Beach destinations for every travel style

Trying to decide on a destination for your next beach getaway? Whether you prefer to explore unspoiled coastlines or relax and recharge in the sun, we’re here to help you find the perfect spot for your next tropical escape.

We’ve rounded up a variety of travel styles and matched them to the perfect vacation hotspots with beaches that will take your breath away. Read on to find out where you should lay down your beach towel.

Waves lapping onto the shores at Jolly Beach in Antigua
For explorers: Antigua

Antigua is a tropical paradise for beach-goers. With 365 beaches dotted along its coastline, all characterized by unique landscapes, it’s easy to explore the islands’ exceptional natural beauty one beach at a time. With plenty of shorelines to choose from, you can sink your toes into a blend of pink and white sands at Half Moon Bay, relax in the calm cove settings of Pigeon Point Beach or cool off in Carlisle Bay’s crystalline waters.

Where to stay: Starfish Jolly Beach is a family-friendly resort nestled on one of the island’s longest and widest beaches, Jolly Beach. Set on sparkling white-sand shores surrounded by 40 acres of lush gardens, this resort is the ultimate tropical retreat. With plenty of resort-offered activities available, you can take your beach getaway to a new level and learn how to sail with complimentary lessons, cruise along the coast on Hobie Cats or dive into the ocean and snorkel alongside colourful marine life.

Aerial view of Varadero Beach with white-sand shores blending into bright blue waters and towering palm trees.
For relaxation-seekers: Varadero

Cuba is famous for its breathtaking beaches and Varadero’s expansive coastline is one of the most coveted beach destinations in the world. With powdery white-sand shores that blend seamlessly into turquoise waters, this island hotspot provides idyllic settings for relaxing in the sun. Whether you prefer to soak up the rays on a comfortable lounge chair or clear your mind with a stroll along the expansive shoreline, Varadero’s tranquil beaches are the ultimate escape from the everyday grind.

Where to stay: Sanctuary at Grand Memories Varadero is an adults only oasis that provides a peaceful atmosphere nestled within picturesque settings. In addition to a pristine location on Varadero Beach, this resort-within-a-resort offers an array of amenities to help you relax including attentive butler service, 24-hour room service and discounted spa treatments.

Couple strolling along the beach
For party animals: Cancun

Cancun is a must-visit if you’re looking to party in paradise. This stylish vacation haven boasts beautiful white-sand shores lined with glamorous resorts, trendy eateries and beach clubs. You can spend sunny days sipping tropical cocktails under a cabana or walk along the coastline and check out seaside hotspots. For a change of scenery, take a catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres, located just off the coast, to explore the islands’ unspoiled atmosphere and serene beaches.

Where to stay: The adults only Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort and Spa offers the best of both worlds. Conveniently located on a stunning beach in Cancun’s coveted Hotel Zone, you can sunbathe in style or enjoy world-class entertainment. You can cool off in a panoramic pool overlooking the coast at Level 18 Rooftop Bar and Lounge or dance the night away at the famous Coco Bongo nightclub located nearby.

A row of lounge chairs set on Jalousie Beach in Saint Lucia with the Piton Mountains in the distance.
For love birds: Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is known for stunning tropical landscapes, from cascading waterfalls to lush rainforests and exceptional beaches. Reduit Beach is one of the most popular coastlines on the island, loved for its sprawling shores, calm waters and nearby amenities including bars and eateries. Another island favourite is Jalousie Beach which offers some of the most romantic settings on the island. This oceanfront oasis boasts a secluded atmosphere, nestled between the iconic Piton Mountains and surrounded by lush scenery, providing spectacular sunset views.

Where to stay: Situated on the renowned Reduit Beach, Mystique Royal St. Lucia provides luxurious island escapes. Here, you can dine at an elegant open-air restaurant surrounded by panoramic ocean views or cool off with signature cocktails from the pool bar. In the evening, head out for date night on the lively Rodney Bay strip lined with a mix of laidback beach bars and upscale restaurants before retiring to charming suites, some of which feature ocean views.

Family playing in the sand on Bavaro Beach
For families: Punta Cana

Punta Cana’s beautiful beaches make it a top choice among families. With swaying palm trees, soft white sands and blue waters, this beach paradise has something to offer for travellers of all ages. While parents bask in tropical bliss, kids can build towering sandcastles and jump in the waves lapping onto the shore. If you prefer to cool off, you can hop on a catamaran and cruise along the picturesque coastline or snorkel in shallow waters filled with coral and exotic marine life.

Where to stay: Royalton Splash Punta Cana Resort and Spa is the ultimate resort for family fun in the sun. You can build sandcastles at the world-famous Bavaro Beach, located just a short walk away, or spend sun-filled afternoons zooming down water slides at Splash Water World water park. After a fun day, cool off with a frozen treat from Scoops Ice Cream Bar before watching dazzling evening entertainment at the theatre.

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