Dreaming of sandy shores and warm waves lapping at your feet? If a beach vacation is in order, then these destinations should make it to the top of your consideration list. Don’t short-change yourself by skimping on the destination – what’s amazing about these world-renowned beaches is that each one has its own special reason for visiting. In no particular order, here are our top five picks for your next beach-bound vacation:
Located near Sri Lanka and the southwest Equator, the Maldives used to have that feeling of exclusivity reserved for the rich and famous. Not anymore! This dream beach destination is enjoying visitors with all sorts of budgets. Want to live the high life? There are four-star resort communities to check out. Need something more down to earth but immensely enjoyable? Book a modest vacation home and spend your days swimming and exploring the region’s amazing tropical fish. With over a thousand islands making up the archipelago, there is no limit to the amount of exploring that you can do in this palm tree-dotted vacation spot.
#2: Lanikai Beach, Hawaii
Lanikai is one of the most popular beaches in Hawaii, and with good reason. Its winning factor? The ultra-white, sandy beach and cacophony of tropical plantation. The local fare is surprisingly affordable, so there is no worry about having to spend too much in order to gorge on a traditional Hawaiian feast. The balmy temperature is practically constant year round, so there is a very good chance to enjoy warm breezy days no matter when you book.
#3: Bora Bora (Tahiti)
If you are itching for a French Polynesian experience, then Bora Bora beach in Tahiti is where it’s at. It’s appeal lies in the coziness of the beach layout, where a lush parcel of land is hidden in a lovely lagoon surrounded by white sand. What’s also great about Bora Bora is that even with its exclusive, beach-party reputation, the area still has isolated beaches where you can enjoy your vacation in seclusion. Many a proposal has been made here, so if you are planning to ask for your loved one’s hand in marriage this most certainly makes the occasion unforgettable.
A trip to the Seychelles is definitely one for the books, thanks to it being on the list of the world’s most photographed beaches. You will love the light pink sand found in Anse Source d’Argent in the La Digue Island (the most well-known island out of one hundred fifteen that make up this Indian Ocean-based archipelago). With clear, shallow waters it is indeed the perfect escape from work and and fast-paced life. The community is welcoming without being overly touristy and it has a certain degree of quaintness which you are guaranteed to fall in love with.
#5: The Hamptons (New York)
If you want to keep things hip and happening at the beach, then your summer destination of choice ought to be the Hamptons in New York. Being a significant location for many Western movies and television shows, the Hamptons Beach is a must-visit at least once in your life. Riding the Jitney is also must, as well as long leisurely walks in Montauk. Bring your best outfits and relax in style!
So, which beach destination appeals to you the most?