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Top 5 Must-See Beaches to Visit on a Caribbean Cruise

Posted August 7th, 2015


Are you embarking on a sizzling Caribbean cruise soon? Or perhaps you are interested and waiting for the clincher that convinces you to buy your passes? Either way, you need this list of the top five must-see beaches to check out while you’re cruising the carefree Caribbean.

1. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

When you think about the ‘perfect’ beach, what comes to mind? We’re thinking white sand, blue water as far as the eye can see, great clubs and bars within reach, and weather that’s to die for. If that sounds like a little slice of heaven to you as well, Seven Mile Beach is definitely one to visit. It’s been named the best beach of the Caribbean, and there’s a reason for that – aside from the natural beauty it possesses, it is lined with resort restaurants and bars, which are open to the public. Snorkel, kayak, paddle or laze your way through your visit to this amazing destination.

2. Bottom Bay Beach, Barbados

Want a more secluded beach option that is also ideal for laying back in the sun? If so, head to Barbados’s Bottom Bay Beach. Located on the southern end of the island, swimming is not recommended at this beach due to strong waves, but it is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy truly magnificent scenery, including gently swaying palm trees, white sand, impressive rock formations and crystal clear water.


3. Governor’s Beach, Grand Turk

This gorgeous beach is a 20-30 minute walk from the cruise centre in Grand Turk. While there aren’t many facilities aside from the picnic benches and toilets, this beach is quiet and free. If you’re looking for a beach where you can spend the whole day relaxing, snorkelling in the azure water and lazing on your towel in the sun, this is it.

4. The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

When you embark on an eastern Caribbean cruise, if you have the time, it is well worth considering a day cruise from St Thomas or St John to the British Virgin Islands. Among other activities, you will get to visit the Baths, an array of natural pools and grottoes found amongst volcanic boulders. Explore these cave-like natural structures and climb rocks in an adventure you’ll never forget.



5. Shell Beach, Gustavia, St Barts

If you are looking for the ultimate beach getaway, this gorgeous beach should definitely be on your list. From the port at Gustavia, it is only a seven minute walk to Shell Beach, and the journey itself is a wonder, taking you along a boardwalk that passes charming boats, churches and designer shops and boutiques.

Once you arrive, you’ll notice it’s not your typical pristine sand beach, but it offers a unique appeal that you have to see to believe. With tiny shells and shell fragments underfoot, the sand takes on a pink hue unlike any other. Just up from the beach you can enjoy a full service bar, completing what will be a brilliant experience.

Are you ready to book your Caribbean cruise? Call one of our friendly consultants today on 1300 954 661 to discover more about how you can experience these beaches for yourself!


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