So, you’re looking for a Caribbean getaway without all of the crowds and bustle? Look no further! Here are some of the most beautiful, and most underrated island beaches out there. Here are our top four most underrated beaches of the Caribbean.
Oualie Beach, Nevis Island, Leeward Islands
Oualie Beach is a tranquil, unspoiled getaway with so much to offer! It’s on the northwest border of Nevis, one of two islands that make up the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, in the middle of the Leeward Islands. Never heard of it?? That’s the whole point! Oualie is a quiet beach with shallow, turquoise water and a gorgeous view of St Kitts. The island itself has tons of blue water, untouched beaches, tropical rainforests and even an 18-hole golf course! With its surprisingly lux restaurants and resorts, this is a perfect quiet getaway spot!
West Bay Beach, Roatán, Honduras
Generally one does not think of Honduras as a Caribbean getaway, which is why it remains an underrated gem! It doesn’t have the tourist appeal of Costa Rica, but that’s what makes it so charming and untouched. One of the most underrated and charming areas of Honduras is Roatán, a gorgeous destination on the bay islands of Honduras, and it is home to West Bay Beach. West Bay Beach is one of Central America’s more over-looked tropical paradises, with white sands and barrier reefs perfect for snorkeling. This is one place to visit before everyone else discovers this secret treasure!
Mosquito Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico
Vieques is an underdeveloped island off of the coast of Puerto Rico. It does not have any resorts, chain restaurants or commercial tourist attractions; this is one truly and honestly untouched paradise. It has true, unparalleled natural beauty and another special surprise. Mosquito Bay beach is stunning and pristine, but it has another appealing feature, it’s bioluminescent. This amazing bay seems to glow in the dark for a sight that is nothing short of magical!! This is one of the natural wonders you MUST see, so put Mosquito Bay on the top of your bucket list.
Devil’s Bay Beach, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Virgin Gorda literally means “large” or “fat virgin”, named by Christopher Columbus for being shaped like a reclining woman, in his opinion. And like it’s shape, Virgin Gorda is a laid back island with a laid back pace—here, you may find yourself reclining as much as the island herself! Devil’s Bay Beach is a 15-minute walk from The Baths, the granite grottos on the western side of the island. This beach sports snorkeling and swimming, as well as an unspoiled, restful charm that can’t be beat! There is also a 19th century copper mine, plus local restaurants and hangouts. Although names like Devil’s Bay and Virgin Gorda don’t sound appealing, this is one destination you should not miss!
These four aren’t the only underrated beaches out there. Here are some other underrated beaches to keep on your radar:
Pigeon Point Beach, Tobago
This is a quaint, gorgeous beach on the smaller island of the Trinidad and Tobago island duo.
Shoal Bay Beach, Anguilla
Shoal Bay Beach is a near-perfect 2-mile stretch of white powder sand and aqua-blue water, with little cabana bars and eateries that will both entice and relax you.
Magazine Beach, Grenada
This is a perfect beach for dozing in the sun or snorkeling in the lush ocean habitat. There’s kayaking and snorkeling equipment for rent at the nearby aquarium.
Knip Beach, Curacao
Knip Beach is the perfect combination of commercial and undeveloped; it is developed enough to keep you comfortable, but underdeveloped enough to make it restful.
If you do some exploring and research, you can find some diamonds in the rough…or should I say, diamond sands in the rough! But some of these hidden beauties won’t stay hidden forever. Make these treasures your next destination, before they become more discovered.
Any other beaches you want to add to the “most underrated beaches of the Caribbean” list?