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Top 5 Caribbean Beaches

For an experience that encapsulates sea, sun and fun, there is no place on earth better than the enchanting archipelagos of the Caribbean Islands. Here are the top 5 picks for the best beaches in the region for fantastic Caribbean holidays in the sun.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

One of the major resort areas of the Dominican Republic coastline, Punta Cana beach offers clear, warm turquoise waters and beautiful weather all year round. It spreads out far and wide with resorts like small cities dotted along the seemingly never-ending stretch of sparkling white sand, lined on one side with coconut trees. It’s clear why Punta Cana beach is well known as one of the most stunning beaches in the world. The evening entertainment areas are extremely lively with many Las Vegas-style shows performed by local artists.

coastline at Punta Cana

Shoal Bay, Anguilla

Shoal Bay is easily Anguilla’s most famous beach and it has it all: from the mile-long swath of soft powdery sand to the smorgasbord of beach bars and restaurants. Visitors can expect celebrity sightings since the island has come into its own as a popular Caribbean destination for Hollywood’s A-list. The area offers three bays: East, West and Upper, with all three affording spectacular views and beaches. Being the wildest, East is the most frequented, while Upper offers similar benefits albeit on a smaller scale. West mostly comprises of private resorts.

Crane Beach, Barbados

Located along the south eastern coast of Barbados, this West Indies gem is part of a beautiful coral island where all the beaches are formed of pulverised coral, resulting in soft, powdery sand. Known for its large and fierce waves, the waters are naturally filled with body surfers and other water sporting enthusiasts. Named as “one of the Ten Best Beaches in the world” by ‘Lifestyles of Rich and Famous’, this scenic spot will stop you in your tracks with its scenic vistas.

Trunk Bay, St. John

Trunk Bay’s offshore coral reefs remain among St. John’s most breathtaking and well-preserved attractions, drawing tourists from all over the globe in droves. With pristine, warm waters and well maintained facilities, visitors can just relax and bask in the glow of the tropical sun, or snorkel the 225-yard-long underwater trail.

A National Park beach, Trunk Bay was donated by Laurance S. Rockefeller almost 50 years ago and remains one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, as rated by the National Geographic Society. It is a popular port for cruise passengers and attracts returning visitors year after year.

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

The pink sand beaches of Bermuda offer some of the most beautiful retreats in the world, and Horseshoe Bay is no exception. If you’re looking for something different then Horseshoe Bay is the destination to visit. The pastel-pink beaches, lapped by cascading waves, are an enticing lure for the hundreds of visitors who descend on the small but extremely popular island north of the Caribbean.

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