101 Sand n' Surf Hotspots Travel Guide

Looking for your next great adventure to the land of sand and surf? Look no further. Check out theses 101 Sand n' Surf hotspots from around the globe.


Activities
Red Beach
Santorini, the quintessential Greek isle in the Cyclades, features houses stacked on cliffs with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, fresh seafood and an incredible atmosphere. With several local white- and black-sand beaches, Red Beach is possibly the most stunning, thanks to a nearby collapsed volcano and cave houses in the cliff side that were turned into luxurious holiday resorts.
Photo by Photographer: Michael Utech
  • Santorini, 84700 Greece

Red Beach

Santorini, the quintessential Greek isle in the Cyclades, features houses stacked on cliffs with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea, fresh seafood and an incredible atmosphere. With several local white- and black-sand beaches, Red Beach is possibly the most stunning, thanks to a nearby collapsed volcano and cave houses in the cliff side that were turned into luxurious holiday resorts.
Santorini, Greece
Ruby Beach
Ruby Beach is accessible from a trail that cuts through the maritime forest and leads to the coast. When travelers reach the end, they can go south to the glorious Ruby Beach or head north to the mouth of the Hoh River.
  • Forks, WA 98331 US

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach is accessible from a trail that cuts through the maritime forest and leads to the coast. When travelers reach the end, they can go south to the glorious Ruby Beach or head north to the mouth of the Hoh River.
Forks, WA, US
Ipanema Beach
The most-visited city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro offers an endless supply of water- and land-based activities. Complete with a surreal cityscape, unbelievable sand and surf, and some of the most beautiful people in the world, Ipanema Beach offers an eyeful of wonder of various kinds.
Photo by Celso Pupo
  • Avenida Delfim Moreira
  • Rio de Janeiro, 22410-060 Brazil

Ipanema Beach

The most-visited city in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro offers an endless supply of water- and land-based activities. Complete with a surreal cityscape, unbelievable sand and surf, and some of the most beautiful people in the world, Ipanema Beach offers an eyeful of wonder of various kinds.
Avenida Delfim Moreira Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Matira Beach
Bora Bora is the one of the most secluded, most romantic islands in the world, with surreal and captivating beauty. The water is a kaleidoscope of shimmering jade, sapphire and turquoise blues. 
  • Matira Point
  • Bora Bora, 98730 French Polynesia

Matira Beach

Bora Bora is the one of the most secluded, most romantic islands in the world, with surreal and captivating beauty. The water is a kaleidoscope of shimmering jade, sapphire and turquoise blues. 
Matira Point Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. It encompasses 7 villages on Hatteras Island and provides visitors with undisturbed, scenic beaches, as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.
Photo by Mark Van Dyke Photography
  • 1401 National Park Dr
  • Avon, NC 27915 US

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

As one of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, this national seashore stretches across 70 miles of coastline. It encompasses 7 villages on Hatteras Island and provides visitors with undisturbed, scenic beaches, as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.
1401 National Park Dr Avon, NC, US
Playa Chac Mool
Playa Chac Mool is an expansive stretch of beautiful white sand and lovely aqua waters, characterizing the beaches of Cancun. The premier party destination in Mexico — and one of the best in the entire world — this resort town is more than just a popular spring-break spot. 
  • Cancun, 77500 Mexico

Playa Chac Mool

Playa Chac Mool is an expansive stretch of beautiful white sand and lovely aqua waters, characterizing the beaches of Cancun. The premier party destination in Mexico — and one of the best in the entire world — this resort town is more than just a popular spring-break spot. 
Cancun, Mexico
Wai'anapanapa State Park
The eastern shore of Maui offers a lush world accessible by the twisting Hana Highway, which leads to the ultimate secluded nature destination. The otherworldly black-volcanic-sand beaches, hidden caves, tall jungle trees and roaring, swimmable waterfalls illustrate the sensory experience of Wai’anapanapa State Park.
  • Hana, HI 96713 US

Wai'anapanapa State Park

The eastern shore of Maui offers a lush world accessible by the twisting Hana Highway, which leads to the ultimate secluded nature destination. The otherworldly black-volcanic-sand beaches, hidden caves, tall jungle trees and roaring, swimmable waterfalls illustrate the sensory experience of Wai’anapanapa State Park.
Hana, HI, US
Acadia National Park
Acadia National Park in Maine was the first national park in the eastern US. With endless beauty and diversity, this rugged coast has many plants and animals, as well as the tallest mountain on the country’s Atlantic coast. Stewman’s Lobster Pound has 2 locations, the only authentic oceanfront lobster pounds in Bar Harbor, ME.
Acadia National Park
Photo by Thinkstock
  • Bar Harbor, ME 04609 US

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park in Maine was the first national park in the eastern US. With endless beauty and diversity, this rugged coast has many plants and animals, as well as the tallest mountain on the country’s Atlantic coast. Stewman’s Lobster Pound has 2 locations, the only authentic oceanfront lobster pounds in Bar Harbor, ME.
Bar Harbor, ME, US
Phone: +1 207-288-3338
Playa Grande
Mostly unpopulated and consisting mainly of a wildlife nature reserve, 20-mile-long Vieques Island is the eco-friendly alternative for your Puerto Rico getaway. Explore the sugar mill ruins, head to the rugged and scenic Playa Grande Beach, or experience bioluminescence, the process by which micro-organisms illuminate when agitated in the water, at BioBay. 
  • Vieques, 00682 Puerto Rico

Playa Grande

Mostly unpopulated and consisting mainly of a wildlife nature reserve, 20-mile-long Vieques Island is the eco-friendly alternative for your Puerto Rico getaway. Explore the sugar mill ruins, head to the rugged and scenic Playa Grande Beach, or experience bioluminescence, the process by which micro-organisms illuminate when agitated in the water, at BioBay. 
Vieques, Puerto Rico
South Beach
By day, South Beach is known for its colorful art-deco cityscape, which provides a surreal backdrop to the crystal-blue beaches. By night, the beach’s dynamically thriving nightlife takes over.

South Beach

By day, South Beach is known for its colorful art-deco cityscape, which provides a surreal backdrop to the crystal-blue beaches. By night, the beach’s dynamically thriving nightlife takes over.
Miami Beach, FL, US
Venice Beach
One of the most famous beaches and boardwalks in the world, Venice Beach in Los Angeles hosts millions of visitors every year who come to enjoy the sights and check out some of the wildest characters around. Featuring quirky street performers, various vendors and exceptional fishing, it’s no surprise that Venice Beach is a must-see.
  • 1800 Ocean Front Walk
  • Los Angeles, CA 90291 US

Venice Beach

One of the most famous beaches and boardwalks in the world, Venice Beach in Los Angeles hosts millions of visitors every year who come to enjoy the sights and check out some of the wildest characters around. Featuring quirky street performers, various vendors and exceptional fishing, it’s no surprise that Venice Beach is a must-see.
1800 Ocean Front Walk Los Angeles, CA, US
Playa Los Cerritos
As one of the last places in the country that sustains its old-school Mexican feel, Los Cerritos in Todos Santos offers extraordinary surfing and a passionate art scene.
Photo by Jon DeJong/flickr
  • Todos Santos, Mexico

Playa Los Cerritos

As one of the last places in the country that sustains its old-school Mexican feel, Los Cerritos in Todos Santos offers extraordinary surfing and a passionate art scene.
Todos Santos, Mexico
White Sand Beach
In the isolated islands of the Trat province, on the western shore of Ko Chang, lies gorgeous White Sand Beach. Relax in the beach’s rain forest while swimming with gentle elephants, bathe in the spectacular jungle waterfalls, and then eat to your stomach’s content at one of many roadside venders with goodies grilled to perfection.
Photo by CW Lawrence
  • Ko Chang, Trat 23170 Thailand

White Sand Beach

In the isolated islands of the Trat province, on the western shore of Ko Chang, lies gorgeous White Sand Beach. Relax in the beach’s rain forest while swimming with gentle elephants, bathe in the spectacular jungle waterfalls, and then eat to your stomach’s content at one of many roadside venders with goodies grilled to perfection.
Ko Chang, Trat, Thailand
White Beach de Boracay
This picturesque white-sand beach and its incredibly delicious local cuisine and intense watersports define bliss in the Philippines.
  • Malay, Aklan 5608 Philippines

White Beach de Boracay

This picturesque white-sand beach and its incredibly delicious local cuisine and intense watersports define bliss in the Philippines.
Malay, Aklan, Philippines
Grotto Beach
For adventurous travelers, a trip to the great white shark and whale capital of the world is a must. After taking one of the many shark and whale tours, head to Grotto Beach to relax with a gorgeous mountainous backdrop and rolling yet gentle waves.
  • Grotto Street
  • Hermanus, 7200 South Africa

Grotto Beach

For adventurous travelers, a trip to the great white shark and whale capital of the world is a must. After taking one of the many shark and whale tours, head to Grotto Beach to relax with a gorgeous mountainous backdrop and rolling yet gentle waves.
Grotto Street Hermanus, South Africa
Banje Beach
Banje Beach, a pebble and sand beach with a view of the Old Town, is in the heart of Dubrovnik. The perfect oasis here is Eastwest Beach Club, ideal for relaxing on the lounge chairs and exotic bamboo beds, sipping cocktails or decompressing with a deep-tissue body massage.
Photo by unknown
  • Eastwest Beach Club
  • Frana Supila 4
  • Dubrovnik, 20000 Croatia

Banje Beach

Banje Beach, a pebble and sand beach with a view of the Old Town, is in the heart of Dubrovnik. The perfect oasis here is Eastwest Beach Club, ideal for relaxing on the lounge chairs and exotic bamboo beds, sipping cocktails or decompressing with a deep-tissue body massage.
Eastwest Beach Club Dubrovnik, Croatia
Red Frog Beach
The Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a blend of soothing luxury, raw culture and untamed rain forests. Red Frog Beach Island Resort on Isla Bastimentos is a perfect mix of all 3.
  • Bocas del Toro, Panama

Red Frog Beach

The Caribbean archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a blend of soothing luxury, raw culture and untamed rain forests. Red Frog Beach Island Resort on Isla Bastimentos is a perfect mix of all 3.
Bocas del Toro, Panama
North Malé Atoll
The North Malé Atoll, which is nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka, is home to secluded, immaculate beaches, private bungalows and remarkable ocean views.  
Photo by JS Callahan/tropicalpix
  • Maldives

North Malé Atoll

The North Malé Atoll, which is nestled in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sri Lanka, is home to secluded, immaculate beaches, private bungalows and remarkable ocean views.  
Maldives,
Playa Solmar
Long considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, this city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula is home to some of the hottest beaches, resorts, clubs and, of course, people. It contains pristine beaches great for lounging or going for a swim, as well as some of the best restaurants in the entire country.
Photo by Richard Seymour
  • Avenida Playa Grande 1
  • Cerro de Los Venados
  • Cabo San Lucas, 23450 Mexico

Playa Solmar

Long considered one of the top tourist destinations in the world, this city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula is home to some of the hottest beaches, resorts, clubs and, of course, people. It contains pristine beaches great for lounging or going for a swim, as well as some of the best restaurants in the entire country.
Avenida Playa Grande 1 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Atlantic City Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ, is recognized for its vibrant casino scene and the longest boardwalk in the world. Filled with great eats, this strip features the Steel Pier amusement park and hosts the annual Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show.
Photo by Oscar Gutierrez
  • 3109 Boardwalk
  • Atlantic City, NJ 08401 US

Atlantic City Boardwalk

Atlantic City, NJ, is recognized for its vibrant casino scene and the longest boardwalk in the world. Filled with great eats, this strip features the Steel Pier amusement park and hosts the annual Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show.
3109 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ, US
Princess Margaret Beach
Feel like a native by taking a walk down a hidden path to the secret Princess Margaret Beach, and enjoy the area’s unspoiled treasures on Bequia Island. Relish the extensive stretch of private oceanfront looking out toward the bay and yachts, and marvel at some of the most unusual volcanic cave structures in the world.
Boat on ATlantic City beach
  • Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Princess Margaret Beach

Feel like a native by taking a walk down a hidden path to the secret Princess Margaret Beach, and enjoy the area’s unspoiled treasures on Bequia Island. Relish the extensive stretch of private oceanfront looking out toward the bay and yachts, and marvel at some of the most unusual volcanic cave structures in the world.
Port Elizabeth, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Fornillo Beach
Beautiful Fornillo Beach is a hidden secret in the beloved fishing village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. A small, pebble-stone beach at the bottom of a plunging cliff face, it sits to the west of Marina Grande, the main beach in Positano.
Photo by Lisa Noble Photography
  • Positano, Italy

Fornillo Beach

Beautiful Fornillo Beach is a hidden secret in the beloved fishing village of Positano on the Amalfi Coast. A small, pebble-stone beach at the bottom of a plunging cliff face, it sits to the west of Marina Grande, the main beach in Positano.
Positano, Italy
Bondi Beach
Only a few miles away from downtown Sydney lies one of the greatest beachfronts on the planet, Bondi Beach. This roughly half-mile strip of beach, its boardwalk and the town serving as its backdrop offer enough amenities and activities to make it the perfect sand and surf hot spot.
  • NSW 2026
  • Sydney, New South Wales 2026 Australia

Bondi Beach

Only a few miles away from downtown Sydney lies one of the greatest beachfronts on the planet, Bondi Beach. This roughly half-mile strip of beach, its boardwalk and the town serving as its backdrop offer enough amenities and activities to make it the perfect sand and surf hot spot.
NSW 2026 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hollywood Beach
Located 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach is a family-friendly, historical beach city that has been popular since the 1920s.
Photo by FotoMak
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center
  • 751 Sheridan St
  • Hollywood, FL 33019 US

Hollywood Beach

Located 10 miles south of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Beach is a family-friendly, historical beach city that has been popular since the 1920s.
Anne Kolb Nature Center Hollywood, FL, US
Lahaina Beach
On the western shore of Maui, Lahaina is a beach community famous for the many shops and restaurants that line Front Street, located right on the water. The Old Lahaina Luau is a premier destination with Hawaiian culture and cuisine.
Photo by 7Michael
  • Lahaina, HI 96761 US

Lahaina Beach

On the western shore of Maui, Lahaina is a beach community famous for the many shops and restaurants that line Front Street, located right on the water. The Old Lahaina Luau is a premier destination with Hawaiian culture and cuisine.
Lahaina, HI, US
Luquillo Beach
The public beach of Luquillo is one of the most beautiful in Puerto Rico, but its proximity to rain forests, particularly El Yunque National Forest, is what draws visitors here from around the world. Luquillo Beach is a huge plantation of majestic coconut palm shades and more than a mile of fine, shimmering sand.
  • Luquillo Beach Blvd
  • Luquillo, 00773 Puerto Rico

Luquillo Beach

The public beach of Luquillo is one of the most beautiful in Puerto Rico, but its proximity to rain forests, particularly El Yunque National Forest, is what draws visitors here from around the world. Luquillo Beach is a huge plantation of majestic coconut palm shades and more than a mile of fine, shimmering sand.
Luquillo Beach Blvd Luquillo, Puerto Rico
Soufriere Beach
St. Lucia holds the distinction of being the most mountainous island in the Caribbean. Trek to the Pitons in Soufriere and take an ATV ride through the rain forests, right up to private beaches and waterfalls.
Photo by Steve Geer
  • Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Soufriere Beach

St. Lucia holds the distinction of being the most mountainous island in the Caribbean. Trek to the Pitons in Soufriere and take an ATV ride through the rain forests, right up to private beaches and waterfalls.
Soufriere, Saint Lucia
Rehoboth Beach
Rehoboth Beach, DE, is the ultimate red-hot American summer beach, not to mention the skim-boarding capital of the East Coast.
a young progressives crowd the south end of rehoboth beach in delaware
Photo by Scott Dunn / Moment / Getty Images
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 US

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach, DE, is the ultimate red-hot American summer beach, not to mention the skim-boarding capital of the East Coast.
Rehoboth Beach, DE, US
St Jean Beach
Located in the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean, St. Barts is a premier location for young, hot, hip tourists looking to party all night and kick back on St. Jean Beach all day.
  • Saint Barts

St Jean Beach

Located in the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean, St. Barts is a premier location for young, hot, hip tourists looking to party all night and kick back on St. Jean Beach all day.
Saint Barts,
Driftwood Beach
This tranquil island off the coast of Georgia is known for its ideal shrimping waters and distinctive stretches of sand. Called a Gothic tree graveyard because of its haunting driftwood bundles, Driftwood Beach is mesmerizing.
Photo by Sebastie Windal
  • Beachview Dr
  • Jekyll Island, GA 31527 US

Driftwood Beach

This tranquil island off the coast of Georgia is known for its ideal shrimping waters and distinctive stretches of sand. Called a Gothic tree graveyard because of its haunting driftwood bundles, Driftwood Beach is mesmerizing.
Beachview Dr Jekyll Island, GA, US
Playa Paraiso
A town in Mexico that has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years — with the architecture to prove it — Tulum is a destination that is not to be missed for history lovers. For those who wish to swim in some of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches, it also provides spots such as El Paraiso Hotel.
Photo by Ricardo de Mattos
  • Carretera Boca Paila
  • Tulum, Mexico

Playa Paraiso

A town in Mexico that has been continuously inhabited for thousands of years — with the architecture to prove it — Tulum is a destination that is not to be missed for history lovers. For those who wish to swim in some of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches, it also provides spots such as El Paraiso Hotel.
Carretera Boca Paila Tulum, Mexico
Rodeo Beach
Experience the best of the San Francisco area’s nature at a black-sand pebble beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where semiprecious stones are hidden among the tall, rolling cliffs. There are miles of hiking and biking trails alongside the towering sequoia trees within the park.
  • Golden Gate National Park Recreation Area
  • San Francisco, CA 94123 US

Rodeo Beach

Experience the best of the San Francisco area’s nature at a black-sand pebble beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where semiprecious stones are hidden among the tall, rolling cliffs. There are miles of hiking and biking trails alongside the towering sequoia trees within the park.
Golden Gate National Park Recreation Area San Francisco, CA, US
Cala'n Porter
Cala’n Porter is a thriving destination with not only natural beauty, but also all the amenities you could possibly need for a great break from regular life.
Photo by Rui Saraiva
  • Carrer de Sa Cova 2
  • Balearic Islands
  • Cala'n Porter, 07730 Spain

Cala'n Porter

Cala’n Porter is a thriving destination with not only natural beauty, but also all the amenities you could possibly need for a great break from regular life.
Carrer de Sa Cova 2 Cala'n Porter, Spain
Oregon Dunes
South Jetty Beach is a perfect pit stop along the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail, which stretches mostly through beaches and state parks.
Photo by David Mantel
  • South Jetty Beach
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area
  • Reedsport, OR 97467 US

Oregon Dunes

South Jetty Beach is a perfect pit stop along the 382-mile Oregon Coast Trail, which stretches mostly through beaches and state parks.
South Jetty Beach Reedsport, OR, US
Lake Atitlán
The Laguna Lodge overlooks the azure water of Lake Atitlán from its perch in its own private nature reserve. Guests can indulge in the luxury of this boutique hotel while gazing across at 3 scenic volcanoes.
Photo by Charlie Doggett
  • 1 Tzantizotz
  • Santa Cruz La Laguna
  • Solola, 7010 Guatemala

Lake Atitlán

The Laguna Lodge overlooks the azure water of Lake Atitlán from its perch in its own private nature reserve. Guests can indulge in the luxury of this boutique hotel while gazing across at 3 scenic volcanoes.
1 Tzantizotz Solola, Guatemala
Ölüdeniz
Just south of Ölüdeniz is Butterfly Valley, a breathtaking geological fjord on the Mediterranean Sea. As a preserved natural site where there is no land development or construction, the only accommodation facilities here are tents and bungalows. Butterfly Valley offers opportunities to bathe in waterfalls, hike through lush valleys and watch magnificent sunsets over the cliffs.
Photo by Kenan OLGUN
  • Butterfly Valley
  • Kelebek Vadisi
  • Fethiye, Turkey

Ölüdeniz

Just south of Ölüdeniz is Butterfly Valley, a breathtaking geological fjord on the Mediterranean Sea. As a preserved natural site where there is no land development or construction, the only accommodation facilities here are tents and bungalows. Butterfly Valley offers opportunities to bathe in waterfalls, hike through lush valleys and watch magnificent sunsets over the cliffs.
Butterfly Valley Fethiye, Turkey
Montauk, NY
Montauk has become a sought-after destination for local and foreign travelers looking for the perfect place for relaxation, wellness, sunshine, surfing, fishing, exceptional dining and unparalleled majestic sunsets.
Photo by Oleg March 2013
  • 183 Edgemere St
  • Montauk, NY 11954 US

Montauk, NY

Montauk has become a sought-after destination for local and foreign travelers looking for the perfect place for relaxation, wellness, sunshine, surfing, fishing, exceptional dining and unparalleled majestic sunsets.
183 Edgemere St Montauk, NY, US
Soneva Kiri
Charter a private plane and speedboat to reach the remote Soneva Kiri Resort and Beach. Sitting on Thailand's fourth-largest and least-populated island, Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri combines a resort getaway on a private beach with untamed wilderness.
  • 110 Moo 4
  • Koh Kood District
  • Trat, Koh Kood District 23000 Thailand

Soneva Kiri

Charter a private plane and speedboat to reach the remote Soneva Kiri Resort and Beach. Sitting on Thailand's fourth-largest and least-populated island, Koh Kood, Soneva Kiri combines a resort getaway on a private beach with untamed wilderness.
110 Moo 4 Trat, Koh Kood District, Thailand
Phone: +66 82-208-8888
Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia, is prime time for the international surfing crowd. Whether you’re surfing, boogie-boarding, skim-boarding, kite-boarding or cliff diving, the water is always packed. Surfers Paradise also has a booming boardwalk, a flourishing nightlife and an impressive, 1,058-foot-tall tower with an observation deck that provides 360-degree views of the city.
  • Gold Coast City, Queensland Australia

Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise in Queensland, Australia, is prime time for the international surfing crowd. Whether you’re surfing, boogie-boarding, skim-boarding, kite-boarding or cliff diving, the water is always packed. Surfers Paradise also has a booming boardwalk, a flourishing nightlife and an impressive, 1,058-foot-tall tower with an observation deck that provides 360-degree views of the city.
Gold Coast City, Queensland, Australia
South Padre Island
South Padre Island is a 34-mile stretch of sandy bliss in the Gulf of Mexico and is considered to be the hottest destination in Texas for spring-break partiers. Most of the year, this small island is a serene beach oasis, but when summer hits, it morphs into a wild beach bash with thousands of college students.
Photo by Bob Balestri
  • 1601 Padre Blvd
  • South Padre Island, TX 78597 US

South Padre Island

South Padre Island is a 34-mile stretch of sandy bliss in the Gulf of Mexico and is considered to be the hottest destination in Texas for spring-break partiers. Most of the year, this small island is a serene beach oasis, but when summer hits, it morphs into a wild beach bash with thousands of college students.
1601 Padre Blvd South Padre Island, TX, US
Buccament Bay
Rolling hills, submerged volcanoes, breathtaking rain forests and picturesque waterfalls make up Buccament Bay on St. Vincent. Amid its 150 square miles of real estate, this Caribbean island — which has been continuously inhabited for centuries — has black- and white-sand beaches, as well as many ancient and colonial ruins.
beachfront, villa, buccament bay resort, saint vincent, grenadines
Photo by Buccament Bay Resort
  • Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Buccament Bay

Rolling hills, submerged volcanoes, breathtaking rain forests and picturesque waterfalls make up Buccament Bay on St. Vincent. Amid its 150 square miles of real estate, this Caribbean island — which has been continuously inhabited for centuries — has black- and white-sand beaches, as well as many ancient and colonial ruins.
Saint Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Key West
Key West is one of the many small Florida islands famous for their amazing beaches, crystal-clear water and the only living coral barrier reef in the continental US. The Keys span 110 miles and are connected through bridges, waterways and airports, making these islands easily accessible by land, sea and air.
pier at sunset on the beach in keywest florida usa
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  • Key West, FL 33040 US

Key West

Key West is one of the many small Florida islands famous for their amazing beaches, crystal-clear water and the only living coral barrier reef in the continental US. The Keys span 110 miles and are connected through bridges, waterways and airports, making these islands easily accessible by land, sea and air.
Key West, FL, US
Gordon Beach
With an urban beach alongside a world-class city, ancient streets and modern nightlife, Tel Aviv is the “Miami on the Mediterranean.” Gordon Beach is the center of Tel Aviv’s action, with volleyball, swimming pools, playgrounds and scantily clad beach bods.
Photo by Stella Levi
  • Tel Aviv, Israel

Gordon Beach

With an urban beach alongside a world-class city, ancient streets and modern nightlife, Tel Aviv is the “Miami on the Mediterranean.” Gordon Beach is the center of Tel Aviv’s action, with volleyball, swimming pools, playgrounds and scantily clad beach bods.
Tel Aviv, Israel
West End Cliffs
Come to Negril for the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere, and take a trip to the biggest hot spot in all of Jamaica, Rick’s Café on the West End Cliffs. Situated on a rugged cliff jutting out over the sea, this bar is the ultimate dining destination. Become spoiled with amazing local food and drink, or hang out in the bar’s pool, with unimaginable views as you watch the sun melt behind the horizon.
sunset at west end cliffs and rick's cafe in negril jamaica
Photo by Photo by Chris Ford, via Flickr Creative Commons, with cropping and editing.
  • West End Rd
  • Negril, 12345 Jamaica

West End Cliffs

Come to Negril for the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere, and take a trip to the biggest hot spot in all of Jamaica, Rick’s Café on the West End Cliffs. Situated on a rugged cliff jutting out over the sea, this bar is the ultimate dining destination. Become spoiled with amazing local food and drink, or hang out in the bar’s pool, with unimaginable views as you watch the sun melt behind the horizon.
West End Rd Negril, Jamaica
Kourion Beach
Kourion Beach in Limassol, Cyprus, is slightly off the beaten path, but it boasts 5-star hotels, the ancient Tombs of the Kings and superb scuba diving in a massive shipwreck. Romantic cliffs and turquoise water make this a stunning sand and surf destination, while in the town square, local performers put on a fantastic show of traditional dancing and bouzouki playing.
Photo by "Jeremy Voisey "
  • Cyprus

Kourion Beach

Kourion Beach in Limassol, Cyprus, is slightly off the beaten path, but it boasts 5-star hotels, the ancient Tombs of the Kings and superb scuba diving in a massive shipwreck. Romantic cliffs and turquoise water make this a stunning sand and surf destination, while in the town square, local performers put on a fantastic show of traditional dancing and bouzouki playing.
Cyprus,
Santa Cruz Beach
Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz features a vibrant blend of the beach cultures of the West Coast and Hawaii. After an appetite-building day on the sand, head to the boardwalk for some mouthwatering California beach specialties, such as deep-fried artichoke slathered in garlic butter, homemade fudge, saltwater taffy, caramel apples and crispy-sweet chocolate-covered bacon.
Photo by Eugene Gav
  • 400 Beach St
  • Santa Cruz, CA 95060 US

Santa Cruz Beach

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz features a vibrant blend of the beach cultures of the West Coast and Hawaii. After an appetite-building day on the sand, head to the boardwalk for some mouthwatering California beach specialties, such as deep-fried artichoke slathered in garlic butter, homemade fudge, saltwater taffy, caramel apples and crispy-sweet chocolate-covered bacon.
400 Beach St Santa Cruz, CA, US
Fire Island
A hidden beach oasis just an hour from Manhattan, Fire Island has no paved roads and limited Internet access. Visit the 40-acre Sunken Forest, one of the last remaining maritime forests on the eastern seaboard.
  • 1 Harbor Walk
  • Fire Isle Pines, NY 11782 US

Fire Island

A hidden beach oasis just an hour from Manhattan, Fire Island has no paved roads and limited Internet access. Visit the 40-acre Sunken Forest, one of the last remaining maritime forests on the eastern seaboard.
1 Harbor Walk Fire Isle Pines, NY, US
Silver Mine Beach Bay
At Silver Mine Bay Beach on the Hong Kong island of Lantau, you can find some of the spiciest fresh seafood and stay in a hidden resort that was once a jailhouse. This small fishing town is an ideal launching pad to explore other parts of Lantau Island, including the famous Big Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery and the stilt houses of Tai O village
Photo by Lisa Strachan
  • Tung Wan Tau Rd
  • Lantau Island
  • Hong Kong, China

Silver Mine Beach Bay

At Silver Mine Bay Beach on the Hong Kong island of Lantau, you can find some of the spiciest fresh seafood and stay in a hidden resort that was once a jailhouse. This small fishing town is an ideal launching pad to explore other parts of Lantau Island, including the famous Big Buddha, the Po Lin Monastery and the stilt houses of Tai O village
Tung Wan Tau Rd Hong Kong, China
San Montano Beach
Experience the thermal hot springs that are heated by underground volcanoes throughout Ischia Island, which is one of the Phlegraean Islands. Set among soaring mountains, the area has a unique character that’s evident in everything from its delightful dishes and thirst-quenching drinks to its rich history and refined architecture.
Photo by Ivan Bastien
  • Ischia, Italy

San Montano Beach

Experience the thermal hot springs that are heated by underground volcanoes throughout Ischia Island, which is one of the Phlegraean Islands. Set among soaring mountains, the area has a unique character that’s evident in everything from its delightful dishes and thirst-quenching drinks to its rich history and refined architecture.
Ischia, Italy
Waikiki Beach
With surfing, canoeing, volcanic backdrops, luaus and offshore shark dives, Waikiki Beach is indisputably the most popular Hawaiian destination.
  • Kalakua Blvd
  • Honolulu, US US

Waikiki Beach

With surfing, canoeing, volcanic backdrops, luaus and offshore shark dives, Waikiki Beach is indisputably the most popular Hawaiian destination.
Kalakua Blvd Honolulu, US
Patong Beach
Patong Beach in the Kathu District of Phuket offers a stunning beach scene by day and a notorious club scene by night. Step off the shore and party into the night at some of the many electric bars and clubs.
Photo by Thomas Bradford
  • Phuket, Kathu District 83150 Thailand

Patong Beach

Patong Beach in the Kathu District of Phuket offers a stunning beach scene by day and a notorious club scene by night. Step off the shore and party into the night at some of the many electric bars and clubs.
Phuket, Kathu District, Thailand
Vik Beach
Vik Beach in Vik-Handelssted, Iceland, is the only place in the world where you can experience a rare black-sand beach, stand on an absolutely gargantuan glacier and take in the ice-packed caldera of an active volcano, all in one day.
Photo by Michael Utech
  • Suður-Vik
  • Suðurvegur 1870
  • Vík-Handelssted, Iceland

Vik Beach

Vik Beach in Vik-Handelssted, Iceland, is the only place in the world where you can experience a rare black-sand beach, stand on an absolutely gargantuan glacier and take in the ice-packed caldera of an active volcano, all in one day.
Suður-Vik Vík-Handelssted, Iceland
Cane Bay
On the west side of the island of St. Croix is a palm-tree-lined beach called Cane Bay. It’s renowned for its diving expeditions, and visitors can navigate to one of the world’s deepest trenches or journey into the rain forest to find Cheech, a native who carves unique sculptures from island mahogany.
  • Cane Bay Rd
  • St Croix
  • Frederiksted, 00840 Virgin Islands (US)

Cane Bay

On the west side of the island of St. Croix is a palm-tree-lined beach called Cane Bay. It’s renowned for its diving expeditions, and visitors can navigate to one of the world’s deepest trenches or journey into the rain forest to find Cheech, a native who carves unique sculptures from island mahogany.
Cane Bay Rd Frederiksted, Virgin Islands (US)
Ocean City
Ocean City, MD, is the action-packed beach hub of the East Coast. It exudes all-American spirit with a historical boardwalk, golden sandy beaches and classical good eats.
Photo by unknown
  • 2901 Philadelphia Ave
  • Ocean City, MD 21842 US

Ocean City

Ocean City, MD, is the action-packed beach hub of the East Coast. It exudes all-American spirit with a historical boardwalk, golden sandy beaches and classical good eats.
2901 Philadelphia Ave Ocean City, MD, US
Boulders Beach
Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, has powdery white-sand beaches, gleaming turquoise waters and a glorious boardwalk. It is famous for its nearly 3,000 friendly, beach-dwelling penguins.
  • Kleintuin Rd
  • Cape Town, 7995 South Africa

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Cape Town, South Africa, has powdery white-sand beaches, gleaming turquoise waters and a glorious boardwalk. It is famous for its nearly 3,000 friendly, beach-dwelling penguins.
Kleintuin Rd Cape Town, South Africa
Secret Beach
Tucked away amid the unspoiled nature on the island of Dominica, Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows, making it the perfect place for a Caribbean vacation. Situated on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, accessible only by boat, Secret Bay has 2 beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and 2 distinct microclimates.
  • Secret Bay
  • Ross Blvd
  • Dominica

Secret Beach

Tucked away amid the unspoiled nature on the island of Dominica, Secret Bay offers sustainable luxury villas and bungalows, making it the perfect place for a Caribbean vacation. Situated on a cliff top overlooking the Caribbean Sea, accessible only by boat, Secret Bay has 2 beaches, the magical Cario River, a spectacular sea cave and 2 distinct microclimates.
Secret Bay Dominica,
S'Arenal de San Antonio
The stunningly beautiful Ocean Beach Ibiza is known to some as the party capital of the world. Home to the delightfully deviant El Carnaval, the beach has rosters of acrobats, stunt performers and dancers lining the landscape. 
  • Carrer des Molí 12-14
  • Ocean Beach, San Antonio
  • Ibiza, 07820

S'Arenal de San Antonio

The stunningly beautiful Ocean Beach Ibiza is known to some as the party capital of the world. Home to the delightfully deviant El Carnaval, the beach has rosters of acrobats, stunt performers and dancers lining the landscape. 
Carrer des Molí 12-14 Ibiza,
Joseph Sylvia State Beach
From private plane tours around the island over Joseph Sylvia State Beach to private clambakes right on the sand, Oak Bluffs is a must-visit place in Martha’s Vineyard. This sought-after spot has become a unique vacation destination for those who wish to experience the culture and lifestyle of a classic New England island.
  • Oak Bluffs, MA 02539 US

Joseph Sylvia State Beach

From private plane tours around the island over Joseph Sylvia State Beach to private clambakes right on the sand, Oak Bluffs is a must-visit place in Martha’s Vineyard. This sought-after spot has become a unique vacation destination for those who wish to experience the culture and lifestyle of a classic New England island.
Oak Bluffs, MA, US
Bouley Bay
With a reputation for some of the best seafood in Europe, a beach ride called cart-surfing, and an ancient fort that visitors can stay in, the island of Jersey is truly a sand and surf hot spot.  
Photo by Rob Cherry
  • Bouley Bay Dive Centre
  • Les Charrieres de Boulay
  • Jersey, JE3 5AS France

Bouley Bay

With a reputation for some of the best seafood in Europe, a beach ride called cart-surfing, and an ancient fort that visitors can stay in, the island of Jersey is truly a sand and surf hot spot.  
Bouley Bay Dive Centre Jersey, France
Little Palm Island
Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys boasts a history of elite tourists, including American presidents! Ride the Truman yacht to get to this hammock-lined paradise.
  • 28500 Overseas Hwy
  • Little Torch Key, FL 33042 US

Little Palm Island

Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys boasts a history of elite tourists, including American presidents! Ride the Truman yacht to get to this hammock-lined paradise.
28500 Overseas Hwy Little Torch Key, FL, US
Phone: +1 305-872-2524
Punta Mona
Located countless miles from civilization, where untamed rain forests open to the sea, Punta Mona isn’t just a destination; it’s an educational experience. The lights are solar-powered, water is collected by catch basin, and every extraordinary and exotic meal is sourced entirely from the community’s permaculture farm.
  • Limon, Costa Rica

Punta Mona

Located countless miles from civilization, where untamed rain forests open to the sea, Punta Mona isn’t just a destination; it’s an educational experience. The lights are solar-powered, water is collected by catch basin, and every extraordinary and exotic meal is sourced entirely from the community’s permaculture farm.
Limon, Costa Rica
Virginia Beach
Nestled along the eastern shore of the United States, right in prime mid-Atlantic real estate, lies the historic seaside town of Virginia Beach. With 3 miles of boardwalk and 5.5 million visitors a year, Virginia Beach holds the title of “world’s largest pleasure beach” in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Photo by Serge Melki
  • Virginia Beach, VA 23451 US

Virginia Beach

Nestled along the eastern shore of the United States, right in prime mid-Atlantic real estate, lies the historic seaside town of Virginia Beach. With 3 miles of boardwalk and 5.5 million visitors a year, Virginia Beach holds the title of “world’s largest pleasure beach” in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Virginia Beach, VA, US
Folly Beach
Located just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is often referred to by locals as the “edge of America.” The expansive beaches on this South Carolina island — Folly Island — are famous for their amazing sunrises and sunsets.
  • 101 E Arctic Ave
  • Folly Beach, SC 29439 US

Folly Beach

Located just 20 minutes from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is often referred to by locals as the “edge of America.” The expansive beaches on this South Carolina island — Folly Island — are famous for their amazing sunrises and sunsets.
101 E Arctic Ave Folly Beach, SC, US
Railay Beach
With calm, crystal-blue waters lined with 400-foot limestone cliffs, Railay Beach is a paradise for rock climbers and base jumpers. Explore beach caves and indulge in Thai coffee made with local beans or a coconut stuffed with ice cream on this marvelous peninsula, which is accessible only by boat.
exotic boat, water, small tall stone formation in water, mediterranean blue water,
Photo by Anek / Moment / Getty Images
  • Ao Nang
  • Muang Krabi District
  • Krabi, 81000 Thailand

Railay Beach

With calm, crystal-blue waters lined with 400-foot limestone cliffs, Railay Beach is a paradise for rock climbers and base jumpers. Explore beach caves and indulge in Thai coffee made with local beans or a coconut stuffed with ice cream on this marvelous peninsula, which is accessible only by boat.
Ao Nang Krabi, Thailand
Polihale Beach
Polihale State Park is a remote beach at the end of a 5-mile-long dirt road from Mana Village. Getting to this beach is a road-trip adventure in itself. You’ll feel alone in this paradise of white sand and rolling waves against a mountainous backdrop.
  • Hwy 50
  • Waimea, HI 96796 US

Polihale Beach

Polihale State Park is a remote beach at the end of a 5-mile-long dirt road from Mana Village. Getting to this beach is a road-trip adventure in itself. You’ll feel alone in this paradise of white sand and rolling waves against a mountainous backdrop.
Hwy 50 Waimea, HI, US
Mount Hartman Bay
Mount Hartman Bay Estate, an independently owned boutique hotel, is in the Caribbean paradise of Grenada. Set on a private peninsula on the island’s southern coast, it has uninterrupted views across the bay to the Mount Hartman Nature Reserve. Each uniquely themed room varies, from a stone tower honeymoon suite surrounded by an infinity pool to a waterfall suite with handcrafted stones from the ancient Arawak tribe.
Photo by Grenville Major/Mt. Hartman Bay
  • Reef View Dr
  • Lance-Aux-Epines
  • Saint Georges, Grenada

Mount Hartman Bay

Mount Hartman Bay Estate, an independently owned boutique hotel, is in the Caribbean paradise of Grenada. Set on a private peninsula on the island’s southern coast, it has uninterrupted views across the bay to the Mount Hartman Nature Reserve. Each uniquely themed room varies, from a stone tower honeymoon suite surrounded by an infinity pool to a waterfall suite with handcrafted stones from the ancient Arawak tribe.
Reef View Dr Saint Georges, Grenada
Phone: +1 473-444-4504
Wildwood Beach
Just down the coast from Atlantic City, Wildwood is famous for all things kitsch. Featuring multiple retro-style hotels, 5 amusement piers, carnival games and plenty of restaurants, the Wildwood boardwalk is one of the longest in the country.
  • 4501 Boardwalk
  • Wildwood, NJ 08260 US

Wildwood Beach

Just down the coast from Atlantic City, Wildwood is famous for all things kitsch. Featuring multiple retro-style hotels, 5 amusement piers, carnival games and plenty of restaurants, the Wildwood boardwalk is one of the longest in the country.
4501 Boardwalk Wildwood, NJ, US
San Juan Islands
With lush forests, cliff-side landscapes, fresh salmon and the chance to see orcas swim before your eyes, the San Juan Islands are a serene escape for nature.
Photo by Chelsea Nesvig/flickr
  • Olga, WA 98279 US

San Juan Islands

With lush forests, cliff-side landscapes, fresh salmon and the chance to see orcas swim before your eyes, the San Juan Islands are a serene escape for nature.
Olga, WA, US
Buccoo Bay
Buccoo Bay Beach has one the top coral reefs in the world. Watch a famous goat race or go horseback riding through the smooth, sandy beaches and the emerald-green sea on a trek known as Healing With Horses.
  • Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

Buccoo Bay

Buccoo Bay Beach has one the top coral reefs in the world. Watch a famous goat race or go horseback riding through the smooth, sandy beaches and the emerald-green sea on a trek known as Healing With Horses.
Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Paradise Beach
Situated among a small series of islands in the Aegean Sea is the tiny gem of Mykonos. It’s a dreamy destination with a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, homey taverns and hidden churches, all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. Known for massive parties and special events, such as full-moon parties and bubble parties, Paradise Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in the world.
Photo by Josef Philipp
  • Mykonos, Greece

Paradise Beach

Situated among a small series of islands in the Aegean Sea is the tiny gem of Mykonos. It’s a dreamy destination with a wonderful kaleidoscope of cosmopolitan shops, rocking bars, quaint windmills, homey taverns and hidden churches, all set against a brilliant blue backdrop. Known for massive parties and special events, such as full-moon parties and bubble parties, Paradise Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in the world.
Mykonos, Greece
Joaquina Beach
Florianoplis is a small island and strip of land in southern Brazil with no fewer than 47 stunning beaches, including Joaquina Beach. The area has been called the best place to live in Brazil by locals and expats alike. The amazing beaches offer spectacular surfing, sand-boarding in the rolling dunes, and a boardwalk packed with delectable cuisine.
  • Florianópolis, Brazil

Joaquina Beach

Florianoplis is a small island and strip of land in southern Brazil with no fewer than 47 stunning beaches, including Joaquina Beach. The area has been called the best place to live in Brazil by locals and expats alike. The amazing beaches offer spectacular surfing, sand-boarding in the rolling dunes, and a boardwalk packed with delectable cuisine.
Florianópolis, Brazil
Isla Mujeres
One of the 10 municipalities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Isla Mujeres has been an important island since the time of the Mayans. Scuba dive, snorkel, or take a glass-boat tour to experience the massive coral reef, or spot the underwater museum of handcrafted concrete statues designed to resemble members of the local community. 
  • Isla Mujeres, 77400 Mexico

Isla Mujeres

One of the 10 municipalities in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Isla Mujeres has been an important island since the time of the Mayans. Scuba dive, snorkel, or take a glass-boat tour to experience the massive coral reef, or spot the underwater museum of handcrafted concrete statues designed to resemble members of the local community. 
Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Play De Los Lances
At Spain’s southernmost point, a world-renowned wind tunnel meets 5 straight miles of crystal-clear water, soft white sand and a rush of surfers’ adrenaline. The result is a gathering of thousands at the undisputed kite-surfing capital of the world.
  • Tarifa, Spain

Play De Los Lances

At Spain’s southernmost point, a world-renowned wind tunnel meets 5 straight miles of crystal-clear water, soft white sand and a rush of surfers’ adrenaline. The result is a gathering of thousands at the undisputed kite-surfing capital of the world.
Tarifa, Spain
Miramar Beach
Miramar Beach is a Gulf shore paradise for ultimate relaxation. This beach neighborhood brings back the feel of classic coastal enclaves with its scenic beach roads, surf shops, fabulous restaurants, beachfront homes and beachside resorts and condos with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Miramar Beach, FL 32550 US

Miramar Beach

Miramar Beach is a Gulf shore paradise for ultimate relaxation. This beach neighborhood brings back the feel of classic coastal enclaves with its scenic beach roads, surf shops, fabulous restaurants, beachfront homes and beachside resorts and condos with panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Miramar Beach, FL, US
Assateague Island
As Maryland’s only oceanfront park, Assateague State Park borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. The 2 miles of ocean beaches offer swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and exploring secluded coves by canoe or kayak.
Photo by Sharon Dominick
  • 7206 National Seashore Ln
  • Berlin, MD 21811 US

Assateague Island

As Maryland’s only oceanfront park, Assateague State Park borders the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Sinepuxent Bay on the west. The 2 miles of ocean beaches offer swimming, sunbathing, surfing, fishing and exploring secluded coves by canoe or kayak.
7206 National Seashore Ln Berlin, MD, US
Pink Sands Beach
For a truly dreamy and romantic experience, travel to Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas for 3 miles of pristine, clear water against sand with a rosy hue.
Photo by unknown
  • Harbour Island
  • Dunmore Town, Bahamas

Pink Sands Beach

For a truly dreamy and romantic experience, travel to Pink Sands Beach in the Bahamas for 3 miles of pristine, clear water against sand with a rosy hue.
Harbour Island Dunmore Town, Bahamas
Old San Juan
The modern city of San Juan holds a piece of history, with colorful architecture and the Castillo San Felipe, a fort built by the Spanish starting in the 16th century. Lounge on the packed beaches, or take advantage of surfing and watersports.  Unwind in the evening at Old San Juan’s Barrachina Bar, the birthplace of the piña colada.
  • San Juan, 00901 Puerto Rico

Old San Juan

The modern city of San Juan holds a piece of history, with colorful architecture and the Castillo San Felipe, a fort built by the Spanish starting in the 16th century. Lounge on the packed beaches, or take advantage of surfing and watersports.  Unwind in the evening at Old San Juan’s Barrachina Bar, the birthplace of the piña colada.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Boston Beach
A legendary mecca for fans of spicy food, Boston Beach is considered the birthplace of Jamaican jerk seasoning. It is located on the northeastern shores of Jamaica, the third-largest island in the Greater Antilles, and attracts surfers and explorers seeking a glimpse of the secluded waterfalls in the nearby rain forest.
  • Port Antonio, Jamaica

Boston Beach

A legendary mecca for fans of spicy food, Boston Beach is considered the birthplace of Jamaican jerk seasoning. It is located on the northeastern shores of Jamaica, the third-largest island in the Greater Antilles, and attracts surfers and explorers seeking a glimpse of the secluded waterfalls in the nearby rain forest.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Mission Beach
From surfing to paddleboarding on the undulating waves of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach is the ultimate SoCal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a day at the beach with a board in hand or underfoot.
  • 3146 Mission Boulevard
  • San Diego, CA 92109 US

Mission Beach

From surfing to paddleboarding on the undulating waves of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach is the ultimate SoCal destination for anyone looking to enjoy a day at the beach with a board in hand or underfoot.
3146 Mission Boulevard San Diego, CA, US
An Bang Beach
Visit the bustling beachfront village of Hoi An on the south-central coast of Vietnam. From the 40-mile-long stretch of powdery sand and glimmering turquoise water to ancient hot-stone massages, visitors will feel revitalized with energy at An Bang Beach.
Photo by Miha Urbanija
  • Hoi An, Vietnam

An Bang Beach

Visit the bustling beachfront village of Hoi An on the south-central coast of Vietnam. From the 40-mile-long stretch of powdery sand and glimmering turquoise water to ancient hot-stone massages, visitors will feel revitalized with energy at An Bang Beach.
Hoi An, Vietnam
Nissi Beach
Overflowing with stunning natural beauty, Ayia Napa contains the most Blue Flag beaches per capita in the world. Stunning Nissi Beach is a major hot spot for nightlife, as well as the home of a beautiful historical monastery that can’t be missed.

Nissi Beach

Overflowing with stunning natural beauty, Ayia Napa contains the most Blue Flag beaches per capita in the world. Stunning Nissi Beach is a major hot spot for nightlife, as well as the home of a beautiful historical monastery that can’t be missed.
Aiya Napa Cyprus,
The Dead Sea
Lie back and read a book while effortlessly floating in the highly concentrated salts of the Dead Sea. Situated at the lowest point in the world, 1,269 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s major tourist attractions. The natural minerals, salts and mud along the banks are used for medicinal and therapeutic treatments at this hot spot.
  • Ein Gedi Nature Reserve
  • Ein Gedi, 86980 Israel

The Dead Sea

Lie back and read a book while effortlessly floating in the highly concentrated salts of the Dead Sea. Situated at the lowest point in the world, 1,269 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of Israel’s major tourist attractions. The natural minerals, salts and mud along the banks are used for medicinal and therapeutic treatments at this hot spot.
Ein Gedi Nature Reserve Ein Gedi, Israel
Madaket Beach
This popular vacation island off the coast of Cape Cod offers something for everyone, from exclusive luxury hotels to a casual spot to sip locally brewed beer.
Photo by Ken Wiedemann
  • Nantucket, MA 02554 US

Madaket Beach

This popular vacation island off the coast of Cape Cod offers something for everyone, from exclusive luxury hotels to a casual spot to sip locally brewed beer.
Nantucket, MA, US
Tyrell Beach Bay
The Windward Islands include the unknown island of Carriacou, whose name means “land of many reefs.” Experience the natural wonders that exist under the sea and the ancient traditions of shipbuilding that thrive on land. Tyrell Bay Beach isn't to be missed either.
  • Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada

Tyrell Beach Bay

The Windward Islands include the unknown island of Carriacou, whose name means “land of many reefs.” Experience the natural wonders that exist under the sea and the ancient traditions of shipbuilding that thrive on land. Tyrell Bay Beach isn't to be missed either.
Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada
Gulf Shores
A prime beach destination for the noncoastal dwellers, Gulf Shores, AL, boasts superb resorts and restaurants, as well as many activities and sports, such as paddleboarding, boating and zip-lining. Don’t miss out on the annual Shrimp Festival, which features the most delicious dishes made from shrimp caught fresh right in the gulf.
  • Gulf Shores, AL 36542 US

Gulf Shores

A prime beach destination for the noncoastal dwellers, Gulf Shores, AL, boasts superb resorts and restaurants, as well as many activities and sports, such as paddleboarding, boating and zip-lining. Don’t miss out on the annual Shrimp Festival, which features the most delicious dishes made from shrimp caught fresh right in the gulf.
Gulf Shores, AL, US
St Pete Beach
This heavenly beach offers a dreamy scene, with the classic Don CeSar “Pink Palace” Hotel right on the sugary, white sand. The hotel’s Maritana Grille boasts chef Gavin Pera, who makes the best surf-and-turf dishes in Florida. 
Photo by Dawn Nichols
  • St Pete Beach, FL 33706 US

St Pete Beach

This heavenly beach offers a dreamy scene, with the classic Don CeSar “Pink Palace” Hotel right on the sugary, white sand. The hotel’s Maritana Grille boasts chef Gavin Pera, who makes the best surf-and-turf dishes in Florida. 
St Pete Beach, FL, US
Maho Beach
Tourists flock to the southern half of St. Marten to experience a vacation that combines fun, relaxation and thrills. Maho Beach is a party hot spot, featuring tons of beach bars, casinos and nightclubs.
Photo by Aydin BACAK
  • Simpson Bay, Saint Martin

Maho Beach

Tourists flock to the southern half of St. Marten to experience a vacation that combines fun, relaxation and thrills. Maho Beach is a party hot spot, featuring tons of beach bars, casinos and nightclubs.
Simpson Bay, Saint Martin
Columbia River Gorge
With 292,500 acres in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, it’s quite evident why this gorge is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Snowcapped and serene, Mount Hood is a dormant volcano surrounded by an immense national forest, making it a perfect area for snow sports, trekking and recreational activities.
Photo by unknown
  • Cascade Locks, OR 97014 US

Columbia River Gorge

With 292,500 acres in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, it’s quite evident why this gorge is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Snowcapped and serene, Mount Hood is a dormant volcano surrounded by an immense national forest, making it a perfect area for snow sports, trekking and recreational activities.
Cascade Locks, OR, US
Phone: +1 541-308-1700
North Shore
Considered to have the best waves and surfing in the world, the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park is a surfer’s paradise. The area earns that title by hosting 3 competitions in November and December to make up the Triple Crown of Surfing.
  • 59-337 Ke Nui Rd
  • Haleiwa, HI 96712 US

North Shore

Considered to have the best waves and surfing in the world, the North Shore of Oahu at Ehukai Beach Park is a surfer’s paradise. The area earns that title by hosting 3 competitions in November and December to make up the Triple Crown of Surfing.
59-337 Ke Nui Rd Haleiwa, HI, US
Saadani National Park
This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat.
old tree, national park, africa
Photo by Zwilling330 / iStock / Getty Images Plus

Saadani National Park

This is one of the few places in the world where you can get up close and personal with wild animals in the jungle or right on the beach. Private safaris are available by 4x4, foot or boat.
Bagamoyo, Tanzania
Coney Island
Home to Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island offers nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches, sunny skies and rolling waves.
  • 1208 Surf Avenue
  • Brooklyn, NY 11224 US

Coney Island

Home to Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, Coney Island offers nearly 3 miles of sandy beaches, sunny skies and rolling waves.
1208 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY, US
Jumby Bay Island
Jumby Bay is an ancient coral reef and rocky outpost, situated 2 miles north of Antigua. Swim with a colony of stingrays by day and get a private turtle viewing by night. With its rich wildlife, lush and abundant landscape, and pristine beaches, Jumby Bay presents itself as a secluded hideaway for the sophisticated and discerning traveler. 
Photo by Robert E. Rushton
  • Jumby Bay Island, Antigua and Barbuda

Jumby Bay Island

Jumby Bay is an ancient coral reef and rocky outpost, situated 2 miles north of Antigua. Swim with a colony of stingrays by day and get a private turtle viewing by night. With its rich wildlife, lush and abundant landscape, and pristine beaches, Jumby Bay presents itself as a secluded hideaway for the sophisticated and discerning traveler. 
Jumby Bay Island, Antigua and Barbuda

Hotels
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge
Suit up for adventure and invade the shadowy, ancient Mayan caves, led by experienced Caves Branch guides. Discover primitive Mayan artifacts, such as face carvings and original pottery, as well as natural wall formations.
  • Mile 41 1/2 Hummingbird Hwy
  • P.O. Box 356
  • Belmopan, Belize

Caves Branch Jungle Lodge

Suit up for adventure and invade the shadowy, ancient Mayan caves, led by experienced Caves Branch guides. Discover primitive Mayan artifacts, such as face carvings and original pottery, as well as natural wall formations.
Mile 41 1/2 Hummingbird Hwy Belmopan, Belize
Phone: +501 610-3451
Rixos the Palm Dubai
Dubai’s Palm Islands make up the world’s largest man-made island — it can literally be seen from space — and are known for providing the most decadent of vacation experiences. Rixos the Palm Dubai is an unprecedented 5-star resort that offers top-level rooms and suites, gourmet chefs, spas, steam rooms, fitness centers and tons of watersports.
Photo by Khmelnytskyi Viacheslav
  • Palm Jumeirah
  • East Crescent
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Rixos the Palm Dubai

Dubai’s Palm Islands make up the world’s largest man-made island — it can literally be seen from space — and are known for providing the most decadent of vacation experiences. Rixos the Palm Dubai is an unprecedented 5-star resort that offers top-level rooms and suites, gourmet chefs, spas, steam rooms, fitness centers and tons of watersports.
Palm Jumeirah Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 44-57-55-55
CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa
Anguilla is one of the smaller Caribbean islands — and one of its best-kept secrets. Mere steps from the beach on Rendezvous Bay sits the exclusive CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa. It’s surrounded by lush, tropical plant life and the world’s only hydroponic farm.
  • Rendezvous Bay
  • Anguilla, United Kingdom

CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa

Anguilla is one of the smaller Caribbean islands — and one of its best-kept secrets. Mere steps from the beach on Rendezvous Bay sits the exclusive CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa. It’s surrounded by lush, tropical plant life and the world’s only hydroponic farm.
Rendezvous Bay Anguilla, United Kingdom
Phone: +1 264-498-2000
San Alfonso Del Mar Resort
Sal Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile, that is home to the largest swimming pool in the world, with 66 million gallons of treated Pacific Ocean water. In this record-breaking pool, visitors can take part in watersports such as sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Photo by Andrés
  • Camino Algarrobo Mirasol
  • Alagarrobo, Chile

San Alfonso Del Mar Resort

Sal Alfonso del Mar is a private resort in Algarrobo, Chile, that is home to the largest swimming pool in the world, with 66 million gallons of treated Pacific Ocean water. In this record-breaking pool, visitors can take part in watersports such as sailing, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Camino Algarrobo Mirasol Alagarrobo, Chile
Phone: +56 22-41-22-25-70
Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort
Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort successfully combines the elements of nature and luxury by providing a sustainable, eco-sensitive and low-impact design that preserves the natural surroundings while providing a superior resort experience. Situated within 1,300 acres of untouched jungle, it offers private cabanas, a saltwater pool and world-class dining.

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort

Kanantik Reef & Jungle Resort successfully combines the elements of nature and luxury by providing a sustainable, eco-sensitive and low-impact design that preserves the natural surroundings while providing a superior resort experience. Situated within 1,300 acres of untouched jungle, it offers private cabanas, a saltwater pool and world-class dining.
Hopkins Village, Belize
Phone: +501 533-7048
Fowl Cay Resort
Fowl Cay is part of the Exumas, a collection of tiny islands just south of the capitol of Nassau.  Rent a secluded villa equipped with a personal speedboat, and get free range to explore the island, drift through a sunlit sea cave and feed the wild swimming pigs.

Fowl Cay Resort

Fowl Cay is part of the Exumas, a collection of tiny islands just south of the capitol of Nassau.  Rent a secluded villa equipped with a personal speedboat, and get free range to explore the island, drift through a sunlit sea cave and feed the wild swimming pigs.
Exumas, Bahamas
Phone: +877 845-5275
Rosewood Mayakoba
Playa del Carmen is a true paradise, with an underwater Sea Trek dive, an ecological theme park featuring exotic wildlife and animals, and a plethora of beachfront hotels and resorts, including Rosewood Mayakoba.
  • Ctarretera Federal Cancún
  • Playa del Carmen KM 298
  • Playa del Carmen, 77710 Mexico

Rosewood Mayakoba

Playa del Carmen is a true paradise, with an underwater Sea Trek dive, an ecological theme park featuring exotic wildlife and animals, and a plethora of beachfront hotels and resorts, including Rosewood Mayakoba.
Ctarretera Federal Cancún Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Phone: +52 98-48-75-80-00
Tropical Islands Resort
Located in a converted airship hangar, the Tropical Islands Resort covers an area bigger than 8 football fields and contains a “tropical sea” with 660 feet of sandy beachfront. Guests can tour a village with buildings modeled after those found in Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali. There’s also a 13,000-square-foot lagoon with fountains, canals and a whirlpool, as well as a rain forest with more than 50,000 plants of 600 different species.
visitors lounging on manmade interior beach at the tropical island resort in germany
Photo by Sean Gallup / Getty Images
  • Tropical Islands Allee 1
  • Krausnick, Brandenburg 15910 Germany

Tropical Islands Resort

Located in a converted airship hangar, the Tropical Islands Resort covers an area bigger than 8 football fields and contains a “tropical sea” with 660 feet of sandy beachfront. Guests can tour a village with buildings modeled after those found in Thailand, Borneo, Samoa and Bali. There’s also a 13,000-square-foot lagoon with fountains, canals and a whirlpool, as well as a rain forest with more than 50,000 plants of 600 different species.
Tropical Islands Allee 1 Krausnick, Brandenburg, Germany
Phone: +49 35-47-76-05-050

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