Visiting the Caribbean is about experiencing a completely different culture and atmosphere. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful views and sandy beaches from the comfort of your luxury resort but how do you know where to go? The Caribbean is made up of over 700 islands, with a huge variety of beaches, that are some of the most beautiful in world. So to save you some time, here are 5 of the best beaches you should consider when planning your next vacation.
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda: Bermuda's famous pink-sand beaches are considered some of the loveliest seaside retreats in the world, and the shores of Horseshoe Bay are no exception. Wide stretches of the pastel pink sand -- the result of crushed shells, coral and calcium carbonate -- offset by clear blue waves lapping at the shore, create an enticing lure for the scores of visiting beachgoers who descend each year upon the 21-mile-long island. Horseshoe Bay Beach's facilities, lifeguards and equipment rental shops have helped secure its ranking as Bermuda's most popular shore.
Eagle Beach, Aruba: With miles of clean shores, tranquil waters and picture-perfect weather year-round, Aruba sees its fair share of tourism. Eagle Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island with its wide swath of powdery sand and gentle surf perfect for swimming. The beach is a bit quieter than some of its neighbors, but still free to the public like all of Aruba’s beaches.
Trunk Bay, St. John: Nearly 50 years after Laurance S. Rockefeller donated Trunk Bay to the National Park Service, the beach and offshore coral reefs remain among St. John's most breathtaking and well-preserved attractions. Trunk Bay's clear, warm waters and silky coral sands draw tourists in droves, and its well-maintained facilities include chair and snorkel equipment rentals and showers. Visitors can bask in the tropical sun, snorkel the 225-yard-long Underwater Trail of reefs, or try their hand at underwater photography -- the clean water and variety of colorful sea life promise spectacular photo opportunities.
Frenchman's Cove, Jamaica: Frenchman’s Cove is frequently used for movie locations, most recently the Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz flick Knight and Day. It’s also the site of the namesake Frenchman’s Cove hotel, which once hosted Queen Elizabeth II. The tranquil blue waters is a private beach setting.
Cabbage Beach, Bahamas: Named one of the best in the world, Paradise Island's Cabbage Beach hosts several of the big hotels. Public access is on Casino Drive. The beach itself is a beautiful, wide stretch of white sand spanning about two miles of coastline. There are several places to rent water sports equipment, from jet skis to floats. Not surprisingly, it tends to be crowded and busy, more so at the western end.
Keep these beaches in mind as you plan your next trip to the Caribbean.
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by Susan Barone on 09/11/2013 in Outdoor Activities