Offering seclusion, historic forts, fascinating shipwrecks and gorgeous stretches of sand, the unique features of these Caribbean beaches make them well worth the journey.
Montagu Beach, Bahamas
Part of the appeal of this Nassau beach is a weathered, historic landmark: Fort Montagu, a historic limestone fort built in the 1740s, is still standing on the sand today. The beach also offers a picturesque view of the local harbour and proximity to a nearby fish market.
Archers Bay Beach, Barbados
If you’re really looking for some quiet time, head to the very small Archers Bay Beach at Barbados’s most northwesterly point in St. Lucy. Totally secluded, and with space for just 10 to 15 people, sunbathers will feel like they have their own private oasis.
Plan a day trip to the longest beach in Curaçao, located just a two-hour boat trip away on the island of Klein Curaçao. Check out the uninhabited island’s 20-metre-tall lighthouse and the shipwrecks that have washed ashore, then take to the water for some snorkelling and scuba diving.
The Best Beaches in Barbados
The small island of Barbados is home to more than 80 beaches that offer thrilling waves for water sports, craggy rock formations and soft, white sand. While each beach has its own merits, here are five that are ideal for relaxing, surfing, dining, playing in the water or enjoying some quality family time.
What to Do in the Rainforest in Belize
Half the country of Belize is covered in lush, dense rainforest. A natural area that's home to unique wildlife, it's also a recreational playground. Stay in a cozy jungle lodge, take a hike after dark, explore ancient Mayan ruins and go cave tubing along an underground river.