As the weather starts to turn in the northern hemisphere, those desktop wallpapers of the best beaches in the Caribbean really start to look tempting. As you’re sitting at work, you may be daydreaming about a vacation in the Caribbean and as someone who has lived down here for the past 4 years, I can honestly say that the beaches we’ve been to (and want to share with you) are stunning.
1Carlisle Bay, Barbados
Without a doubt, one of the best beaches in the Caribbean, Carlisle Bay is actually split into multiple beaches including Browns Beach, Pebbles Beach and Bayshore. This powdery white coastline has some excellent restaurants, and there’s also a funky little fish sandwich stand called “Cuz’s” which is likely the most popular on the island. Make sure you check it out and sample the local “cutters”, for around $4.
The bay itself is a crescent-shaped, white sand stretch of perfection that creates a natural harbour on the west coast of Barbados. It acts as the main harbour for sailboats, yachts and cruise ships for the capital city of Bridgetown.
Here you can relax on the beach under an umbrella while sipping on a delicious rum punch, or head out on snorkel and dive trips to the many nearby reefs and shipwrecks.