Whether you are planning an unforgettable weekend getaway or in search of the perfect wave, a beach vacation is always a good idea. From Greece to Costa Rica, VroomVroomVroom has compiled a list of the world’s best beaches to help you get you started.
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Hurawalhi Island – Maldives
Ranked No. 1 as the Best Beach Honeymoon Destination by US Travel News, the incredible beauty of the Maldives is a sight to behold, something you can’t really understand until you experience it. This is the perfect place to go if you want to enjoy a tropical island experience.
Photographer Shahudhan Ibrahim described it beautifully. “Aerial view of the tiny little gems in the Maldives is breathtaking. The experience in crystal clear water and white sandy beaches would give the best connection to Mother Earth. In this heavenly island, there is nothing to complain but to leave with thousands of amazing memories and photographs.”
Seven Mile Beach – Australia
Formed by the land split between Cape Hawke and Booti Booti mountain, Seven Mile Beach is part of the spectacular Booti Booti National Park. What makes this beach so special? Adventurer Danny Sciacca wonderfully described it as “Simply pristine! A must-see for every traveller, surfer white aqua water lover, and even the keen fisho! It really doesn’t get much better than this.” The beach is also a great fishing and surfing spot in Australia.
Pampelonne Beach — France
Set in a stunning sheltered bay, Pampelonne Beach is the most popular beach in Saint Tropez. “It’s just the biggest, the most beautiful and the most lovely of the Gulf of St Tropez, ” shared Frenchman Aurelien Ferriere. In addition, this is where you will find the A-listers, the renowned beach clubs, and the superyachts resting in the bay.
Turks and Caicos Islands
There are plenty of beautiful beaches in the Turks and Caicos. From the breathtaking Governor’s Beach on Grand Turk to lesser-known beaches, there’s a perfect coast for everyone.
Big Blue Collective on why these islands are so special: “Some places, some beaches are so worth the mission. Luckily, these little islands are stacked with hidden gems just like those above and they are scattered across 41 islands and cays. Most are off the beaten path away from the crowds, far from other boats and people. To get to these places, you have to really want to go and make the effort. Early starts are a prerequisite. So is a positive attitude to be open to the exploration and the journey. Both are crucial and half the fun. Arriving is easy, leaving can be hard. The cool thing is, it’s just the start. There’s always a surprise and something new to discover.”
Shipwreck Beach – Greece
Greece’s Shipwreck Beach, also known as Navagio Beach, is located on the coast of Zakynthos. Originally called Agios Georgios, this stunning beach has topped Flight Network‘s 2019 list of the best beaches in the world. Shipwreck Beach is surrounded by towering golden cliffs and can be found in a secluded cove. Visitors can even discover the remains of a shipwreck right on the shore for which the beach is named.
Honeymoon Beach – Fiji
Composed of more than 330 islands, a visit to Fiji would not be complete without exploring their pristine beaches. Whether you are searching for a perfect family getaway or just want to relax and unwind, these islands have it all. For an unforgettable vacation, be sure to visit some of the best beaches in Fiji, including Natadola Beach, Liku Beach, Vomo Island Beach, Honeymoon Beach, Seagrass Bay, Horseshoe Bay, Yasawa Island, Koro Levu Island, Nanuya Island, and Blue Lagoon Beach.
Manuel Antonio Beaches — Costa Rica
Another tropical paradise awaits you within Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica. This place is so popular because of its spectacular white sand beaches backed by an evergreen forest.
According to Suyash Keshari, “There is a certain essence about tropical locations that attract people from across the world. Perhaps, it’s the virgin winds that blow past the salty seas to meet the tall coconut trees. Or the crashing of waves into the soft hand. Or the calmness of deep blue water and the mysterious creatures under it. Or the simmering sun that bakes your body in gold. Or maybe, it’s the fact that when you stand in front of the ocean, you feel small. So small and powerless in front of the violent waves and yet at complete peace – and then you have a different outlook about your life. That’s exactly how the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica made me feel. And then I knew, I was in love with the place.”
Maya Bay – Phi Phi, Thailand
Did you know that the best time to visit the world-famous Maya Bay, thanks to the global success of “The Beach,” is between November and April? Presently, the bay’s shores are “off-limits to tourists until at least June 2021” amid concerns over environmental damage. Please be guided that snorkeling in front of the bay is still permitted. In addition, visitors can still view the beach from their boat.
Palm Beach – Aruba
Palm Beach, which is located on the northwest of Oranjestad, is the most popular tourist beach destination in Aruba. If you could picture in your mind the perfect Caribbean Beach, this iconic paradise would certainly look a lot like it.
Visitors from all around the world flock to step onto the white sand dotted by palm trees and plenty of beach bars and shops. For Sarah, no matter what the weather is, “life is always better at the beach, especially when you are in Palm Beach.”
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