Divi Dive Trees on the shoreline of Eagle Beach, Aruba

To inspire your next trip in the sun, we’ve put together a list of our top five beaches in the Caribbean, from the eastern isles right to the most western islands. Whether you love to snorkel and experience majestic wildlife, or you just want to unwind in the Caribbean sun, we’re bound to warm you up with our list. So, get your swimming costume and sun glasses at ready, and start dreaming of your next sunshine break!

St. Maarten

5. Orient Bay Beach

This stunning stretch of bright white sand and crystal clear water makes for a welcome piece of paradise during your time in St. Maarten. Local vendors rent out everything you could need during your visit, from beach umbrellas and deck chairs, to toys for your kids to play with. Orient Bay’s location is also great for bars and restaurants; a great little place for a refreshing meal and an ice cold drink is Kakao Beach restaurant.

ARUBA

4. Eagle Beach

With its glistening sand, bright blue sea and iconic windswept trees, Eagle Beach will better any post card image you’ve come across so far. And on top of the stunning scenery, Eagle Beach is also home to an assortment of turtles, ranging in breed from green, hawksbill, loggerhead and leatherback. If you’re lucky, and patient, you’ll get to catch a glimpse of the turtle hatchlings racing across the beach and diving into the sea, occasionally popping their little heads out for air.

ANTIGUA

3. Half Moon Bay

Surrounded by grass-covered hills, this picture-perfect beach is covered in light pink and white sand, and shaped like that of a half moon, hence its name. Remote and peaceful, this beautiful beach is just a taxi ride away from the capital city of St. John’s, making it a great stop for a day out. Spend the day lounging under the rays of the sun, or snorkel through the striking reefs. If you fancy a refreshing cocktail or a bit to eat, then why not make the short walk to Smiling Harry’s?

St. Thomas

2. Magens Bay

Not only is Magens Bay a stunning curved stretch of turquoise-coloured sea and sheer white sand, it’s also the perfect spot for water-sports. From snorkelling with exotic fish, to renting out a kayak and paddling your way out into the depths of the beautiful sea, Magens Bay is perfect for beach bums as well as those looking for a little adventure. Once you’ve explored the beach, be sure to enjoy a hike through the bay’s nature trail or enjoy a stroll amongst the trees of Coconut Grove.

PUERTO RICO

1. Flamenco Beach

Flamenco Beach is considered to be the best beach in Puerto Rico, so it’s no surprise that this mesmerising beach has made it to our number one spot. This beach is known for its great fishing conditions, and is also popular with swimmers and divers as it has some of the best undisturbed diving sites in the Caribbean. Behind the beach you’ll find plenty of food and drink shacks. After a long swimming or fishing session, there’s no better way to recharge than with an iced drink in the cool shade.