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Top Beaches in the Caribbean: Our Picks of the Best Beaches in the Islands

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Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Top Beaches in the Caribbean: Our Picks of the Best Beaches in the Islands

Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

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The Caribbean is full of beautiful beaches -- Antigua alone claims to have 365 of them -- so any list of best Caribbean beaches is bound to be incomplete as well as subjective. What makes a great family beach, for example, is a far cry from a beach that surfers will love. So, don't consider this a list of the "best" beaches in the Caribbean, but rather a sampling of some of the top strands, designed to whet your appetite for seeking out that perfect sliver of island sand, wherever your Caribbean travels take you...

TripAdvisor readers named Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands one of their top 10 beach destinations in the world in 2011, and the fact that it's really more like five-and-a-half miles long does nothing to detract from its beauty. This gem also was crowned the best beach in the Caribbean by Caribbean Travel and Life magazine, and is known for its clear waters and great visibility for diving. The crescent-shaped beach is lined with hotels, restaurants, and waterspouts shops, meaning you never have to go hungry, thirsty, or bored.

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