Everyone is excited about cold weather coming but it won’t be long before we’re all craving longer days, the warm sunshine and white sandy beaches. Thankfully, there are many tropical paradise options that deliver on those ideas year round. When you look online to book that perfect trip, it’s easy to get overwhelmed at all the options.
Is that beach really pristine? Is that hotel really that nice? Is the sand really that white and powdery? Unfortunately, there’s no “undo” button you can press once you book a vacation, fly into the paradise you imagined, only to find it’s not quite what you expected. For that reason, we’ve created a short list of some of our favorite tropical islands with…
The World’s Whitest Sand Beaches…
Turks and Caicos
The tiny islands of Turks and Caicos lay right in the middle of the British Virgin Islands, and have without a doubt some of the most pristine white beaches on the earth. What’s even better, the water around the island makes for one of the most picturesque Caribbean scenes. See, Turks and Caicos lay just off the coastal shelf. This means that depending
on where you are on the islands, about 100 yards off shore, there’s a drop off that goes about a mile down to the ocean floor.
From the beach to the drop-off? Crystal clear water that’s dotted with deep, 15, 20, 30 feet craters and alcoves. The beaches and the gorgeous waters that seem to shine a million different shades of blue and green make these islands a diver’s and vacationers paradise.
Negril, Seven Mile Beach
Jamaica is home to several famous Caribbean beaches, though not all of them have sand as soft and white as snow. Montego Bay, for example, has beautiful waters and mountain views, but sand is, more or less, what you’d find on the East coast of the U.S… more yellow and grainy than white and powdery. If you’re going to Jamaica in search of white sand, look no further than Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. Seven Mile Beach is famous for its white sand, as well as its top-notch five-star resorts. It is, without a doubt, the most expensive beach to visit on the island, but with great reason.
Flying into the Bahamas, you’ll notice looking down at the water that you can see straight to the seafloor, about 100 feet down. What’s down there? The same thing that’s on the beach: the whitest sand out there. The white sand, shipwrecks, reefs, and exotic fishing holes make this island one of the best for diving. Diving not your thing? Just chill out on the white sand beaches with a drink in your hand, and enjoy a quick snorkel swim whenever your little heart desires.
Antigua, West Indies
Go to the Antiqua in the West Indies to relax on the beach, take in beautiful coastal sights, and take part in a sweet culture with some of the most hospitable people you’ll ever meet. Many love to sail around the island, and doing that ensures you’ll get a panoramic view of the entire thing .¨ beaches, hills and all.
Cap Juluca, Anguilla
Only accessible from St. Maarten via ferry or puddle jumper, Cap Juluca is a tiny island with some of the whitest beaches in all of the Caribbean. Prepare to pay the big bucks, as the island only has a handful of Moorish villas, 5-star restaurants, and landscaped tropical gardens.
We don’t know about you, but with all these tropical havens to escape to, we say, “Bring on the cold weather and book me a ticket to paradise!”