Relaxing places in Caribbean
The most famous beach on Grenada is Grand Anse Beach, hands down. It’s a long, narrow, and shaded by trees and palms. Each ends has its own vibe, as the southwest end is in front of posh hotels and the northeast lies close to the main road to St. Goerge’s. There are magnificent views over the beach from the road towards Morne Rouge Bay.
Burwood Beach is a small picture-perfect white beach. Less picture perfect are the concrete pavilions which dominate the ground, but they are nice to seek shade under, as the beach is very bare. The is an entrance fee, which also allows you to use the bathroom.
One way to get rid of beach hustlers in Montego Bay is to use the pretty palm lined Doctor’s Cave Beach, as you have to pay to use it. There are plenty of beach chairs for hire and if you get hungry, there is also a cafe so you don't need to get out into the real world.
The beach at Frenchman’s Cove is considered one of the best beaches in Jamaica. It’s a beautiful short crescent shaped beach with forest covered cliffs at both ends. A cold creek runs into the ocean at the left side, mixing with the warmer seawater. There are toilets and a cafe on site, and as with many beaches in Jamaica, there is also an entrance fee.
Jack Spratt Beach is a small dark sanded beach with a waterfront cafe of the same name. It’s popular place with a cool vibe. Pelicans dive into the shallow water right in front of the cafe’s veranda. The Jack Spratt Beach is considered one of the safest beaches to swim at in the Treasure Beach area.
Set behind the golf course, this long secluded beach with white sand and crystal clear water is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. There are simple snack shacks, and plenty of shade under the trees at the west end, otherwise beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented.
Orient Bay, or Baie Orientale in French, is many vacationers’ dream of a Caribbean holiday. A long pretty beach with azure blue water, never ending rows of sun chairs under shady umbrellas, beach bars and restaurants, and lots of water sports (jet ski, water jetpack, paragliding, you name it). It’s by far the most famous beach on St. Martin - maybe the nude section in front of Club Orient has something to do with that. However, don’t have too high expectation about getting a glimpse of gorgeous naked people, there rarely are - but there are plenty of skimpy dressed ones on the regular one.
Compared to other Caribbean islands, tourism isn't very developed on St Kitts and Nevis, particularly not Nevis. It's mostly smaller luxury resorts and villas which dot the coast. But since all beaches on St Kitts and Nevis are public, you are always welcome to enjoy Mother Nature's own luxury for free, like at Hamilton Beach.
Though St Kitts and Nevis are not blessed with beaches like neighbouring Antigua, they do have a handful on each island. Some are natural, which might sound appealing, but that often means dense vegetation all the way down to the water edge. So for a postcard perfect beach, go for a groomed one. One of the prettiest on Nevis is Nisbet Beach. In front of the resort Nisbet Plantation Inn the beach is clean with soft grey sand and tall coconuts palms. Elsewhere, it's overgrown with rocky patches. The outer reef makes sure the waves never get too crazy.
Frigate Bay is actually an isthmus with the rough Atlantic Ocean to the north and the calmer Caribbean Sea to the south. It's here at South Frigate Bay you find the most popular beach on St Kitts. It’s a narrow slice of grey sand backed by bars and food shacks, known as The Strip. During daytime the beach is crowded with sun lovers, but at night time The Strip turns into St Kitts’ rowdiest party scene - which, to be honest, isn’t that crazy. But the happy drinking scene is drawing in tourists and locals in equal numbers.