The most gorgeous beaches and water in the Caribbean! And you can see from the pictures how uncrowded they are, which we loved.
Maundays Bay- This was the beach at our hotel and our favorite. It was very uncrowded and gorgeous. And the beach services could not be beat! My husband enjoyed taking out the kayak and I just enjoyed the beautiful views and swimming in the calm, clear water.
Shoal Bay East- We visited this beach on our boat day trip and also another day when we rented a car. Relatively, this was the busiest beach we visited, but it really wasn’t crowded at all. The colors of the water here were beautiful (especially near the point and near Gwen Reggae Grill) and there was some ok snorkeling. After eating lunch at Gwen’s we were able to use their chairs and park ourselves under a palm tree.
Meads Bay- This beach was very pretty, but probably the windiest and roughest of the beaches we visited. (the wind was nice since it kept us cool, but the water wasn’t quite as inviting as it was at our hotel) We had breakfast at Straw Hat and were able to use their chairs and umbrellas on the beach.
Sandy Ground- It was interesting seeing all the boats moored here, but I don’t think I’d spend much time on this beach. Even with all the boats around, the water looked surprisingly clear. We sat on this beach for a bit while we waited for the boat to Sandy Island.
Sandy Island- Johnno’s called for the boat and it took about 5 or 10 minutes to get there. This little island was so pretty! The water was very calm and clear. We rented chairs from the restaurant and found a perfect spot under two small palm trees. My husband also enjoyed laying in the hammock. There were people on the island from a day trip in St. Martin and a couple people from Anguilla. But it was by no means crowded. My husband said he experienced better snorkeling here than anywhere else on the island. Most of the coral was dead, but he saw a wide variety of fish. I mostly just walked around the island taking photos and soaked in the scenery.
Rendevous Bay Beach- This beach was long and wide with beautiful water. We tried going to Dune Preserve to enjoy the beach from there, but it was closed that day. We didn’t stay at this beach too long because we couldn’t find any shade.