Sometimes the only cure is a bit of sand and surf. Start planning your tropical getaway now—these are the best beaches in the world (well, in our opinion anyway!)
10. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos, Greece
Best time to visit: Late afternoons, May to September
Only accessible by boat, the picturesque Navagio Beach (more commonly known as Shipwreck Beach) is definitely a spot you have to see at least once in your life. It’s enclosed within large, steep cliffs which give it a remote and untouched feel. The contrast of white cliffs and bright blue water is utterly mesmerising.
9. Tulum Beach, Mexico
Best time to visit: October to December
Situated directly in front of the Tulum ruins, Tulum’s white sand beach is Mexico’s prime boho beach spot and is also considered to be the cleanest beach in Mexico. Crystal clear water, turtle spotting and soft, white sand attracts tonnes of tourists, so come early. More secluded stretches of uninterrupted beach can be found to the south.
8. Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Best time to visit: Fall & Spring
With it’s name translating to “Heavenly Ocean” there really isn’t a more fitting description for this stretch of beach. The water is a surreal shade of aqua, crystal clear and the sand is soft and white. It’s neighbouring beach – Kailua – shouldn’t be missed either.
Can’t you picture yourself in our Tide Pool Bikini here?
7. White Beach, Boracay Philippines
Best time to visit: December to May
Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets, warm water lightly lapping the shore and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather. How relaxing does the lagoon look?
From morning to noon the beach is relatively quiet. These are good times to go out if you like to have the beach to yourself. As the day progresses it does get busier and busier.
6. Pa’iloa Beach, Hana, Maui
Best time to visit: April to May, then again September to early December.
Located in Hana on the eastern side of Maui, Pa’iloa features perhaps the most unique beach (as well as lava tubes, blow holes, caves and of course, a gorgeous ocean view) The striking contrast between lush tropical greenery, intensely black sand and the deep blue ocean is unbelievably beautiful.
5. The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Best time to visit: Early mornings, September to November
The most well-known attraction on the Virgin Island, these giant boulders brought to the surface by volcanic eruptions are scattered about forming a beautiful grotto and tranquil pools. Explore hidden caves and snorkel crustal clear water – but come early, it packs out quickly.
4. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Best time to visit: May and October, the driest months of the wet season, or December through to April, though this is high season.
Forget Phuket – head east to Krabi for a truer, more authentic (and quieter) Thai experience. With the huge limestone pillars protruding from the crystal clear water, it feels so surreal and magical. It’s just a quick trip on a long tail boat to take you to the most serene beach in Southern Thailand. It’s as beautiful as the more famous Maya Bay but you can find spots that aren’t surrounded by tourists and you can actually enjoy a swim in the water.
3. Tikehau Island, French Polynesia
Best time to visit: May to October
Want to go off grid? One of the Pacific’s best-kept secrets: suspended between sky and waves. Tikehau is a crown of coral islets that form an exceptional, 26-km long lagoon. This small atoll consists of countless tiny white and pink sand pockets engulfed in coconut groves and hidden alcoves. In Tikehau, which actually means “peaceful landing,” you will find nothing but absolute serenity on her calm and graceful shores.
2. Whitehaven Beach, QLD, Australia
Best time to visit: March to June, and September to Late October
I mean, do I even need to say anything? The Whitsundays’ Whitehaven Beach is a pristine beach stretching seven kilometres, gently lapped by rippling waves of turquoise. The sand at the beach is so pure and white that it is 89 per cent silica, and is believed to have been brought to the beach from sea currents over millions of years.
1. Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
Best time to visit: May to September
For travellers and sun seekers looking to get away from it all, Seychelles is a dream destination. Located in the Indian Ocean east of the African coast, it’s perfectly secluded and remains a mostly untouched, natural environment. Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most popular beaches to be found in Seychelles, with its powdery soft sand contrasted by towering granite boulders. Palm trees sway gently in the breeze and the water is crystal clear. It’s also sheltered by a off shore reef, providing calm and shallow waters that make a perfect playground.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’d ever be able to leave this picturesque place.
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