Best Beaches in the Caribbean
Plan the perfect beach holiday in the Caribbean. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting beach resorts in the Caribbean.
While there are hundreds of gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean, all offering their own charm and beauty, there are a few singularly beautiful beaches that are truly spectacular and exceed one's every expectation for the ultimate beach holiday.
We feature a selection of the very best beach holiday destinations in the Caribbean, which offer secluded stretches of sand lapped by turquoise water as well as gorgeous white-sand beaches with every amenity close to hand.
Discover also in-depth information about hotels and resorts, things to do and see, when to visit and how to get to each beach destination.
Find the perfect location for your beach holiday in the Caribbean, today!
Choose from 30 tropical islands fringed by sugar-white sands and lapped by warm, clear waters that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling, diving and sailing.
Unwind at the Las Vegas-style resorts on New Providence, Paradise and Grand Bahama islands or escape the crowds for the famous pink-hued beaches of Exuma, Harbour Island and Eleuthera – all just a 35-minute flight from Miami.
The Bahamas is arguable the best destination for a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Aruba is one of the most popular island destinations in the Caribbean.
Blessed with a year-round sunny climate, an 11km-long stretch of powder-white sand, a vibrant nightlife scene and expansive Las Vegas-style high rise resorts featuring flashy casinos, Aruba is the perfect Caribbean honeymoon destination.
Discover sugar-white beaches and sparkling crystalline waters ideal for swimming, snorkelling and diving. Inland, go horseback riding and hiking or hire a four-wheel drive jeep to explore the desert-like lunar landscape of the interior.
Once the hideout of buccaneers and pirates, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offers couples unspoiled white-sand beaches for sunbathing, clear turquoise waters for snorkelling, offshore reefs, walls and wrecks for diving, as well as numerous hidden coves, uninhabited cays and islets that combine with gentle sea breezes to make BVI a sailor’s paradise.
The 50-odd islands of this British Crown Colony offer a very laid-back lifestyle that is in stark contrast to the crowds, casinos and mega-tourism resorts of the nearby US Virgin Islands.
Discover a Caribbean Island world famous for its easy-going calypso culture, hip-swaying music and vibrant nightlife, all fused with age-old English customs and traditions – just ideal for a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Explore a lush green landscape of rolling hills scattered with 17th and 18th century colonial plantation houses, edged by numerous pristine beaches and encircled by warm turquoise waters that are perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Check out one of the Caribbean’s best snorkelling and scuba diving destinations as well as unspoiled white-sand beaches, fine dining restaurants and excellent resorts – the perfect spot a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
The Cayman Islands offer expansive palm-fringed shorelines indented with sheltered bays, hidden coves and long uninterrupted stretches of powder-white beaches that lie within reef-protected lagoons that are perfect for diving, snorkelling and fishing.
Discover one of the Caribbean’s most popular honeymoon and holiday islands.
With a choice of idyllic white-sand beaches, numerous water sports, world-class golf courses, tropical rainforest eco adventures and accommodation options to suit all budgets, this lush and mountainous island offers all the ingredients you need for the perfect Caribbean honeymoon.
With its magnificent beaches, crystal clear waters, all-inclusive yet inexpensive resorts, numerous land- and water-based activities, zesty merengue music and lively nightlife, this lush mountainous island offers all the ingredients you need for the perfect honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Unwind on the idyllic palm-fringed beaches of Punta Cana, a 56km-long strip of interconnected white-sand beaches located at the eastern tip of the island, or sunbathe on the golden-sand beaches of Playa Dorado, part of a 121km-long strip of beachfront on the northwest coast centred around Puerto Plata.
St Lucia is one of the most popular destinations for a honeymoon in the Caribbean. With a lush, tropical, mountainous landscape encircled by warm turquoise waters, St Lucia hints of the South Pacific (think Bora Bora) and offers all the ingredients you need for an unforgettable Caribbean honeymoon.
Sunbathe on a selection of gorgeous white-sand beaches, hike through tropical rainforest to panoramic mountain-top lookouts and be pampered in style at upscale beachfront resorts and romantic retreats.
The US Virgin Islands offer a unique blend of Danish heritage, American glitz and friendly, relaxed Caribbean attitude.
Of the 60 mainly uninhabited islands and cays in the group the largest and busiest are St Thomas, St Croix and St John.
St John offers some of the best snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, sailing and hiking in the Caribbean.
Idyllic St Thomas is home to the stunning Magens Bay Beach – considered by many to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches – and also offers fine dining restaurants, luxurious 5-star resorts and arguably the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean.
Rather more laid-back St Croix offers a range of outdoor pursuits as well as historic sights, good restaurants and shopping in the charming ports of Christiansted and Frederiksted.
Antigua is renowned for being able to offer honeymoon couples a new sugar-white beach for every day of the year, abundant water sports activities, unspoiled nature reserves and a vibrant nightlife of casinos, dance clubs, bars and fine dining restaurants.
Antigua offers a choice of three major resort areas along the sheltered west coast at Dickenson Bay, Jolly Beach and Five Islands; all are close to the capital, St John’s – a top destination for a honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Mix with celebrities in the Turks and Caicos – a popular hideaway for the rich and famous, honeymoon couples and families ‘in the know’.
The Turks and Caicos are devoid of crowds, theme parks and duty free megamalls, yet blessed with stunning natural beauty – perfect for a secluded honeymoon holiday.
Commonly known as TCI, the Turks and Caicos consist of seven main islands and about 40 small islands and uninhabited cays. Providenciales and Grand Turk are home to the majority of the country’s population. Both islands host nearly all of the infrastructure and tourism.
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Latest update about top beach resorts in Caribbean: 12 December, 2017