Summer is right around the corner and many of us are already starting to get nervous to schedule vacations. Rhetorical questions are constant: Sea or mountain? Friends or Partner? Continent? Help! Don't worry, you're not alone in this dilemma. Although there are thousands of other places to discover in this beautiful planet, we have a summary of some of the best beaches in the world so you can get inspired and make a little cross in the list of destinations you have in your mind.
The Source d'Argent beach is probably one of the places where most people would agree to label it as a beach paradise. This beach is on the Digue island, in the Seychelles, and is one of the great treasures of the place. The beach -or rather, the coves that form Source d'Argent- has everything a sea and sun lover wishes: fine white sand, palm trees around, waters of a deep turquoise color and what makes this place even more special are the rock formations scattered throughout the coast. It's a good idea to rent a bike to get to the beach and once you've already lodged, it's time to get a natural fruit juice from one of the street vendors and take a dip.
Formentera is one of the best kept secrets of the Balearic Islands in Spain, where the list of dreamy beaches never ends. Cala Sanoa is one of the most special places in Formentera, among other things for being small, it's surrounded by red sand cliffs that contrast with the intense blue sea. Also, views are privileged from this part of the world: the cove faces west and the sunsets are breathtaking. Of course, this cove is urbanized and has all the amenities you can imagine so you have to assess what kind of environment you're looking for on your trip.
Many of the beaches of Greece have a typical Mediterranean aspect, but it's specially true for the Fakistra cove. This place located on the coast of the Aegean sea is one of the most preserved by the Greeks and tourists and what makes it more special is that the cove is surrounded by cliffs full of trees. This is one of the coves of Greece that you can have for yourself if it is not high season. If so, it's your lucky day! The cove is next to the town of Tsagarada and about 50 kilometers east of Volos.
St Peter's Pool can almost never appear in the rankings of the best beaches in the world but often Malta is an island passing quietly through the list of the best islands for vacation. Sant Peters Pool is one of the most enjoyable beaches in the world. And why? Because, as many of the beaches in Malta, it doesn't have sand but rocks. But unlike other parts of the country, the rocks are well above sea level and have a natural shape almost designed to work as a trampoline. That is, in most cases, you have to jump to enter the water. It's worth it!
The island of Bora Bora is probably the most known one as a place of dreamy waters and beach landscapes to leave you with your mouth wide open. And you've probably seen pictures of this part of the world hundreds of times, but of course, everything has a reason. It's impossible not to gawk doesn't matter where you look. The color of the water of the coast of the island is amazing, to say the least. The sand is white and fine and the breeze that passes between the palm trees is the epitome of happiness. The island and... Well, the entire French Polynesia as a whole, has been getting covered by resorts along the perimeter of Bora Bora but the good thing is that they have done so that the cottages and bungalows are integrated perfectly into place. They even complement it.
No one is surprised when people say that Australia is an amazing, endless and well maintained country. And among the thousands of things that stand out in this country, there's one of the best places to go for beach vacation. One of the top places is the Fraser Island and one of the things that make it be part of the podium of the world's islands is that it's the biggest sand island in the world. That was an aside. On the other hand, it's that it is surrounded by cliffs that have been eroded, so the sand is made up of thousands of different colors. In addition to the vegetation there is just steps from the water, wild and lush.
Everyone knows that Brazil is one of the countries where one lives more outside the house than inside, and beaches that are along the coast will make you tip your hat before nature. Ilha Grande is one of the crown jewels of Brazil and the Lopes Mendes beach is a favorite for Brazilians. The waters are so crystal clear that it looks like wind instead and one of the best things of it is that to get to it you have to travel by ferry or taxi-boat and walk a few meters. This little long road makes this corner of the world doesn't get overcrowded like other parts of Brazil.
Thailand, for those who don't know, is one of the Asian destinations that have best promoted their prodigious landscapes. Yes, there is no other verb and we aren't exaggerating. Although it's a destination with a monsoon season during summer, the country can boast of having some of the most desirable beaches on the planet. It's probably one of the corners more globally listed in tourist guides and Long Beach is certainly part of this dreamy catalog. To reach the island you have to take a boat and it's one of the graces of the place. There's a bit of tourism but without being overdone and all services are at your reach.
Palawan is the icing on the cake of Philippines. This elongated island is so exceptional that it has several natural sites declared World Heritage by UNESCO and still preserves some of the species of fauna and flora that, in other parts of the world, are endangered. With just this little bit of information you can already get an idea of how preserved is Palawan and the life on this piece of land.
The Turks and Caicos Island is certainly unheard of for many who are not of central america or america in general. And what a pity! This neighboring island of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba is a piece of heaven in the planet. The color of the sea is blue, the water is calm, coral reefs are packed with fish of all types and colors and the overall climate of the island is worthy of a summer dream. This island is, without doubt, a part of the world moving away from the conventional. Add it to your list!