TOP 5 BEACH DESTINATIONS IN THE WORLD
It has deep blue seas, turquoise reefs, white sandy beaches and palm trees. It is also a place full of character, where its people have long spent their days languishing in the very essence of idyll living. While it is the perfect place to sit on a beach and watch a sunset with a cocktail balanced on your hand, it is also a geographical marvel, knowing that there are thousands of fish swimming around the vivid corals just a few feet away from where you sit. 99% of the Maldives is made up of sea. The people of the islands are widely dispersed across the atolls, with about 200 inhabited islands.
About 90 islands are developed as tourist resort and the rest are uninhabited or used for agriculture and other livelihood purposes.
Just lying on a deserted beach of a Maldivian island, taking in nothing but the continuous rhythm of the waves, the sea salt in the air and feeling the soft white sand on your bare feet is enough to sooth your senses. Each island with its green vegetation and secluded setting is a natural spa in its own right, designed to soothe, caress and heal.
In short, Maldives is one place which guarantees an experience of a life time. For people who are in search of a peaceful place where natural reserves are carefully preserved, staying options are advanced yet exotic, where people are welcomed with open hearts and their happiness and safety is never compromised, then Maldives is the place to be.
2. THAILAND (KRABI)
One of the biggest mis-understanding of this world-class beach destination is that it is an island-which it is not. The area of Railay is actually a large peninsula jutting out into the Andaman, but what makes this place truly place special is that it’s cut off from the rest of the mainland by a row of steep hills, which means you can only get there by boat. Railay has risen from peaceful fishing village to a world-class tourist destination, thanks to its imposing limestone cliffs that shoot out of the crystal blue waters to tower over the white sandy beaches.
It actually covers three beaches, each with its own distinctive character. Railay West is the longest, featuring white sand and shallow water. Though, It is ideal for sunbathing. Be warned that the southern-end is pretty rocky. Being also the most popular, you’ll find a collection of resorts, restaurants and beach bars serving visitors. Further, north is
Ton Sai Bay, a good spot for rock climbing and affordable rooms.
Railay West, and Ton Sai, are at the most beautiful at sunset, when those steep cliffs are silhouetted against the sky. Opposite Railay West is Railay East, which is actually really just part of a bigger mangrove swamp. Though it’s not great for swimming, it’s the best place to catch a beautiful sunrise. Sitting between Railay West and East is Phranang Beach, named after the cave containing a sacred Buddha image that can be found on this beach. A lot smaller than Railay West and East, Phranang is the best beach for swimming, with clean, white powdery sand and crystal clear, shallow water.
Mauritius is renowned for its white sandy beaches and blue lagoons protected by coral reefs. Clear warm coloured blue turquoise water and endless white beaches with coconut trees makes Mauritius an ideal tropical dream beach holiday destination. The enchanting large lagoons with fine white sand are the embodiment of the paradise to those who want to enjoy the sea or soak up the sun. All around the island, large strips of beaches offer unbeatable relaxing possibilities during the week and great opportunities to mix with the local population at the weekends. Most of the beaches are safe for swimming, and are ideal for coastal walks and scenic sightseeing.
The is famous for watersports such as water-skiing, windsurfing, sailing, deep-sea fishing, diving, undersea walk and parasailing.
The is wilder and less developed, offering a spectacle of nature. The white beaches are fringed with a lagoon whose colour is ever-changing.
The is known for its high cliffs and beautiful scenery along the coastal road winding between the mountain and the sea. Here, the breaks in the reef allow the open sea to come right up to the land, crushing against the rocks, creating a craggy and dramatic coastline.
On the coast, meanwhile, visitors can enjoy magnificent sunsets and deep-sea fishing. Surfers also love it here and frequently head for Tamarin – the surf centre of Mauritius – which is as popular with beginners as it is with more experienced surfers.
Most beach hotels in Mauritius provide complimentary watersports facilities to their clients. Scuba diving, parasailing and deep-sea fishing are available at extra cost.
A spot that surely lives up to its name, Treasure Beach is a favourite among locals and visitors. Treasure Beach is a six-mile stretch of coral-coloured with private coves and rocky shores. The beach is also known for its many bays including Billy’s, Calabash, Fort Charles Great and Frenchman’s which are a must visit.
Offering some of the best snorkeling experience, Lime Cay is a fifteen minutes boat ride from Port Royal. About half of the area is wooded; the rest is sand and coral. It has no infrastructure except for a small open building used for the preparation and selling of food. Lime Cay is uninhabitable by humans but the tiny island pulsates with life, laughter and good times, gives it, the truly Jamaican spirit.
Puerto Seco Beach
The eastern side of the Discovery Bay is rimmed with white-sand beaches including Puerto Seco Beach, whose pristine setting and relaxing appeal can only be described as breathtaking. With its soft sand and limpid waters, Puerto Seco Beach is a real charmer. Open to the public, it sports rustic eateries and bars and a fun park with a waterslide for kids, perfect for a day excursion.
San San Beach
Located just outside of Port Antonio, San San Beach is one of the most famous stretches of pure white sand in all of Jamaica. With approximately 1½ miles of sand this is a private beach with offshore reefs and warm, shallow waters which are ideal for snorkeling and windsurfing in winter and also allows you to swim, relax or just chill out on the shore while enjoying the beauty of the turquoise waters around you. Vacationers hoping to taste the seclusion in Jamaica will definitely love this spot since it is not crowded.
A particularly unusual spot, located about an hour outside of Buff Bay, named for it’s view of a turtle shell shaped rock that sits just offshore is the visually stunning Turtle Bay. This spot is more famous for its towering rock formations than its sands. Coastal erosion has worked its magic to create this idyllic setting and the majestic variegated rocks are quite a wonder to behold.
The Kenya Coast offers a variety of beautiful beaches that all look out on to the glorious Indian Ocean. To the North is Lamu Island which offers up mix of beaches and plenty of culture. To the South is Mombasa, Diani, Watamu and Malindi for unspoiled white beaches and variety of water-sports. Some of these beaches has been rated as the best beach destination in Africa. These unspoilt white sandy beaches with blue Indian Ocean offers unparalleled experience of beach vacation.
The coastline south of Mombasa is a tropical paradise of palm fringed white sand beaches, where the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean meet beautiful coral reefs.
The protective reefs have created ideal beaches with calm, inviting waters.
Days are filled with sunshine and nights are balmy and warm with gentle sea breezes. The offshore reefs are alive with coral, myriad fish, sea turtles and dolphins.
Lamu Island, a peaceful tropical island cast against the magical, unspoilt, Indian Ocean coast of Kenya. Rich in history, Lamu town has been as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Enjoy a tropical holiday in Lamu in Kenya this summer!
Lamu is all about laid back charm and a relaxed atmosphere. Here you will find, life running at its own pace. Explore the history of Lamu and sightseeing destinations of Lamu on Kenya’s travel.
On the beach holidays in Lamu, you will enjoy the stunning scenery, sweeping strands of beaches and the rolling sand dunes. It is a perfect place for couples and honeymooners to begin their lives together or rekindle their romance.0n the beach holidays, an excursion on dhows, offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the area and the surrounding fishing villages.
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