Nothing says relaxation and enjoyment like hanging out, sunning yourself, and taking a dip at a beautiful beach. Indulge in pure hedonism at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and have your breath taken away by the gloriousness of the sand, sun, and surf.
The perfect beach combines inviting waters, soft and appealing sand, and a great atmosphere. We’ve rounded up a list of our 10 favourite beaches that combine all of these ingredients and then some.
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For crystal blue waters and sand so white it stings your eyes head to Bamboo Island in Ko Phi Phi Thailand. Grab a long boat and spend the day in this secluded paradise that boasts some of the best snorkeling in the world.
Los Roques is the perfect destination to indulge in a luxurious
castaway fantasy. Located in the spectacular Archipelago National Park in the
Caribbean, the brilliant stretches of all but empty beach will make you want to
stay ship wrecked permanently.
With bungalows stilted over the most inviting looking lagoon
you’ll ever see, Bora Bora is the perfect place for an island getaway. Dive
straight into the crystal clear waters from the front door of your bungalow and
float amongst a breathtaking setting of plentiful coconut trees.
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Located in the Akrotin area of Santorini, Red Beach takes its name from
its soaring red lava cliffs and unique red sands that have made it a must-see destination.
Large pebbles and volcanic rock create a majestic setting as the sun bears down
onto the beach.
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Paradise is the only way to explain Sun Island in the Maldives.
Situated on Nalaguraidhoo island, this picturesque beach of sapphire waters and soft
sand is set against dense tropical vegetation, towering coconut palms, and an
array of exotic greenery and flowers.
Marsa Alam in Egypt is where the Arabian Desert meets the Red Sea (in other words, its insanely gorgeous). This beach destination is famous
for great scuba diving where sightings of dugongs and spinner dolphins are commonplace.
The 115 islands that comprise the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean are
devastatingly breathtaking. Known by many for having the most beautiful beaches
on earth, Anse Forbans is the jewel of the Seychelles crown. Besides beaches that
will make your heart smile, some of the rarest exotic flaura and fauna exist on this island.
Boracay's White Beach in the Philippines boasts some of the most spectacular sunsets in the world. The three miles of powdery white sand and turquoise water is
framed by palms, which creates a postcard perfect landscape. Indulge in a massage on
the beach that is so cheap, why not get one daily?
Located on the marvel that is the Great Barrier Reef,
Australia's Whitsundays beaches are famous for having some of the most stunning beaches
in the world. Whitehaven Beach is the cream of the crop with crystal blue
waters and perfectly white sand.
Not only is Rio de Janeiro's Ipanema Beach beautiful and
lively, it’s set against a backdrop of Two Brothers Mountain and surrounded by world class dining, shopping, and galleries. This beach is the perfect spot to gaze at Brazil's beautiful people.