For those who are planning their next vacation one sort of destination is always going to be part of any bucket list – that is a location that boasts a fantastic beach. Beach holidays are the perfect getaway for those who are traveling alone wishing to meet new people, as a couple wanting a romantic getaway or as a family. There are just so many activities to enjoy at the salt water. For those who simply want to lie back and recharge tired phisical and emotional batteries to those who want to explore some of the most beautiful places in the world a beach holiday ticks all the boxes.
But with so much choice how does one identify that perfect beach spot? It may be challenging – but here are 8 great choices to consider.
Seagrass Bay on Laucala Island, Fiji.
If you want solitude and are prepared to pay for the privilege then Seagrass Bay is the perfect location. Located on a seven and a half mile square island, Seagrass Bay is accessed by a short plane hop from Nadi . This is an island paradise in all senses of the world. Carpeted in lush tropical jungle and home to stunning bird and other flora and fauna – as well as spectacular marine life it is a retreat for those who want to immerse themselves in nature.
Sunset Beach in Oahu, Hawaii.
If you enjoy big wave action offshore and sparkling, pristine sands onshore then this is the place where you need to be. The water is often incredibly calm when the waves are not suitable for surfing, making in a prime spot for those who want to snorkel. However the claim to fame of this beach is the sunsets. Grab a picnic basket, a bottle of something delicious and take your seat for one of nature’s greatest spectacles.
Banana Beach on Koh Hey Island in Phuket, Thailand.
Phuket is rightly recognized as one of the most beautiful spots in the world and Banana Beach is at the top of what is already a collection of the most spectacular collection of beaches in the world. Crystal clear water, lush jungle canopy and part of a National Park and marine preservation area. Laid back and with great snorkeling, kayaking and parasailing this is a place where the worries of the world can be left far behind. The bamboo frame restaurant also serves some of the best seafood in the world.
Temae Plage Publique in Moorea, French Polynesia.
The crystal clear waters have to be experienced to be believed. Visitors can peer down to the bottom and snorkel among some of the most unspoiled reefs in the world. The groups of harmless stingrays provide endless entertainment.
Psarou Beach on Mykonos, Greece.
Mykonos has long been a favorite with international travelers and boasts some of the world’s greatest beaches. Psarou beach however takes it to a whole new level. It’s petite size and the fact that it is set in a magnificent horseshoe bay make it worthy of acclaim. Add to this the numerous fabulous dining destinations and great water sports opportunities and you have the recipe for a great beach experience.
Palm Beach in Aruba.
Only two miles in length – but a world of relaxation. This is the destination for those who want to spend the day in the sunshine on sparkling sands and spend the evening at the casino or dining at one of the many great restaurants in the area. After that it’s off to enjoy the pulsating beats at one of the many nightclubs in the area.
Matira Beach on Bora Bora, French Polynesia.
Bora Bora is a legendary place for those who really want to experience island style relaxation – and Matira Beach takes the possibilities to a whole new level. Powdery sands and a lagoon that teams with marine life mean that water based fun is the name of the game. Palm fringed public access means no sky high resort type pricing.
Reethi Rah – North Malé Atoll, Maldives.
With over 1,200 beaches to choose from in the Maldives finding your own slice of paradise may not be difficult. But Reethi Rah really shines. It boasts 8 separate opportunities to throw off the worries of the world at the edge of unspoiled and crystal clear waters. Only one resort means that you are almost assured that you will not be part of the madding crowd.
Take a beach holiday today and feel the worries of the world disappear as the waters lap at your feet and the sands caress your toes. – It is the stuff that dreams are made of.