Magnificent is not enough to describe how beautiful the world is. Imagine going to a place surrounded by blue waters and fine white sand while enjoying a drink under the glorious sun – you just don’t want to leave. Beaches are one of the most popular destinations in the world that even CNN came up with a list of not just 10 but 100 best beaches because there’s just too many that it’s hard to strike off a beach destination from the list. That’s how blessed the world is.
Whether you’re looking for a vacation destination, a Honeymoon treat or you simply want to bask under the sun and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature with a couple of Pina Coladas, here are 5 of the best beaches around the world.
1. The Bahamas
Derived from Spanish word Baja mar which means shallow water or sea, the Bahamas is one of the most sought after beach destinations in the world. It is composed of 700 islands that are scattered over 100,000 square miles of ocean. It is also proud to boast that the country has the clearest water on the planet, with visibility of over 200 feet, making it easy to see the third-largest barrier reef in the world.
Aside from this, the Bahamas will always be known for its pristine beaches and breathtaking views because of its white and pink sand beaches. You can choose from secluded, active, exclusive, and family-friendly beaches depending on your preference.
If you happen to go to the Bahamas, don’t forget to visit the Long Island, home to one of the best beaches in the world, or Nassau and Paradise Island, or Grand Bahama Island where you can find captivating active, and secluded beaches or Harbour Island where you can find the Pink Sands Beach.
Located near the east coast of Africa in the western Indian Ocean, Seychelles is one of the favorite beach destinations as well as one of the world’s most photographed beaches. With 115 islands included in this world’s last frontiers, Seychelles’ islands can be divided into two categories: the 43 Inner Islands, which is within the shallow plateau; and the 72 Outer Islands, which is divided into 5 groups – Amirantes, Southern Coral, Alphonse, Farquhar, and Aldabra.
The islands of Mahe, Praslin, and La Digue are the center of the Seychelles tourism industry and cultural and economic hub because of its fantastic beaches. It is also equipped with both luxurious and affordable hotel accommodations to cater to its growing number of tourists. Aside from getting a tan, there are also various activities that can be done such as island hopping, visiting art galleries and eco-tourism sites, and walk and trail parks that will definitely keep you busy.
Since Seychelles is blessed with a warm, tropical climate all year long, you can visit the place anytime you want, with no visa required. And when you’re in the islands, you will definitely be brought to another world.
3. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Also one of the major tourist and beach destinations in the world, Bora Bora is one of the islands located in French Polynesia. It is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef wherein the center of the island showcases remains on an extinct volcano. Tourism is the primary driving force of the island’s economy. Overwater bungalows, which range from cheap to luxuriously expensive, are standard accommodation types in most Bora Bora resorts. You can also find impressive landscapes of high mountains and atoll sceneries and paradise beaches that come with incredible underwater scenery, it will make you wish you live in the islands.
Aside from the beaches, Bora Bora is also a place for relaxation and water activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving. You can also visit other tourist attractions on land, which means you will never run out of activities to do on the islands.
4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Known as the Marvelous City, Rio de Janeiro will always be regarded for its stunning landscape and laidback beach culture. Aside from this, Brazil’s second-largest city is also famous for its natural settings and beaches. One of the popular beaches located in Rio is Copacabana, which always plays host during the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations, and Ipanema, whose beaches are always known for elegance and social qualities.
Rio is the perfect place to be friends and enjoy the beauty of nature by walking on the coastline of its most magnificent beaches. There are endless Carnaval parties by the beach with lots of music, dance, food, and beer sold everywhere.
So wherever you are in Rio, you will do nothing but enjoy and party under the sun.
Deep blue sea, turquoise reefs, fine white sand beaches, and palm trees – these are only a few of what you’ll see and experience when you are in the Maldives. Also located near the Indian Ocean and across the equator, Maldives 99% made up of sea and is composed of 1,190 coral islands that are formed into ring-like atolls that are spread in the Indian Ocean. Because of this, each atoll has its own island lagoon with various types of underwater creatures and corals.
90 of the thousands of coral islands are primarily developed as a tourist destination. In fact, the country is considered as the world’s premier tropical beach destination as it is known for its pure and perfect beaches. There are hundreds of hotel accommodations to choose from depending on your budget.
Nonetheless, each island in the Maldives is blessed with beaches, tropical vegetation so you will always have a feel of nature wherever you may be.
So, what are you waiting for?