Beaches with tranquil sea and crystal white sand are every traveler’s dreams. But where to find such places? The beaches you have to put on your bucket list? Those that would bring you a fair number of new followers on Instagram? We bring you a list of the best and most luxurious beaches from the entire the world.
1. Kailua Beach: Hawaii, Paradise on Earth
Undoubtedly the best beach on the US coast is Kailua Beach in Hawaii, Oahu Island. This beach is the only one that made it to the top of Dr. Beach ranking of beaches. Stephen Leatherman has been compiling a list of the best beaches since 1991. His main criterion is safety and cleanliness.
2. Maundays Bay: A moon-shaped beach
According to Condé Nast Traveler, Maundays Bay is the best beach in the world. Out of several beaches on Anguilla Island near Puerto Rico, Maundays Bay was the only one to earn this rating, particularly because of its tranquil blue water and crystal clear sand, as well as the extaordinary moon-like shape of the beach. It’s an ideal beach for families with small children.
3. Parrot Cay: Try a beach frequented by Hollywood celebrities
If you're looking for a famous beach, Parrot Cay is the right choice. Bruce Willis and Donna Karan have built their holiday homes here - for a good reason. This island is only accessible from the sea. The journey from the nearest town takes half an hour by boat. Parrot Cay near Haiti and Cuba is a luxurious private resort offering superb accommodation.
4. El Nido: Sand finer than velvet
El Nido, one of the Philippine islands, is home to several beautiful beaches, out of which it’s almost impossible to choose a favorite. They are all surrounded by limestone formations and covered by the finest sand you'll ever see. The water here is so dazzling blue that the Caribbean Sea looks ugly in comparison. And the sunsets will completely enchant you.
5. Orient Bay Beach: Go where the party never ends!
But not everyone is looking for a vacation spot where they could relax. If you are one of those people, you will love the Orient Bay Beach in St. Martinique. Sipping alcohol and endless raves on beautiful white sand, that’s a Paradise for all the party people of the world. Bars and clubs can be found along the entire coast. There is also a zone reserved for the bold in the southern part of the beach. If you’re not shy, you can throw away your swimsuit at the local nudist beach.
6. Reethi Rah: One resort with eight beaches
It is incredibly difficult to choose one beach in the luxurious Maldives. But we managed! Out of nearly a thousand beaches, we recommend the Reethi Rah. Eight perfect sandy beaches, one more beautiful than the next. All this under the roof of a single resort. You definitely won’t have to fight over a spot on the beach here.
7. Matira: Enter the Bora Bora lagoon
Over a kilometer-long stretch of soft white sand, that’s Matira, probably one of the most popular beaches in Tahiti. The sand gently blends with the emerald green lagoon. There are palm trees and tropical plants all around. Matira is the only publicly available beach on Bora Bora.