USA Today 10 Best recently announced the results of the “Best Caribbean Beach” awards, dubbing Barbados’ Crane Beach as the ultimate spot for soaking up the sun in the whole of the Caribbean.

Acknowledged for its secluded location and dramatic natural scenery, Crane Beach is popular for its mild wave action that is known to be perfect for boogie boarding, body surfing or surfing along Barbados’ pink sandy shores. The stunningly clear azure waters and jagged cliff backdrop create the ultimate setting for a perfect day at the beach.

“We at The Crane are immensely proud to be recognized by the readers of USA TODAY who love Crane Beach as much as we do,” said Paul Doyle, owner of The Crane Residential Resort. “It is an honor to be the custodians of such incredible natural beauty and it speaks to the wider beauty this unique island possesses.”

Ranking 8th in the same category is Barbados’ Bathsheba Beach, a popular surfing destination located on the island’s east coast. Nicknamed Soup Bowl Beach, for its foamy, rolling waves, this popular surfing destination attracts visitors for its spotted coast line of rock formations and idyllic photo ops.

“We are thrilled to call two of the most celebrated beaches in the Caribbean home,” says William Griffith, Chief Executive Officer of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. “Our lively culture and idyllic surroundings set us apart from other destinations, making Barbados a must-see spot for travelers both past and future and now with new lift service from Delta Air Lines the island is more accessible then ever with connections to over 220 destinations world-wide.”