Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
This public beach is one of the best in the world – anywhere. Located at the western end of Grand Cayman, the entire beach faces the sunset; the giant red orb dipping below the uninterrupted horizon never fails to impress. This is what people picture when they close their eyes and imagine the Caribbean. A number of hotels, apartment blocks and fabulous private properties line the beach, but none are high rise and don’t detract from the natural beauty. Most of the hotels also have top-class restaurants open to the public. This beach has something for everyone: beach bums and sporty types can play volleyball, parasail or just soak up the rays with a cocktail, whereas water sports enthusiasts can delight in snorkelling and scuba diving amongst the coral reefs and shipwrecks.