The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches, and it’s easy to see why it’s a top choice when you plan travel. With so many islands to choose from, it can be hard to decide where to go. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best beaches in the Caribbean for you to visit on your next trip!
Aruba: ‘One Happy Island’
As part of the ABC Islands in the southern Caribbean, the Dutch-speaking country is famous for its year-round sunny weather and warm, friendly locals. This tiny Caribbean paradise also has a number of award-winning beaches, including Eagle Beach, which won the coveted top spot for the best beach in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor in 2023.
Playa Rincon: Hidden from the rest of the peninsula, this five-mile stretch of secluded beach is a prime destination for those who want to get away from it all. It’s a great spot for families and couples who like to relax in the sun while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the calm waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Antigua: ‘The Jewel of the Caribbean’
With stunning beaches, world-class golf courses and an unrivalled variety of scuba diving sites, this small Caribbean gem has everything you need for a truly relaxing getaway. It’s also home to sister islands Barbuda and Montserrat, both of which are also popular with visitors looking for a quieter escape.
Saint Lucia: ‘One of the Most Beautiful Beaches in the Caribbean’
With the iconic Pitons lining its shore, Saint Lucia is a dreamy paradise that’s sure to leave you in awe. As well as its incredibly white and shimmering beaches, the island also boasts lush rainforests that take up over 70 percent of the land.
Klein Curacao: ‘Little Curacao’
Located just southeast of the main island, this is one of the most picturesque beaches in the Caribbean. To access it, you’ll need to arrange a boat tour, but it’s worth it for the tranquillity and isolation.
Grand Anse: ‘Grand Anse Beach’
A gorgeous two-mile-long strand of baby powder-white sand, pretty aqua-hued waters and plenty of luscious, shade-giving sea grape trees, this is the perfect beach for an afternoon stroll or a swim with your feet in the water. The only drawback is that the beach can get a little crowded, but it’s still a great place to chill out and unwind.
Grenada: ‘Morne Rouge Beach’
The most underrated beach in the entire Caribbean, Morne Rouge is one of our favourites for its calm and local vibe. Plus, the nearby LaLuna Resort offers a range of great facilities on the beach, including yoga studios and a pool.
Jamaica: ‘Seven Mile Beach’
It’s no secret that the island of Jamaica is famed for its beautiful beaches, which have earned it the nickname ‘Sandbox’ due to the wide, sweeping stretches of sand that are ideal for children. You’ll also find a host of activities to enjoy, from snorkeling and kayaking to water skiing and fly-boarding.
Cuba: ‘The Magical Island’
While Cuba isn’t a beach lover’s dream, there are still some amazing spots to get out and soak up the tropical vibes. The capital city of Havana is an excellent base for exploring the area, but if you want to head south to discover some incredible beaches, then we recommend heading to Punta Cana on the southern coast.