The world is divided into two segments of people – beach lovers and mountain lovers. While the former lot is believed to be more extroverts and fun lovers, the latter prefer seclusion and cozier ambiance. However, if you are a sea lover at heart and want to explore different destinations, you should try visiting the beaches around the world. If you go through travel blogs or similar posts, you will come across different lists which can help you narrow down your choices.
Based on popular choices the commonly frequented exotic beaches in the world include:
The Navagio Beach in Greece is regarded as one of the most spectacular beaches in Greece, this secluded cove on the north-west shore of Zakynthos Island is one of the most photographed places. The sugar white beaches, steep cliffs and turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea is a spectacular place to visit and a must for any beach lover.
Ask a travel blogger about the best sea destination, and you would find that Seychelles is probably on the list. Standing out for its perfect white sands, lined swaying palm trees and granite boulders, Anse Source d’Argent is located on the picturesque island of La Digue, where the pace of life is slow and growth is kept to a minimum.
Many would associate white sands with beautiful beaches, but the pink sand beach on Harbour Island, also known as ‘Briland’, in the Bahamas takes the notion to a whole other level. Named Pink Sands beach, the pastel color is the result of single-celled organisms that sport a bright pink shell that lives at the bottom of the sea.
Your beach list is incomplete without Brazil. Although it might not be the most famous beach here, the lesser-known Lopes Mendes Beach on Ilha Grande has a tranquil ambiance than its city beach equivalents, thanks largely to the island being completely car-free. There is a remote and lush stretch of beach, fringed by a mountainous jungle backdrop, which is loved by any laid back traveler.
If you have Jamaica in your go-to list, you should make plans to visit the Doctor’s Cave Beach, which is considered to be one of the best beaches. On the beach itself, you can rent umbrellas, towels, beach chairs, kayaks, and water scooters. Many travelers also tend to buy from street vendors to save rather than pay high prices charged within the gates of the beach. Since Jamaica is a barter town, you can always barter for a better price.
The Maldives, known for its picturesque setting, is also a beach heaven and it is believed that there are no ugly beaches here. The white pristine sands and the shimmering sapphire waters at the Cocoa Island are picture perfect.
If you are familiar with the song ‘Girl from Ipanema’ you should definitely consider visiting the Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. Considered to be one of the sexiest beaches in the world, the chic beach and the natural beauty blend seamlessly. Even as the day falls into nights on the exotic samba rhythms, the sun-tanned visitors love and admire the spectacle of the sunset over the beautiful waters. You are sure to lose yourself in the nightlife and have the time of your life.
Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, in the Balearic Islands is untouched perfection. The wood-built restaurants on the beach itself are a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The people here like to keep things simple and uncomplicated and have successfully blocked development in this section of the paradise. This is also known to be a playground for the rich and famous, so you might also catch a glimpse of yachts anchored around the coast.
Do you plan to head towards the southern hemisphere? If so, you should visit the Benagil Sea Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal. Journey along the southern coast of the region and you will see a collection of magical sea caves around the town of Benagil. You can rent boats to explore the caves and isolated beaches of the area as well.
Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos is the iconic stretch of beach that probably features in every travel blogs and travel bloggers dream list. Known for its rock-free sand, colorful barrier reef, and 319 sunny days a year, Grace Bay is beach traveler’s dream location. Providenciales or “Provo” is now filled with luxury hotels and condominiums and has also been awarded on multiple occasions. The rugged hills, uninhabited cays, and miles of coral reef make this a unique shore destination that awaits exploration.
Make your own list and start exploring the wonderful beaches that are the best vacationing spots for any time of the year.