The Caribbean has some very famous beaches: Grand Anse in Grenada, Seven Mile Beach in Cayman, Isla Verde in San Juan — and they’re all deserving of the fame. But the Caribbean is also full of beautiful lesser-known beaches, the beaches that may be harder to get to, or frequented mostly by locals, or simply off the beaten path. We call them “secret beaches.” You might call them the Caribbean’s “other” beaches. And for 2013, we’ve picked a list of 10 such beaches worth visiting this year. Have any secret beaches of your own? Let us know in the comments section.
Mangel Halto Beach, Aruba
Aruba is known for its world-famous Eagle Beach, home to most of the island’s major hotels. But one beach that doesn’t get as much attention is on the island’s southeast coast: Mangel Halto Beach. The beach, which is located in the Pos Chiquito area, has soft white sand and is usually empty, unless you count the mangroves.