BEACHES OF THE CARIBBEAN

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ANGUILLA

  • Barnes Bay - unusual rock formations with great views and good for windsurfing.
  • Blowing Point - ferry port with secluded beach area for picnics and swimming.
  • Captain's Bay - wide stretch of white sand with rock cliff book ends.
  • Cove Bay - long, curved beach with brilliant blue water and flour soft sand.
  • Crocus Bay - backdrop of huge cliffs, shallow water and view of little cays.
  • Elsie Bay - good for swimming just before the coral formations and good snorkeling.
  • Forest Bay - shallow water and clear snorkeling at lower area of bay.
  • Island Harbour - crescent shaped and slender lined with palm trees and calm water.
  • Katouche Bay - small beach located at the bottom of island's rain forest.
  • Limestone Bay - quiet and secluded and nesting ground for turtles and iguanas.
  • Little Bay - small quiet cove accessible by climbing down a cliff or a water taxi.
  • Little Harbour - protected on all sides and no waves on the beach.
  • Long Bay - long stretch of sand and good for sunbathing.
  • Maunday's Bay - completely surrounded by Cap Juluca resort - access through resort.
  • Meads Bay - one of the longest beaches on the island.
  • Mimi Bay - not for swimming, but good for hiking and shelling.
  • Prickly Pear Cay - located off the north coast and good for snorkeling trips.
  • Rendezvous Bay - longest beach with powder soft sand and calm, clear water.
  • Sandy Bay Hill - a crescent protected bay and a local favorite.
  • Sandy Ground - long curved beach with salt pond behind and fishing boats in the bay.
  • Sandy Island - tiny beach located off the north coast with BBQ lunch and bar
  • Savannah Bay - crescent shape, breezy framed by sand dunes with shallow water.
  • Shoal Bay East - long, most popular on the island with white, powder soft sand.
  • Shoal Bay West - curved with white sand and views of Saba and St Martin.

ANTIGUA 365 BEACHES - ONE FOR EACH DAY OF THE YEAR

  • Carlisle Bay - curved, expansive beach with fine sand, clear water and palm fringed.
  • Crab's Hill - gentle trade winds, good for tanning, great view of Montserrat on clear day.
  • Curtain Bluff - great for watersports and swimming.
  • Darkwood Bay -  white sand ,cool breezes, crystal clear blue water, great snorkeling.
  • Deep Bay - arched beach, a wreck in the middle of the bay for snorkeling.
  • Dickenson Bay - water sports and boaters and calm water, powder soft sand.
  • Dutchman's Bay - north of airport and good for windsurfing and kitesurfing.
  • Fort  Bay - local favorite, cruise ship visited beach, a sports beach.
  • Frye's Bay - powdered white sand, calm water, and good snorkeling.
  • Galleon Beach - within Nelson's Dockyard, golden sand, calm waters, good snorkeling.
  • Galley Bay - white sands, blue waters, surfing, large swells, and turtles use for nesting.
  • Great Bird - calm, clear blue shallow water, catamaran day tours, good snorkeling.
  • Green Island - uninhabited island, with white sands, snorkeling, and excursion stops.
  • Half Moon Bay - crescent shaped, fine pink sand with cool breezes and an active surf.
  • Hawksbill Bay - four secluded, quiet beaches.
  • Hermitage - white sand beach with tropical gardens on site.
  • Jabberwock Bay - mile long white sand beach, a local favorite, windsurfing.
  • Jolly Beach - mile long powder, bright white sand with nearby amenities
  • Long Bay - near Devils Bridge, fine white sand beach and a popular beach.
  • Morris Bay - clear waters, palm fringed beach, excellent for watching sunsets.
  • Pigeon Point - local favorite with calm waters and fine white sand, good snorkeling.
  • Rendezvous Bay - secluded beach accessible by foot or boat.
  • Runaway Beach - very popular, expansive beach with nearby resorts.
  • Turner's Beach - cool breezes, white sand, cruise ship visited.
  • Valley Church - powder white sands, calm water, and local fishing boats.
  • Windward - breezy and cool with a rocky shoreline and good for sun bathers.

BARBUDA

  • Coco Point - crescent beach of white sand, fringed by low palms, and local resort.
  • Hog Bay - east coast near the caves, good for beachcombing.
  • Palm Beach - gently curving 13 mile white sand beach interspersed with pink sands.
  • Pink Sand Beach - 8 miles of rose colored silky sand.
  • Rubbish Bay - near the caves and littered with driftwood, good beachcombing.

ARUBA

  • Andicuri - white powder sand, huge waves, strong currents, better for surfing.
  • Arashi Beach - powder soft white sand with calm waters for swimming and snorkeling.
  • Baby Beach - soft white powder sand, warm, calm,shallow water, good for families.
  • Bachelors Beach - white powder sand, snorkeling, windsurfing, not for swimming.
  • Boca Catalina - small, white sand, calm shallow water, lots of fish, good snorkeling.
  • Boca Grandi - white sands, no facilities, extreme sports of kiteboarding, windsurfing.
  • Boca Prins - small strip of sand, dangerous waves, sunbathing, sand dune backdrop.
  • De Palm Island - white powder sand, gentle waves, excellent snorkeling.
  • Dos Playa - rocky coastline, white beach, large waves, locals go here for surfing.
  • Druif Beach - broad beach, brilliant white powder sand, calm water, good swimming.
  • Eagle Beach - miles of white powder sand, good surf, motorized watersports.
  • Grapefield Beach - blinding white sand, boulders, very rough waves - no facilities.
  • Hadicurari Beach(Fisherman's Huts) - white powder sand, shallow water, windsuring.
  • Malmok Beach - tiny bays fringed with white sand, shallow water, popular snorkeling.
  • Manchebo Beach - largest, tops optional, steady brisk surf. Merges with Druif beach.
  • Mangel Halto - white powder sand, favorite picnic area, shallow water.
  • Palm Beach - long stretches of white powder sands as far as you can see, resort area.
  • Palm Reef Island - accessible by ferry, mounds of white powder sand.
  • Renaissance Island - broad stretch of white powder sand, calm water, for hotel guests.
  • Rodgers Beach - soft, white powder sand with reef protected water.
  • Sonesta Island - private retreat, white sand, secluded coves, protected swimming area.
  • Santo Largo - white sand, shallow water, no facilities.
  • Surfside Beach - beach club - calm water, good swimming.

BAHAMAS

  • ABACOS
    • Bluff House Beach - secluded beach on 12 acres of palm and pine trees.
    • Gilliam Bay Beach - gently curved white sand beach protected from wind.
    • Guana Cay - 7 miles cream sand, great snorkeling, swimming, palm tree fringed.
    • Pelican Cay - curved beach, pure white sand, good for swimming, shelling.
    • Tahiti Beach - soft white sand, secluded, popular, quiet, romantic beach. boaters stop.
    • Treasure Cay - 3 miles sparkling white powder sand, popular recreation beach.

    ANDROS

    • Morgan's Bluff - wide, quiet, no facilities, fringed with palms, boaters visit.
    • Small Hope Bay - white sand, coved beach, snorkel from shore.

    BERRY ISLANDS

    • Sugar Beach -  fine white sand divided by rock bluffs, calm water, good snorkeling.

     BIMINI

    • Blister Beach - long white sand beach, secluded, clear water, good snorkeling.
    • Radio Beach -  white sand, clear water, good snorkeling, good swimming.
    • Shell Beach - secluded, calm waters, good snorkeling.
    • Spook Hill Beach - next to a cemetery, white sand, calm water, good snorkeling.
    • Tiki Hut Beach - 2 miles of white sand lined with contrasting vegetation.

    CAT ISLAND

    • Fernandez Bay Beach - 1 mile prisitine white sand cove, coconut palm shade.
    • Fine Beach - ten miles of pink sand, quiet.
    • Fountain Bay - in ground natural fountain, mile long beach ends with a lagoon.
    • Greenwood Beach - 8 miles of pink sand, good snorkeling.
    • North Shore Beach - 5 miles of pink sand.
    • Old Bight - 5 miles of pure white sand, beachcombing, picnic, sunbathing.
    • Pigeon Cay - 3 miles white powdery sand.
  • ELEUTHERA & HARBOUR ISLAND
    • Cocodimama - known for shells, secluded with sky blue water, good for children.
    • Club Med Beach - Club Med destroyed, but wide expanse beach with popular bistros.
    • Gaulding's Cay - long stretch white sand, shallow aqua water, good snorkeling/diving.
    • Pink Sands - 3 miles of pale pink talcum soft sand, shallow, lots of waves.
    • Surfers Beach - serious surfing, nightly bonfires, younger crowd.
  • EXUMA
    • Jolly Hall Beach - long curved sparkling white sand, shaded, quiet, families.
    • Pelican's Bay Beach - crescent of white powder sand, longest beach of the island.
    • Sandy Cay - sugar white sand, shelling, few visitors
    • Stocking Island - offshore island, white sand, popular with sailboats, Sunday pig roast.
    • Warderick Wells Cay - white sand, huge skeleton of sperm whale dominates beach.
  • GRAND BAHAMA
    • Barbary Beach - fine sand, shells, secluded with shallow pools for snorkeling.
    • Deadman's Reef - very soft sand, calm shallow water, good snorkeling.
    • Fortune Beach - named for a shipwreck discovery, quiet beach.
    • Gold Rock Beach - five miles of white sand, secluded and amazing at low tide.
    • High Rock Beach - wide expanse of beach, secluded, clear water.
    • Lucaya Beach - popular tourist beach with many activities.
    • Mather Town Beach - secluded, limited activities, great for swimming.
    • Paradise Cove - secluded beach with great snorkeling.
    • Silver Point - not as busy as Xanadu, volleyball, watersports.
    • Taino Beach - white sand, family beach, watersports.
    • Williams Town - tree lined beach, great snorkeling and swimming.
    • Xanadu Beach - crowded, calm water, good for families.

    LONG ISLAND

    • Cape Santa Maria - 4 miles of soft white sand, aqua, pale blue, and turquoise water.
    • Deal's Beach - 2 miles long, shallow, tree lined beach, picnics.
    • Galloway Landing - a locals beach, secluded, kayak, snorkel, swimming, lagoons.
    • Greenwood Beach - 8 miles of pink sand - best pink sand on the island.
    • Millerton's School Beach - mile long yellow/white soft sand, shells, secluded bay.
  • NEW PROVIDENCE - NASSAU
    • Adelaide Beach - visit at low tide to reveal stretches of sand and seashells.
    • Cabbage Beach - most crowded, 3 miles white sand, lined with shade trees.
    • Caves Beach - least crowded, small beach with few amenities.
    • Cable Beach - 2.5 miles of white sand, hotels, good for families, hotels.
    • Goodman's Bay - part of Cable Beach, no amenities,crowded on weekends.
    • Jaws Beach - named after the movie Jaws that was filmed here, crystal clear water.
    • Junkanoo Beach(Western Esplanade) - man made, downtown Nassau, spring break.
    • Love Beach - white sand, small quiet beach, good for snorkeling
    • Orange Hill Beach - white sand, shallow water, swimming, reef 150yds off-shore.
    • Paradise Beach - powder white sands, clear warm water, watersports, snorkeling.
    • Rock Point Beach - James Bond's Thunderball filmed here.
    • Sandyport Beach - small secluded beach with good swimming.
    • Saunders Beach - white sand, calm clear blue water, tourists and locals.
    • South Beach - white sand as far as you can see

    SAN SALVADORE

    •  Bonefish Bay - 3 mile bright white sand like talcum powder, calm turquiose water.

    BARBADOS

    • Accra Beach(Rockley) - white sand, shallow water, beach bar, snack wagon, playground.
    • Alleynes Bay - stretch of white sand, snorkeling, hotels, among island's best.
    • Barclays Bay - 3 mile beach, pink sand, part of Barclays 50-acre park.
    • Bath - reef protected beach, picnic spot, snack bar and playground, great for shelling.
    • Bathseba - surfing beach, surfing competitions, rum shops and restaurants no swimming.
    • Batts Rock - good swimming, snorkeling, and children's area, picnic benches and shade.
    • Bottom Bay - 1/4 mile, island's best beach, white sand, black coral cliffs, coconut palms.
    • Brandons Beach - white sand, broad sweeping beach popular with locals.
    • Brighton Beach - white sand, long strip popular with cruise passengers, active beach.
    • Brownes Beach - long stetch fine white sand, great swimming, calm waters, snorkeling.
    • Carlisle Bay -  curved,white sand, off-shore wreck, great snorkeling, few waves.
    • Casuarina Beach - pure white sand, wide beach with breeze and "lively" water.
    • Cattlewash - surfing and boogie boarding, rough water, strong currents, rock pools.
    • Church Point - narrow, sheltered, marine reserve with great snorkeling, picnic beach.
    • Crane Beach - soft, pink sand with turquoise water and limestone cliffs, picnic, big waves.
    • Discovery Bay - curved beach, good swimming, watersports, activities and lunch spot.
    • Dover Beach - long wide beach, white sand, light breeze, watersports, hotels, vendors.
    • Drill Hall - pink sand shallow water, picnic spot, rock pools, winter time boogie boarding.
    • Fitts Village - pure white sand, quiet, local favorite, good snorkeling nearby.
    • Foul Bay - mile of powdery white sand, big waves, body surfing, stong undertows, picnic.
    • Gibbs Beach - bright white sand and great swimming. Quiet beach.
    • Ginger Bay - near Crane Beach - 1/2 mile long white sand beach - rather deserted beach.
    • Glitter Bay - gold sand, great swimming, sunbathing.
    • Harrismith Beach - secluded narrow beach, shallow lagoon, protected reef.
    • Heywoods - tree lined golden sand beach. Shallow reef good snorkeling and natural pools.
    • Long Beach -  longest single beach on island, rough water, kite/windsurfing.
    • Martin's Bay - shallow reef-protected bay with rock pools, fishing village, lots of lobster.
    • Miami Beach - pink sand, turquoise water, protected swimming area, picnic, shade, busy.
    • Mullins Bay - shallow water, beach bar. Waterpsorts, umbrellas for rent, gets crowded.
    • Needham's Point - powder white sand, calm water, reef protected, great swimming.
    • Paradise Beach - 1/2 mile secluded beach, good swimming, sunning, and sunsets.
    • Paynes Bay - broad, sweeping curve, good swimming, snorkeling(turtles), great for walks.
    • Pebbles Beach - calm water, picnic area, children's area, swimming, turtle nesting.
    • Port St Charles - 1300ft broad beach in front of apartments - waterpsorts.
    • Reeds Bay - bright white sand, quiet unspoiled beach, marked swimming area. Little shade.
    • Sandy Beach - narrow white sand beach with protected reef, shallow calm water.
    • Sandy Lane - widest, broad bay beach with great sand and watersports.
    • Silver Sands - white sand, breezy, very active beach, wind/kitesurfing.
    • Six Mens Bay - small stretch of beach in a fishing village with Fish Pot restaurant nearby.
    • South Coast Boardwalk - mile long boardwalk along white sand beach & turquoise water.
    • Tent Bay - near Bathsheba, fish market, boats line the shore, strong currents.
    • Worthing Beach - white sand beach, coral reef, calm waters, good swimming, snorkeling.

    BELIZE

    • Goff's Caye - 1.2 acre uninhabited, white sand, warm clear water, picnic, snorkel, relax.
    • Great Blue Hole - 407ft deep, 985ft wide, known for snorkeling, diving, not beaching.
    • Half Moon Caye - a few facilities, exploring, birdwatching, snorkeling, diving.
    • Laughing Bird -  small, picturesque, snorkeling, diving, fishing, coconut trees.
    • Lighthouse Reef - home of Great Blue Hole - snorkeling, diving, kayaking, small beach.
    • Placencia Beach -  3 mile lagoon narrow stretch of sand, 2nd largest barrier reef.
    • South Water Caye - white sand, tropical paradise, warm clear water, snorkeling, diving.
    • Turneffe Beach - golden sand, small beach, snorkeling, diving, fishing.

    AMBERGRIS CAY

    •  Beach - 25 mile long island of sand, lagoon, mangroves, crystal clear water, snorkeling.

    BERMUDA

    • Astwood Cove - quiet, secluded, sits under a steep cliff, picnic, hiking.
    • Chaplin Bay - pink sand, coral wall surrounding cliffs, secluded, 1/2 mi trail to Horseshoe.
    • Church Bay - pink sand, sunbathing, calm water, sheltered reef, snorkeling.
    • Clearwater Beach - man-made, hiking trails, playground, families.
    • Elbow Beach - pale pink sand, calm water, swimming, part of beach public, snorkeling.
    • Grape Bay Beach - soft white sand, blue water, private beach.
    • Horseshoe Bay - most popular, crescent shape, pink sand, activities, can get crowded.
    • Jobson Cove - pink sand, small cove beach enclosed, clear calm water, sandy bottom.
    • John Smith's Bay - long flat with pale pink sand, calm clear water.
    • Mangrove Bay - gentle curve lined with mangroves, swimming, fishing, picnic.
    • Parson's Bay - white strip of sand, quiet sheltered beach, picnic.
    • Shelly Bay - soft pink sand, calm waters, well-known, but not crowded.
    • Somerset Long Bay - not for swimming, small crescent shape, strolling beach, secluded.
    • Tobacco Bay - pale pink sand, lots of facilities and activities, most frequented.
    • Warwick Long Bay - half-mile, offsore coral formations, pink sands, calm water, seclusion.
    • West Whale Bay - humpbacks in spring, small, pink sand, rocky cliff, calm shallow water.

    BONAIRE

    • Bachelor Beach - small stretch of sand, swimming, picnic area.
    • Boka Kokolishi - black sand, not for swimming, lava stone, hiking.
    • Boca Slagbaai - little sand, rough beach, good snorkeling, coral gardens, swimming.
    • Cai Beach - busy weekends. calm waters, swimming.
    • Klein - island, white sand, good drift snorkeling, no shade, no facilities.
    • Lac Bay - pink sand, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, facilities available kite/wind surfing.
    • 1000 Steps Beach -  white sand, coral chunks, good snorkeling, diving.
    • Pink Beach - pink coral, snorkeling, no shade, no facilites.
    • Playa Chikitu - no swimming, immense waves, coves and sand dunes.
    • Playa Frans - little sand, good snorkeling, quiet.
    • Playa Funchi - little sand, iguanas, snorkeling, no facilities, lagoon, flamingos.
    • Playa Lechi - crowded beach, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling.
    • Sorobon Beach - wide beach, powder white sand, windsurfing, sheltered cove, facilities.
    • Windsock Beach - small stretch of white sand, swimming, diving, rocky shoreline.

    BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS

    ANEGADA

    • Bones Bight - deserted stretch of white sand, secluded, snorkeling, no facilities.
    • Cow Wreck Bay - long stretch of beach, great sand, diving, Cow Wreck beach bar.
    • Loblolly Bay - very popular, shade, great snorkeling & diving, beach bars.
    • Pomato Point - broad beach, calm & protected water, snorkeling.
  •  COOPER ISLAND

    • Manchioneel Bay- light brown sand, calm waters, palm trees, great snorkeling, reef.

    JOST VAN DYKE

    • Diamond Cay - white sand, little shade, great snorkeling.
    • Great Harbour - thin strip, boat traffic, Foxy's beach bar, not for swimming.
    • Green Cay - small beach with palm trees, great snorkeling.
    • Little Harbour - small beach, lagoon bay, reached by boat, food and drink.
    • Sandy Cay - white sand, crowded, reached by boat, snorkeling, desert-like beach.
    • White Bay - very white sand, snorkeling, cruise ship passengers, beach bars.

    PETER ISLAND

    • Buttonwood Bay - white sand, great snorkeling restaurant, watersports.
    • Deadman's Bay - long curve, fine white sand, good snorkeling, watersports.
    • White Bay - crescent shaped, white sand, calm & deserted, good snorkeling.

    TORTOLA

    • Apple Bay - a surfer's beach, narrow,  white sand, surfing & swimming.
    • Brandywine Bay - fine white sand, protected, swimming, no services.
    • Brewer's Bay - palm trees, great swimming and snorkeling, reefs, undertow at times.
    • Cane Garden Bay - curving beach, white sand, calm water, snorkeling, watersports, facilities, very busy.
    • Guana Island - offshore, white sand, public but used for hotel guests.
    • Josiah's Bay - surfer's beach, big wave breaks and undertows.
    • Lambert Bay - wide beach, palm fringed, undertow in winter, bar & restaurant.
    • Little Bay - wide beach, small - private , rough road access.
    • Long Bay - mile long beach, white sand, swimming, villas and cottages, palm trees.
    • Long Bay East - Beef Island - long beach, secluded, turquoise water, families, picnics.
    • Smuggler's Cove - curved beach with palm trees, snorkeling, sunbathing - no facilities.
    • Trellis Bay - two bays - one secluded, shallow protected water, boat docks, facilities, very fine sand.
    • Trunk Bay - secluded, most beautiful, relaxing, accessible by hiking.
    • Well Bay - protected, calm & shallow water, good for kids, families.

    VIRGIN GORDA

    • The Baths - light yellow sand, massive boulders, shallow coves, reefs, scenic.
    • The Crawl - giant boulders, small cove, good for children & beginner snorkelers.
    • Little Dix Bay - hidden cove, white sand, breaking reef.
    • Long Bay - secluded, good for bird watching & beachcombing, great views.
    • Mahoe Bay - cruving beach, white sand, bright blue water, lagoon.
    • Oilnut Bay - crescent shaped, coarse sand of coral, shallow calm water in reef.
    • Prickley Pear Island - Vixen Point - calm, swimming, snorkeling.
    • Savannah Bay - offhshore reef, white sand, protected, good snorkeling.
    • Spring Bay - white sand, clear water, near the Baths, not as busy, good snorkeling.
    • Trunk Bay - wide beach, white sand, cove with huge boulders.
    • Vixen Point -  large beach, white sand, clear water, beach bar.

    CAYMAN ISLANDS

    GRAND CAYMAN

    • 7 Mile Beach - 6 1/2 miles powdery white sand, facilities, snorkeling, most popular.
    • Cayman Kai - white sand, quiet, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing, palm trees.
    • Cemetery Beach - talcum soft sand, clear calm water, snorkeling, marine life, starfish.  
    • Governor's Beach - soft white sand, blue water, seagrape trees, no facilities.
    • Heritage Beach - secluded, picnic, not great for swimming, scenic views, picnics.
    • Kaibo Beach - snorkeling, activities, watersports, beach bar & grill, great food.
    • Rum Point - soft sand, facilities, watersports, snorkeling, shade, near Stingray City.
    • Spotts Beach - white sand, barrier reef, calm water, snorkeling, huts.
    • Smith's Cove - small cove, protected swimming & snorkeling, shade, picnic tables.
    • Water Cay - peaceful, secluded, few crowds, swimming.

    CAYMAN BRAC & LITTLE CAYMAN

    • Owen Island - deserted & secluded, excellent snorkeling, water access, picnic.
    • Sandy Point - pink hued white sand, tranquil, snorkeling, swimming, few amenities.

    COSTA RICA

    • Gandoca - dark sand, strong currents, deep water, turtle nesting
    • Parismina - rough, not recommended for swimming
    • Playa Blanca - white sand, coconut palms, mile long, some rip currents near park.
    • Playa Chiquita - quiet beach with coral reefs, natural pools, swimming.
    • Playa Cocles - yellow sand, steady surfing waves, strong currents.
    • Playa Manzanillo - pristine, tranquil, fine sand, shade, snorkeling, swimming, coral reef
    • Playa Negra - black sand, long wide beach, big waves, surfers, calm waves.
    • Puerto Vargas - coral reef, white-faced monkeys, snorkeling, swimming.
    • Punta Uva - curved beach crystal clear water, sunbathing, swimming.
    • Tortuguero - dense palms, strong currents, turtle nesting.

    COZUMEL

    • Azul - small beach, white sand, decent snorkeling, strong currents at times.
    • Bonita - wide, white sand beach in a cove, shallow water, few amenities, swimming.
    • Bush - Bob Marley Bar, natural blow hole, shade, hammocks, civeche.
    • Chankanaab - white sand, lagoon, diving, snorkeling, dolphin swim, national park.
    • Chen Rio - protected cove for swimming, shade, lush vegation, rock caves.
    • Club Caribe - white sand, blue green water, swimming, snorkeling, Buccanos Beach       Bar & Grill - great seafood.
    • Corona - very little beach, snorkeling from shore, good for beginners, reef, marine life.
    • Dzul-Ha - crystal clear water, nearby reef, snorkeling, marine life, facilities, watersports.
    • Mia - most popular & largest beach, theme park style, food, drinks, busy beach.
    • Nachi Cocum - laid back, swim up bars, food, snorkeling, water activities.
    • Oriente - famous for Mezcalitos bar, peaceful beach, riptides, beach sports.
    • Palancar - fine white sand, quiet, shallow water, narrow beach, palm fringed.
    • Paradise - wide beach, white sand, palm shade, snorkeling, activities, watersports.
    • Punta Morena - pristine beach, laid back, big surf, blow holes, palm trees.
    • Punta Sur - white sand, calm clear water, reef, drift snorkeling, horseback riding.
    • San Francisco - powder soft white sand, clear water, swimming, water sports.
    • San Juan - windy popular with windsurfers, rocky shore, shade, snorkeling, facilities.
    • San Martin - long beach, wild unspoiled white sand, calm water, strong undercurrents.
    • Santa Pilar - long beach, white sand, sheltered, shallow water, swimming.
    • Sunset - close to San Miguel, snorkeling, diving, watersports, facilities, clear water.
    • Uvas - near San Miguel, shallow waters, snorkeling, swimming marine life, reefs.

    CURACAO

    • Barbara Beach - expansive, bar, topless bathing, locals, families, shade, watch yachts.
    • Blue Bay - large shady beach, soft white sand, facilities, watersports, bar, food.
    • Boca Santa Cruz - wide beach, cloudy from mangroves, birdwatching.
    • Caracasbaai - coarse sand & pebble beach, good snorkeling, locals, calm water.
    • Cas Abao - white sand, bright blue clear water, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing.
    • Daaiboobaai - small bay, white sand, rocky ledge, good snorkeling, shade, snack bar.
    • Forti - calm clear water, coarse brown sand & tiny pebble beach, no shade, snack bar.
    • Groot Knip - large beach, white sand, turquoise water, swimming, snorkeling.
    • Hook's Hut - watersports, beach bar, calm surf, shady, relaxed.
    • Jan Thiel Beach - little sand, large open bay, wading, snorkeling, family beach.
    • Jeremi - narrow cove, rocky patches on sandy beach, no facilities, secluded, clear           water, little shade.
    • Kalki - limestone cliffs, small sandy beach, snorkeling, diving, quiet.
    • Kenapa - narrow beach, partly shaded, weekend snack bar, cliff-side lookout.
    • Klein - longest and whitest beach, diving, located offshore, huts, snorkeling.
    • Knip Beach - white sand, protected coves, crystal clear water, swimming, snorkeling.
    • Kontiki Beach - wavebreaker, watersports, diving, children, families, tropical beach.
    • Lagun - calm shallow water, white sand, snorkeling, cove, shade, snack bar, fishing boats, snorkeling.
    • Little Knip Beach - families, barbque, swimming, secluded, shade trees.
    • Mambo Beach - white sand, coconut trees, calm water, snorkeling, nightlife.
    • Port Marie - white sand, clear water, umbrellas, snorkeling & diving, suitable for children.
    • Seaquarium Beach - 1600ft beach, white sand, palm trees, shallow water, good for kids, crowded at night.
    • Westpunt Beach - pebbly beach below cliffs, clear water, not for swimming, little shade.

    DOMINICA

    • Batibou - broad wide beach, shade trees, wading with shallow drop off, picnic.
    • Champagne - course & rocky sand, calm water, palm trees, snorkeling, swimming.
    • Hampstead Bay - grove of coconut trees on beach, golden sand and clear water, Pirates of Caribbean scenes shot here.
    • Hodges - protected by reefs, great swimming snorkeling, secluded, and quiet.
    • L'Anse Noire - sunny & scenic beautiful, strong currents, diving, snorkeling.
    • L'Anse Tortue - golden sand with some black patches, scenic beach with deep blue water, watersports also known as Turtle Bay.
    • Mero - long stretch gray sand, watersports, sunbathing, swimming, popular Sundays.
    • Picard - gray sand, snorkeling, windsurfing, reefs near pier.
    • Pointe Baptiste - private - 2 beaches with white sand & black sand, small cove, red sandstone boulders, quiet, secluded.
    • Prince Rupert Bay - black sand, calm water, watersports.
    • Purple - long black sand, coral reef protection, aquamarine water.
    • Scotts Head - clear blue water, underwater walls, snorkeling, scuba.
    • Soufriere - rocky black sand, clear blue water, scuba, swimming.
    • Toucari - bubbly water from volcanic gases, coral covered rocks, snorkeling, small beach.
    • Woodford Hill Bay - calm water, great beach for children & families.

    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

    • Bahorucco - miles of isolated undeveloped beach, course and golden rocky sand, surfing, swimming.
    • Bayahibe - half crescent white sand fringed with coconut palms.
    • Boca Chica - fine sand, hotels and bars, busy weekends, calm water, swimming.
    • Cabarete - light golden sand with few palm trees, lots of beach bars & restaurants, windy and part of international windsurfing circuit.
    • Dominicus - clear water with few waves and no untertow, 3 resorts share beach.
    • Dorada - soft beige sand, resort area, watersports, reefs, snorkeling, winds for windsurfing, fishing, waterskiing.
    • Eagles Bay - undeveloped beach in Jaragua Nat Park.
    • Grande - long stretch powdery sand, cove with cliffs, beach shacks serve fresh fish, calm water in summer, busy Sundays.
    • Las Terrenas - soft golden sand, postcard perfect, whale watching Jan-Apr, tall leaning palm trees.
    • Punta Cana - miles of sand, coral cliffs, coconut palms, some beaches part of  all-inclusive resorts, large waves at times.
    • Sosua - natural harbor, coral reefs, busy, bars, swimming, snorkeling.

    GRENADA

    • Bathway - white sand, reef provides protected swimming, strong currents outside reef.
    • Grand Anse - most famous, 2 miles of white sand, watersports, bars & restaurants.
    • L'Anse aux Epines - palm lined, secluded white sand, calm water, good for children.
    • La Sagesse - powdery white sand, larg palms for shade, shallow bay, bar & restaurant.
    • Levera - deserted, off shore current, safety issues here accessible with 4 wheel drive.
    • Magazine - white sand, small secluded bay, rough water, snorkeling on south end.
    • Morne Rouge - 1/2 mile semi-circle enclosed bay, calm water, families, swimming.
    • Pink Gin - horseshoe-shaped harbor, sand not pink, swimming, snorkeling, kayak.
    • Sauteurs - white sand, onshore breeze, offshore currents, privacy, surfing.

    CARRIACOU

    • Anse la Roche - secluded cove, white sand, clear water, no facilities, good snorkeling.
    • Beausejour Bay - large bay, light grey sand, is an outlet for the Beausejour river.
    • Paradise - mile long strip, white sand, calm clear shallow water, beach bar. 
    • Petit Carenage - isolated, sand is tiny shells, nesting turtle tours, rough surf.
    • Sandy Island - ring of white sand, water taxi, a few young palms, reef damage, picnic.
    • Tyrell Bay - natural harbor, calm shallow clear water, sunbathing, shade.
    • White Island - white coral sand, 10 acres, calm water, good snorkeling diving, picnic.

    GUADELOUPE

    BASSE TERRE

    GRANDE TERRE

    MARIE GALANTE

    SAINTS

    HAITI

    HONDURAS

    GUANAJA

    ROATAN

    UTILA

    JAMAICA

    MARTINIQUE

    MONTSERRAT

    NICARAGUA

    PANAMA

    PUERTO RICO

    CULEBRA

    VIEQUES

    SABA

    ST BARTHELEMY (ST BARTHS)

    ST EUSTATIUS (STATIA)

    ST KITTS

    NEVIS

    ST LUCIA

    ST MARTIN/ST MAARTEN

    ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

    BEQUIA

    CANOUAN

    MAYREAU

    MUSTIQUE

    UNION ISLAND

    TRINIDAD

    TOBAGO

    TURKS AND CAICOS

    CAICOS

    GRAND TURK

    PROVIDENCIALES

    U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

    ST CROIX

    ST JOHN

    ST THOMAS

    YUCATAN PENINSULA

    CANCUN

    ISLA MUJERES

    ISLA HOLBOX

    MAYAN RIVIERA

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN

    PROGRESO/MERIDA