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Meads Bay, located between Shoal Bay and Rendezvous Bay on Anguilla, is one of the islands best beaches. Sprawling white-sand beaches and clear turquoise blue waters make this the perfect place to relax and unwind. While the water here is calm and ideal for swimming most of the year,during the winter months, it is a surfer's heaven. There are several hotels, villas and dining options available right along the beach and one can rent beach chairs and water sports equipment as well.
Even though the resort of Mullet Bay remains closed since Hurricane Luis in 1995, this beach is still one of the most beautiful, swimming and snorkelling spots on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. Baby-fine, powder sand, small surf and shade palms, change facilities and makeshift refreshment stands offer just about everything you need for another memorable beach day in St. Maarten.
This ever-changing string of little pearl beaches ringed with wild, craggy cliffs and clandestine caves offers up the absolute best photo opportunities. The waves can be very rough here and is not recommended for small children. Wandering vendors offer refreshments and trinkets. There are no facilities however, just raw natural beauty at its best. Clothing is optional.
If you are looking to get away by yourself to contemplate the path of your vacation or to go for jog or a romantic stroll on a sugar white mile stretch of beach, than Simpson Bay Beach may be exactly what you are looking for, offering up a great deal of privacy. The waters here are pristine and calm. On your sojourn, stop by Mary's Boon to get refreshed.
For the closest opportunity to view the underbelly of a 747 as it glides into this island paradise, Maho Beach is it! It offers the unique opportunity of being on a white sandy beach, directly in front of the Princess Julianna Airport runway. With the roar of overhead jets that seem to want to pick you right up off the beach, you don't have to worry, they haven't lost any tourists yet - the fence perhaps, but no visitors. If you enjoy photographing these jumbo jets, you will never get a better view. After the sand settles, you may want to pop over to Sunset Bar at the end of the beach for a thirst quenching island concoction as you await sunset in St. Maarten.
A stretch of white sand, Grand Cul de Sac Beach lies besides a protected bay which is an oasis of warm water. The tides are always tame, allowing children to soak in the salty waters and swim around without a worry in the world. Wade through the turquoise shallow waters, a little further away from the beach to see beautiful corals. Go kayaking or wind surfing, you will surely enjoy every bit of it. There are many restaurants lined by that sell tasty beach food. Make sure to visit the beach, when visiting the French West Indies.
Located in the glamorous Saint Barthélemy or St. Barts as it's popularly known, Grand Saline is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Clear blue waters and pristine white sand welcome you to dip your toes in the clear, warm water or just jump in. Surfers will love riding the waves, and a little further out, the absolute clarity of the water makes it perfect for snorkelling. Carry a cooler with iced water, chilled beer and some snacks and make a day of it, just relaxing and taking in the sun, sea and surf. Though nudity is not legal in St. Barts, this is one of the few beaches that do attract some naturalists and nudists.