With very few exceptions, you won’t find a destination in the Caribbean that doesn’t have a beautiful beach — or five. But some destinations have that extra beach factor, the sort of place that simply overflows with marvelous beaches and the places to stay to match.
And if you’re planning a Caribbean vacation where it’s all about the beach, these are six hotspots that need to be at the top of your list.
Here are six beach vacations to try right now in the Caribbean.
Antigua and Barbuda You may already know that the twin-island destination of Antigua and Barbuda has 365 beaches on offer. But beach counting isn’t always an exact science – so perhaps it’s time consider making a journey here on your own just to double-check.
What you will find is one of the Caribbean’s true beach-filled paradises, with every kind of beach for every kind of vacation, from snorkeling sites to beach bar hubs to private islands.
And, perhaps most importantly, you’ll never find a beach that’s overcrowded, from the blindingly white sands of Valley Church to the rolling tides of Dickenson Beach. Of course, the destination also includes an embarrassment of great beach hotels, from signature Galley Bay to the adults-only Pineapple Beach Club to the venerable Curtain Bluff.
And while Barbuda is still working on its comeback, its best place to stay, the Barbuda Belle, has been open for nearly a year.