With 33 white sand beaches, this tiny paradise (just a short ferry ride from St. Maarten) gives sun-worshippers a steady supply of sandy strips to while away the days.

Stay At

Every room at the Greco-Moorish design-inspired (think dramatic arches, turrets and whitewashed everything) Belmond Cap Juluca is a beachfront sanctuary. The luxurious hotel is just a few steps from the turquoise water and powdery shore of Maundays Bay.


Do This

An offshore caye, Sandy Island is little more than a desert isle surrounded by cerulean water. Spend a day trip alternating between swimming in nature’s aquarium and refuelling with rum punch at the beach shack.


Try This

A popular local dish, grilled snapper with rice and peas is widely available on the island, but you can’t beat the vibe at Johnno’s, an open-air beach restaurant next to the 50-shades-of-blue water at Sandy Ground beach.


Don’t Miss

Crystal-clear water lapping over alabaster sand turns the beach at Meads Bay—popular among celebs—into a postcard-perfect spot. Watch the sky fade to aubergine at sunset while sipping on cocktails.

[This story appears in the October 2019 edition of WestJet Magazine.]