Playa Juanillo, Dominican Republic This is a beach for those in the know in the DR. Set in the exclusive enclave of Cap Cana (but open to all), it’s a wonderful, wide white-sand beach that’s also home to a world-class beach bar, Juanillo Food and Drinks.
Ilet du Gosier, Guadeloupe One of the French Caribbean’s best-kept secrets, this little islet is a two-minute boat ride from mainland Guadeloupe. When you get here, it’s all about channeling Robinson Crusoe at the island’s Ti’ Robinson beach bar.
Abaka Bay Beach, Ile a Vache, Haiti This is the Haiti you don’t know, the one that’s remained a secret for so long. Pure white-sand beaches, gin-clear turquoise water. It’s the Haiti you need to know on the island of Ile a Vache.
Playa Bavaro, Dominican Republic More than 40 luxurious all-inclusive resorts preside on the sands of the DR’s marquee strip, Playa Bávaro, so you’ll have plenty of places to relax sunny-side-up on its breezy and palm-fringed shore.
Stocking Island, Exumas, Bahamas Come for Chat N’ Chill, the beach bar and restaurant on this island five minutes off the coast of George Town, Great Exuma, but stay for the silken sands of its white-sand beach.
St Jean, St Barth Looking for the beach where one can watch planes make the famously challenging landing onto a runway that stops mere feet short of the sand? This is it. And there’s people-watching, too. The best people watching in the region, in fact.
InterContinental Le Moana - This Bora Bora island resort is situated on the famous Matira Point, one of the most beautiful beaches in all of French Polynesia. A popular honeymoon destination with overwater bungalows.