Delight in the tranquil pleasures of the world’s finest beaches by taking a trip to the Caribbean. Thanks to the region’s numerous sun-kissed islands and near endless coastlines there are countless beautiful white sandy beaches to discover on a Caribbean cruise. To help you narrow down your potential Caribbean destination, we’ve put together a list of the most flawless 11.
1. Shoal Bay East, Anguilla
With chalk white sands and a crystal blue sea, this beach is a quintessential tropical island paradise. Thanks to the area’s popularity there are plenty of amenities in easy reach, with a number of restaurants nearby should you want a break from the sunshine.
2. Pink Sands, Harbour Island, The Bahamas
This unique and aptly named beach needs to be seen to be believed. Watching the setting sun turn the sands of the beach into a rose-coloured marvel is an unforgettable experience. The surrounding area is not the most budget-friendly, but it is all worth it to experience what is often referred to as the most beautiful beach of all.
3. Crane Beach, Barbados
Perhaps the most famous beach in Barbados, Crane Beach is a popular tourist destination all year round. Thanks to the surrounding green cliffs and palm-lined white sands, Crane Beach offers the archetypal tropical island getaway.
4. Grand Anse, Grenada
There are few beaches that match Grand Anse for tranquillity. The calm sea and sand-covered sea floor make this a perfect location to enjoy a Caribbean swim with the island’s capital St George’s in the distance.
5. 17-Mile Beach, Antigua and Barbuda
17-Mile Beach is unsurprisingly a 17-mile long beach on the island of Barbuda. What is surprising however quite how beautiful this beach is. Making up a narrow isthmus between a contained bay on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, this narrow strip of land is tropical paradise of powdered sand and blue waters.
6. Prickly Pear, British Virgin Islands
There are few better places to enjoy a relaxed and casual cocktail than on this beautiful and uninhabited island in the British Virgin Islands. While no one lives on the island it does have a bar and water sports facility to enjoy.
7. Mullins Beach, Barbados
With all the water sports you could enjoy, and perfectly warm shallow waters to enjoy them in, Mullins Bay offers a fun-filled Caribbean experience. Thanks to the beach’s popularity with locals as well as tourists, it also offers a great way to enjoy the real Barbados.
8. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
While Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman may only be five and a half miles long, it more than makes up for it in natural beauty and the wealth of amenities on offer. The area is the most developed in the island with a number of luxury hotels lining its shore, but as the beach is publicly owned it is free to walk on for everyone.
9. Cane Garden Bay, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Located on the most populous of all the British Virgin Islands, Cane Garden Bay combines magnificent natural beauty with all the amenities you need to enjoy a wide variety of activities, from windsurfing to lying on the beach enjoying a rum cocktail.
10. Anse des Pitons, St Lucia
There are few more breathtaking beaches in the world than Anse des Pitons in St Lucia. Nestled below the stunning volcanic plugs Petit Piton and Gros Piton, this beach offers a perfect blend of Caribbean tranquility and majesty.
11. Les Salines, Martinique
With the gently undulating palm trees lining this beautiful beach, a trip to this part of Martinique lets you indulge your tropical island fantasies.