With the world on pause because of pandemic , it's time to dream about vacation. To get you inspired, here are 10 of the best beaches in the world.
1 La Digue Island, Seychelles
La Digue is lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. In terms of size it is the fourth largest granitic island of Seychelles . It has a population of 2,800 people. There is no airport on La Digue, so to get there from a foreign country, one has to fly to Victoria and continue by ferry, usually via Praslin. It has a small area , which makes it relatively easy to travel around by bike or on foot. La Digue was named after a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768.
Laucala Island is the most amazing destination in Fiji, possibly in the whole world. Laucala is 2nd most expensive resort in the world. Currently it's a very popular destination for international jetset who are looking for absolute privacy, serenity, exclusivity and inspiration. It's a fairly large island of 3000 acres of green mountainous land and jungle forests surrounded by picture perfect white sand beaches.
3 Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Sunset Beach Oahu is one of the Best of Oahu highlight and a beautiful surfing mecca not to be missed! It’s a great Oahu Beach to watch big-wave surfers in action during the wintertime. Then come back in the summertime when the waves go flat, and Sunset Beach State Park gives way to a new scene for some amazing snorkeling in Oahu. But above all, visit Sunset Beach for its name and reputation…breathtaking, which will easily rival some of the best sunsets in Hawaii!
4 Milaidhoo Island, Maldives
This stunning small island sits in the remote Baa Atoll – the Maldives’ only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve that’s inhabited by dolphins, manta rays and whale sharks, and known for its seriously swish but sensitively-designed resorts. The house reef lies close to the beach and, as a marine-protected reef, is known for its excellent snorkelling and diving.
5 Honopu Beach, Kauai
It doesn't get anymore secluded and remote than Honopu Beach on Kauai's Na Pali Coast. No road or even a hiking trail leads to it. In fact, the only legal way to access it is to swim to it. Honopu actually consists of two beaches, which are backed by majestic 1200-foot (365 m) high sea cliffs and separated by the Honopu arch. Around the corner is a large waterfall, cascading down the sea cliff, through the arch and into the ocean. Trying to reach Honopu Beach is an adventure that is certainly not for everyone. Since swimming to the beach is necessary to set foot on it, one must be a very strong swimmer to reach it.
6 Elafonísi, Crete, Greece
Elafonisi is a magical place that consists of a small islet full of white and pink sandy beaches. Blindingly white sand with pink hues, turquoise-white lagoon-like waters that ripple as they pick up the breeze, Elafonissi is an exotic place, a flat morsel of land with sporadic vegetation against the stark bareness of the Cretan mountains. If it weren’t for the car park on the mainland, the umbrellas, beach bar and sun beds, one could mistake it for paradise. Luckily, the island itself is a protected zone, so there is none of that once you walk across the shallow water.
7 Palm Beach, Aruba
Palm Beach is dotted by palm trees, hotels, casinos, water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. Calm waters make this beach a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers. A walk along the coast at dawn or sunset is perfect for exercise and quiet reflection during your Caribbean vacation. Taking in the magnificent tangerine sunset or enjoying candle-lit, barefoot dining on the beach in Aruba can be the perfect finale to a lazy or exciting day of sun and sea.
8 Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is one of the world’s most unspoiled and beautiful beaches. Whitehaven Beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Whitsunday Island’s famous beach stretches for seven kilometres and is washed by swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. The sand is 98 per cent pure white silica, which gives it a brilliant, near luminescent colour.
9 Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is one of the magical islands that make up French Polynesia in the South Pacific. Just 18 miles long, this lush little slipper of land lies in a protected lagoon edged by fine white sandy shores. You can eat and drink right on the Beach at a couple of casual cafes.
10 Glass Beach, California
The last one is not what you expacted. Glass Beach is a beach near Fort Bragg, California, that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town. The beach is now visited by tens of thousands of tourists yearly. Collecting is discouraged by State Park Rangers on the section of "Glass Beach" adjacent to the state park, where they ask people to leave what little glass is left for others to enjoy, although most of the sea glass is now found on the other two glass beaches outside the state park area.