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Craig Feb 2nd, 2002 05:01 AM

Best beach/water in the Carribean?
 
We are planning a trip to the carribean but would like to know where is the best white sand beaches and turquoise water? The beach, I suspect, will be the most important aspect of our trip! We do like to snorkel as well!<BR>Thanks for all and any input!!!<BR>Craig

Gail Feb 2nd, 2002 05:21 AM

Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman.

Sandy Feb 2nd, 2002 06:09 AM

Craig,<BR>I agree with Gail, Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman!!! Beautiful beach, calm gorgeous water, and great snorkeling right from the beach.

Penney Feb 2nd, 2002 07:23 AM

Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos. Miles of white, empty beaches and the water is very calm and clear - truely beautiful.

Ted Feb 2nd, 2002 08:37 AM

Eagle Beach and Palm Beach on Aruba (same stretch of beach, just different names). Incredible water, beautiful sand. Often voted the best beach in the world by one of those travel magazines.

Carib Fan Feb 5th, 2002 09:29 AM

All of the islands have beautiful water, but for my money, and we're talking long stretch of beach and WATER, is Cancun. The colors are constantly changing. I could and have sat for hours just watching the water.

Mariarosa Feb 5th, 2002 09:36 AM

Hi Craig! These are my favorite picture-perfect beaches - white sand, calm, clear, turqoise water:<BR><BR><BR>Smuggler's Cove, Tortola<BR>St. John<BR>The Baths, Virgin Gorda<BR>Loblolly Bay, Anegada<BR>Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico<BR>Red Beach, Blue Beach, Green Beach, Gringo Beach in Vieques, Puerto Rico<BR>My secret beach - off the lighthouse in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico<BR>Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Xpu-Ha, Mexico

RichF Feb 5th, 2002 10:48 AM

Great question, but everytime it's the same results. The same great beaches will always be mentioned. I love spectacular white sand beaches with calm, clear & beautiful water. Here are my best beaches, that I have seen - with no bais.<BR><BR>Negril (incredibly clear/calm, for 7 miles)<BR>Trunk Bay - St.Johns (the entire north coast) <BR>Megans Bay - St. Thomas (popular but pretty)<BR>Playa Norte - Isla Mujeres (near Cancun)<BR>Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (awesome)Shoal Bay - Anguilla (several others on this island)<BR>Palm Beach - Aruba (Eagle Beach is great but deeper slope)<BR><BR>NOTE: There are 3 or 4 great beaches on the Islands of: St.Martin, St.Barts, Antigua, Barbuda, Gold Coast Barbados, BVI, Dominican Rep, Bermuda & Bahamas.

Michelle Feb 5th, 2002 10:59 AM

I agree with the wonderful choices mentioned by Mariarosa. Have a great trip!

Lori Feb 6th, 2002 07:16 AM

Cow's Wreck Bay Beach on Anegada was incredible. The water was gorgeous and I walked for over an hour and didn't see one other person. Trunk Bay on St. John - pretty busy here though. Good luck.

Beth Feb 6th, 2002 02:26 PM

Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman in front on the Westin or Cancun in front of the Ritz Carlton

oo Feb 6th, 2002 02:53 PM

Harbour Island, Eleuthera in the Bahamas. Pink sand, though, not white. Fabulous and not built up like Condo City Cayman.

cj Feb 6th, 2002 04:48 PM

Flamenco Beach, Culebra, is great for the beach but the snorkeling was somewhat dismal compared to others I've seen. On the other hand, melones beach on Culebra is rather dismal -- lots of coral on the beach, plus rocks and sea urchins at entry, but snorkeling was absolutely phenomenal! sometimes you can't always get the best of both worlds, but, as I've said, the snorkeling off Melones Beach was so cool -- say sea fan, about 30 swpecies of fish, including a 6 ft. (peaceful) barracuda) and gorgeous, non-trampeled coral.

Miriam Feb 8th, 2002 08:16 AM

Lori,<BR><BR>Where exactly is Cow's Wreck Bay Beach on Anegadane? Was it expensive? Where did you stay? How long of a trip from OH? Is it worth it for a week? What type of snorkeling did you do? <BR><BR>Thanks!<BR>Miriam

Topper May 4th, 2002 01:25 PM

To the top for Melina.

Trish May 4th, 2002 03:43 PM

I agree with Gail and Sandy. If you are seeking the white sand beaches and turquoise water, you will discover it on 7MB in GC. It is a frequent port of call for the cruise ships, however, so be careful who you snorkel with. Some of the boats get really full.

dtour May 5th, 2002 07:14 PM

Shoal Bay Anguilla is the best I've seen so far.

Paul May 6th, 2002 06:55 AM

dtour.......Shoal Bay East...or West.

Paul May 6th, 2002 06:56 AM

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Paul May 6th, 2002 06:56 AM

sorry Dtour....that's supposed to be a question.


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