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Best Caribbean Beaches

You visit Canada for undisturbed nature and friendly locals, and Europe for its history and rich cuisine. But you jet-set to the Caribbean for the beaches. Nearly every edge of the more than 7,000 islands, reefs and cays is idyllic. These destinations feature the sugary sands and turquoise waves that have earned the region its outstanding reputation.

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Why go: Anguilla's silvery sands are the stuff of legends. This island is home to approximately 32 sandy strands to sample. Shoal Bay East is a traveler favorite, while Rendezvous Bay provides a sunbathing soundtrack featuring outstanding live reggae. Read More»

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Why go: It's hard to top Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach — the chalky sand and warm waves are nothing short of spectacular. There are other enviable banks along the Cayman Islands, but why bother going somewhere else when this stretch is so good? Read More»

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Why go: Choices, choices. These British isles have comely shores to hike on (The Baths), sleep on (Smuggler's Cove), eat on (Cane Garden Bay) and party on (Jost Van Dyke's Great Harbour during Old Year's Night). Plan your beach visits around your mood. Read More»

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Why go: If you travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, you can't skip a visit to Magens Bay. St. Thomas' most famous shore is too beautiful for words, but be prepared to share the scenery with dozens of fellow tourists. To avoid the crowds, sail to the quieter island of St. John, home to the bewitching Trunk Bay. Read More»

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Why go: A trip to St. Barthélemy comes attached to a steep price tag, but you can enjoy the beaches for free. There are 22 shorelines ranging from sublime (Baie de St-Jean) to remote (Anse a Colombier) to risqué (Anse de Grande Saline). Read More»

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Why go: Grace Bay, located on Providenciales, is one of those "do-everything" beaches, complete with crystalline water, powdery sand, a colorful coral reef and a variety of restaurants. If you can't secure an umbrella here, Governor's Beach and Pillory Beach make great alternatives. Read More»

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Why go: You can pack light for St. Martin-St. Maarten: Along many of the shores, all you need are sunglasses. Ravishing Orient Bay and Cupecoy Beach are popular with nude sunbathers. For a more modest experience, watch planes land at Maho Bay or attend a bonfire party at Friar's Bay. Read More»

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Why go: Comprising 32 islands, St. Vincent & The Grenadines is not wanting for shoreline. You've probably seen some of it already — SVG's sands were featured in the film "Pirates of the Caribbean." But you'll have to fork over a good amount of loot to see these beaches in person. Read More»

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Why go: Luxurious St. Lucia is a hit with honeymooners for several reasons, including beautiful boutique hotels and glorious stretches of sand. Enjoy postcard-worthy views of the Piton Mountains and the vast Caribbean Sea as you lounge along the island's bright white shoreline. Read More»

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Why go: With 360 beaches on one island, chances are you'll have several shorelines to brag about. Antigua's northwest coast boasts the calm waters of the Hawksbills. Then there's Half Moon Bay, where watersports are all the rage, while Dickenson Bay is ideal for a glass-bottom boat tour. Read More»

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Why go: The waters surrounding Curaçao are as blue as its liqueur and complemented by soft, golden sands. And beneath the waves, you'll find numerous coral reefs to explore. Best of all, you can lounge on this island's beaches all year round without having to worry about hurricane season.  Read More»

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Why go: If you like mingling while at the beach, there's no island better than Aruba for making friends. Start by swimming in the calm waves of Palm Beach, then head a little ways south to Eagle Beach for some jet-skiing, paddle surfing or a dive to the Pedernales Wreck. Read More»

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