Best Caribbean Photo of the Day

October 29, 2012
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The ISLANDS editors share their favorite Caribbean picture of the day. To find out when we add that day’s photo, like us on Facebook.

Sunset over Ocho Rios While Negril is world-famous for its sunsets, we argue that Ocho Rios is providing some stiff competition. Jon Whittle
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Secret Beach, Dominica This tiny cove on the western coast of Dominica is only accessible by boat. Spend a couple days at Secret Bay Resort and you’ll feel like it’s all yours. Kaci Hamilton
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Guana Island, British Virgin Islands This view of Guana Island begs for a snorkel, mask and fins. Zach Stovall
Little Whale Cay, The Bahamas This tiny private island in The Bahamas can be yours and only yours, for the nominal fee of $10,500. Zach Stovall
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Jamaica Every beach is perfect in Jamaica. Zach Stovall
Here’s your chance to be a part of our Photo of the Day gallery. We might highlight your image with the coveted Caribbean Travel + Life Photo of the Day honor; just post your favorite Caribbean photo on Facebook. The inaugural theme? Best Empty Beach!
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Dragon Cay, Turks and Caicos Carlton Chong becomes the first ever CT+L fan to have a Photo of the Day, with this stunning shot of Dragon Cay on Middle Caicos Island. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and visit our page for info on how you too can have the Fan POTD. Carlton Chong
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Bimini Beach, The Bahamas Can something good come from a storm? We call this piece “Clouds over Bimini”. Zach Stovall
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Punta Cana, The Dominican Republic With dozens of all inclusives, wide, sandy beaches and a plethora of worthwhile local adventures, Punta Cana is a top destination for just about everyone heading to the Caribbean. Melia Caribe Tropical Punta Cana
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Negril, Jamaica When you look up “living the dream”, this exact image from Negril’s seven mile stretch comes up. Honest. Beach Outpost
South Water Caye, Belize With water this clear, is there any doubt why Belize has some of the best snorkeling in the world? Zach Stovall
Cow Wreck Beach Bar, Anegada, BVI Andrew Warren makes us TGIF with this shot of the beach bar at Cow Wreck Beach Resort in the BVI that made CT+L Fan Photo of the Day. Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and visit our page for info on how you too can have the Fan POTD. Andrew Warren
Girl’s Bank, Harbour Island, The Bahamas The stunning pink sands beaches of The Bahamas are a must see on any trip to the islands. Zach Stovall
Willemstad, Curaçao With colors this bright, every morning is a beautiful one in Curaçao’s capital.
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Rodgers Beach, Aruba Despite being next to a refinery, Rodgers Beach is still a local and visitor favorite on the island of Aruba. PhotoRefresh
Jumby Bay Beach, Antigua Take “cooling off” to another level when you savor a cone from Jumby Bay Beach’s ice cream service. Zach Stovall
Grand Isle Resort, Exuma, The Bahamas Aimee Madison Francart captured this cannonball-worthy pool at the Bahamian Grand Isle Resort to snag Fan Photo of the Day on Facebook! Be sure to “like” our page for weekly updates on the Fan POTD theme and how you can make this gallery. Aimee Madison Francart
Culebra, Puerto Rico Without a doubt, the lifeguards at Playa Flamenco have one of the best offices in the Caribbean. Beats a New York City skyscraper any day. Zach Stovall
Willemstad Waterfront at Night Curaçao’s capital lights up at night in a pastel display that marries distinctly Dutch architecture with Caribbean vibrance. Zach Stovall
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Smith’s Cove Beach, Grand Cayman This quiet little beach on Grand Cayman is really only frequented by locals, but we love it so much, we put it on our list of top 3 Grand Cayman beaches. Zach Stovall
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The Baths, British Virgin Islands At a glance, you might wonder why CT+L is displaying pictures of the Seychelles. But that’s just The Baths on Virgin Gorda in the BVI, a series of large boulders on the beach that catalog the islands’ volcanic origins. Zach Stovall
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Drunk Iguana, USVI This little guy’s discerning taste won Niels Andersen 2nd place in the 2006 CT+L Reader Photo Contest. Niels Andersen
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Los Cabos, Mexico The view from the infinity pool at the Secrets Marquis Los Cabos guarantees you’ll never want to explore anything else. Secrets Marquis Los Cabos
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ME Cancun Resort We wouldn’t blame you if you checked into this ME by Meliá resort in Cancun, parked yourself in one of these chairs, and never moved an inch. Zach Stovall
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Smith’s Cove, Grand Cayman Oh, to be a kid again…the rocky points surrounding Smith’s Cove can provide hours upon hours of fun for the young at heart. Zach Stovall
Speedboat, Barbados Average hotel rate? $200. Taxi to the beach? $25. Booking a quick jaunt on a speedboat? $75. Getting as far away from your office as possible? Priceless. Zach Stovall
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The Florida Keys, USA Sometimes we forget the Florida Keys are in the Caribbean. Imagine, you can take a sun-kissed, tropical vacay and never leave the country! Jon Whittle
Sailing, Antigua Who needs the BVI when sailing in Antigua looks this good?
Leaving Saona, Dominican Republic Wind in your hair, the taste of the salty spray…Taryn G Wilson wins Fan Photo of the Day with this reminder of one of the best parts about vacationing in the Caribbean. Visit us on Facebook to find out how you can get published in this gallery! Taryn G Wilson
Tensing Pen, Negril, Jamaica No, it’s no the infamous Caves resort on Negril’s West End. But with a stay at Tensing Pen, you can still enjoy life on the edge…and Negril’s one-of-a-kind sunsets. Zach Stovall
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The Out Islands, The Bahamas How many islands are in The Bahamas again? We can’t keep track when they all look this beautiful. Zach Stovall
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Little Sand Cay, Turks and Caicos Not a cloud in the sky, not a tree blocking this view from Little Sand Cay, just one of many blissful stretches of sand in the TCI. Zach Stovall
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Honduras Our Facebook fans guessed pretty quickly that this “Guess This Island” photo was of Roatan. Jon Whittle
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Oracabessa, Jamaica Can you guess this resort, Mr. Bond? Here’s a hint: We just put up a new photo gallery from Zach of this resort. Zach Stovall
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Riviera Maya, Mexico Call it intuition, call it countless tours of countless all-inclusives, but we trust CT+L Executive Editor Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon’s choice of the Grand Velas Riviera Maya as the ultimate all-inclusive in the Caribbean. Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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Christopher Harbour Resort, Nevis CT+L’s fearless leader, Eddy Patricelli, mixed a little work with pleasure when he sent this empty beach chair shot back to the office from a recent trip. He claims there was no lounging. We’re not buying it. Eddy Patricelli
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Doctor’s Cave Beach, Montego Bay This beach on Jamaica’s north coast was recently voted a top pick for Best Beach in the Caribbean. In addition to being right on MoBay’s Hip Strip, the water is believed to have healing properties. Zach Stovall
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James Bond Beach, Oracabessa, Jamaica Just minutes from Ian Fleming’s former Jamaican vacation home, James Bond beach is popular among locals looking to cool off, and as a concert venue. Zach Stovall
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Pink Sands Beach, The Bahamas The islands of The Bahamas have served as locations in several Bond films. From Bond Week 2012, check out our James Bond film location guide to see just how many… Zach Stovall
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GoldenEye Villa, Oracabessa, Jamaica As part of our 2012 Bond Week coverage, we feted the anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death with a week of living the Bond life, Caribbean-style, from resorts, to cruises, to the ultimate 007 hotel. Zach Stovall
Culebra, Puerto Rico It’s rare that you get a Caribbean beach all to yourself, but here at CT+L, we aim to please. Zach Stovall
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Guadeloupe Our Facebook fans were stumped on the location of this secret beach, until one savvy aficionado recognized the French isle. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to get immediate updates on the Caribbean Photo of the Day gallery.
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Monkey Island, Port Antonio, Jamaica This tiny uninhabited island just off the Port Antonio coast is great if you want to challenge yourself to a long-distance swim. Zach Stovall
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The Longlure Frogfish This master chameleon is one of the harder Caribbean fish species to spot while snorkeling, as they’ll not only blend with the color of surrounding sponges, but they’ll hang out in the same spot for weeks! Eric Riesch / New World Publications
The Caves, Jamaica The Caves resort, carved into the famous West End cliffs in Negril, takes romance to another level with this table for two overlooking the Caribbean Sea; from the perch of a cave of course. Zach Stovall
Barbados Admit it, you can envision yourself in every one of these beach chairs. Not a bad way to kill time on the glorious island of Barbados. Zach Stovall
The Exumas, The Bahamas On your next Bahamian vacation, try to get out to the Exumas Islands…they make the other, oh, 390-something islands pale in comparison. Chris Tauber
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Jolly Beach, Antigua Someone had the right idea when naming this unbelievable strip of Antiguan sand. Though there are over 350 beaches on this tiny island, we can’t help but feel a little lighter, a little happier, when we sneak a peek at Jolly. Zach Stovall
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Englishman’s Bay, Tobago After a brief respite, the Fan Photo of the Day is back, and today’s pic comes from Rum Bo with this verdant shot of one of our “Best of the Caribbean” Favorite Destination nominees. Move over Jamaica and Turks and Caicos, the masses have spoken and Tobago is in! Rum Bo
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Some say that sailing the Grenadines is an adventure to experience before you die. Are you convinced? Zach Stovall
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The British Virgin Islands We think this wallpaper has all the right ingredients…a hammock, loads of empty beach chairs, crystal clear waters, and it’s one of your favorite destinations! Zach Stovall
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Palapa, Barbuda Under this isolated palapa umbrella is the perfect place for hiding from the Barbuda sun! Zach Stovall
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Turks and Caicos The TCI shine on this month’s cover, on newsstands now, and serving up new Caribbean surprises, PR’s top chef, tips on the fine art of bartering, and last place you’d think to go. Get it on your iPad now! Zach Stovall
Roatan, Honduras Voted by our friends at Islands magazine as a “Wish List: Best Islands to Retire On” pick, we think Roatan has earned that title hands down. Jon Whittle
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Barbados for Beach Lovers Part II We didn’t get enough of this tiny island the day before…Bimshire is so nice, we decided to feature it twice! Zach Stovall
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Barbados for Beachlovers The tiny island is a favorite celeb hideaway for the likes of Liv Tyler and Oprah. We get it. We totally get it. Zach Stovall
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South Water Cay, Belize Combine a favorite Caribbean pastime with one of the best places in the world to do it, and you get snorkeling off the coast of South Water Cay in Belize. Zach Stovall
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The British Virgin Islands Dinghy, speedboat, mega-yacht, Hobie Cat…there’s more than one way to sail the BVI. Zach Stovall
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Aguilla It’s a rough one, this Anguillan life. Zach Stovall
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Now Sapphire Resort, Cancun We’re used to seeing the Mexican Riviera in brilliant hues, but we decided to take it down a notch, and offer up a cool slice of sand fit for a very lazy afternoon. Zach Stovall
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Ladera Resort, St. Lucia Knowing the iconic twin pitons are watching over you might just make your message even better. Ladera Resort
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Sunset over Negril, Jamaica Whenever you’re in Negril, an absolute must-do is to take in the sunset on the West End. It’s unparalleled. Zach Stovall
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Piñones Beach, Puerto Rico Holy Palm Tree Batman! The view from Piñones Beach is looking good today. Zach Stovall
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Saba Rock Resort, BVI What time is check-in at Saba Rock? Anytime you want. Zach Stovall
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Palm Beach, Barbuda While Antigua may have more beaches than days in the year to visit them, don’t forget sister island Barbuda. She’s no wall-flower. Zach Stovall
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Flamenco Culebra, Puerto Rico You can see for miles in the clear waters of Culebra, and we don’t mean the horizon. Zach Stovall
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Anse Cochon, St. Lucia Fishing has long been, and will always be, a life-blood for many Caribbean sea-side towns. Their view trumps the corner office any day. Zach Stovall
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Sun Bay, Vieques, Puerto Rico It seems it’s aways a beautiful day in Vieques… Zach Stovall
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Frenchman’s Cove, Port Antonio, Jamaica From appearances in The Mighty Quinn in 1989, to the Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz blockbuster Knight and Day in 2010, you might say Frenchman’s Cove is Jamaica’s most “Hollywood-ized” beach. Zach Stovall
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The British Virgin Islands Tortola, Anegada, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda…any of these unblemished islands are worth the birds-eye view. Zach Stovall
Gibbs Cay Beach, Turks and Caicos
Gibbs Cay Beach, Turks and Caicos It’s easy to see why Gibbs Cay Beach is a favorite choice for snorkelers. For another great Turks and Caicos beach, visit our gallery with nothing but pictures of Trunk Bay. Zach Stovall
Bimini Fisher, The Bahamas
Bimini Fisher, The Bahamas The islands of The Bahamas are known for their incredible offerings for watersports: snorkeling, diving, sailing, and yes, even fly fishing. Zach Stovall
The Veranda Resort, Turks & Caicos Our managing editor just got back from the TCI…she enjoyed this view from The Veranda resort. We’re not sure why, but we’re jealous… Audrey St. Clair
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Sivory Resort, Punta Cana Lounge chairs, drinks and a desert beach…all that’s missing from the Sivory Resort is you. Zach Stovall
Rendezvous Bay, Antigua & Barbuda
Rendezvous Bay, Antigua Some beaches are better with company, like this out-of-the-way gem. Pack a picnic, hike in, and enjoy. Zach Stovall
Jalousie Plantation, St. Lucia We barely have to title this photo, as the Pitons are one of the most iconic symbols of the Caribbean. Zach Stovall
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Bimini Bay, The Bahamas Even with hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds!) of beaches to choose from in The Bahamas, Bimini Bay is a shoo-in. Zach Stovall
Paradisus Palma Real, Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic No wonder you guys love Punta Cana so much…this view is unreal! Kaci Hamilton
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Don’t let the name fool you. Despite being called Seven Mile Beach, this popular snippet of sand on Grand Cayman is only 5.5 miles long. But who’s counting, really? Five miles, seven…this will always be one of our picks for “Best Beach in the Caribbean”. Zach Stovall
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BVI Bound Is there such a thing as too many pictures of sailing the BVI? We think not! Zach Stovall
Hull Bay, St. Thomas USVI
Hull Bay, St. Thomas Surfing in the USVI? Hull Bay, St. Thomas may not be the first place that comes to mind with surfing, but the American archipelago is a mecca for the watersport enthusiast, from stand-up paddleboarding, to, yes, surfing. Zach Stovall
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Hotel Secreto, Isla Mujeres, Mexico We think you should check in to Hotel Secreto. We think you really, really should… Tanya Burnett
Vieques, Puerto Rico
Vieques, Puerto Rico Hunter S. Thompson said it best, “There is something fresh and crisp about the first hours of a Caribbean Day.” And with mornings like this, no wonder travel aficionados keep coming back to the beaches of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Zach Stovall
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Nevis Many Facebook fans nominated this verdant, volcanic isle as “Best Destination” in our Best of the Caribbean call-outs…with good reason! Eddy Patricelli
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The Cayman Islands What’s not to love about this idyllic beach with its perfect palm tree?… Zach Stovall
Kitesurfing in Aruba
Kitesurfing in Aruba Where there’s wind, there’s…adrenaline junkies being pulled at high speed by a kite? On Aruba, the you can let the breeze blow you in a heart-pumping rush above the waves, or into the nearest beach chair just to watch the action. Zach Stovall
Sandy Island, Anguilla
Sandy Island, Anguilla Known for luxury and exclusivity, Anguilla’s signature traits are summed up to a tee on Sandy Island. The tiny strip of sand has no electricity, but where they lack power outlets, they make up for it with sumptious BBQ and refreshing mixers like the Bay Breeze. Zach Stovall
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Shoal Bay, Anguilla Le sigh…if only magic was real. We would ALL be on Shoal Bay in Anguilla right now. Zach Stovall
Pearns Point, Antigua
Pearns Point, Antigua On the island of Antigua, which hosts an array of boating events like the annual Antigua Yacht Show, every day is a sailing day. Zach Stovall
Horseshoe Beach, Bermuda Caribbean aficionados question whether the British territory of Bermuda, located off the coast of the Carolinas in the Atlamtic Ocean, is really a part of the Caribbean. What does that beach tell you? Eddy Patricelli
Rum Punch Over the Pitons
Rum Punch Over the Pitons Sometimes a sunset is best enjoyed with a cool drink in your hand. Then again, when you’re high above the forests of St. Lucia, gazing down on the Pitons, it’s pretty hard to top that. Zach Stovall
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Pigeon Point, Antigua We’ll take this Antiguan sunset any day of the week… Zach Stovall
Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands This aerial shot proves why Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach is one of the Caribbean’s most popular beaches, and an obvious choice for the Islands magazine annual calendar. Jon Whittle
St. Lucia
St. Lucia Nestled in the heart of the Windward Islands, St. Lucia is blessed with soaring peaks, lush valleys, a thriving rainforest and ribbons of coastline that are perfect for beach lovers and solitude seekers. Zach Stovall
Loblolly Bay, Anegada in the BVI
Loblolly Bay, Anegada in the BVI One of our favorite beaches in the BVI, Loblolly Bay welcomes snorkelers and divers every year, who come to explore the rich waters. We had to go back into the archives for this oldie but goodie, but aren’t you glad we did? Bob Friel
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Surf’s Up, BVI Consistently voted a top destination among readers in CT+L’s “Best of the Caribbean” campaign, the BVI has the beaches to prove it. Zach Stovall

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