In Search of... The Most Fabulous Beaches in the World
Summer vacation plans in the works? Dreaming of the soft sand between your toes? For many, there is nothing better than a trip to the beach to find that true feeling of getting away from it all. Here are some of the most fabulous beaches in the world, some better known than others, but all offering the ideal setting for both relaxing, fun-in-the-sun activities and all-out entertaining. Let’s wander the globe to see what stunning spots we find...
Saint Tropez, France
Tahiti Beach in Saint Tropez, France is one of the area’s most famous private beaches. Situated on the idyllic French Riviera, Tahiti plays host to an elite clientele and offers luxury amenities and the chance to sunbathe without getting tan lines, if you know what we mean.
The Algarve, the southern most region of Portugal, offers spectacular beaches including the world famous Marinha Beach (Praia de Marinha).
Mallorca, Spain is a dream vacation destination with incredible beaches such as the stunning and sandy Cala Agulla, with clear, shallow water and a beautiful backdrop of pine forests.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta in Mexico is a popular travel destination with over 40 beautiful beaches such as the ominous sounding, yet surprisingly lively Los Muertos Beach and Playa de Oro, known for its great watersports.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Though the city is landlocked, there are many beaches in close proximity to San Jose, Costa Rica and well worth the trip, including the aptly named Playa Hermosa, a truly beautiful beach in Guanacaste, providing great vacation amenities, such as snorkeling in the bay.
Cabrera, Dominican Republic
Playa Grande is a popular and amazing spot in Cabrera, Dominican Republic, with crystal blue water, fabulous sandy beaches and fine dining options.
The Big Island, Hawaii
Vacationers flock to The Big Island of Hawaii, which is known for its gorgeous, pristine beaches. Punalu'u Beach, with its breathtaking jet-black sand, is home to the majestic, endangered green sea turtles.
The beaches of Rivas are the most well-known and beloved in Nicaragua, featuring strong waves for incredible surfing.
Mykonos, Greece is a high-end destination with many beautiful beaches offering a variety of vibes including Paradise Beach and Super Paradise Beach, known for their wild parties, and the more secluded and tranquil Agia Anna Beach.
Koh Samet Island, Thailand
The most popular island in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Samet Island is a stunning travel destination with superb beaches including the popular spots Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach, with white sand, gorgeous views and resort amenities.
What is your favorite beach? Which of these dreamy beaches would you most like to visit? Please share your thoughts and leave your comments below.
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