Cruise and Beach Destinations
in the Caribbean, Mexico & Beyond

Best Caribbean Beaches

Western Caribbean Beaches

Seven Mile BeachCruisers who want a western Caribbean beach will have an easy time choosing which one.

Eastern Caribbean Beaches

Great Bay BeachThe best eastern Caribbean cruise beaches have just a few important traits in common.


The beauty and remoteness of Anguilla beaches rank them among the Caribbean's best.


Antigua claims 365 beaches or one for every day of the year, but it's the good ones that matter.


Aruba beaches are among the best in the Caribbean because of their size, sand and atmosphere.


The best beaches on Nassau Island require transportation to reach them.


Great Barbados beaches are a long walk or short drive from the cruise terminal.


Cruise visitors to Belize City may not find many beaches. But a few good options are nearby.


Several good beaches are near the Bermuda cruise ports. One is walkable, the others are not.


Bonaire makes it easy for cruise visitors to find a beach with four right by the Kralendijk cruise port.

British Virgin Islands

British Virgin Island beaches are known for some of the best in the Caribbean.


Cancún is home to some of the Caribbean’s most popular beaches. Here are a few good ones beyond the hotel strip.

Cayman Islands

The best beach on Grand Cayman island is within walking distance of the cruise port.


Cozumel beaches provide easy access to underwater paradises for swimmers, divers and snorkelers.


Curaçao beaches near the cruise port are few in number, but we found four good ones.


Dominica beaches offer another angle of diversity on "The Nature Island of the Caribbean".


The best beaches near the Grenada cruise port require transportation to reach them.


Most hotels on Guadeloupe are located either directly on a beach or less than 20 minutes away from one.


Despite having hundreds of kilometers of coastline on both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, only a few of Panama's beaches are noteworthy.


Roatan off the coast of Honduras is home to some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.

St. Barth

St. Barth has at least 16 named beaches. All are public and free, but they are rarely crowded. All the better to enjoy their beauty.

San Juan

Puerto Rico has beaches that will fit the needs of adventurers, families and romantics alike.

St. Kitts

Some of the best beaches near the St. Kitts cruise port are on the nearby island of Nevis.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia is one of the most spectacular islands on any Caribbean itinerary -- thanks in part to its beaches.

St. Maarten

Any advice about St. Maarten beaches starts with the two best -- Orient and Great Bay Beach.

U.S. Virgin Islands

The best St. Thomas beaches are known for their pristine beauty and crystal blue waters.