Best beach/water in the Carribean?

Old May 6th, 2002, 07:53 AM
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Virgin Gorda--snorkle at the Baths--incredible!
Old May 6th, 2002, 07:55 AM
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Miriam,<BR> Cow's Wreck and aforementioned Loblolly bay are 2 of the non-stop beaches that circle Anegada. Anegada is a coral reef- totally flat, no vegetation except scrub with miles of beaches that you can walk, We had the beach to ourselves in June, as well. However, there are only a few small places to stay or eat (Though the lobster is fabulous)There are only 100 people on the island, no shopping or anything like that. Personally, a week would make me crazy. 2-3 days would be enough. I suggest making Anegada and Jost Van Dyke day trips from Tortola or Virgin Gorda.
Old May 6th, 2002, 09:01 PM
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In Anguilla - Mead's Bay, Rendevous Bay, Maunday's Bay or Shoal Bay. Anguilla has some of the most calm, beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and if you're looking for simply awesome (but quite expensive) hotels and restaurants and no crowds whatsoever, this is the place.
Old May 15th, 2002, 02:18 PM
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If you care, Virgin Gorda in the B.V.I. was voted #1 for best beaches by Travel and Leisure magazine for 2001. I haven't been but that article and everything else I've heard from friends convinced me to book a trip in June! I have been to St. Maarten/Martin, St. Bart's, St. Croix, Cozumel, St. Kitt's, Saba, St. Eustatius and Nevis. Out of these, I vote for St. Bart's.
Old May 15th, 2002, 02:29 PM
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Saline Beach on St. Barth's. A total aqua bathtub. Warm, crystal clear water of an amazingly dazzling turquoise color, no shells, no seaweed, just some gorgeous white angel fish who are friendly! We felt they must have been employees of the tourist board! It is a big beach yet every time we went (every day of a two week stay) they swam right up to us. And no development, park your car and walk up the bluff for 3 minutes to get there. Mules in the parking area and a terrific restaurant just up the road for lunch.
Old Sep 26th, 2002, 03:49 PM
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to the top for FELICIA, who wants to know which are the best beaches...
Old Sep 26th, 2002, 04:32 PM
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I vote for Punta Cana, although I've never been to Turks or Grand Cayman.<BR>Punta Cana in the Dominican has an unbelieable stretch of beach that is endless, plus no high rise type resorts, they all seem to be built back off the beach a bit. <BR>Another plus is that no vendors are allowed to approach you, they are set up in certain locations on the beach and you can go to them, if you wish.<BR>The water for swimming was the best, just enough waves to make it fun, but not bad if you aren't a great swimmer, plus the bottom was all sand.<BR>All I can compare to is Cancun, Antigua, Puerta Vallarta, Cuba, and Jamacia.<BR>It is very reasonable to stay there too, a week (7 days) at an all-inclusive, Riu chain, including everything from flights to drinks to beach and water toys for $1,200 Canadian currency. Our U.S. friends came with us and booked out of Canada and they basically went two for the price of one. (the exchange rate is 65% on the U.S. dollar).
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 08:52 PM
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Been to Grand Cayman Islands..and Turks and Caicos...We jsut got back from T and C in August! I thought Grand Caymans were BEAUTIFUL until We saw Turks and Caicos (Provo)..SIMPLY BREATHTAKING!!! THE sand is soo soft no shells or rocks like caymans..turquoise water and talcum powder beaches.. I truly think it was Heaven!! on Earth<BR>
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 10:41 PM
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Re: Turks/Caicos--Yes, but who wants to go to an island that's just as scruffy and shoddy looking as "everyone's" beloved Anguilla?!? No thanks! I'll take the long, beautiful sands of 7-Mile Beach on Grand Cayman ANY day over those two PATHETIC looking islands!!!
Old Oct 1st, 2002, 10:52 PM
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Please don't listen to Rob - Anguilla is not 'shoddy-looking'! We have travelled widely in the Caribbean, and the best, most beautiful and deserted beach we ever stayed at was Mead's Bay in Anguilla.
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 11:21 AM
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I think the most beautiful beaches in the world are in Puerto Plata, Domincan Republic!
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 11:51 AM
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Trunk Bay, Cinnammon Bay, Honeymoon, Solomon, etc etc etc. St. John, USVI by far.
Old Oct 2nd, 2002, 06:41 PM
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Grand Anse, Grenada. If you don't believe me, see the picture on the back cover of Frommer's most recent guide to the Caribbean.
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 04:48 AM
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traveler: <BR>Where can I find Frommer's most recent guide to the Caribbean, and is there good info about Grenada? I'm planning a trip there next month.<BR>Thanks
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 09:40 AM
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Any bookstore should carry this (as well as the Fodor's guide) in their travel section. Info in these guides is pretty basic--generally a list of recommended restaurants and hotels/resorts along with some limited information on available activities. It's worth getting, but you should try to supplement this info with a more in-depth guide that's specific to Grenada. Try doing a search on
Old Oct 3rd, 2002, 08:17 PM
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Please note, that both Frommers and Fodors Guides have listings of top ten Caribbean beaches. Most of the ones I listed earlier (Feb) are listed in both books.<BR><BR>Negril, Trunk Bay, Anguilla, Aruba, Grand Anse (Grenada) and 7MB Grand Cayman.
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