In western Jamaica, hotels and restaurants line the waterfront; fortunately building codes limit structures to the height of a palm-tree and prevent the beach from feeling overdeveloped.
A reputed refuge for pirates of old, Langkawi has become a modern hideaway for the traveler seeking an escape.
Just over the bridge from San Diego is a small, tree-lined beach haven known as Coronado.
As the largest resort along South Carolina's 60-mile Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach is the East Coast's ultimate vacation hub.
Whether you long for pampered nights in a 4-star resort or fish-filled days some 80 feet underwater, your tropical wishes are sure to come true on one of the 87 resort islands of the Maldives.
Laguna Beach's artisans, crafts and galleries mix with enough beachside fun to create the perfect stomping ground for the rich and crafty.
Clearwater Beach's status as one of America's best beaches has lured countless vacationers to its sandy shores and beachfront hotels.
Maroma Beach is a resort intent on preserving the ecology of its 500-plus acres of beach and rain forest while bringing service and luxury to unprecedented heights.
Kauai is home to one of the world's best beaches: Poipu, a series of 3 white crescents curving beside turquoise waters along the island's south coast.
From the lush hillsides with memorable vistas of the sea to the pristine shoreline, Santa Barbara possesses the beauty most Southern California beachside communities lack.
One of many islands in the Caribbean Sea, St. Barts stands out with its pleasant blend of French chic and island relaxation.
To experience the town and beaches of Seignosse in Southwestern France is like encountering the incongruous blending of a Brother's Grimm fairy tale with Beach Blanket Bingo.
Perched on the sunny Queensland coast 161 miles northeast of Brisbane, Fraser Island is the world's largest sand island and home to one of the world's best beaches.
Hulopo'e Beach on the island of Lana'i, long considered one of the world's most perfect stretches of sand, lies at the base of the Four Seasons Lana'i at Manele Bay, creating a perfect union.
Ocracoke's remote beaches have lured visitors for centuries; in the 1500s it first appeared on maps, after Sir Walter Raleigh and his crew set foot upon the island's sands.