Whether you are eager to find that perfect luxury villa rental for the annual “spring break” season, or you are simply yearning for a bit of fun in the sun, the beaches of the Caribbean are difficult to beat. Unmatchable beauty, an immense range of options, and unique features and amenities make them the perfect choice for a bit of rejuvenation and relaxation.
Not surprisingly, many of the beaches in the Caribbean rank as some of the best in the world. This is true whether a traveler seeks a beach for solitude, scenery, gentle and clear waters, or pounding surf. Below are some of the most frequently selected beaches as “the best” or the most beautiful in the world or the Caribbean region. If you are looking for an iconic getaway, it makes sense to determine if there are some luxury villas available near any of them, and then book your spring or early summer holiday close by. This way, you get the best of all worlds – a private island retreat and instant access to a top-notch beach.
The Best Beaches for Spring and Early Summer Visitors
This remarkable white sand beach is consistently rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. As the team at The Guardian said of it, “Icing-sugar sand, 3km of it, crystal-clear Caribbean water, off-shore coral reef with spectacular snorkeling or diving, a smattering of bars and open-air restaurants …job done!”
Found along the eastern coast, it places you near the fun of Dickenson Bay’s little harbor town and is extremely peaceful and quiet. If you want another nearby beach that is just as popular and appealing, Jabberwock Beach is a frequent “runner up”.
If you are eager to enjoy a lengthy holiday along the famous sands, there are many luxury villas ranging in size from three bedrooms or more. The Beachcourt lives up to its name and sits right along the sands, offering eight luxurious bedrooms and a personal concierge to ensure a fabulous stay. The Black Pearl is a unique find with four bedrooms and a location an easy walking distance from the beach, but full of onsite luxuries that make it a world-class retreat on its own. Waves is a three-bedroom gem that is just above the beach and full of indoor and outdoor living spaces that ensure it is a perfect getaway for a group or family.
Darkwood Beach, Antigua
As one of the finest beaches on Antigua, guests staying at the villas at Tamarind Hills are spoiled rotten with easy access. You can find other Antigua villas that offer some views of it or the other gorgeous beaches nearby (including those in Jolly Harbour and Fryes Beach).
Described as an escape from reality and undeveloped, it is ideal for those eager to enjoy some relaxing and tranquil beachcombing as well as world-class snorkeling.
If you hope to be close by, villas like Out of the Blue with four spacious bedrooms and a waterfront location; Blossom with a gorgeous pool deck and four bedrooms, and the super-luxurious Indian Sands (with four bedrooms and amazing views), are close to the famous beach.
Crane Beach, Barbados
Noted as the most famous beach on an island full of famous and remarkably beautiful beaches, it is dense with soft, golden sands and groves of palms. It is also backed by dramatic cliffs and a more remote location than the other beaches on the list. Set on the opposite side of the island from Bridgetown, it is not a long drive from almost any part of Barbados.
An eastern, coastal location makes it ideal for a sunrise visit, and then a day in Bridgetown is a perfect way to spend some time before heading to a luxury villa along the island’s coveted gold coast. One amazing option just north of the beach and in the gorgeous St. Joseph area is Zazen. This five-bedroom, luxury villa sits along the sands of Cattlewash Beach and comes with a full household staff, pool, and more.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
Measuring in at less than six miles (it is closer to 5.5 miles), this beach is noted for its amazingly clear waters, its pink to coral colored sands, and its consistent appearance on many of the “best of” lists about the Caribbean region. It is a frequent favorite of those who enjoy snorkeling and swimming, it is full of unique bars and restaurants (many right on the sands), it is home to the famous Stingray City site where you can feed and swim with rays, it is packed with shopping destinations, and it is convenient to the capital city of Georgetown.
Choosing to stay on the sands is difficult unless you choose a luxury Grand Cayman villa tucked discreetly at one end or another. There are options like Nirvana with five bedrooms and a South Sound location with amazing views and loads of luxury amenities. Serenity Now is a rare find on Seven Mile Beach and features four spacious bedrooms and indoor and outdoor settings that let you make the most of the location.
Wavine Cyrique Beach, Dominica
Dominica is one of the Caribbean’s finest natural islands. This is another beach without any options for a beachfront villa, but it is well worth the effort to reach what is called one of the “most memorable beach experiences ever.” At the end of a steep hike, travelers get to enjoy the views of the waterfall as it crashes to the beach below and then walk on to the pristine golden sands.
Though there are no options close to this natural spot, there are amazing luxury villas in Dominica that will make fantastic retreats, including the Ylang Ylang Villas in different sizes and layouts, the Ti Fey Villa, Zabuco villas, and more.
With these options, you can book a last-minute beach holiday before the heat of summer arrives. Savor the beauty of some of the region’s most noted beaches and find a new favorite that you will wish to revisit each year.