Trying to rank all of the beautiful beaches in the world and narrowing them down to a short list seems like an impossible task! Admittedly, it was a task, but we have dared to pick out the best among the rest for your perfect warm weather escapade! Whether you are looking for a quiet beach where you can relax and meditate, or you’re looking for a party spot, we have you covered with these top 11 breath taking beaches you need to visit.
Two words – unbelievable beaches! Everyone who has been to Maldives swears that this place is heaven on Earth and that one visit in a lifetime is never enough to enjoy the beauty of this wonderful place! Fine white sand stretched along the crystal-clear turquoise water will surely make any vacation worthwhile. Its beautiful palm trees lining the shore spells of nothing but paradise! To add to that, Maldives’ beauty does not end above earth alone. Maldives is also the home of the richest and most colorful corals. The water, aside from being perfectly clear, is also warm on the skin making your swim truly magnificent!
Duke Kahanamoku Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
If you’re thinking of a family getaway, Hawaii‘s Duke Kahanamoku Beach should be on the top of your list. While enjoying the breathtaking view, families with children love the activities that can be done on this spectacular beach. Kahanamoku Beach is most famous for swimming, kayaking, and sailing near the beach. Adrenaline junkies can also enjoy surfing and paddleboarding on the pristine water of Oahu, Hawaii.
El Nido, Palawan
Nestled in the Philippine archipelago, El Nido is the place to go when you want to be awed by nature. This tropical gem is full of dramatic limestone formations, encircling the whitest and finest sand that you’ll lay your feet on and the majestic blue waters that you’ll plunge on the moment you lay your eyes in them. El Nido is also a diving spot favorite of many divers who wish to see both shipwrecks and a rich marine life. Colorful corals and rare schools of fish are the promise of El Nido’s underwater life. The beauty of this place is overwhelming! Don’t say you weren’t warned!
Karma Beach, Ungasan, South Bali, Indonesia
If you are looking for a beach where you can enjoy the sun and waves while valuing your privacy, Karma Beach in Bali is the perfect destination for you! Although the beach may be hard to reach, visitors will assure you that the view is worth all the travel! Food and drinks in the beach also complement the tropical vibes that you will feel in this secret haven. The best part in all of these? That stretch of pure white sand and vast blue sea is all yours to enjoy with minimal to zero competition. And Bali has some incredible pool villas to be able to enjoy when you aren’t on the beach.
There are so many incredible things to do in Bali beyond the beach that we highly recommend planning a longer Bali itinerary.
But if you’re not the quiet type though…
This destination in South America is home of the finest cuisines, lively music, pumping festivals and is the perfect city beach getaway for families. Ipanema’s fine white shore is lined with organized cafes, restaurants and clubs that makes the night life in this beach truly one of a kind! Ipanema is also a friendly spot for tourists as there are several hotels and accommodations within a safe walking distance from the rolling waves.
Staying in Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia will leave you depressed as you will never want to go back to your normal life and end your vacation. Matira beach has a mile-long of powdery white sand that ends in a calming emerald lagoon. Everyone is welcomed to enjoy the canopy provided by perfectly lined palm trees and everybody can jump into the emerald sea! You can also enjoy an iced tea and some fresh fruits, as there are a lot of cafes and restaurants on this beach. The sunset view is to die for! Watch the blue lagoon turn into an orange sea by night.
Harbour Island, Bahamas
If white sand beaches are too overrated for you, maybe you can bask on the pink ones. Harbour Island is so picture-perfect, making it a destination loved by families and couples. Aside from its pink sand, visitors swear that the breeze rustling through the palm trees on this island is so fresh and unpolluted, giving vacationers the ultimate relaxed feeling. Restaurants in the area also offer fresh catch in their menu. In the evenings, there are also restaurants that serve cocktails and beer, making the place a nice one to chill on.
Koh Lao Liang, Thailand
One word – unspoiled! The island on this tropical country has trees that have grown over the centuries. Families living near the area will swear that no tree has been cut on this island ever since its discovery. Koh Loa Liang is one of the most tranquil places on Earth as this is unspoiled and secluded. From the coral reefs underwater, to the warm teal water until the rock formation circling the island, everywhere you look is paradise in this place! There are no hotels and accommodations on the island. Visitors who wish to stay the night must bring tents that will surely make you feel isolated from all the stress of the world.
Positano, Campania, Italy
If you are more of the scenic type of person rather than the one twinned with nature, this one in Italy will surely make your heart melt! Although the sand on this coastline is not the whitest and is more pebble than powder, Positano Campania is well-known for the hill side view of Italy. It is a cliff-side village so everything that you might need for your trip is a few steps from the beach, making a vacation on this place truly easy and convenient. For those located on the other side of Italy, Puglia surprisingly also has some incredible beaches! It is also perfect for a Puglia road trip.
Musha Cay Island, Bahamas
There is something breathtaking with sandbars because you’re walking on fine white sand, in between deep blue sea. Musha Cay in the Bahamas is one of the most beautiful destinations that reveal a circular sandbar when the sea isn’t too deep. The whole resort is luxurious and magical, especially that the famous David Copperfield exclusively owns this place.
Cyprus beaches are one of the hidden gems of Europe when it comes to crystal-clear waters. The Mediterranean island hides some of the best beaches in the continent. Zapalo Beach and Nissi beach are for example one of the best ones. As a bonus, you will directly feel the positive vibes spread by the locals, they are very friendly there.
Now you tell us, which of these beaches are you adding to your travel plans this year, or next?