The Caribbean is made up of thousands of islands, some of the best beaches in the world, luxury all-inclusive resorts and different island vibes. Whether you’re looking for a lively party scene or a secluded and quiet escape, we’ve found the perfect beach for your mood. Check out this list of the best Caribbean beaches to find your own personal paradise.
Relax on Secluded Darkwood Beach, Antigua
Tucked between Turner Beach and Coco Beach on the western side of Antigua, Darkwood is a private oasis where you can enjoy some quiet time. This undeveloped spot will make you feel like the whole island belongs to you. While you won’t find bathrooms or any other buildings here, a convenient snack bar is nearby for a quick beach bite. Revel in the natural beauty and serenity of this secluded, yet easily-accessible gem.
Party on Palm Beach, Aruba
Some people come to the Caribbean to relax and recharge, and some come for the lively nightlife and party scene. If the latter sounds like you, grab your crew and head to Palm Beach on the island of Aruba. This two-mile stretch of sun and surf is hopping both day and night with beach bars, water sport companies and fun-loving tourists. The long, flat beach is especially accessible from a paved path that connects to most of the nearby resorts, allowing for walking, biking, rollerblading and other only-in-Aruba activities. You’ll see plenty of kids and families here during the day, but nighttime turns this stretch of sand into one big party.
Enjoy Family Time at Grace Bay Beach, Turks & Caicos
The picturesque Grace Bay Beach in Turks & Caicos earns plenty of accolades, including the World’s Leading Beach Destination by the World Travel Awards, for its calm shores and beautiful white sand. This smooth, shallow stretch of water is perfect for inexperienced swimmers and families. Grace Bay Beach is part of the protected lands of the Princess Alexandra National Park, so keep an eye out for the local wildlife, including manta rays. Fishing, fires and speed boats are prohibited here, which make it a great spot to enjoy family time in peace and quiet.
Fall in Love with Sugar Beach, St. Lucia
Anse des Pitons, also known as Sugar Beach, lives up to its nickname with perfect white sand, abutted by lovely blue water. The Pitons, small volcanic mountains, create an iconic green backdrop to frame this famously luxurious beach, which is notorious for its world-class snorkeling. You’ll also find amenities like water sport equipment rental, cold drinks, and nice, clean restrooms. What’s not to enjoy?