The Caribbean is back and better than ever. That means it’s time to rediscover the region, returning to your favorite spots or exploring uncharted destinations for the Caribbean’s Best Beaches to Vacay and Daze in 2018. VacayDaze has hand crafted an enticing mix of famous and off-the-radar beach destinations, giving you our favorite places in the Caribbean to check out in 2018. Which beach will you be going to visit to Vacay and Daze? Start planning your next Caribbean Vacay getaway with our easy links to exclusive vacation packages for these beaches.
Rendezvous Bay beach is perhaps the best of all Anguilla beaches to walk. The bay is a perfect sweep of soft white sand. On the Caribbean sea-side of Anguilla, Rendezvous Bay gives you a breath-taking view of St. Martin. No matter where you look, though, while you walk, the eye always seems to be pleased. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Rendezvous Bay.
On the eastern end of Savannah Bay, Junk’s Hole boasts wonderfully calm waters and soft sand. It’s a less crowded Beach on Anguilla, but it’s becoming increasingly popular. Walking to the western end of the Bay from Junk’s Hole reveals a nook with wild waves tossing on the shore, so don’t try to swim there! See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Junk’s Hole.
Practically connected to Rendezvous Bay Beach, this less popular sibling offers the same coast, same water, and same sand with a bit less crowds, making Merrywing Bay Beach a popular choice for those looking for a convenient peaceful beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Merrywing Bay.
Spend a day lounging at this pristine strand, where the calm water is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. A singular resort, Cap Juluca, with iconic whitewashed, Moorish-inspired architecture, fronts the wide stretch of sand. (Bonus: Free public parking can be found near the property.) When evening falls, spring for a fancy dinner at Pimms, the resort’s open-air restaurant. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Maundays Bay.
In Anguilla, don’t spend a hefty chunk of your day on a beach. Meads Bay is a popular choice, not just for its immaculate beauty — that’s hardly hard to find on the island — but for the beloved hotels situated there, including the boutique Frangipani Beach Resort and Four Seasons Resort and Residences. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Meads Bay.
Shoal Bay East
Anguilla has approximately 33 beaches, but the most popular one is Shoal Bay East. This northern shore is set up to entertain day trippers from St. Maarten, so there are plenty of bars and restaurants, plus rental equipment for snorkeling, parasailing and scuba diving. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Shoal Bay East.
Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin, in the territory of Sint Maarten. It is famous for being adjacent to the Princess Juliana International Airport, and is a popular site for tourists and plane watchers, who visit the beach to watch aircraft on final approach landing at the airport, passing only a short distance above their heads. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Maho Beach.
Mullet Bay Beach
Many call calm and quiet Mullet a decent alternative to the noise and sand blasts of Maho Bay, or to the crowds of the French side’s Orient Bay. Along with its clear waters, travelers were pleased with Mullet Bay’s soft sand and surfer-ready waves. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Mullet Bay Beach.
Great Bay Beach
Stretching for two miles in front of the Dutch side capital, Philipsburg, a myriad of cruise ships sail into her harbor daily. The thousands of cruise ship visitors that line Great Bay Beach every day can keep an eye on their floating hotel and shopping in Philipsburg is always close at hand. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Great Bay Beach.
St. Thomas, U.S.V.I.
Located on the North side of the island, Magens Bay features a well-protected white sand beach stretching for nearly three-quarters of a mile. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, as well as a gathering place for locals. The beach sits at the head of a deep bay, the arms of which are Peterborg peninsula to the east and Tropaco Point to the west. The bay’s northwest exposure means its waters are usually calm, although storms in the North Atlantic can occasionally generate large waves in the winter months. The sandy bottom means snorkeling is of limited interest, although turtles, conch, tarpon and other fish are commonly spotted. Local fishing boats anchor in the eastern part of the bay where there is a boat ramp. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Magens Bay.
St. John, U.S.V.I.
To some, Trunk Bay is the Mecca of beaches. You’ll be hard-pressed to find another Caribbean beach with sand quite so pearly or water so aquamarine. And as it’s cocooned by the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay still maintains its otherworldly serenity despite its constant barrage of tourists. Be sure to try your hand at the Underwater Trail — a snorkeling path of coral and fish with underwater plaques along the way. Trunk Bay’s water is calm enough that even young snorkelers can enjoy the experience. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Trunk Bay.
The locals will tell you that the best beaches on Nevis are on the northern and western shores. But all the beaches are well-cared-for, public and free. And because they are never crowded, you might have an entire beach to yourself. Probably the most famous and most popular beach on Nevis, Pinney’s Beach runs for about three miles and can be found on the outskirts of the capital, Charlestown. Choose to relax on the sand or enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the rustic beach bars or nearby Four Seasons Resort. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Pinney’s Beach.
Aquamarine sea and Utopian beaches is the Caribbean’s calling card. But at Paradise Beach Nevis, you share these idyllic surroundings with just six other villas. This is luxury on a highly personal, wonderfully intimate scale. In fact, it feels like seventh heaven. Hammocks, plush loungers and palm parasols will be waiting for you each day on the beach. That’s if you can leave your private residence with its own plunge pool and shady cabana, plus an outdoor shower for a tropical wake-up call. You could dine in and savor every moment, with drinks brought to you by the on-call villa staff followed by a delicious in-villa dinner prepared by a chef on request. Or you can ask your concierge for an expert restaurant recommendation and explore this exotic island. Then, as the sky turns from blue to gold to pink, wander to the low-lit exclusive residents’ bar for a shore-side sun-downer. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Paradise Beach.
Virtually hidden from the road, this beach is on the north side of the island not far from Oualie Beach. It’s well named as it’s a secluded spot virtually guaranteed to provide visitors with privacy. A perfect place for a picnic or an afternoon swim. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Lover’s Beach.
Treasure Beach in St. Elizabeth lives up to its name as a gem on Jamaica’s south coast. Its idyllic scenery, its long six-mile stretch of golden sand and, most importantly, its authentic Jamaican vibe, takes this beach into the top five best-kept secrets on the island. Treasure Beach is a winding 2 hrs and 25 mins journey by car from Montego Bay’s Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. But there are major hotels on the beachfront itself so, once you get there, you’ll be a hop and a skip from the beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Treasure Beach.
Seven Mile Beach
The iconic Seven Mile Beach in Negril is perhaps the best example of an ideal tropical setting. As the name suggests the beach goes on and on and is loaded with activities and attractions that are sure to delight. The Seven Mile Beach in Negril is a 1 hr and 28 mins drive from the nearest international airport, Sir Donald Sangster Airport in Montego Bay. The roads have recently been upgraded and the journey from Montego Bay to Negril is incredibly scenic so have your camera ready. The Seven Mile Beach and the surrounding area has several hotel options. Whether you’re looking for rustic & romantic, or 5-star luxury, Negril has it all. Be sure however to make an early reservation during the winter and spring tourist seasons. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Seven Mile Beach.
Doctor’s Cave Beach Club
Doctor’s Cave Beach Club, Montego Bay (also known as Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club) has been one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica for nearly a century. It is noted for its crystal-clear turquoise waters and near-white sand. Its sheltered location provides calm waters. The beach has a broad swath of clean, near-white sand some 200 yards long. It is fringed by trees, and has facilities: bar, restaurant, changing rooms and showers. For members there are several club rooms. As well as for members, the beach is open to the public for a fee. Chairs, umbrellas, and snorkel gear are available for rent. The beach is part of the protected Montego Bay Marine Park, which has many species to be seen on coral reefs which can be viewed by snorkelers. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Doctor’s Cave Bathing Club.
Laughing Waters is probably the most stunning beach in Jamaica for the combination of gurgling falls and fine, golden sand. The beach was made famous in the first James Bond film, Dr. No, when Ursula Andress emerges from the sea singing and enchants 007, played by young Sean Connery. Located just east of Dunn’s River Falls and Pearly Beach, the property is managed by the St. Ann Development Corporation and its parent the Urban Development Corporation, a government body that owns and operates some of the island’s most lucrative tourism attractions, as well as others that see few visitors. A protocol residence reserved for state use faces the beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Laughing Waters.
Frenchman’s Cove Beach
Considered one of the most beautiful beach in the world this beach is part of. Frenchman’s Cove Resort, a 45-acre private estate in Jamaica, one of the most alluring of the Caribbean islands. Complete with a fresh water stream and its own sheltered white sand beach, Frenchman’s Cove Resort is a popular destination for weddings, honeymoons, vacations, retreats, and workshops. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Frenchman Cove’s Beach.
Boston Beach is a coastal community on the north coast of the island of Jamaica, with a public beach which is one of the few beaches in Jamaica attracting surfers. It is located nine miles east of the town of Port Antonio. Boston Beach is known for its jerk pork and chicken stands and could be considered the birthplace of the spicy jerk seasoning for which Jamaica is known. In Kingston, the capital of Jamaica, there is a popular local take out restaurant known as “Boston Jerk.” See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Boston Bay.
Turks and Caicos
Long Bay Beach
When exploring Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos by car, Long Bay Beach is one the top beaches to visit with your family. The beach is located on the opposite side of the island from the popular Grace Bay Beach and offers families a much different experience. The only challenge is actually getting to the beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Long Bay Beach.
This 13-mile stretch of sand is the most popular beachfront real estate on the Turks and Caicos. The beach is part of a national park and open to the public, but it’s lined with several hotels, like the Gansevoort and the Seven Stars. You could walk the whole length of the beach to get to the various restaurants and bars, but hotels typically restrict their beach loungers and cabanas to paying guests only. It’s not difficult to see why the beach is so beloved. The sand is baby-powder soft, and the water is warm and very shallow—adults can walk out quite far and still keep their heads above water. Since there are no lifeguards, the swim-able area is clearly marked. Those who aren’t staying on the beach should look for public access points around Grace Bay Road. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Grace Bay,
Billed as “one of the most stunning beaches you’ll ever see” by Fodor’s travel guides, and deemed as “One of the Best Beaches in the Turks and Caicos” by the Travel Channel, Malcolm’s Beach is a special little secret that few travelers know about. A gem of these most beautiful and serene islands, every panoramic view this pristine beach affords looks like a shot out of National Geographic. The ocean is calm, clean and breathtakingly blue with sea-foam green highlights, or choppy, with sea mist spraying off the jagged rocks that line the coast. The sands are white, silty and peppered with many crabs, rocks and unique shells. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Malcolm’s Beach.
Little Apple Bay
The location of this beach can be confusing for some because although the beach itself is located in Little Apple Bay, it is part of a larger area named Capoons Bay. So if trying to find it, just look for Sebastian’s on The Beach … and you’re there! This lovely stretch of powder white sand provides a lovely spot to watch the surfers do their thing just east of here at Bomba’s Shack, listen to the waves lapping on the beach and take in the view of Jost Van Dyke in the distance. You get the sun all day long and you’ll see fabulous sunsets here. On occasion, this beach (among others) are subject to a natural phenomena following any severe storm. The storm surge temporarily robs the beach of its sand, leaving behind beautifully rounded river rocks that serve as the substrate of the beach. They make a strangely enchanting clickety-clack noise as the waves ebb and flow. It’s really quite amazing. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Little Apple Bay.
White Bay Beach
Voted one of world’s top 10 B.V.I. beaches by Caribbean Travel & Life, White Bay Beach’s long stretch of white sand is protected by a great snorkeling reef and is dotted with award-winning beach bars. The soothing Caribbean colors, shimmering aquamarine water, blue sky and lush, green hills are punctuated by this gorgeous, palm lined beach. Many have sung the praises of this picture perfect bay … and for good reason! White Bay is simply gorgeous and you’ll find several terrific beach bars here. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for White Bay.
Cane Garden Bay
The center of activity in the B.V.I. is on Tortola and the center of activity on Tortola is Cane Garden Bay. You’ll spend the day at this northwestern beach swimming in the turquoise water, renting a boat or kayak, snorkeling around the beach’s western edge and enjoying the great food. And when the sun goes down, Cane Garden Bay turns up. Happy hours are aplenty and live music wafts from local bars like Quito’s Gazebo, Elm and Myett’s – plus, chances are you’ll be dancing. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Cane Garden Bay.
Its name suggests stealth, and it’s true that Smuggler’s Cove is the ideal shore for a clandestine beach rendezvous than it is a raucous beach with amenities galore. You’ll find these sands on Tortola’s western coast to be less crowded than other beaches in the B.V.I.s, with a relaxing atmosphere and little but the horizon to enjoy. In fact, there is only one beach bar/snack stand nearby. Travelers report good snorkeling conditions here, with plenty of colorful fish swimming around and coral to see. Beach-goers loved how quiet this cove was and said they enjoyed the shady palm trees and calm blue water. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Smuggler’s Cove.
Located in northwest Antigua in St. John’s parish, Dickenson Bay is considered the premier beach of the island’s 365 stretches of shoreline. That’s because Dickenson offers a little for every type of beach-goer. Do you like lying in the warm sand? Check. Have you always wanted to go on a glass-bottom boat tour? Check. Maybe you like water-sports to get the adrenaline pumping? Check — Dickenson has it. On some days, you’ll even find a few dolphins swimming alongside you in the crystal clear water. Dickenson Bay is one of the more accessible Antiguan beaches. The beach is only a 15 minute drive from the cruise port and there’s a nearby taxi stand if you’re not staying in one of the area hotels. Plenty of umbrellas and beach chairs are available to rent. The beach’s convenient location attracts a lot of families; trek one mile south to Runaway Bay if you want more peace and quiet or consider a beach-side stroll. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Dickenson Bay.
Ffryes Beach located on the south-western coast, comprised of Big Ffryes Beach and Little Ffryes Beach it’s good for relaxing. Dennis Restaurant and Sheer Rocks Restaurant nearby when you want to take a break from the sun and water fun. This area offers accommodations as well.This picturesque beach features powder white sand and turquoise water a great view of Montserrat on extremely clear day. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Ffryes Beach.
Darkwood Beach is located on south-west coast of Antigua about 5 minutes drive south of Jolly Harbor. Crystal Blue waters, great snorkeling and gentle cooling breezes makes Darkwood Beach a favorite of all. What’s nice about Darkwood Beach is that there’s not a single building on it. It feels like an escape from reality. It’s undeveloped but still easily accessible. The water can be pretty choppy, but nothing too harsh. The beach faces West and so it’s a great spot to watch the sunset. There’s a few rocky areas and hills for scenery. Located on the island of Antigua, You might want even if you are not staying particularly close by. Even though you won’t find a bustling urban center here, tourists frequently choose this beach since it’s removed from certain noisier areas. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Darkwood Beach.
Crab Hill Beach
Crab Hill Beach (also known as Turner’s Beach) is located at the village of Crab Hill on the south-west coast of Antigua. Cooled by gentle trade-winds, Crab Hill beach offers a great venue for tanning in the tropical sun. On exceptionally clear days, the Island of Montserrat can be seen on the horizon. Great beach for beach-combing. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Crab Hill Beach.
Paradise Beach on Paradise Island
This secluded stretch of sand is known as one of Paradise Island’s most stunning. In addition to topping off your suntan, you can enjoy a range of motorized and non-motorized water-sports here. Take a dive or snorkel tour to explore the underwater wonders such as wrecks, caves and sea gardens around Paradise Beach and the island. Guest of the Cove Atlantis Hotel (Paradise Drive) have unlimited access to the beach, but portions are always open to locals and visitors. Unless you stay at one of the hotels along the shoreline, you can pay for privileges to use their facilities. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Paradise Beach.
This beach is world-famous for its fabulous sand and crystal waters and for the myriad upscale resorts that line it. A few miles west of Nassau is Cable Beach, covering two and one-half miles of fabulous beach with five first-class or luxury resorts, a golf course, nightlife, and the largest casino in The Islands Of The Bahamas.Today, it’s the ultimate playground for fun in the sun. There are all the usual water sports and activities and plenty of space for sunbathing. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Cable Beach.
Rockley Beach, also known as Accra Beach
There are so many great beaches in Barbados each with their unique characteristics, and Accra Beach is indeed no exception. Accra Beach is located in Rockley in Christ Church, on the south coast of Barbados. As with most south coast beaches, the conditions for swimming at Accra Beach are usually safe, and it’s also a great spot for socializing and soaking up the sunshine. This is a popular beach among both locals and tourists alike. The beach is also known as Rockley Beach. However, most people call it Accra Beach due to its closeness to the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa. It has also been said that this is the site where slaves were transported from Accra in Ghana (West Africa) to Barbados, hence the name ‘Accra’ Beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Rockley Beach.
Crane Beach, originally a harbor, is considered by many to be one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. In fact, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous rated it as “one of the ten best beaches in the world”! There are powerful waves in this area, making the Crane beach a great spot for boogie boarding. The Crane Resort & Residences, standing on the cliff above the beach, has been a favorite with honeymooners since it opened in 1867. The view in the photo shows why! See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Crane Beach.
At the quiet eastern end of St. Lawrence Gap a sandy track leads to this lovely stretch of beach known as Turtle Beach. Although the aquamarine waters here are not as calm as some other Barbados beaches it is still perfectly safe for swimming. The waves create good boogie boarding conditions while further out to sea the windsurfers take advantage of the strong breezes. Jet skiing, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding are also favorite activities at Turtle beach. It’s a lovely spot for a quiet morning beach walk. Later in the day the expansive white-sand beach is dotted with sunbathers and families who stay at the several hotels, resorts and guesthouses on and near the beach. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Turtle Beach.
With its clear turquoise water, waving palm trees and white sandy beach, Cas Abao is a true paradise. Located at the northwest coast of Curaçao, Cas Abao Beach has been declared one of the most pristine beaches of Curaçao, ideal for families and water sports. At the popular daiquiri bar you can get the coolest daiquiris. The restaurant is also open daily for lunch and snacks. Don’t forget to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Cas Abao Beach! Go snorkeling or diving, step into a kayak, get on the banana boat or jump on the water trampoline and experience that Cas Abao Beach is a joy both in and out of the water! See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Cas Abao Beach.
Klein Curaçao is a 1.7 square mile uninhabited island south-east of Curaçao in the Caribbean Sea, and is part of the Dutch country of Curaçao. The only structures on the island are an old lighthouse, a beach house, and several huts. Klein Curaçao is well-known as a beautiful diving-spot because of its coral and underwater caves. It’s fairly easy to spot colorful fish and sea turtles when snorkeling. The shore is covered in soft white sand and the water is crystal clear, but there is little shade. The northeastern side routinely has calm water with gentle waves. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Klein Curacao.
Grote Knip Beach is very popular with the Curacaoan’s themselves. Grote Knip Beach lets you swim and sunbathe in one of the most beautiful surroundings on Curaçao. For the well-trained swimmers, the reef can be reached from the beach, but it is quite a long swim. Snorkeling can be done much closer to the shore near the rocks on either side of Grote Knip Beach. Often you can buy local dishes, snacks and drinks. But keep in mind it is a possibility. So make sure to bring along enough drinks and snacks. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Grote Knip.
Playa PortoMari is a beautiful sandy bay to be found on the private estate of Plantages PortoMari at the west coast of the tropical island of Curacao (in the Caribbean). Its white coral sand beach with clear and calm water is a true paradise for water lovers. The unique ‘double reef’ is easily accessible from the shore providing a fascinating snorkel and dive site. For landlubbers, three nature trails (the Seru Matteo Trail, the History Trail and the Bird Trail) have their starting point at the beach’s parking lot. They are ideal for hiking but can also be conquered by mountain bike. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Playa PortoMari.
Isla Verde Beach
Isla Verde is the most popular beach vacation destination in the metro area, luring both leisure and business travelers. Visitors get to experience the pleasures of a great tropical beach with a vibrant nightlife and a variety of water sports. Some of the most elegant and luxurious hotels are right on Isla Verde Beach. The metro area is a bustling city, yet when you arrive to the beaches of Isla Verde, it feels quite laid back and relaxed, with plenty of sand for everyone to unwind. The beaches of Isla Verde are the best in the Puerto Rico metro, often voted as the best city / urban beach in the Caribbean and under the USA flag. Just 15 minutes from Isla Verde, the romantic historic city of Old San Juan wows visitors with world-class attractions and plenty of experiences to learn about the island’s rich history and warm culture of Puerto Ricans. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Isla Verde Beach.
Flamenco Beach is a public beach on the Caribbean island of Culebra. It is known for its shallow turquoise waters, white sand, swimming areas, and diving sites. It stretches for a mile around a sheltered, horseshoe-shaped bay. Playa Flamenco is a popular beach destination for both Culebra and Puerto Rico. In March 2014, Flamenco beach was ranked 3rd best beach in the world with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award. In August 2016, it was announced that Flamenco Beach had regained its Blue Flag Beach international distinction. See Exclusive Vacation Packages for Flamenco Beach.