CARIBBEAN INSIDER EXPERIENCES

The beaches rightly take center-stage in the Caribbean, with their Curacao-blue waters and squeaky soft sands. But every shore is different – some promise seclusion, some the buzz of water sports, some a fish-filled reef. So, to help you pick, we’re sharing our favorite Caribbean beaches

Grace Bay, Turks, and Caicos

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos
With its white cashmere sands, its rippling reef-protected waters, and those all-important coconut palms, it may appear pure and untouched, but you’ll still find action with its water sports and diving trips out to the barrier reef.

Meads Bay, Anguilla

Meads Bay, Anguilla
Frothy white surf licks the sands of Meads Bay beach, making paddling a pleasure as you stroll along its expansive arcing shoreline, pausing for Instagram-worthy snaps of the tamarind tree, drinks in the beach bars, and perhaps a bite to eat at the world-famous Blanchards Restaurant

Gouverneur Bay, St. Barts

Gouverneur Bay, St. Barts
The jet set may flock to St. Barts, but there are still some spots that remain serenely remote and virtually deserted, like Gouverneur Bay. Hiding between dramatic rocky headlands and backed by shade-providing trees, you’ll find there’s literally nothing to do here but swim, sunbathe, and relax

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
You won’t find footprint-free sands at Seven Mile Beach, but its fame means a stroll along the crushed coral shoreline can be interjected with cocktails at beach bars, adrenaline-raising water sports, and snorkeling at neighboring Cemetery Reef

Trunk Bay, St. John

Trunk Bay, St. John
Its unique underwater snorkeling trail has put Trunk Bay on the map, with its submerged plaques sharing facts about St. John’s fishes and coral. Once you’ve pulled off your snorkel and fins, you can wander along the white sands to find a little more seclusion at the western tip of this St. John favorite

Fiji

FIJI Coral Coast Beaches
A stunning archipelago in the South Pacific, Fiji is a honeymooner’s dream and a definite way to say goodbye to fast-paced city life. Days are spent lazing on white-sand beaches or by your private pool or Jacuzzi or enjoying rejuvenating therapies in world-renowned spas

French Polynesia

French Polynesia
Dramatically blessed, French Polynesia’s mesmerizing lagoons and shark-tooth like volcanic peaks were described as “the pearl of the Pacific” by James Cook. Experience sunset sails aboard a private catamaran, pristine diving and romantic walks at sunset

Vanuatu

Vanuatu
A Pacific island adventure awaits – remote and rugged islands with deserted beaches and world-class diving are the main drawcards. Vanuatu is a gorgeous 80-plus island archipelago with the happiest people on Earth, offering serenity to foreign guests