Top-rated beaches around the world.
A veritable paradise of Chinese white sand, crystal clear waters and dramatic scenery, Thailand's tropical beaches are famous worldwide for their beauty. Unfortunately, mass tourism has destroyed some of them. Remember the beach? Well, these days you have to look a little harder to find the utopian paradise of the 1990s cult backpacker novel off the Andaman coast of Thailand. However, small gems still shine on Phi Fei Island. And some of the country's most luxurious resorts - such as the unprecedented resort of Soneva Kiri - still have their own private, pristine beaches.
With over 7000 islands with beautiful white sand beaches, surrounded by warm aquamarine seas and lush coral reefs, choosing a favorite beach in the Philippines can seem like a daunting task. El Nido in Palawan, often referred to as the Philippines' last border, is definitely one of the best destinations in the country, not only because of the powder-cured beaches and gin-clear waters, but also the region's spectacular Also due to the limestone formations, huge rocks, prehistoric caves and thundering waterfalls.
Northwestern United States and Canada
The northwestern region of the American continent boasts some of the most spectacular wild beaches in the world, most notably the Second Beach in Olympic National Park (USA) and Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park (Canada). However, do not expect a tropical statue, as these areas are among the hottest places on Earth. Here, you can walk on long sandy beaches, supported by lush, old-growth rainforest, while watching the thunder waves of the Pacific Ocean with occasional whale breaks on the horizon.
Queensland has hundreds of world-class beaches, each providing a unique experience. Whitehaven Beach is located on the largest of the Whitsunday Islands, often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world; Spread over 3,7 miles (6 km) and boasts spectacular silica sand among the purest in the world, you will soon find out why. Another favorite is Seventy-Five Mile Beach, Australia's premier four-wheel driving location and runs along the east coast of Fraser Island; The splendid beach boasts a vast range of wildlife along with miles of pristine sand and the sea.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, often called the Mother City of South Africa and IMHO the world's most beautiful city, has some of the world's most spectacular beaches at its doorstep, just minutes from the city center at the foot of the epic Table Mountain Are on From family-friendly beaches on the False Bay coastline to gorgeous beaches on the incredibly spectacular Atlantic Seaboard to the rich and beautiful, you can definitely find a stretch of sand that suits your fans. My favorite Capetonian beaches are Camp Bay, Clifton and Llandudno.
In addition to the jaw dropping natural scenery (think active volcanoes, huge rocks and dense forest), the Hawaiian Islands also boasts some of the best beaches in the world. Some were built around the high drama of strong waves hitting razor-pointed lava rocks; Some are so far away that they can only be reached by helicopter or landing watercraft; And some are so hidden and gorgeous that they need to remain secret. The islands of Kauai and Maui are best for travelers looking for a relaxing beach vacation (but don't forget to explore the incredible landscape outside the resorts).
With 118 islands in the mighty blue South Pacific Ocean, French Polynesia has, as you probably expect, some very fine beaches. Just 12 miles (19 km long), the lush green sandal of land, called Bora Bora, is situated in French Polynesia's most mesmerizing lagoon, surrounded by fine white sandy shores. The magnificent over-water bungalows nestled in the world's most beautiful lagoon with a tropical backdrop make Bora Bora a top destination for discerning travelers.
Turks and Caicos
The Turks and Caicos Islands have some of the planet's most ethereal turquoise seas and finest, powdery sand beaches, and are surrounded by the world's third largest coral reefs. While their western neighbors of the Bahamas went extensively with their lost Las-Vegas resorts, the Turks moved into orbit, quietly opening a string of very luxurious resorts over the past decade.
Situated at the equator on the south side of India, and extending over 500 miles (800 km), the Maldives are the visible coral tips of an oceanic volcanic mountain range, the outer edge of which at some points has a depth of more than 2 miles (3 km). Falls to . The islands are blessed with stunning white beaches, crystal clear blue lagoon, incredible underwater wildlife and unmatched luxury resorts.
Mother Nature was extremely generous when she created the archipelago of the Seychelles, which included 115 beautiful islands spread across the Indian Ocean east of Kenya. The beauty of the Seychellois beaches is beyond words and unrivaled elsewhere in the world: excellent ribbons of powder-soft white sand filled with turquoise waters and supported by palm tree-covered hills and large rocky boulders.