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The 12 Most Beautiful Places in the Caribbean

From Jamaica’s Waterfalls to the Stingray City
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December 8, 2022

Have you ever thought about visiting the Caribbean, only to find yourself wondering about the best things to see and do in the area?

It’s not always easy to find the most amazing things to see and do in the Caribbean, but there are numerous different options you could consider – and we’ve outlined a few of these as follows to help inform your decision! Don’t miss out on some of the most breathtaking sights in the Caribbean; the following twelve places are absolutely must-visit destinations for your trip.

The 12 Most Beautiful Places in the Caribbean 

Have you been looking for some of the most beautiful and stunning places in the Caribbean to visit? The following twelve regions are a must-see part of any trip to the Caribbean if you ask us!

#1 Stingray City, The Cayman Islands

Without a doubt, if you’re looking for an experience that’s unlike any other, a trip to Stingray City is well on the cards! Located on the Cayman Islands, Stingray City – as the name would suggest – is home to some of the Caribbean’s most stunning waters, with shallow depths allowing visitors to see dozens, if not hundreds, of stingrays. It’s even possible to spend time snorkelling with the rays, and the exceptionally clean, clear water makes this experience one you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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#2 Renaissance Island, Aruba

Few things are as tropical and unique as seeing flamingos in their natural habitat. And, if it’s an intimate experience you’re looking for, Renaissance Island at Aruba is the perfect place to see them. Stunning sandy shorelines and crystal clear blue waters are common characteristics for these amazing beaches.

Aruba the renaissance

#3 Crane Beach, Barbados

Crane Beach in Barbados is wonderfully unique compared to most other beaches around the world for its unique and distinctive pink sands. With plenty of amazing local shopping opportunities too, it’s easy to see why so many people love this excellent destination – and the deep blue waters are the perfect place for a cooling swim!

Onyx | 5 BR | Barbados Villas | Haute Retreats

Onyx | 5 BR | Barbados Villas | Haute Retreats

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#4 La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin

Located in the A Belmond Hotel, La Samana is the perfect place to stop off on St. Martin if you’ve been looking for stunning coastal views and a 5-star experience. This amazing beachfront resort provides an amazing range of options for a pampering and relaxing experience; no wonder it’s become one of the most highly-loved resorts in the region.

La Samanna Villa, Belmond | 3 BR | St Martin Villas | Haute Retreats

La Samanna Villa, Belmond | 4 BR | St Martin Villas | Haute Retreats

#5 Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

Located on Turks and Caicos, already known as a “hidden gem,” Grace Bay is the perfect place for a scenic holiday experience. 12 miles of astoundingly white sands and warm, gently tumbling waters make this amazing bay a must-see part of any Caribbean holiday if you want something quieter. 

Grace Too Estate | Turks and Caicos Villas | Haute Retreats

Grace Too Estate | Turks and Caicos Villas | Haute Retreats

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#6 The Baths, Virgin Gorda

When we think of “public baths,” we often think of old Roman architecture. However, the Baths in Virgin Gorda are a little different. These breathtaking saltwater grottos are bordered by astounding granite boulders and rocks, helping create a unique destination that holds a certain magic all of its own.

Aquamare II | 5 BR | Virgin Gorda Villas

Aquamare II | 5 BR | Virgin Gorda Villas

#7 Altos de Chavon, Dominican Republic

Sometimes, a touch of nostalgia is welcome while visiting the Caribbean – and if this is the case for you, visiting the iconic Altos de Chavon is a must. It’s a modern replica of 16th-century villages with strong Mediterranean inspiration, giving it a unique charm that’s hard to replicate anywhere else.

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#8 Tobago Cays, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

If you’re an avid sailor, a visit to Tobago Cays at Vincent and the Grenadines is crucial. Indeed, Tobago Cays offers the perfect place to set down your anchor for a relaxing break from the water, and these amazing marine reserves are truly a sight for sore eyes.

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#9 Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica

Why not stop by the amazing Dunn’s River Falls in Jamaica for a magical, mystical trip? First popularized by their appearance in “Dr No” in the 60s, it’s rapidly become one of the finest hidden gems in Jamaica – a simply jaw-dropping location that’s hard not to fall in love with.

Dunn’s River Falls Jamaica

Dunn’s River Falls Jamaica

#10 Gustavia, St. Barts

There’s something hard to ignore about the eccentrically bright colours of Gustavia in St Barts. Indeed, this delightful village is charmingly finished in genuine volcanic stone to add a slightly surreal touch – something that comes through powerfully for anyone visiting the region. 

Beautiful Gustavia in St Barts

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#11 Luxury Villas, Anguilla

Anguilla is commonly considered one of the best locations for people wanting a more relaxed holiday experience – and the luxury villas is definitely the pinnacle of it all. Plus, its unique ultramodern design definitely lends itself easily to making the resort something unique among the many other Caribbean attractions!

Kandara | 6 BR | Anguilla Villas | Haute Retreats

Kandara | 6 BR | Anguilla Villas | Haute Retreats

#12 Swim in the Cenotes, Tulum

If there’s one thing that firmly distinguishes Tulum from other countries around the world, it’s the incredible array of underground reservoirs that the country boasts of. Known as cenotes, these can be open to the sky or closed, and each offers unique opportunities.

Many are also open for people to go swimming, so if you love getting into the water, Tulum’s Cenotes – such as the Gran Cenote, Cenote Carwash, and the Cenote Zacil-Ha are great options. 

Cenote Ik Kil tulum

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Final Thoughts 

Finding the most beautiful places to visit in the Caribbean can sometimes seem hard, but if you ask us, this shouldn’t have to be the case. With this thought in mind, ensuring you’ve planned your trip to include some of the most scenic locations in the area could absolutely help, and we’ve presented a few key places to visit today that you don’t want to miss out on.

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