While living and working on a catamaran for 10 months I stayed half of the time sailing in the Caribbean Sea.
5 MONTHS SUN, FUN, BEACHES.
There are so many beautiful islands, places and beaches in the Caribbean. The island Antigua alone offers 365 beaches – one beach for every day of the year. Here are my favourite 10 Caribbean places including beaches.
1. Beaches in Anguilla
Anguilla. To me it is not the most beautiful island but it offers the most amazing sand and stunning beaches I´ve seen so far. The sand feels like soft flour. In the evening close to the shore dolphins are passing by and a sunset behind a shipwreck close to Prickley Pear Island lets makes your adventurous heart laugh.
2. Saba Rock at Virgin Gorda
Saba Rock – surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. The restaurant and bar covers the whole little island. Be sure to have a boat with you. 😉 There´s no other way to get there for a Rum Punch or a cocktail. Close to Saba Rock is a great place to snorkel. Old canons were put into the water. Snorkelling there feels like being an explorer.
3. The Island Of The Million Butterflies – St. Martin/St. Maarten
or: The Island With The Two Names France and Netherland, those two European states share the island and gave it the name St. Martin and St. Maarten. When I was driving across the island millions of butterflies where flying next to the road. That´s why I call it the Island of the Million Butterflies. St. Martin/St. Maarten offers great beaches like the Great Bay in Philippsburg (Sint Maarten).
Maybe you heard about St. Martin because of the airplanes landing right next to a beach. Lots of tourists go there. We held on to the fence when a plane started. What a fun! We almost were lifted up (the kids actually were).
Lots of cruise ships go to St. Martin/Sint Maarten. One passed by close to the airport I just mentioned.
4. The Baths at Virgin Gorda
When the Baths came in sight from sailing by it reminded me of pictures I saw about the Seychelles. Don´t you think they have something in common?
The Baths are a fun place at Virgin Gorda, one of the islands of the British Virgin Islands. It is a whole lot of fun climbing and hiking around and between the rocks. Afterwards the sandy beach surrounded by the rocks is great to relax.
5. Turks & Caicos
Before I sailed the Caribbean Sea I had no clue about the Turks & Caicos. I never heard about it before. Wheter in school or in the media. What a lovely place… Turquoise water everywhere and I met Sally, the Conch.
6. St. Lucia
St. Lucia was the first island we set foot on after our Atlantic Ocean Crossing. 15 days on the sea. Only water, water, water. St. Lucia has great beaches and places plus its own rainforest.
Great beaches, beautiful islands….Bahamas. If you have a chance visit Paradise Island, Nassau. At the Atlantis you have a great beach, a water park and a huge aquarium.
8. Tortola – Soper´s Hole
Tortola, island of the British Virgin Islands. At Sopers Hole you get the Caribbean feel. Colourful houses, shops with Caribbean spices and Caribbean rum.
9. Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico has a lot to offer. The capital San Juan, rainforests, beaches and hidden caves.
10. The Swimming Pigs Of The Exumas
The Exumas are a part of the Bahamas and known for its swimming pigs.
But not only pigs. I saw the biggest starfish ever, fed Iguanas with grapes and met a lemon shark and reef sharks while snorkeling.
What do you think? Are they worth to mention? Can you suggest other places and beaches? Let us know about it.
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