The Caribbean is beloved for many things, including its natural beauty. After all, this region is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
However, a handful stand out as can’t-miss locales for vacationers visiting this part of the world.
Here are the Caribbean beaches that belong on your bucket list.
Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
Located on the island of Providenciales, iconic Grace Bay Beach is no stranger to awards. This stretch of shoreline is like something out of a dream, boasting calm, clear turquoise water and soft white sand.
Grace Bay is ideal for lounging, snorkeling and partaking in water sports and it’s convenient to some of the best resorts and restaurants in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Grand Anse Beach, Grenada
Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach is two miles of pure bliss and reason enough to book a getaway to the Caribbean’s Spice Isle. Visitors won’t have to worry about dodging any crowds and will find plenty of shade in addition to sun-kissed white sand and turquoise waters.
Parking and beach access are free so you’ll have plenty of time to lounge, swim and stroll beautiful Grand Anse Beach.
Maho Beach, St. Maarten
Maho Beach in St. Maarten is a singular beach that’s famous for its low-flying aircraft departing and arriving at nearby Princess Juliana International Airport.
You don’t have to be an avgeek to appreciate this tiny stretch of heaven though as visitors can sunbathe on the warm sand and stare out into the eye-popping blue bay in between plane spotting.
Varadero Beach, Cuba
Cuba’s magnificent Varadero Beach wows visitors with crystal-clear waters ideal for snorkeling and adrenaline-pumping water sports.
Back on land, travelers can soak up the sun on a cozy lounge chair, work up a sweat with a game of beach volleyball or kick start happy hour with a fresh mojito made with local island rum.
Eagle Beach, Aruba
Aruba’s widest beach and one of the world’s most photogenic thanks to its mesmerizing fofoti trees, Eagle Beach offers visitors plenty of soft white sand and sparkling sea to explore in addition to thrilling water sports and plenty of shade. The famous beach is also home to some sea turtle nests, adding to its allure.
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman’s gorgeous Seven Mile Beach offers something for every type of traveler, whether you prefer to stroll the soft sand, set up shop at the nearest beach bar, participate in water sports or snorkel through colorful reefs.
Seven Mile Beach is also convenient to some of the destination’s top resorts and beachgoers can fuel their experience with delicious seafood from a handful of elite restaurants.
Trunk Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands
Perhaps the most spectacular Caribbean beach that Americans can visit without a passport is St. John’s Trunk Bay Beach in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The white-sand beach is just the beginning of its beauty as visitors can explore amazing reefs as part of the self-guided underwater snorkeling trail.