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Top beaches in the Caribbean

Top beaches in the Caribbean

20th November 2016
Picking the top beaches to visit in the Caribbean is no easy task, made even harder by the fact that exploring this beautiful part of the world by yacht gives you unprecedented access to remote and pristine coastlines. IYC’s top seven picks are just a small reflection of the wealth of beautiful beaches at the disposal of superyacht visitors to the Caribbean.
St. Jean, St. Barts
This white sand beach is the place in St Barts to see and be seen. A classic white sand beach lapped by the crystal waters of the Caribbean, it is divided in two by the Eden rock hotel that sits on a rocky outcrop in the sea. Here you will find high-end fashion in beachside boutiques, excellent watersports and perhaps some famous faces.

Colombier Beach, St. Barts
Still on the island of St. Barts, but away from the action, Colombier Beach is a tranquil paradise located in the Reserve Naturelle Saint-Barthelemy. Accessible only by boat or via two small footpaths, you will share the calm waters with few others than the turtle, ray and lobster who are plentiful here, particularly around the spectacular wreck dive of Kayali.

Tintamerre, St. Martin
Now uninhabited, this 100-hectare island just off the coast of St Martin is the perfect start to a cruise, offering two different beaches; a sandy beach for swimming in the sparkling waters, and a rocky one for snorkeling amongst the fish nurseries. Reclaimed by nature, all that remains of this small island’s past are the ruins of an airstrip, cotton plantation and railway line.

Little Bay, Anguilla
As the name suggests, this beach is small but perfectly formed. Surrounded by picturesque multi-coloured limestone cliffs, this sheltered, sandy beach is almost impossible to access by foot, making it near private. Locals say a large boulder in the bay makes the perfect dive platform for those looking for an adrenaline rush, but for a more relaxed experience, enjoy snorkeling with the abundant marine life or spot pelican in the nearby caves.

Petit St Vincent, St Vincent and the Grenadines
If exclusivity is what you are looking for then the private island resort of Petit St Vincent ticks all the boxes. Sitting close to Union Island, this 115-acre island will make you feel close to nature whilst maintaining the high standards of service experience on a superyacht charter. The naturally beautiful beaches and forest of this lush tropical island are complemented by a luxury spa, yoga pavilions and wellness centre, and for fine dining, two world class restaurants – one beachside, one hillside, perfect for watching the sun go down.

The Baths, British Virgin Islands
The Baths are a geological marvel on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands. Granite boulders up to 40ft in diameter sit at the shore, creating a maze of grottos, tunnels and arches that link warm tidal pools that act as natural private swimming pools. When you have finished exploring, a series of steps and rope ladders lead you through this labyrinth to the next door Devil’s Bay. Now a national park, this beach can get busy, so arrive early or late to beat the crowds.

Levera Beach, Grenada
Levera Beach sits at the northern tip of St. Patrick. The coast acts as nesting ground for leatherback turtles, and the pristine beaches of Sugar Loaf Island, Green Island and Sandy Island sit just a kilometer off shore. Venturing inland is also rewarding, the large lagoon surrounded by ancient mangrove swamps is one of the most important wildlife habitats on the island, and the abundance of birds that live there can be appreciated on the trail that loops the lagoon.

For more information on chartering a yacht in the Caribbean view our destination guide here or contact the IYC charter team. 

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