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Best Caribbean beaches

Catch a few rays in the arms of paradise

From SheKnows Canada
With year-round sunshine, a relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, a Caribbean vacation is a tempting tropical getaway. Add in delicious food, incredible views and amazing resorts, and you're pretty much set up. But wait, did we mention the beaches?

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The Caribbean is home to many of the world's most incredible beaches, so if you're ready to pack up your bikini and head off on an island holiday, we've got a list of five of the best beaches this tropical hot spot has to offer.

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Pristine waters and soft, powdery sand are only two of the reasons Eagle Beach in Aruba made it onto this list. A few others include the soothing sounds of waves as they gently lap up to shore, almost perfect daily weather conditions, availability of thatch umbrellas that offer a respite from the sun, and a serene place to just relax and watch the world go by.

Englishman's Bay, Tobago

An almost hidden gem of the Caribbean, Englishman's Bay in Tobago is ideal for those seeking a secluded island paradise. Because it's surrounded by lush tropical forests instead of resort hotels, a trip to this picturesque bay is a perfect way to escape the beach-loving crowds that tend to flock to some of the more populated Caribbean island destinations.

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Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands

With mile after mile of beautiful white sand and clear turquoise waters, it's easy to see why Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island attracts visitors from across the globe. But although it has become a famous destination, it still tends to fall slightly under the radar, as caymanislands.ky states that this location is not only considered one of the most beautiful beaches on the Caribbean Sea, but it's also one of the less populated.

Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla

It's a great day in paradise when the toughest decision to make is which of  33 beaches you want to visit! The Caribbean island of Anguilla offers you that choice, with 33 picture-perfect beaches to explore at your leisure. But to help make the choice easier, the white sand beaches of Shoal Bay — and in particular of Shoal Bay East — are a mecca for the beach lover, as not only is the area beautiful, but the surrounding beach bars and restaurants all give a fun vibe to this otherwise laid-back locale.

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Varadero Beach, Cuba

Longing to take a stroll along the beach? It's easy to do in Cuba, as Varadero Beach runs the length of a narrow peninsula and boasts an impressive 21-kilometre expanse of sun-kissed sand and warm, crystal-clear waters. But if long walks aren't your thing, don't worry; an abundance of resort hotels in the area ensures that access to this magnificent beach is never more than a short jaunt away.

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