Beaches are the Valium of the travel world. They soothe, they relax, they make you realize that “real life” occasionally needs escaping. There are very few people immune to the magical lure of the beach. Whether you’re keen on sunbathing, sports, or exploring the underwater world or simply contemplating the infinite possibilities of the horizon, there’s no doubt the beach is the perfect destination for fun and relaxation. Most of all, these slivers of sand against the ocean are a reminder that the world can be quite beautiful. However, there are a number of beaches around the world that have achieved well-deserved fame for their exquisite beauty, endless expanses of white sand and balmy waters.
Let's take a look at top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world:
1. Tikehau Island, French Polynesia
Can’t decide whether you want white- or pink-sand beaches? You don’t have to at this postcard-worthy stretch of beach—and that may actually be all you see, because the island is so small. The pristine shore’s beauty is only matched by the bright blue waters, which are prime for snorkeling and scuba diving. In fact, Jacques Cousteau's research group asserts that this remote spot—about a 55-minute flight from Tahiti Island—contained the highest concentration of fish among any other atolls in the world.
2. Dreamland Beach, Bali
This once-shrouded bay situated on the Bukit promontory was first "found" around the 1970s and has since turned into a best goal for surfers on account of its awesome shore breaks. Despite the fact that it has developed in prevalence over the most recent 40 years and new resorts have sprung up, regardless it holds its hang-ten vibe with little shops and shoreline shack bistros like Kelly's Warung, known for its new squeezes, wraps, and smoothies.
3. Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
Rugged, wild, and untouched are just some of the words used to describe this shoreline, where both photographers and surfers flock to catch the best waves and watch the “Soup Bowl,” a name for when the waves crash into the white sand and huge boulders to create a scenic (and foamy) natural phenomenon. It's less of a swimming locale, but you'll have plenty of shots to post on Instagram.
4. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Situated on the western shore of the 75-square-mile island, the entire extend of this 5.5 mile-long shoreline is open property, making it simple to walk around lodging to inn paying little mind to where you book an overnight. Across the board evening, you can get lunch at a sea side eatery, stagger into a volleyball game with local people, bring Jet Skis out further down the shoreline, and finish it off with some snorkeling in Cemetery Reef, known for its rough arrangements prime for ocean life environment.
5. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Although one of the most popular beaches on the island, Horseshoe Bay has a hidden secret: Port Royal Cove (pictured), which has shallow water perfect for young kids and dramatic rock formations that complement wonderfully soft, pink sand. Nearby Spicelands Equestrian Centre even offers trail rides down to the private cove, which is located in part of South Shore Park in Southampton Parish.
6. Harbour Island, Bahamas
Situated off the upper east bank of Eleuthera Island and far from the buzz of other Bahamian shorelines, families and couples alike can spend the day on pink sands just observing a modest bunch of other individuals. Subsequent to lolling in the sun and getting serenaded by the breeze stirring through the palm trees, guests can fly into the town to meander down interesting Dunmore Street, feast on the crisp catch of the day at The Landing, and snatch a dusk mixed drink at Beyond the Reef.
7. Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico
A long, thin stretch of perfect sand and clear water in a thousand shades of blue make this one of the Caribbean's top beaches. Since it's accessed only by parking in one of 21 tiny turn-offs along a bumpy, unpaved road in the middle of the island's western National Wildlife Refuge (formerly off-limits as a U.S. Navy training base), getting there is part of the adventure. Snorkel on your own around a small cay, or book a trip with one of the island's operators for a trip to its secret underwater spots.
8. Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI
Obviously a standout amongst the most shot shorelines in the Caribbean, if not the world, Trunk Bay sits in the northwestern corner of the Virgin Islands National Park (it was given to the recreation center administration by Laurence S. Rockefeller over 50 years back). Quiet, clear water, and a 225-yard-long Underwater Trail for heavenly snorkeling are enormous draws, as are climbing trails up and into the encompassing greenery loaded with the vestiges of notable sugar stick estates.
9. Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
This shoreline in Waipio Valley is one of the hardest to get to in Hawaii—you should climb or drive down a deceptively restricted, soak street to achieve your goal. In any case, it's definitely justified even despite the trek: At the base, you're remunerated with a mile-long dark volcanic sand shoreline flanked by 2,000-foot bluff dividers and supported by thick rainforest. On the off chance that that weren't sufficiently picturesque, the Kaluahine and Waiulili waterfalls cut into the precipices at the south end of the shoreline, and are open by means of a stone strewn trail along the surf.
10. Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos
There’s a reason stars like Bruce Willis and Donna Karan built their vacation homes here: This 1,000-acre private island is only accessible by a 35-minute boat ride from Providenciales, and is home to one luxury resort—see below—and a few private villas. Yes, your entire vacation could be spent without seeing another soul.