Living it Lazy in the Seldom-Seen Caribbean
The Caribbean is tailor-made for shamelessly lazy self-indulgencebut then, you already knew that, didn't you? The trick is to find the seldom-seen Caribbean. We're talking about the Caribbean of your mind: remote beaches, azure water, ankle-deep sand, and sun sets that paint you into your own personal Eden, so relax (that is the idea, after all). Forego the souvenir stores of St. Thomas. Instead, ferry to St. John, get your requisite shot of Trunk Bay, and then head north to Francis Bay, where you're more likely to share the sands with pelicans than sun-pickled tourists. Antigua has a beach for every day in the yearreason enough to extend your staywhile Anguilla's West Shole Bay, a crescent-shaped slice of white sand, may be the Caribbean's most secluded stand-out. Play among house-sized boulders on Virgin Gorda's Spring Bay, or take a water taxi in the Grenadines to Sandy Island, a 30,000-square-foot spit of sand growing from Hillsborough Bay. Swimming, snorkeling, day hikes, and other active pursuits also await at every location, should the urge strike you to do more than raise your glassif only for an hour or two.
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