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Trying to pick the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean is almost cruel—how can you possibly choose which palm tree-flanked, sand-covered stretch of paradise you like best? Somehow, our readers managed to do it. Take a moment to escape (in your mind, at least) to these stunning beaches on the Caribbean's best islands.

  • 1. Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

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    Grace Bay is "the best beach I have ever seen," according to one of our readers. The beach boasts "powdery soft and gorgeous sand" and "the most beautiful aqua water," perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

  • 2. Green Beach, Puerto Rico

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    Readers call this beach on Isla de Vieques "amazing" and "simply beautiful." The beach is named after its lush, green surroundings, and is popular for swimming, snorkeling, and surfing.

  • 3. Shoal Bay, Anguilla

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    Shoal Bay is "the most beautiful beach in the world," according to one of our readers. Others call it a "quiet oasis, just surreal," and liken it to "walking into a fine piece of art." Yeah, we'd probably agree.

  • 4. Galley Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

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    Galley Bay has been described by our readers as "quiet and wonderful" and a "true paradise." Though the nearby Dickenson Bay and North Beach also get plenty of love, you can't beat a white sand beach that's "just out of this world." If you're feeling fancy, grab a cocktail at the Galley Bay Resort's beachside bar (we recommend the Crimson Tide).

  • 5. Marigot Bay, St. Lucia

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    Marigot Bay is "stunning," "a tropical paradise," and "one of the most beautiful places I've ever been," our readers rave. The beach is a historic landmark, having once been the site of battles between the French and British navies—though it's so calm and serene you'd never know it.

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