Best Caribbean Beaches
beaches on St Lucia, Barbados,
St Vincent, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao
St. Lucia 's finest and most popular is Reduit Beach, a long expanse of soft sand on Rodney Bay. Restaurants and concessionaires offer a full array of watersports. The two-mile long Vigie Beach just outside the capital city of Castries has a lovely half-moon bay. Anse Chastanet at the island's opposite end is another idyllic cove, this one of jet-black sand. The diving just off the Anse Chastanet beach is some of the Caribbean's best.
Barbados - Best Beaches
The beaches of Barbados have been delighting visitors for centuries. The shores range from the wave-lapped Caribbean stretches to the exciting, beautifully stark Atlantic sands. The west coast has an almost continuous beach broken into the popular areas known as Paradise Beach, Payne's Bay, Treasure Beach and Heywood's Beach. On the Atlantic side you can walk for miles along the misty shoreline, normally too rough for serious swimming.
St. Vincent & Grenadines - Best Beaches
is the northernmost landfall of the Grenadines , a series of islands
that yachtsmen have enjoyed for decades. On St. Vincent itself, most
beaches are of black sand and the most popular are
at the southern end near the capital city of Kingstown. Bequia is the
closest of the Grenadines; Admiralty Bay sunsets are
among the Caribbean's finest, while the huge half-moon of Friendship
Bay is especially suited for swimming and sunning. Tiny Mustique
and Union Island both have superb, out-of-the-way beaches,
but getting to the small cays is an adventure in itself.
many excellent white sand, palm fringed beaches. Best of all is Grand
Anse, a mile of almost pristine sand where many of the better
hotels are located. Other attractive beaches are at Morne Rouge
Bay and L'Anse aux Epines, both quite easy
Trinidadians point with pride to their Maracas Bay but the region's best beaches clearly are on neighboring, unspoiled Tobago, particularly at the western tip. There the lovely beaches are truly of the picture-postcard variety. Pigeon Point with its miles of sand is the most popular and it is also an excellent vantage for sunset watching. Trips can also be arranged here for snorkeling and diving excursions to Buccoo Reef, renowned for its marine life.
Dutch ABCs - Aruba Bonaire Curacao Best Beaches
Of the Dutch ABC's (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao), Aruba clearly takes the nod for the best beaches. Manchebo and Palm Beaches are ranked as two of the Caribbean's finest, both 30 yards deep and running for miles on the protected Caribbean side. The rocky coast of Bonaire has a few isolated sand coves in Washington Park and Pink Beach south of Kralendijk are good when storms haven't washed the pink away. Nature was more generous to Curacao. Westpunt with its fresh, transparent water and Santa Barbara Bay are two of Curacao's most popular. (More on Curacao beaches)
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