Across the country, the temperatures are getting colder. Now’s the perfect time to start thinking ahead to a winter warm-up with your family! Caribbean Journal has come out with the 50 Best Caribbean Beaches, and they were kind enough to give us a Top 5 Family-Friendly Beaches exclusive that will make you want to break out the sunblock, and head south for a much needed break.
5 – Tahiti Beach, Abaco, Bahamas
The Abacos archipelago is home to Elbow Cay, and an outrageous sandbar of snow-white sand and hard to believe blue waters! Elbow Cay is also home to a small 18th century village that was built around a harbor, and has been compared to as a pastel-colored New England fishing village. There are restaurants, shops, art galleries, inns, a historical museum, and you can rent boats by the day or week from their modern marina.
4 – Valley Church Beach, Antigua
If you had a visual dictionary, and looked up the word turquoise, I’m pretty sure there would be a picture of the waters along this beach. Local vendors stroll up and down the beach, and you can rent wave runners to explore the coast and bays.
3 – Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Island
Twelve miles of sugar-fine white sand leading straight into bathtub warm waters! This beach is know for crystal clear water – perfect for snorkeling! Snow boots? What snow boots?
2– Trunk Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
The US Virgin Islands is home to an amazing National Park, and even has a snorkeling trail, complete with underwater signs! What a fantastic way to explore the underwater scenery! There are numerous hiking trails as well as historic sites, like Truck Bay Plantation that dates back to 1725 to explore.
1 – Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla
Trade you snow shovel in for a sand shovel as you enjoy the sugar-fine white sand while turquoise waves gently roll in along the shore. With views of St. Martin across the bay, and one of the Caribbean’s best beach bars, Garvey’s SunShine Shack, you might not want to head home until the spring thaw!