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Top 10 Caribbean Resorts

Welcome to paradise. We're counting down the top 10 Caribbean resorts with crystal-clear waters, powder-soft sands, sumptuous settings and world-class accommodations.

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
The Beaches beachfront, located in Negril, Jamaica, is perhaps the most family-friendly, with room to spare for walkers, sunbathers, and water-sports enthusiasts without feeling crowded.
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Couples Swept Away Negril
On Negril's Seven-Mile Beach, Couples Swept Away resort -- for adults- and couples-only -- has guest rooms, restaurants and bars that line the beach. Vendors and musicians stroll down the beach with guitars and bamboo scrapers, playing reggae music requests for small tips.
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Couples Swept Away Negril
Ample non-motorized water sports are available on the beach, free of charge.
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Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa
The Dreams Punta Cana's cerulean blue waters, misty waves, and clean, soft, sandy shore are about as picturesque as it gets in the Caribbean. The steep drop-off and somewhat vigorous waves make it less than ideal for swimming.
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Zoetry Agua Punta Cana
The soft, wet sandbars make for perfect walking conditions.
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Beaches Sandy Bay
In Negril, Jamaica, Beaches has 2 large swimming areas surrounded by buoys, which are meant to protect guests from the occasional Jet Ski or motorboat. The water is shallow, calm, and excellent for young children to swim. Like anywhere on Seven-Mile Beach, there are people in the water at all hours, but the beach itself never feels crowded.
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Breezes Runaway Bay Resort
In Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Breezes Resort not only has enough space for lounge chairs, but it also has enough space for multiple trapeze sets and volleyball nets, but all this fun is exclusive to adults and teens. All guests of Breezes must be over the age of 14.
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Breezes Runaway Bay Resort
The beach here is extraordinarily active, and the hotel's entertainment staff tries to encourage guests to join in the games. You can still sip a cocktail in the nearby pools overlooking the ocean if you're looking for a more relaxing beach experience.
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Gran Bahia Principe Jamaica
The Gran Bahia, located in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, has 3 beaches -- a main swimming beach, a nude beach, and a snorkeling beach (pictured here).
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Iberostar Rose Hall Ranch
Montego Bay's closed, private beaches aren't as picturesque as Negril's, but the well-groomed sands at the Iberostar are better than at most beaches nearby. Low-lying palm shades create the exotic environment, and there's full drink service by the water.
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Riu Paradise Island - All Inclusive
The Riu Paradise Island has a prime location on Cabbage Beach in the Bahamas. The water is so clear, you can spy schools of fish swimming around your ankles, and the big waves make for great body surfing. This is one of the best beaches in the vicinity of Nassau, but hoards of cruise ship passengers head here as soon as their ships dock.
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Secrets Sanctuary Cap
The Sanctuary is in an indisputably beautiful location with a beautiful white-sand beach. It's located in on top of a cliff and in the middle of acres and acres of soon-to-be-developed land in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach
There are no local peddlers or vendors on the Wyndham's beach in La Romana, Dominican Republic. They're sticklers about this rule. It's a huge plus compared to many other beaches where guests are bombarded by people hawking cheap wares.
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Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

The dock where visitors and staff pick up the water taxi that transports them to Young Island Resort, accessible by a 3-minute ferry ride from St. Vincent. 960 1280

  

Fort Duvernette

Fort Duvernette

A stunning view of Young Island from the top of Fort Duvernette, an old British fort that sits atop a steep volcanic plug that rises 195 feet out of the water. 960 1280

  

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

One of the many colorful tropical flowers that grow in the Caribbean paradise of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. 960 1280

  

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

St. Vincent & the Grenadines

Multiple sailboats docked at St. Vincent, a common sight on the island. 960 1280

  

Black Point Tunnel

Black Point Tunnel

Black-sand beaches meet the Atlantic Ocean near the entrance to Black Point Tunnel in St. Vincent. 960 1280

  

Grenadine Islands

Grenadine Islands

A view of neighboring Grenadine Islands from the island of Bequia. 960 1280

  

Fort Duvernette

Fort Duvernette

Fort Duvernette sits just off the coast of Young Island. 960 1280

  

Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

A peek at a private beach at Young Island Resort on Young Island, with St. Vincent in the background. 960 1280

  

Buccament Bay Resort

Buccament Bay Resort

The gorgeous sunset is reflected in the infinity pool at the luxurious Buccament Bay Resort on St. Vincent. 960 1280

  

Buccament Bay

Buccament Bay

Buccament Bay is an ultra-modern, high-end resort located just a few miles north of Kingstown. 960 1280

  

Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

Hammocks on the private beach at Young Island Resort. 960 1280

  

Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

A view of St. Vincent from a private beach at Young Island Resort. 960 1280

  

Fort Duvernette

Fort Duvernette

A view of Young Island (left) and St. Vincent (right) from Fort Duvernette. 960 1280

  

Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

A private beach at the Young Island Resort, located on a tiny Caribbean cay just off the coast of St. Vincent. 960 1280

  

Princess Margaret Beach

Princess Margaret Beach

A view through “the cave” at Princess Margaret Beach on Bequia. 960 1280

  

Kingstown Ferry Port

Kingstown Ferry Port

The cruise ship terminal at the Kingstown Ferry Port in Kingstown, St. Vincent. 960 1280

  

Young Island Resort

Young Island Resort

The small water taxi that transports inquiring minds from Young Island Resort to Fort Duvernette. 960 1280

  

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