths in Virgin Gorda stands out for its giant boulders, also called batholiths. Scattered about and stacked like blocks, the boulders form caves and grottos in which you can swim. You’ll love the breathtaking views, beautiful blue waters, and soft, white sand.
More notable beaches in the BVI: Smuggler’s Cove on Tortola, and White Bay on Jost Van Dyke.
Antigua’s West coast is famous for its beaches. Among them, three stand out: Darkwood Beach, Ffreyes Beach, and Coco Beach. Darkwood Beach has calm water that’s perfect for swimming, and you’ll find amenities like beach bars and chair/umbrella rentals nearby. In addition, many visitors to this beach have remarked on its cleanliness. It’s also reportedly great for whale-watching.
5. The Bahamas
With over 700 islands and cays, the Bahamas has plenty of beaches. The Exumas have especially lovely beaches. In fact, there’s even one with some quirky swimming pigs.
Head to Pink Sands beach on Harbor Island for some of the prettiest rose-hued sands you’ll ever see. Tahiti Beach on Great Abaco Island has a quarter-mile long sandbar at low tide. Cabbage Beach in Nassau is known for great snorkeling, and for being seaweed-free.
There are plenty of other fabulous Caribbean islands for beach lovers, but they are simply too numerous to count. Book your luxury villa accommodation with Key Caribe today, and start planning your dream Caribbean vacation!