Cinnamon Bay, rustic by St. John’s standard, is a gem in the Virgin Islands National Park’s jewel box of beaches
CARIBBEAN beach vacations sometimes get a bad rap. Too much monotony, the naysayers grumble. The only thing to do is lie on the beach, and they all look the same. But the Caribbean Sea — with islands that are flat, mountainous, tiny and vast — is specked withbeaches that defy tropical conventions. There are beaches with gray sand, beaches with pink sand, those that seem to go on forever without any sign of human life, and others that hum with activity.
Below is a brief guide to some of the Caribbean’s best beach spots, some sung, some unsung, but all proving that a beachgoing experience doesn’t have to always look like what you see in Corona commercials.