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29 Best islands in the Caribbean

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Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Bavaro South beach
Dominican Republic - country with the best beaches in the Caribbean. Dominican beaches featured by a large number of palm trees. Such landscapes are rare in other Caribbean islands. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (86 votes)

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Cuba island, Havana
Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. Locals are poor, but funny and helpful. There is also rich historical heritage and great beaches in country. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (95 votes)
Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago island, Pigeon Point beach
Tobago - island with the best beaches in Trinidad and Tobago. Although it is believed that the country is not focused on tourism (petroleum is the main source of income), there are some of the best Caribbean beaches and well-developed tourist infrastructure. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (599 votes)
Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua island, Carlisle Bay beach
Antigua - is an island with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is considered that there are 365 beaches here. In reality, there are only a dozen of good beaches, and best ones are located at resort areas. It is believed that the best beaches in the country are located on the nearby Barbuda island. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (198 votes)
British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay
Jost Van Dyke - island in the British Virgin Islands with great beaches. Famous Soggy Dollar Bar located in White Bay beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (252 votes)
Aruba island, fofoti tree
Aruba - is the western island in the group of ABC-islands in the southern Caribbean. Tourists are attracted here by beautiful beaches, a good climate, developed infrastructure and a high level of private security. Aruba is proud to be the most popular cruise destination. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (249 votes)
Bahamas, Exuma Cays, Pig beach
Exuma Cays is a chain of small islands in the Exuma group, Bahamas. There are some good beaches including the famous beach with swimming pigs. Due to the poor transport accessibility, there are never many people here, except for the Pig beach. As everywhere in the Bahamas, the sand is white with great sandbanks, but palms can be rarely met along the coast. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (94 votes)
American Virgin Islands (USVI), St. John island, Oppenheimer beach
St. John - island with best beaches in American Virgin Islands. Much of the island is a National Park. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (205 votes)
Saint Martin island, Maho Beach
Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) is a popular Caribbean island. The northern part of the island is France, while southern is Holland. Beaches are not the best in the World, but overall very good. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (651 votes)
Puerto Rico, Vieques island, Sun Bay beach
Vieques - island in Puerto Rico - not far from the Big island. The island has excellent beaches and bioluminescent bay where the water shines at night. For a long time a large area of the island was occupied by the U.S. military base, so tourist development has been delayed. Therefore, the island has well preserved nature. Some parts of the island are closed to tourists due to the risk of bomb explosion. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (79 votes)
Anguilla island, Cap Juluca
Anguilla - is a small caribbean country with excellent beaches. There are much less tourists than on the neighboring island of St. Martin. Almost all attractions are located on the main island of Anguilla. Small islands have no good beaches, nor notable attractions. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (171 votes)
Barbados island, Bathsheba beach
Barbados is an island in the Eastern Caribbean being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. West end and south end of the island mainly consists of great white sand beaches. While the east coast has no good beaches, but gives dramatic sea views. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (155 votes)
Bahamas, Eleuthera island, Lighthouse beach
Eleuthera - island with the best beaches in the Bahamas. In addition, this island is located near the capital island of Nassau, so it has comfortable transportation options. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (122 votes)
Grand Cayman island, Spotts Beach
Grand Cayman is an island in the Caribbean Sea. This is an upscale tourist destination with good beaches being very safe for the tourists. Many ocean cruises make a stop here. However, you should understand, that the Caribbean has many more interesting places both in terms of beaches, as well as for attractions. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (18 votes)
Bahamas, Long Island, Cape Santa Maria Bay beach
Long Island - one of the southern Bahamas islands. It rather remote from Florida as well as from international airports, so this island is not spoiled by mass tourism. Though local beaches are not the best in the country, but they are very good overall. / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (355 votes)
Jamaica, Winnifred beach
Jamaica - a popular tourist island. Beaches here are not the best in the Caribbean, but quite good. Other attractions in the island are waterfalls and mountain hiking (the most famous are Blue Mountains). / read more » /
Rating: 8.4 (26 votes)
Puerto Rico, Culebra island, tank on Flamenco beach
Culebra - island with good beaches in Puerto Rico, popular mostly among the locals - Puerto Ricans from the main island. Beaches are fully packed with crowds of tourists at the weekends. Keep in mind that there are lots of mosquitoes on the island. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (183 votes)
Bahamas, Nassau, Atlantis resort
Nassau is the main island of the Bahamas in the Caribbean, connected by the bridge with smaller Paradise island in the north-east. While the beaches are rather mediocre, island's luxury hotels are the best in the country. The best way to visit the island is to take a cruise tour around the Caribbean. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (34 votes)
Bahamas, Great Exuma, Sandals Emerald Bay
Great Exuma is a big island in the south of Exuma group, Bahamas. There are a lot of good beaches on the north coast, but the most interesting are small islands to the north. If you stay on Big island only, - take a rental car, as the distances are large enough. / read more » /
Rating: 8.3 (26 votes)
Antigua and Barbuda, Barbuda island, Diana beach (Coco Point)
Barbuda - the second largest island in the country, hidden in the shadow of its bigger brother - Antigua island. There's really not much to do here, but best beaches are found on Barbuda. And there are no much people here. / read more » /
Rating: 8.2 (175 votes)
American Virgin Islands (USVI), St. Thomas island, Lindberg Bay beach
St. Thomas - the most popular island in the U.S. Virgin Islands. There are good beaches, a major international airport and many hotels. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (178 votes)
Grand Bahama island, Taino beach
Grand Bahama is an island in the Bahamas being the nearest one to Florida. Most of the good beaches are located in Freeport - the main town on the island. There are mainly trees ashore, while palms can be found in hotels only. The sand is white with a good entry into the water. However, most of the beaches suffer from the low tide, when sea water goes far away exposing spectacular shallows with sandbanks. / read more » /
Rating: 8.1 (33 votes)
Bahamas, Abaco Islands, Gillam Bay beach
Abaco Islands - one of the most secluded islands in Bahamas. Located in the north of the archipelago. Though local beaches are not the best in the country, they are quite good. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (182 votes)
Curacao island, Willemstad
Curacao - is a middle island in the group of ABC-islands in the southern Caribbean. The main attraction here are beautiful color painted houses in the capital of Willemstad. Beaches though are not the best in the Caribbean, but not bad. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (252 votes)
Cayman Brac island, beach
Cayman Brac is the easternmost island of the Cayman group. This is definetely not a place for a beach holiday, as most of the coast is rocky. However, some luxury resorts have small pieces of a sandy beach. If you plan a trip to Cayman Brac because it's not very touristic, keep in mind that a large island of Grand Cayman has also secluded areas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.0 (8 votes)
Little Cayman island
Little Cayman is the smallest of Cayman Islands, and also the less popular among tourists. There are no good beaches, but the diving is great of a world-class. In addition, you can watch the wildlife and enjoy a seclusion, which can be rarely met in the Caribbean. / read more » /
Rating: 7.9 (2 votes)
Puerto Rico island, Old San Juan, Plaza Colon
Puerto Rico island - the largest island in the same name state. Most tourists stay in the capital city of San Juan, to see the Old Town. Remember that beach vacation is not so good on the island, though it is possible to find relatively good beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 7.8 (53 votes)
Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad island, Maracas Bay beach
Trinidad - the main island in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago. There are few nice beaches. But most of the tourists are going to the neighboring Tobago island in search of a tropical paradise. / read more » /
Rating: 7.7 (690 votes)
Bonaire island, surfers
Bonaire - is the easternmost and least popular of the ABC islands in the Caribbean region. There are not many nice beaches here. But diving and snorkeling are very good. As for windsurfing it's almost the best in the world. / read more » /
Rating: 7.6 (146 votes)
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[2015-04-24] Remi

I'm not sure about the best surfing, but I saw a lot of surfers in Aruba and in Sent Martin.


[2015-04-24] plex

Where is the best surfing in the Caribbean in winter?

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curacao:
1. Two full days in Aruba is quite enough. 2. Don't fly DAE, as they often delay flights. 3. There …

grand-cayman:
Stingray City in the main attraction in Grand Cayman. It is a series of sandbanks, where you can fe…

grand-bahama:
There are ferry links to Grand Bahama both from Fort Lauderdale and from Miami.

saint-martin:
It's not a problem to leave the ship. But in most cases you have to write a notification at the rec…

dominican-republic:
Gua gua is a bus between towns. The only option for tourists at night is a taxi (from 50$). But if …

cuba:
If you are looking for a casa in Cuba (room for rent), try to find the sign like that ("Arrendador …

trinidad-and-tobago:
There's no more weekly ferry between Trinidad and Venezuela. Sad! http://www.pier1tt.com/index.php/…

caribbean:
I'm not sure about the best surfing, but I saw a lot of surfers in Aruba and in Sent Martin.

jamaica:
In 2013 whole Caribbean were ill with Chikungunya fever. Now situation has normalized. Just use ant…

barbados:
South and West of Barbados are best for beaches. East of the island is interesting only for waves.

bahamas:
Atlantis hotel (Paradise Island). The biggest pools in the world with more than 200 fishes includin…
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