We can all agree that after the countless days that Summer refused to quit, the idea of hitting the beach sounds pretty awesome, right? So here’s a list of the 5 most amazing beaches that you could visit during your summer vacation!
Where: La Digue, Republic of Seychelles
Why it made our list: Its towering cliffs and pink sand make it one of the most photographed beaches in the world.
Bonus: Anse Source d’Argent is one of the most popular beaches to be found on all the islands, with pink sands offset by towering granite boulders that have been worn by time and weather. The ocean here is sheltered by a reef, providing calm and shallow waters that make a perfect playground for little ones. Most will find it hard to tear themselves away from the lovely seclusion of Anse Source d’Argent, but the island is ripe for exploring, with rows of beaches and craggy nooks.
Where: The Marieta Islands by Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Why it made our list: LOOK AT IT! While no longer as hidden as the name might suggest, this beach is rumoured to have been formed by the Mexican military detonating test bombs in the early 1900s.
Bonus: The Hidden Beach is invisible from the outside, and is only accessible through a long water tunnel that links the beach to the Pacific Ocean. There is approximately six feet of space above water level, so visitors can arrive at the beach by swimming or kayaking!
Where: Fraser Island, Australia
Why it made our list: There’s no salt to sting your eyes, as this all-silica beach is on a crystal clear, freshwater lake – considered one of the cleanest in the world. Fraser Island’s also one of the largest sand islands and features an ancient rainforest.
Bonus: There are a number of areas where day-trippers and adventurers can experience camping on Fraser Island. If you’d like to try camping on Fraser Island, then Lake McKenzie would be one of the best spots to put your tent up. As they say, you can never fully enjoy the majestic beauty of a destination unless you’ve seen it in its entirety, and of course, under the stars.
Where: Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Why it made our list: Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay that’s sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides. Inside the bay there are several beaches, most are small and some only exist at low tide. The main one is around 200 metres long with silky soft white sand, underwater colourful coral and exotic fish in exceptionally clear water; the whole bay is one big reef.
Bonus: Buckets of cheap Thai beer!
Where: Tulum, Mexico
Why it made our list: With Mayan ruins in the background, this white sand paradise are accented by clear water and colourful fishing boats; meanwhile, festive locals salsa dance on nearby Playa Esperanza.
Bonus: Climbing pyramids, kite surfing, and eating fish tacos — you will not get bored.