Top 10 Exotic Beach Destinations

Escape to a tropical paradise with our top picks for the best exotic getaways.

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Sandy Cay, British Virgin Islands
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Sandy Cay, British Virgin Islands

This small nature preserve in the British Virgin Islands is great for snorkeling and swimming, thanks to crystal-clear water and a shallow reef.

Stay: Sebastian's Seaside Villas, located about 4 miles from the island, offers beachfront accommodations with private balconies or terraces. Stroll the shore and enjoy spectacular sunset views; 284/495-4212.

Eat: Hit up Ivan's Stress Free Bar (284/495-9358), located on nearby Jost Van Dyke Island for seasonal BBQ every Thursday and great company from chef Ivan himself.

Do: Explore the white-sand beach—home to endangered leather back turtles—and snorkel in the waters around Sandy Spit.

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