Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach tops list of best beaches in the Caribbean

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Seven Mile Beach on the Cayman Islands is the best beach in the Caribbean, according to U.S. News Travel site. “Several publications name Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach as one of the region’s best, and we do too. Its cream-like sand and 80-degrees-Fahrenheit water are nothing short of spectacular, plus you’ll have restaurants, a playground and changing rooms nearby,” according to U.S. News. Find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say about the Cayman Islands at TripAdvisor.

Here are the other 8 locations with the best Caribbean beaches, with a little of what U.S. News had to say about them and TripAdvisor links where you can find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say:

  • Anguilla’s sterling-hued sand is the stuff of legend. For the best batch, head to Shoal Bay East, where you’ll encounter a magnificent view plus some choice eateries and rental kiosks for parasailing and snorkeling.
  • Folded along the southeast pocket of Barbados lies a stretch of celebrated beaches. The so-called “Gold” or “Platinum” coast is so gorgeous, its sands so soft and its waters so clear that the island’s poshest hotels have all jockeyed for spots there.
  • Grace Bay, located on the Caicos isle of Providenciales, is one of those “do-everything” beaches. Tasty restaurants dotting the shore … crystalline water glittering in the sun … flour-colored sand made for molding castles … and a convenient and colorful reef just off the coast that’s primed for snorkelers.
  • St. Barthelemy is an expensive mistress, but her greatest allures — her beaches — are all free. There are 22 dazzling options ranging from the sublime (like Baie de St-Jean; poetry with waves) to the ridiculous (Anse de Grande Saline; pure paradise).
  • Antigua: When you have more than 360 beaches on one little isle, the chances are good that you’ll have several to brag about.
  • If you vacation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, folks are going to ask if you visited Magens Bay. And truly, St. Thomas’ most famous shore and its crumbly sands are too beautiful for words. But it also entices far too many tourists to delight the bonafide beachcomber.
  •  Choices, choices. The British Virgin Islands 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).
  • If you like having some company along the shore, there’s no island better than Aruba for making friends. Start out swimming in the calm, translucent waves of Palm Beach, next to all the high-rise hotels of the western coast. Then head a little ways south to Eagle Beach and attempt some jet-skiing, paddle surfing or a dive to the Pedernales Wreck.

Do you agree with the U.S. News list? What do think are the best Caribbean beaches?

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