Everybody loves beaches because it is the point where the land, water, and sky meet, and make for an amazing sight. Given below is our list of top ten places for the best beach holidays in the world. We start from the tenth placed beach to the best-placed beach in the world –
1. Elafonissi Beach, Elafonissi, Greece
Elafonissi means ‘deer island’ in Greek. Elafonissi is situated in the south-westernmost point of Crete, in Greece and is a nature-protected area. This beach can make the perfect beach holiday for you and your family because this beach is full of white sand and turquoise waters – the characteristics of a Caribbean beach.
Millions of broken pink colored shells give the sand a pinkish color in many places of the beach. There is a good amount of area where the water is only 1 meter shallow and this means that your children will also enjoy the beach holiday as much as you do.
Being a tourist destination this beach also has the usual showers, lifeguards, snack bars and changing rooms so you don’t have to worry. If you are a naturalist, this can be the perfect beach holiday for you too because you can just walk along the beach till you reach a quiet cove which you prefer.
2. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia
This is a seven-kilometer-long beach situated along one of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. In this beach, the water is crystal clear, and the sand is pure white making it perhaps the most relaxing beach in Australia.
The specialty of the Whitehaven Beach is that the tide shifts, the white sand, and the crystal clear water – all three combine to create a beautiful fusion of colors during the low tide period. If you plan your beach holiday to this destination, don’t forget to check out the myriad of colors from the Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island.
To reach Whitehaven bay, you can use the ferry, power boat or the luxury yacht – your choice. You decide how much you want to pamper yourself on this holiday of choice.
3. Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico
Playa Flamenco is not just the finest beach in Puerto Rico. It can possibly be the best beach in the whole of Caribbean making it quite a beach holiday for you in case you choose this option.
The beach stretches for around a mile. Flamenco is just the right beach to snorkel, sunbathe, swim, and socialize.
During the summer weeks, it is so placid that there are no waves at all in this beach. This beach is very inspirational because it is long, wide and is surrounded by greenery. If you are the kind that likes to take a dip in the water, well, the good news is that the underwater visibility is around 20 meters here. Come on, what are you waiting for! Book your beach holiday now.
4. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
Boracay is a ten square miles island in the middle of the Philippine archipelago. Boracay has two beaches – the more popular one called White Beach in the west and the Bulabog Beach in the east.
Boracay´s amazing White Beach provides everything for a family to plan their beach holiday here – starting with loads of leisure activities, excellent shopping opportunities, fine dining & regular dining and the enviable nightlife.
Among the leisure activities for family and children are – swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kiteboarding and windsurfing. The beauty of a holiday at Boracay is that the beach is nearby the hotels, which range from the 1 star to the 5 star.
5. Anse Lazio, Praslin Island, Seychelles
The Anse Lazio beach is situated in the northwest of Praslin Island, Seychelles. The Praslin island is full of white, soft sand and amazing turquoise water.
If you want to sit back and relax and watch a few beach sunsets this is just the right place for you. The beach is crescent shaped and is surrounded by greenery and rising hills, which make it an alluring sight for sore eyes.
This multitude of colors this beach exhibits is nature’s miracle you don’t want to miss – and hence this can also be your perfect beach holiday with family.
The reflection of the jungle brings in the green, the sands bring in white, the water contributes the various shades of blue and we leave the sun to decide what color it wants to contribute for the moment and enthrall the audience holidaying at the beach.
6. Playa de Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
This wonderful beach is small and this fact adds to its advantage. The beach is made up of fine-grained pristine white sands and with the small size of the beach. It feels as if it is a private beach created by nature just for you.
For a good stretch of this beach (50 meters to be precise) the water is shallow allowing for children to have good fun wading and swimming in the water.
The fact that the locals keep this beach very clean makes it a great for family holidays. There is an interesting bar right on the sands so you can have drink whatever you want without ever taking your foot off the beach.
If you have a pet and would prefer to take it along on your holiday, please note that your beach holiday has to happen somewhere else – pets are banned on this beach.
7. Playa Paraiso Beach, Cayo Largo, Cuba
Cayo Largo is a small resort island in Cuba, hosting the Playa Paraiso beach. Playa Paraiso beach is the paradise you are looking for. Really.
The sands are sugar white, extending till where your eyes can see and the ocean water is clear and inviting. This beach is just right for snorkeling and diving – and if you love these two activities this can make just the right beach holiday for you and your family.
It has a twin beach as well – and you can use a ferry to visit the twin. The twin beach called Playas Sirena hosts beach grills and water sports so you shouldn’t miss that either.
Christopher Columbus is said to have visited the island on his second expedition in 1494. You can be the next to take a beach holiday here. Do note that none of the Cubans barring those who are working in the resorts are allowed to use this beach.
8. Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa, Italy
Lampedusa is an island located in the Pelagie group of islands in Sicily in Italy. Now, who doesn’t love Italy and Italians? This Italian beach boasts of aquamarine colors, clarity of the water, and soft, white sands without any shells or seaweed. There is a good amount of shallow water as well in this beach.
The beauty of this beach is accentuated by the fact that there is no development whatsoever near the beach – it is pure nature.
If you love stunning views, this is your beach. If you decide to choose this beach for your beach holiday there are a few things you need to keep in mind – the walk to the beach may be difficult for a disabled, the amenities are very sparse so take all you need in the beach, and you may find topless women in the beach.
If you are bringing your family here on your holiday, you also need to know that besides swimming and enjoying the natural beach there is no other activity to do here.
9. Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
The Grace Bay beach has clear blue waters, beautiful white sands stretch, top-class spas nearby, excellent restaurants and places to buy souvenirs. There is nothing else that one can expect from his (or her) beach holiday.
This beach is a 12-mile stretch so you can even go for a nice run if you want. If you are a beach activity lover you can keep yourself occupied with all the diving, snorkeling and fishing.
In the small mountains, one can also witness the rocks and stones engraved by ship-wreaked sailors as they were waiting for their rescue to arrive – makes for a compelling beach holiday experience.
10. Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago in Brazil and hosts the best beach in the World – Baua do Sancho. This beach gets its currents from Africa and has such amazing visibility that underwater it is possible to see 50 meters and beyond. The warm waters make this beach ideal for swimming and water play.
Native vegetation and high rising cliffs surround this beach, which means you must walk down the cliffs to reach here or reach here by water – this exclusivity gives this beach its charm. The clear water will invite you for swimming or a diving session and it is best to give in to the allure.
If you plan your beach holiday during the rainy season (Feb-June) you may even see two waterfalls on the beach. If you can afford it and can take a week off, just go ahead and make a visit to Baia do Sancho. No doubt, this will be your best beach holiday ever.
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