Few things capture the vibe of the Caribbean’s gorgeous islands quite like these 5 beaches. Here is a fresh list of five near perfect, lesser known beaches you might like to visit on your next island getaway!
#1 Magens Bay, St. Thomas
The amazing Caribbean waters & calming waves captivate these 65 acres that make up Magens Bay in St. Thomas. This bay is nestled in a cove full of lush landscape & picture-perfect views. This is the island’s most popular beach, and you can find it along the northern coast about 30 minutes from Cyril E. King Airport (STT). St. Thomas just so happens to have the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean, so it’s safe to assume there’s plenty to do. This tiny 32-mile in length island is just the perfect spot for activities such as paddle boarding and kayaking, and even the little ones can swim and splash in its shallow waters for some fun in the sun.
#2 Maho Beach, St. Maarten
St. Martin, also written as St. Maarten is where you will find a mix of Caribbean vibes with European culture. Maho Bay is one of the most-sought after and not to mention photographed beaches in the region and is just two-minutes by car from the nearby Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM). This stunning southwestern beach is friendly, welcoming & warm. For aviation fanatics & bucket listers who have this on their list, a must-do bucket list-experience is to stand on the sugary sands and feel the jets from approaching planes – and hey, that’s a free activity! So taking some photos and enjoying a cocktail at the Sunset Beach Bar is a great way to spend some time here.
#3 Doctor’s Cave Beach, Saint James, Jamaica
Jamaica’s absolutely amazing lush waterfall areas are wonderful, however, the beaches are beyond stunning! Doctor’s Cave Beach is a local hot spot, located easy to get to, just under than 10 minutes from Montego Bay Airport (MBJ). It’s the perfect place for a unique Jamaican vacation with fresh air plus 5 miles of sandy beach with turquoise waters. This well known local beach is located right in the midst of MoBay’s popular “Hip Strip,” Gloucester Avenue, & is also right next to the city’s best hotels & restaurants. There is a fee to go to this beach, but it’s very reasonable. Adults can enjoy it for just for $6 per day (or $3 per day for children).
#4 Flamingo Beach, Renaissance Island, Aruba
Aruba is home to happy, laid back, no rush vibes, gorgeous beaches and this pretty little private island is known for its famous pink flamingos! Renaissance Island is a 40-acre tropical paradise that is a lovely vacation adventure – especially on the sands of Flamingo Beach! Featuring a mangrove where flamingos live and so much more, this private beach does have a fee for admission of around $125 per adult and $62.50 per children ages 5-12; children 4 and under are free! Prices do include a pass for the day, which entitles you to visit the beach plus one lunch & one refreshing cocktail at Papagayo Bar & Grill or the Mangrove Beach Bar, so whether you’re relaxing at Spa Cove, playing a game of beach ball, watching wild flamingos run free or just enjoying the fun in the sun, this beach is where you want to be in Aruba!
#5 Bávaro Beach, Dominican Republic
The lovely warm Caribbean sea and its calming waves make the 65 acres that make up Magens Bay in St. Thomas an enchanting place to visit. Magens Bay is tucked away in a deep cove with lush landscape and perfect panoramic views! This is the St. Thomas’ absolutely most popular beach, and is nestled in along the northern coast about 30 minutes from Cyril E. King Airport (STT). St. Thomas happens to be the most popular cruise port in the Caribbean, so there’s always something great to do. This 32-mile-long island is the just right place for water sports or activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, and even the kids can swim and splash in the shallow waters here for some fun in the water. Visitors 12 years + can enjoy a day on the bay for $5 per day; kids under 12 are free.
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