We’ve handpicked some of our favourite Caribbean beaches to inspire your travels, including the immaculate Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica, Pigeon Point Beach in Tobago and Bavaro Beach in the Dominican Republic.
Jamaica – Seven Mile Beach
In Negril, one of Jamaica’s most saught-after areas, the pristine Seven Mile Beach offers some of the clearest and calmest waters. Powder soft white sand stretches beyond the eye can see, meaning that this beach rarely feels overcrowded. With so many hotel resorts offering beach access, some areas are kept for guests only. Seven Mile Beach offers water sports and glass-bottom boat trips, as well as beach bars and food shacks.
St Lucia – Jalousie Beach
If you are staying in Soufriere, Jalousie Beach is a must visit. Situated between the imposing Piton Mountains, this beach has a stunning backdrop. Surrounded by lush green vegetation, the bay itself is curved and small with plenty of loungers. The water is crystal clear, so snorkeling is recommended here.
Bahamas – Treasure Cay, Abaco
Voted as one of the best beaches in the world, Treasure Cay is a gem in the Bahamas. Surrounded by two resorts, villas, a marina and golf resort, the beach is secluded and relaxed.
Tobago – Pigeon Point Beach
Stretching for miles, Tobago’s Pigeon Point Beach is a well maintained and popular beach with visitors to the island. Offering grass roof beach huts, food stalls, calm waters and pier to admire the sea, it’s worth visiting for a few hours to lap up the sunshine. You can take a boat trip to Buccoo Reef from here too.
Barbados – Miami Beach
This idyllic beach on the south coast of Barbados offers uninterrupted sea views and pale golden sand. Close to the famous fishing town of Oistins, Miami Beach is popular with everyone from families to couples. With more powerful waves than some beaches on the island, the water is still perfect for bathing in and there are plenty of palm trees for shade.
Antigua – Carlisle Bay
Arguably one of the island’s most exclusive beaches, Carlisle Bay is set among hills and rainforests in a quiet cove. Plenty of tropical fish can be found in the deep turquoise waters, so snorkelling is highly recommended while here.
Dominican Republic – Bavaro Beach
Punta Cana’s most popular spot, Bavaro Beach, is located at the northern tip. Famous for its wide and long stretch of palm-fringed glistening white sand, it’s easy to spend a whole day here. Bavaro Beach is lined with all inclusive resorts, and offers some of the best watersports facilities on the island from jet-skiing to windsurfing.
Grenada – La Sagesse
On Grenada’s south coast, this curved stretch of beach is largely undeveloped with only a small boutique hotel at one end. A peaceful place to relax at any time of day, La Sagesse is outside of the main tourist areas of Grenada.