When looking to stay in the divine holiday destination of the Caribbean, your first thought may be on choosing the Island with the best Caribbean beaches. Good news — there are plenty! Soak up world-class escapism and enjoy the ultimate beach day, with our top beachgoer favorites.
Whether you’re a couple on honeymoon, a fun-seeking family or a multigenerational group looking to enjoy the finer things in life, the endless offering of Caribbean beaches means there is a sandy stretch to suit everyone. When looking to stay, our luxury Caribbean condos and villas promise unparalleled perfection — just like the beaches! Many of our guests love to dip into luxury on-site amenities, whilst others enjoy going all out with a fully staffed villa.
The best Caribbean beaches
For pure first-class beach moments, head to these amazing Caribbean Islands. Enjoy sun-drenched beach days on the sand, or out in the water. Offering spectacular scenery and activities to suit all ages and tastes, get ready to experience a truly unforgettable vacation.
Inviting you to explore shipwreck sites and savor the local ‘Pyrat Rum’, this tropical haven also boasts a spectacular coastline. With 33 beaches in all, you will find a great variety of incredible beaches to tempt you.
Swimmers will adore the calm waters along the long sandy stretch of Rendezvous Bay, where you can take in the views towards Saint Martin Island. Meads Bay is a top favorite too and boasts less crowds. It is known for its azure blue waters and silky, smooth sand — making it perfect for vacation snaps! For fun-seekers and yachties, Sandy Ground is ideal, being home to the main harbour on the Island. You’ll find the popular Shoal Bay lined with bars and restaurants, making it a firm all-rounder. You’ll also discover awesome sunrises here and a range of watersport rentals. For those seeking some escapism, how do secluded coves reachable only by boat sound? Begin your foray with Little Bay.
For those who are passionate about a beach vacation, this Caribbean Island offers 365 beaches — giving you access to a year’s supply! The shoreline here offers something appealing for every beachgoer. From surfing the waves at Galley Bay Beach to swimming and unwinding at Dickenson Bay. Soak up the secluded ambiance of Half Moon Bay or get out on the water and soak up Antigua’s great range of water-based activities — from snorkeling and fly fishing to boat tours and yacht charters. For those looking to try something new, there’s even a windsurfing and kiteboarding school. Off the beach, enjoy the tasty cuisine, historical sites and lively Island culture.
For a perfect beach vacation, head to Barbados. Whether you’re looking to soak up the pristine Platinum Coast on the west of the Island, or the southerly beach spots of Carlisle Bay and Dover Beach, you’ll enjoy a classic Caribbean vacation day. Fantastic for families and fun-seekers, you will find a host of water sports rental shops dotted along the west coast. Other superb stretches of sand worth exploring include Paynes Bay Beach, Brandons Beach, Paradise Beach and Brighton Beach. Enjoy a kayaking trip to explore shipwrecks, go diving or hop on a scenic catamaran cruise. Barbados also offers opportunities to go snorkeling with turtles, enjoy some surfing and much more!
Synonymous with Reggae music and Bob Marley, no Caribbean Island feels more upbeat and culturally rich as Jamaica. You’ll also be impressed to know Jamaica is home to some of the Caribbean’s best beaches too! The most famous, Seven Mile Beach promises pearly white sand and calm water. Some of the best swimming can be found here, plus at spots in the Montego Bay area, Bloody Bay and at Treasure Beach. For active beachgoers, the water sports equipment for hire at Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay offers every excuse to soak up some fun. Those looking for a more sedentary way to enjoy the ocean will adore the scenic boat tours and deep sea fishing trips.
St Martin – St Maarten
Aside from the strong Dutch and French cultures, this Island of two halves offers an equally distinct beach scene — with a beach vibe to suit all types of sun and sand worshippers. For the more laissez-faire amongst you, head to the French part. You’ll find more liberal approaches to sunbathing (for instance you’ll find an official clothing-optional beach at Orient Bay Beach). With the kids? The Dutch side of St Maarten offers a host of super family-friendly options. Take Friar’s Bay and the iconic Maho Beach, where kids will love to see the planes descending over the beach and onto the nearby airfield! Out on the water enjoy everything from kayaking and stand -up paddleboarding to snorkeling and sailing.
A popular destination for honeymooners, St Lucia promises romantic beauty spots and secluded beaches. Take in epic views of The Pitons and the beautiful expanse of Caribbean Sea, as you enjoy a cocktail or a romantic stroll along the gleaming white sands. Couples tend to favor the 5-mile stretch of Reduit Beach on Rodney Bay, for its sugar soft sand and range of water sports, as well Anse Chastanet on the quieter southwestern coast. Fall in love with the timeless qualities of the Caribbean here, with incredible backdrops and calm waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Nature fans will want to make a beeline for Grande Anse Beach, to witness the annual sight of hundreds of leatherback turtles journeying up the beach to lay their eggs.
Turks & Caicos
Home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, the azure blue sea and gleaming powder beaches of Turks and Caicos promise to beguile you. The most famous beach has to be Grace Bay Beach, on Providenciales. You’ll find gleaming soft sand, crystal clear water and the perfect coral reef snorkeling spots. Restaurants and all the beach amenities you could desire are here too. Those seeking some respite from the crowds will enjoy the quieter Governor’s Beach and Pillory Beach, on Grand Turk. For a real secluded spot head to North Bay Beach, on Salt Clay. As well as being hugged by a bright white stretch of unpopulated shoreline, you’ll also find a treasure trove of snorkeling spots.
Without any doubt, the Cayman Islands showcase some of the best Caribbean beaches. For a stunning sweep of pearly coral sand and clear crystal water, soak up the Islands best go-to destination, Seven Mile Beach. Dip into its paradise waters, with snorkeling, swimming and water sports. You can also take trips to visit the friendly ‘locals’ at Stingray City. Those seeking some authentic Island charm should head to Rum Point on the north side of the Island, for boat tours and beach bar drinks with the Islanders. Little Cayman also offers the secluded beach Point of Sand, which is perfect for switching off for the day. Head to the pier there for shallow water snorkeling and let off steam, without the crowds. For hikers in your group, enjoy the epic views along the rocky beach The Bluff, on Cayman Brac.
With 45 public beaches to play on and explore, you’ll never be bored on Grenada. For the epitome of a fun beach day, head to the popular Grand Anse Beach. You’ll find a host of resort bars and amenities to dive into, alongside beautiful azure water and exotic ‘walk on me’ sand. Sunbathe or swim away along the half cresent bay of Morne Rouge, which boasts calm water and excellent rum punches from the local beach bar. The sunsets here aren’t bad either! Beachgoers looking to bypass the crowds will enjoy the tranquility promised at the beaches of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, on Grenada’s smaller Islands.
St Vincent & Grenadines
Comprising of 32 Islands, it can be tricky knowing which beach to begin with on St Vincent and Grenadines. Home to star-studded Hollywood scenery, enjoy exploring the uninhabited Islands of Tobago Cays (this one’s for you Pirates of the Caribbean fans). There you’ll find a superb range of beaches for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming. If you prefer something a little closer to civilization, then the breathtaking coastline along the sheltered Salt Whistle Bay and along the 1-mile pearly white crescent of Saline Bay (both on Mayreau Island) will feel equally A-list.
Stay with Top Villas
Whichever Top Villas Caribbean Island you pick, you’re guaranteed a first-class service. For the ultimate indulgence, choose one of our fully staffed villas. You’ll find our Guest Experience team also on hand to help enhance your stay, with a plethora of amazing Concierge services.
What’s more, we make payments a breeze. Our new Affirm credit payment option* means you can spread the cost of your vacation rental over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. Simply look out for properties with the Affirm banner.
*Subject to meeting Affirm’s credit criteria. T’s & C’s apply.
Choosing our flex homes
Many of our Caribbean villa rentals also benefit from our new flex cancellation policy. You’ll be free to cancel within the specificed time for any reason, for a full refund. Alternatively, amend your travel dates for free.
To benefit from this extra peace-of-mind, reserve a vacation home with one of the following badges:
- Flex 14 – Cancel for a full refund or amend your dates free of charge, up to 14 days before check in.*
- Flex 30 – Cancel for a full refund or amend dates free of charge, up to 30 days before check in.*
*T’s & C’s apply.