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Whether you are looking for a quiet stretch of sand in the Caribbean or a family-friendly resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there are ample options for every type of traveler. Here are the best island beaches in the world, which Condé Nast Traveler readers thought about this year - and can't wait to return. Image may include natural view, landscape water land mountain aerial view lake lagoon ocean and ocean

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Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

While it may be one of the island's most popular beaches, Horseshoe Bay has a hidden secret: Port Royal Cove, which has shallow water perfect for young children, and dramatically rock formations that feature wonderfully soft, pink sand Are complementary to. The nearby Spikeland Equestrian Center also offers rides to the private cove, which is located in part of South Shore Park in Southampton Parish.

Where to stay: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club ranked the tenth best Atlantic Island resort in our latest Readers' Choice Awards poll. Many rooms have been renovated; All have modern amenities and contemporary designs. Consider different locations for one of the Signature Rooms, which has one of Bermuda's busiest waterways.

Unawatuna Sri Lanka

Unatuna, Sri Lanka

Australians and kiwis have been surfing on the southeastern coast of Sri Lanka for years, but the word has started spreading: this country may be the perfect holiday destination. Unatuna is often considered one of the best sandy stretches on the island, located near the southern city of Gall. The water here is calm and warm, devoid of rocks and reefs at the bottom of the sea - great for families, not great for surfers. A small road runs along the beach, with restaurants, cafes, and vendors selling jewelry.

Where to stay: A 2017 Hot List winner, KK Beach, is only a 10-minute drive from Unavutuna. The laid-back roomer lacks barefoot proximity to the beach (spa, gym). The rooms are decorated in white and navy, and all are air conditioned and have private terrace on the Indian Ocean side.

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Siasconset Beach, Nantucket, Massachusetts

On the eastern most shores of the island, Siasconset can be accessed from the city via a six-mile bike ride on a milestone road (or in summer, on an NRTA shuttle bus). Food and restrooms can be found nearby in the nearby historic village et sconset. Built in 1850, the Sankaty Head Light is well worth wandering to the northern tip of the beach (it is rarely open for climbing, except on specific days). Best of all, however, is the All Sconset Bluff Walk - the strong Atlantic on one side and a line of multi-million-dollar homes on the other. The waves here are bumpy, even in summer, so bundle up for a long winter walk if you're on the island during the off season.

Where to stay: Our number one pick on the island in our survey was The Nantucket Hotel & Resort. Within walking distance from the attractions of the city of Nantuckut, the New England Stack is four storeys, surrounded by a front porch, with Adirondack chairs. Inside, 36 rooms and suites, with some common decks, sleep 2 to 12 people, making it - an ideal full-service base for family vacations - the island's only year-round accommodation.

The Baths Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands

The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Virgin Gorda is the third largest natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands, covering almost all of 8.5 square miles. The island offers serene beaches and coves and botanical national parks. Perhaps the most beautiful (and most popular attraction), however, is Baths, a seaside area where huge granite boulders form natural saltwater pools and huts.

Where to stay: Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda is back and better than before. Each of the 80 rooms and one- and two-bedroom suites have outdoor showers and plenty of room to actually stay (there are also large villas tucked into the hill). Some come with private plunge pools and all are within steps of the property's half-mile white-sand beach. Guests are even given their own personal butler to look after their needs during their vacation. Sunlight can flare out of nature in the image ocean water ocean sunset evening sky red