I would miss having a beach. But if it holds down the tourism, that's a good thing.
I went to Dominica a couple of years ago. No beaches there, either. Off the beaten tourist track...very 3rd world. Loved it. Depp & crew had just finished filming "Pirates II & III" there. Saw wild parrots in the rainforest, traditional Carib dwellings (last intact groups live there), and stayed in a hotel built in an old stone fort. The island was LUSH. I've never seen that many things growing in one place. Will have to post some photos some day, if anyone's interested.