Shoal Bay East

Top choice beach in Shoal Bay East

Idyllic Shoal Bay East – a shimmering, nearly deserted stretch of brilliant white sand strewn with tiny crushed shells – is still miraculously blight-free. There's a handful of small-scale resorts and villas as well as a string of laid-back beach bars along the sand, but it's surprisingly quiet, even in high season. Bring your snorkeling gear (or rent some on-site), as the glassy turquoise waters are perfect for underwater observation.

Be sure not to confuse this beach for Shoal Bay West, at the opposite end of the island, which is far less spectacular.