In all my travels, I’m proud to say, that I’ve never come across any sands softer than those found on Buck Island, the protected offshore islet lying off the northeast shore of my home island of St. Croix. In particular, I’m referencing the sand found at the very tip of the island’s southwestern edge precisely where the waters from the west and those from the south meet the shore.
As you enter the water here, your feet plunge into the sand, enveloping your caves in a supple, otherworldly softness that compels you to sit and simply savor it all.
Nowhere across the islands have I ever felt anything even approaching the sensation of Buck Island sand before. Then, a few weeks ago, I dropped anchor here…
This is Pelican Cay, or rather an unbelievably pristine finger of sand that extends from Pelican Cay out into some of the most striking aquamarine seas you can imagine. I found it in the Abacos, courtesy of our great friends at The Abaco Beach Resort.
Pelican Cay is a good-sized boat ride away from the resort, but as we’ve shown a time or two before, the people at ABR aren’t ones to hog their guests all to themselves. They want you to go out to see and experience all that the Abacos have to offer.
And when it comes to scenic and secluded beach fun, well, it’s hard to beat Pelican Cay.
The super-soft sand here is located at the very tip of Pelican Cay’s “finger,” like Buck Island, exactly where the water meets the shore. Just like back home, I stepped in, sunk down, and savored the best seat around.
It wasn’t quite as soft as I remember my beloved Buck Island to be (yeah, I’m biased), but the sand at Pelican Cay was pretty sweet indeed.