The Caribbean is a beautiful paradise filled with diverse wonders. If you look hard enough you’ll be able to find deserts, rainforests, volcanoes, and snow. However, when you think of the Caribbean, the first thing that comes to mind is almost certainly - beaches. I bet you imagine yourself working on your tan on a beautiful beach, sipping something cool and being lulled to sleep by the swaying of palm fronds!
With so many picture-perfect spots boasting white sands and tranquil waters, you might be wondering just where to set up your beach mat. We’ve made a list of the ten most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean so you can pick your next destination!
1. Varadero Beach, Cuba
Varadero is a small town about 130 km from Havana. It is a very special place since it is the closest spot to the United States in the entire island. It extends over 30 km and 22 of those kilometres are made up of beaches. This is definitely a place you can go to relax! You’ll enjoy the calm, warm waters and white sand as far as the eye can see. It is an excellent place for scuba diving and swimming. All you need is a towel, sunscreen and some sunglasses!
2. Eagle Beach, Aruba
This beach is located in the city of Oranjestad, on the small island of Aruba. The area is known for its low-rise resorts and wide public beaches. You’ll be able to enjoy different motorized watersports, surfing and beach activities while you are there. Its soft white sand and clear waters will mesmerize you. It has been rated as one of the best beaches in the world.
3. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica
As the name suggests, this beautiful piece of paradise and it’s sandy beaches go on and on. It is located in Negril, just an hour and thirty minutes away from the nearest international airport, Sir Donald Sangster Airport in Montego Bay. The drive there is beautiful, so be sure to have your camera in hand! These Seven Miles of Paradise will definitely make for an unforgettable trip. Its silky white sand and the calm, panoramic view of the ocean will make you fall in love with the Caribbean.
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4. Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
This well-known tourist spot is located on the southern coast of the main island. The white coloured sand mixed with the bright blue waters is a sight you won’t want to miss. During summer you’ll be able to enjoy events such as a Beach Volleyball Competition open to tourists and locals. The Bermuda BeachFest is also a summer event you’ll enjoy! It is a two-day event filled with beach sports, live entertainment, cultural activities, and more. It usually takes place during the end of July or beginning of August.
5. Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
This horseshoe strip of coast is bordered by the Culebra National Wildlife Refuge, which is of itself one of the oldest wildlife preserves in the United States. approximately a quarter mile out into the ocean you’ll find beautiful reef where the waves break. Its shallow turquoise waters and white sand are just one of the many things you’ll enjoy. This beach is perfect for camping, scuba diving, swimming, diving and snorkelling.
6. Tintamarre Island, St. Maarten
This small island has an area of approximately 0.8 square kilometres. It is located about 3 kilometres from the island of Saint Maarten. It is the perfect postcard picture of what a Caribbean Beach looks like. The beach is located on the west side of this tiny island. The island hosts certain places of interest such as the remains of an old country house (recently restored) where cotton was worked in the 19th century, the remains of a small railroad and the airstrip, and natural mud baths.
7. Maho Beach, St. John
This beautiful beach is located at the North Shore Road in Cruz Bay. It is an amazing destination that everyone in your family can enjoy! The different beach activities will maintain you entertained: Snorkelling, Paddleboards, and more! The wildlife in this place is also amazing. You’ll be able to see stingrays, turtles, crabs, lots of bright coloured fish, and more! The beach bar will keep you hydrated while you’re there.
8. Rudy John Beach Park, St. Lucia
The northern side of the Laborie Bay is home to this beautiful beach. Laborie is a small village located on the south-west coast of Saint Lucia. It is definitely the place for tourists who are looking for an authentic Caribbean village life. Although it is a small village, you can enjoy activities like the Jazz in the South Festival. It’s an experience you’ll remember forever!
9. Pilar Beach, Jardines del Rey Archipelago
It is named after Ernest Hemingway’s yacht and it has dunes up to 16 meters high. It is considered among the best beaches in the Cuban archipelago, because of the quality and width of its strip of sand and the crystal clear waters of the sea. The sea beds are comparable to a gigantic aquarium, and thanks to local diving centers you can enjoy them!
10. Eagles Bay, Dominican Republic
This 8 km long beach located along the southwestern coast of the Dominican Republic and belongs to the Jaragua National Park. The peculiarity that attracts tourists to this place is its total isolation. This beach is a true oasis in the middle of the deserted part of the national park. The small village of La Cueva provides with services to take you to the beach by bordering the coast on a small motorboat, by foot or with an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
The Caribbean - a beach paradise
If your holiday plans involve suntanning and leisurely swimming, there’s no better place to hit the beach than the charming Caribbean region. With their golden sands and crystal clear waters, these 10 beaches are all a small piece of paradise you definitely need to visit while in the Caribbean!
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