The Caribbean is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters in the world. Whether you're looking for a perfect destination for your family or a place to dive and explore, the Virgin Islands have something for everyone. From the Exuma district in the Bahamas to Anguilla and St. Thomas, here is a guide to some of the clearest waters in the Caribbean.
The Exuma consists of 365 islands (cays), with the Great Exuma being the largest at 37 miles in length. Together with the small Exuma and Exuma Cays, this district offers stunning sapphire blue waters that can be seen from outer space. If you're a fan of diving, you won't want to miss out on the Thunder Ball Cave, a secret underwater cave full of marine life. There are several resorts and retreats to stay at when you're in the area, as well as plenty of places to dine and relax.
Anguilla is home to one of the busiest beaches in the Caribbean, Shoal Bay. This two-mile-long beach offers plenty of rentals for water sports equipment, as well as several hotels, restaurants, and beach bars. If you're looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel with beachfront units, Shoal Bay Villas is a great option. St.
Thomas is home to Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the United States Virgin Islands. Lindquist Beach is one of the best places to experience its crystal clear waters, as well as its soft white sand perfect for playing or lounging around. Devil's Bay may not sound like paradise, but it's actually a picturesque horseshoe-shaped bay with warm crystal clear waters perfect for swimming. There are no restaurants on the beach, so be sure to bring food for your day trip or camping trip.
Eagle Beach in Aruba is another popular destination among locals and non-locals alike. This beach has soft white sand and beautiful blue waters perfect for snorkeling, diving or kayaking. You'll also find several native trees and two famous Fofoti trees that have been featured in many campaigns promoting Aruba as a tourist destination. Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island is a long crescent-shaped coral island that borders the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea.
The sea has calm waves making it perfect for swimming and parasailing, while there are several small offshore reefs that you can explore by snorkeling. Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana offers a range of colors from light turquoise to ocean blue. This beach has no clear boundaries but extends from Macau to Cabeza de Toro, touching neighboring beaches along its stretch. You'll find several hotels offering activities such as water sports and other fun activities.Finally, Grace Bay Beach in Providenciales (Provo) is located on the western side of Grand Cayman Island and offers beautiful views of other islands in the region including the British Virgin Islands.
This beach has soft white sand and calm waves making it perfect for swimming and other water sports.