Miles of white sand and crystal clear turquoise water make Anguilla number five on our list of Caribbean destinations with the best beaches. Its 35 square miles boast not only some of the most picturesque views in the Caribbean, but a slew of island activities for active tourists as well. Try diving coral reefs at Cove Bay or paddle boarding across Shoal Bay West. No matter what you do though, you can't go wrong at any of the beaches in Anguilla.
One of the British Virgin Islands, Aneganda has over 300 underwater shipwrecks to explore, making it a diver's dream. Tourists less diving-inclined will find The Baths -- several exotic pools of warm water formed by boulders -- a must-see attraction. Aside from that, the secluded, paradise-like beaches home to beautiful wildlife like flocks of flamingos make this destination one you'll never forget visiting.
Grand Cayman Island
Considered by many to be the best Caribbean beach, Seven Mile Beach on Grand Cayman Island is rivaled only by a handful of others in the world. Lined with restaurants, resorts, bars, the attractions for activity-goers are endless. If you're looking for something more low-key, check out Sting Ray City, where you can swim with sting rays and countless varieties of beautiful, colorful fish.
Turks & Caicos
Beautiful coastline, breathtaking coral reefs and tranquil bays make Turks & Caicos a choice destination for travelers. Go snorkeling and golfing along Pillory beach or even explore the largest chain of limestone caves in the Caribbean, east of Grace Bay. If you're bringing the kids along, take them to Taylor Bay, where hundreds of yards of shallow, warm water make it the safest choice for anybody with young ones.
Dawn Beach is known for its picturesque sunrises and water so clear that you can see tens of feet below the surface...making it perfect for snorkeling or an early morning run along the shoreline. Keep in mind, it can get pretty crowded since it's right next a giant resort, but there is a plus side to that -- umbrellas and beach chairs are free to use. And don't forget to visit Maho Bay. It's known for its proximity to a nearby airport. In fact, you've probably seen videos of planes descending less than 100 feet over the beach. It's surely a sight you can't miss.