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11 Caribbean Beaches You Should See Before You Die

Gus Franklyn-Bute Editor-in-Chief

Published on Huffington Post | Mon, 10 Feb 2014

The Caribbean might not be on the top of your bucket list the way that, say, the Great Wall is, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some heart-stoppingly pretty places you should want to see there. Beaches are the name of the game there, and if the idea of a beach makes you want to cry with happiness right about now, here are 11 you’ll do anything to get to soonest.

Flamands, St. Barts

Yes, St. Barts is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean–including Gouverneur, Colombier and Saline–but this one takes the cake.

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It’s long and walkable, has some shady trees, fine sand and crisp blue water. Hands down winner.

 

 

Trunk Bay, St. John

This bay was donated by Laurence Rockefeller to the National Parks Service, making it part of the Virgin Islands National Park. The 225-yard-long underwater snorkeling trail is pretty awesome, too.

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Crane Beach, Barbados

It's been named one of the best beaches in the world and there's good reason why: It's large, it's really pretty and there are great waves. 'Nuff said.

It’s been named one of the best beaches in the world and there’s good reason why: It’s large, it’s really pretty and there are great waves. ‘Nuff said.

 

The Baths, Virgin Gorda

Granite boulders. Check. Tidal pools. Check. Snorkeling. Check.

Granite boulders. Check. Tidal pools. Check. Snorkeling. Check.

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Sure, it's one really long, hotel-stripped beach, but it's a beaut.

Sure, it’s one really long, hotel-stripped beach, but it’s a beaut.

Maundays Bay, Anguilla

It's a mile long and it's epically pretty.

It’s a mile long and it’s epically pretty.

Lighthouse Bay, Barbuda

Barbuda, Antigua's relatively undiscovered sister island, has some of the most gorgeously smooth sand we've ever seen. Plus there's practically no one there, so you'll have it all to yourself.

Barbuda, Antigua’s relatively undiscovered sister island, has some of the most gorgeously smooth sand we’ve ever seen. Plus there’s practically no one there, so you’ll have it all to yourself.

Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica

There is an entrance fee to this beach if you're not a guest at the resort, but many claim it's totally worth it: it IS a beach and a river in one after all.

There is an entrance fee to this beach if you’re not a guest at the resort, but many claim it’s totally worth it: it IS a beach and a river in one after all.

 

 

Long Bay, Tortola

Good surf, good walking, what's not to like?

Good surf, good walking, what’s not to like?

Playa Flamenco, Culebra

Playa Flamenco, on the laid-back island of Culebra, is half a mile long, great for snorkelers and swimmers alike.

Playa Flamenco, on the laid-back island of Culebra, is half a mile long, great for snorkelers and swimmers alike.

 
 

Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain, THE symbol of St. Lucia, towers over this beach, which has killer views and some of the Caribbean's best scuba diving.

Jade Mountain, THE symbol of St. Lucia, towers over this beach, which has killer views and some of the Caribbean’s best scuba diving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you agree with the Huffington Post list of the 11 Best Caribbean Beaches? What’s your favourite and why?

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2 thoughts on “11 Caribbean Beaches You Should See Before You Die

  1. T. Nigel J Downes (Grenada )

    Country : Grenada

    The picturesque Grand Anse Beach in Grenada was not included. #inaccuratelist

  2. Yasmin Ali (Grenada )

    Country : Grenada

    Well I suppose you will have to come and see for yourself. Grand Anse Beach belong on that list.

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