They’re exotic, mysterious reminders of the Caribbean’s volcanic past (and some of its volcanic present). No, they’re not the traditional beaches one thinks of when it comes to the Caribbean, but the region’s black-sand beaches are full of their own unique charms. From Dominica to St Kitts, Grenada to Guadeloupe, there are fascinating black-sand beaches across the Caribbean worth a visit, whether you’re looking to snorkel, lay back and relax or simply explore. Is black sand the new black? Check out our favourites for this year.
Number One Beach — Dominica
Getting here involves a 10 to 15-minute hike down a rocky path from the ring road on Dominica’s northern coast. But there’s a reason this was one of the filming locations for Pirates of the Caribbean — it’s spectacular.