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Forget the Hamptons, forget Santorini. And Florida? There’s a reason snowbirds go home in the summer. If you’re looking for a summertime beach getaway, the Caribbean is it. The water is deliciously warm, the trade winds keep you cool and the mercury quickly becomes an afterthought as you’re lazing on sugar-white sands and sipping on rum punch.

This summer, plan your Caribbean getaway at one of these spectacular stretches of sand across the region, from secluded corners of Antigua to pink-sand coastlines in Eleuthera and everywhere in between.

Here are the best beaches to visit in the Caribbean this summer.

Rendezvous Bay, Anguilla If you’ve been to the Caribbean as much as we have, you see a lot of great beaches. This one is better. There’s a magic, a ceremony to this sparkling white-sand beach in  Anguilla, something intoxicating about the view of the green curves of Saint Martin just across the sea. But Rendezvous is better than ever, thanks to the debut of the Aurora  Anguilla resort, as exciting a property as we’ve seen in the Caribbean in years, from its spectacular waterpark to its stunning Greg Norman-designed golf course to a buzzing culinary program. It all adds up to, well, a perfect summer Caribbean beach.

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