They’re probably not on your list yet but trust us, you’ll want to make the trip to these secluded beaches!
Love Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
KEEP THE SECRET On the quiet northwest of the island, the beach is far from the crowds. Famed for its association with the Bond film of the 1960s, the beach has white sand, a small reef and beach umbrellas and chairs. The water is fairly shallow and you’ll be able to grab a drink (or too) at the beach bar.
WHY IT’S WORTH IT The sun shimmers on the sand like glass. There is good snorkeling along the length of the beach and excellent wreck diving
GETTING THERE Near Gambier village, there is no clear public access. Stay as a guest at Compass Point Beach Resort (to walk there) or look for a path near
the pull-off at West bay Street.
Paradise Beach, Carriacou
KEEP THE SECRET Although this is the most popular beach on the island, lined with bars and restaurants near the village of L’Esterre, you’ll almost certainly be alone on this beach. On weekdays enjoy the secluded beach, protected by a barrier reef. Beach almond trees frame a typical Caribbean view while, every so often, sailboats float by.
WHY IT’S WORTH IT The panoramic view – lush volcanic peaks of St Vincent’s Union Island, endless azure water with Sandy island in the distance.
GETTING THERE Connect via regular ferry service from Grenada or through Lauriston Airport (from Grenada, Barbados and Saint Vincent). The beach is ten minutes from the capital of Hillsborough.
Nylon Pool, Tobago
KEEP THE SECRET Although this offshore sandbar is one of the twin islands’ most visited sites, it is only accessible by boat. Go in low season (April to November) and on a weekday and you’ll have the gentle waters and amazing visibility all to yourself.
WHY IT’S WORTH IT No waves, blue shallow waters, and a sandy bottom make it ideal for sun worshipers who want to relax in the ocean. The pool is usually part of a trip that takes you to Bucco Reef as well.
GETTING THERE Catch a boat from Pigeon Point. On our trip to Nylon Pool we sighted dolphins.
This original article first appeared in the Winter 2013/14 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.