Top 10 Most Beautiful Caribbean Islands

Blessed with pristine beaches, clear waters and various leisure indulgences for visitors, the Caribbean is home to some of the world’s most beautiful vacation island destinations. The “dozens of Island Nations and Territories” in the Caribbean has its unique appeal which attracts all kinds of travellers. We could go on about how amazing they are but they won’t be your amazing until you visit there.

Here is the list of the top most beautiful Caribbean islands to add to your bucket list:

Virgin Gorda (British Virgin Islands)

Virgin Gorda is the third-largest of the British Virgin Islands, with natural beauty covering virtually all of its 8.5 square miles. The island offers quiet beaches and coves and flora-filled national parks. Perhaps the prettiest and most popular attraction is the Baths, a seaside area where huge granite boulders form scenic saltwater pools and grottos.

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Barbados

Barbados has something for everyone: pink sand beaches, exotic wildlife (think monkeys, sea turtles, and eight species of bats), and sunsets just begging to be enjoyed with a fresh cocktail. For a wilder brand of beauty, look to the village of Bathsheba on the east coast. Here you’ll find big waves and shallow pools carved by the coral reef right off the shore.

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Saba

It may not be the largest or best-known Caribbean island, but Saba’s unspoiled and undeveloped environment makes it memorable. Located in the Lesser Antilles chain just south of St. Martin, The island’s appeal extends both above and below the coastline, from the jagged silhouette of Mt. Scenery (an appropriate name) to the diverse and colorful coral reefs. It also happens to have some of the friendliest locals you’re likely to encounter.

Windwardside, Saba

Guadeloupe

It’s easy to see why Guadeloupe has long been a favorite vacation spot among French tourists. The butterfly-shaped territory has staggering waterfalls, white sand beaches, and clear water perfect for snorkeling. And thanks to new direct flights from New York and Boston, there’s never been a better time to visit.

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Turks and Caicos

Turks and Caicos consists of 40 islands (eight of which are inhabited), but it’s still hard to go wrong here. Providenciales has some of the world’s loveliest white sand beaches, particularly near Grace Bay on the north shore (pictured). Grand Turk has a more developed feel, with charming colonial architecture throughout Cockburn Town.

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Corn Islands, Nicaragua

Turks and Caicos consists of 40 islands (eight of which are inhabited), but it’s still hard to go wrong here. Providenciales has some of the world’s loveliest white sand beaches, particularly near Grace Bay on the north shore (pictured). Grand Turk has a more developed feel, with charming colonial architecture throughout Cockburn Town.

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Montserrat, Leeward Islands

Montserrat changed forever when the formidable Soufrière Hills volcano buried the southern half of the island in a Pompeii-like layer of ash. The aftermath can be viewed from the Montserrat Volcano Observatory, but there are still unspoiled areas toward the north. Spend time hiking the tropical Katy Hill trail, or go kayaking in Rendezvous Bay.

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Aruba

Nearly every hotel along Aruba’s leeward beaches is a winner, but it’s a waste not to venture off this developed stretch. The beaches here are some of the best in the entire world, like powder-fine Eagle Beach and black pebble Andicuri Beach. Leisurely strolls through the pastel-palate main street of Oranjestad are also a must.

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Antigua

Antigua mixes tropical beauty with British history—just look at the candy-colored colonial buildings lining the narrow roads. The main draw here is English Harbour, the site of a restored naval station and popular yachting destination. The views overlooking the harbor’s curved, boat-filled coastline are truly unforgettable.

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The Bahamas

The 700 islands and 2,400 cays of the Bahamas are ready for both exploration and relaxation—but where to begin? Should you start by swimming the underwater caves at Grand Bahama? Or do you soak in the views on Cat Island’s Mt. Alvernia? How about sunbathing on the famed pink beach of Harbour Island?

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Via: CNTraveler

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