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Posts Tagged ‘Top 10 Beaches in the World’

Top Ten Beach Destinations in the World

Posted by E.G.D. on May 15, 2012

Today’s Featured Writer: Angie Feathers

Angie offers us her choices for the best beach destinations in the world! After perusing Angie’s picks, why not share your own choices in the comment block below?  Enjoy! -E.G.D.

Beaches offer a serene mecca for all those beach lovers who find water, sand and sun irresistible. Next time you’re planning a vacation, choose one of these destinations in order to indulge in some beautiful beach activities, bask in the sun, and explore underwater treasures. However, the options at your disposal can vary from one beach to another. Are you planning an international beach vacation this summer? If so, here are the top destinations for you, and what you need to know about them.

Mahé Island, Seychelles (Photo: Hansueli Krapf/Wikipedia)

1. Mahe Island, Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
Seychelles has some of the most photographed beaches in the world. In contrast to white, sandy beaches, the beaches in Seychelles boast pale pink sands. The sparkling waters with the pink sands as a backdrop offer a fantastic view of the coastline. Furthermore, activities including swimming, water skiing, and snorkeling are easily accessible in the turquoise water of Seychelles.

2. The Republic of Maldives (Indian Ocean)
Whether your dream is to enjoy loads of marine activities or spend days exploring the dry wonders in a beautiful palm-fringed haze, Maldives is the place for you. This pristine Asian island beach destination, with an extensive coastline and myriad of activities, offers a memorable experience to each guest.

Matira beach and lagoon, Bora Bora (Photo: Scott Williams/Wikipedia)

3. Bora Bora, Society Islands (French Polynesia)
Bora Bora may not be considered the most sophisticated of beach destinations, but it is truly a magical island. Explore the island’s renowned lagoons, snorkel and explore the wonderful undersea treasure, or set out for a sightseeing or culinary tour, as there is much to see and do on this romantic island.

4. Phi Phi Island, Thailand
The remote and pristine beaches of Phi Phi Island are perfect for those looking for a serene setting to spend time with their loved ones. Come explore this paradise that not only offers a series of breathtaking scenic spots, but also a number of urban establishments, including reggae bars and local restaurants.

Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida (Photo: Jsarasota/Wikipedia Commons)

5. Siesta Beach, Florida (U.S.A.)
Dazzling beaches, a vast range of fun activities, and a wealth of urban pleasures make Florida’s most-visited beach a delight. Visit the Siesta Beach near Sarasota to check out this world-famous beach, boasting turquoise blue water. Activities  range from a the usual beach activities (e.g. swimming and sun bathing) to sightseeing tours.

6. Hanalei Bay, Hawaii (U.S.A.)
Hawaii, the 50th and most exotic state in the USA, is one of the best beach destinations in the world. Out of the six major islands of Hawaii, the town of Hanalei on Kauai Island is regarded as having the most pristine beach in the state of Hawaii. The small township of Hanalei combines the spectacular natural wonders with a buzzing urban scene.

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island (Damien Dempsey/Wikimedia)

7. Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is the best beach that Australia has to offer. Located on the famous Whitsunday Island, this sparkling beach boasts pure white sands and reef dunes that are actually formed by the dead coral that came from the Great Barrier Reef. The lush forested areas bordering the beach also offer a number of activities for all guests.

8. Pink Sands Beach, Bahamas
As the name suggests, this uniquely pink beach in the Bahamas is perfect for those who want to enjoy an intimate vacation with their loved ones. Come here for a private getaway and indulge in a serene setting.

Clifton Beach, Cape Town, South Africa (Photo: Lettkow/Wikimedia Commons)

9. Clifton Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
South Africa’s Clifton Beach is one of those popular beaches where many tourists often flock to tan and play in the sun. The crystal-clear Atlantic waters and the scenic cliffs of this Cape Town Beach boast a stunning view. Aside from the beach activities in Cape Town, you will have plenty of man made attractions to explore, including a wonderful nightlife.

10. Nungwi Beach, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Regarded as one of the most romantic beaches in the world, the Nungwi Beach in Tanzania is a popular honeymoon spot. Bring your loved ones for a week-long vacation at the Nungwi Beach and enjoy a romantic, yet exciting, holiday while staying at an upscale seaside villa within the awe-inspiring setting of Zanzibar.

About the Featured Writer: Angie Feathers likes to write and travel!

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