I like to think myself as an expert on beaches; I practically lived on them during my childhood. A beach bum like myself would tell you that being on a beach is quiet unlike anything else in the world. If you’ve been on a beach, even just once, you appreciate what I’m saying.
Necessities that a beach bum like me can’t live without:
- Two beach towels, one big one to lie on, another to rest my dome
- Sunscreen — SPF 45 minimum
- Huge Sunhat, particularly this one from Quiksilver. It’s cheap, looks good, and gets the job done.
- A snazzy pair of boardshorts
- A comfortable pair of flip flops
- Cooler filled with refreshments
- Ipod with speaker attachment
- Last, but not certainly not least, fellow beach bums
THE TOP FIVE CARIBBEAN BEACHES:
Note: I haven’t been around the Caribbean enough to say that I can personally identify the top five beaches in the Caribbean. I found this great site: www.touropia.com that compiles travel lists and I’m using their list of top five Caribbean beaches. Feel free to follow them on Twitter at @touropia.
Another reason I am using this particular list is because two of the listed five I’ve conquered — by conquering I mean: I slept, swam, frolicked and played on the beach. Consider this as much as a learning experience for you as it is for me. Enjoy!
Number 5: Grand Anse
This beautiful beach is called Grand Anse located in Grenada. I haven’t been to this one, but I’m certainly going to by the looks of it. Source: Photo courtesy of: flickr/scaglifr
Number 4: Pink Sand Beach
If you like the color pink, try this twist from the traditional white-sand beaches. Located at Harbour Island, Bahamas — Pink Sand Beach is known for its three and a half miles of, well, pink sand. Source: Photo courtesy of: flickr/mweber
Number 3: The Baths
One of my all time personal favorite. This should be a must-visit on anyone’s bucket list. What is so fascinating about this beach is the exotic pools and grottos that are formed by giant boulders scattered across the beach. I’ve been here many times and it never gets old. Located in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. Source: Photo courtesy of: flickr/super-structure
Number 2: Englishman’s Bay
I’ve been to Tobago, but I didn’t stop at this secluded beach. Though not know to draw large crowds, this forgotten piece of landscape is among the most beautifully, natural beaches in the entire Caribbean. A must visit. Located on the island of Tobago. Source: Photo courtesy of: Tripadvisor
Number 1: Trunk Bay
You have no idea how happy this makes me: it’s the pride of having my playground featured as the number one beach in the Caribbean. I’ve been to this beach at least hundreds, if not thousands of times. Is it worthy of number one? It really is. Trunk Bay is a literally one of the most beautiful/scenic pieces of landscape I’ve ever laid my eyes on. But don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself. Located: St. John, United States Virgin Islands. Source: Photo courtesy of: flickr/zeandroid
What’s your beach bum personality?
What do you guys think? If you had to bring only three essentials to one of these beaches for the entire day, what would you bring to survive?
Or another question: What do you guys like to do on a beach? Do you like to lay in the sun? Read? Socialize with fellow beachgoers? Freak out if people stand in the way of your precious sunlight? Give me an idea of your beach bum personality.