Imagine if you will, waking up on a fine summer morning and find out that you’ve just won the jackpot you’ve been dreaming about. This happens more often than you might think, in fact, there is an average of one jackpot snapped up every week.
With all your newfound fortune, you must be thinking about a holiday and where you could head off for your summer vacation. Well, you’re in luck! We’ve just compiled a list of what we think are the top ten best beaches in the world.
- Lindquist Beach, St. Thomas
Coming in at number 10 in our top ten best beaches in the world is this beautiful, protected 21-acre area that goes by name of Smith Bay Park. It is a small white sand beach that comes with crystal clear turquoise water. Shallow and calm, it is a perfect setting for family fun. You can head to either the right or left side of the shore, and enjoy a local packed picnic of conch chowder in the coconut grove or rest easy under the sea grape trees. Usually quiet during the week, with a tendency of becoming livelier on weekends, as locals tend to throw parties
9. Orient Bay Beach, St. Martin
If you’re up for nonstop partying, then Orient Bay Beach on the gorgeous islands of St. Martin is the place for you this summer —here, you can party all day and night with scenic blue waters and white sands as your backdrop. The place is not short of clubs and bars that dot the entire stretch, and since it’s a popular destination, getting and staying there is easy, as it’s only about 4 kilometres from the airport.
- Treasure Beach, Jamaica
In number 8 in our top ten best beaches in the world list is this picturesque Jamaican coastline, divided up into a number of smaller coves, with only four of them being open to the public. Prepare to be charmed by the authentic fishing villages located at each cove, this sic-mile stretch offers some spectacular swimming and snorkeling spots along the untainted rocky shorelines. Treasure Beach is less of a tourist spot, and more of a community that is made up of artists and writers finding their inspirations in this phenomenally inviting cultural scene.
- Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Matira beach is undoubtedly the most famous of the Tahitian beaches, and it is so for good reason: The mile-long stretch of powder-white, silky sand slopes, gently caress the shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain tropical foliage and palm trees. Another added bonus is the fact that It’s the only public-access beach in Bora Bora, so you don’t need to pay some fancy five-star resort prices to enjoy its beauty. Although we’re sure that after winning the jackpot, you’ll not deprive yourself from such luxuries
- Palm Beach, Aruba
Found of the northwest side of the island, this 2-mile long stretch is brimming with fun in the sun activities to keep you occupied both during the day and night. Have a go at parasailing or explore that gorgeous reef life snorkelling, before heading to Pelican Pier Bar to enjoy a barefoot lunch during the day. Head to the nearby restaurants, casinos, and nightclubs at night to turn your amazing day into an amazing night.
- Reduit Beach, St. Lucia
This popular holiday destination is located about ten minutes south of Pigeon Island National Park. Expect gorgeous scenery and far-off views of Fort Rodney while lounging on the white sandy beach. And whether you’re looking for a place to grab a bite to eat or a good spot to go windsurfing, this scenic beach has everything you need: Reduit Beach is within walking distance to the village. Expect to see luxury resorts, but still retains a relaxed, beachy sense perfect for a quiet getaway.
- El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
If you’re into being in heavenly spots with nobody else around, then Palawan is the spot for you. It remains steadily under the radar, even though it continues to rank highly among popular travel books. El Nido alone boasts around 50 white island beaches—it’s just impossible to pick just the one— The islands are set around grafted limestone formations and have the whitest and finest sand you’ll ever see. The water is so crystal clear that it makes the Caribbean Sea look murky in comparison. And the sunsets? Well, they’ll ruin you for life. Consider yourself warned.
No matter what your taste is like, this place truly is one of the best beaches in the world.
- Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Famous for being one of the world’s best places to catch the biggest waves for surfing in winter, the water here becomes as very calm in summer, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling. After a day out on the beach, don’t head home just yet: make sure you catch one those famous sunsets, as its name suggests, they really seal the deal.
- Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
In number 2 our best beaches in the world list is Hanopu beach, AKA Cathedral Beach, Honopuis quite difficult to reach. It can’t be accessed except by water to begin with, so getting there, you must reach the island by boat and swim offshore, or from neighboring Kalalau Beach at your own risk. We promise the trouble is worth it: Think cumin-colored sand bordered by soaring, vegetation-cloaked cliffs—and, most times, not a soul in sight. Fun fact: It’s served as a location on such films as King Kong, Six days Seven Nights, and Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii
And in our number 1 spot for the top ten best beaches in the world has to go to Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii. Jet-black shore, lapis lazuli waters, and thick, jungle-like foliage, Honokalani Beach is a photographer’s dream. Besides lying lazily on the “ black sand” which is actually made up of of tiny lava pebbles, there’s plenty of other things to do: you’ll find seaside lava tubes and sea caves carved into the lava cliffs along the shore. It’s wild, unspoiled Hawaii at its best, and a necessary stop en route to Hana.
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