Ko Phi Phi Don Island
Ko Phi Phi Don Island, with an area of about 28 square kilometers and a length of 8 kilometers, is shaped like an irregular dumbbell with small green hills at both ends and is extremely narrow in the middle of the island, the narrowest point being about 80 meters. The island is inhabited by fishermen and has resorts, restaurants, bars, and various places of entertainment.
It’s the largest in the Ko Phi Phi archipelago and the only one with permanent residents in the group of Phi Phi islands. It is part of Thailand but to get to it, one has to take a 90-minute ferry ride from the mainland or the island of Phuket.
For some time, the island has acted as a magnet for tourists. From its natural beauty, this limestone island offers various activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving for those who wish to explore its excellent marine life. Other physical activities include cliff climbing.
When you return to the land, you can take a yoga class on the beach for more complete relaxation of mind and body.
For the more laid back, relaxing on the beach and sampling the local delicacies as well as shopping in the numerous tourist shops will make your trip worthwhile.
Aharen Beach on Tokashiki Island, Japan
Tokashiki Island is a famous dive site with many spectacular canyons and caves to explore. Due to the sloping terrain, there are many species of hard corals, sea fans, and schools of fish.
There are three beaches on the island, Tokashik, Aharen, and Tokashiku, with Aharen Beach being the most famous for swimming and snorkeling. Aharen Beach is about a 15-minute minibus ride from the pier and has a beautiful lookout overlooking the beach.
The water is very clear and you can see the blue and black schools of fish near the beach.
One can also take a kayak to sea under an experienced guide. There are also other sparsely islands nearby that can be explored after a boat ride.
From October onwards it is a slack season, few people come to the beach. People can quietly enjoy the sun, enjoy the view, and enjoy life here.
Tulum Beach in Mexico
Tulum Beach, located in the southeast of Cancun, Mexico, has something unique and fascinating to offer over the nearby beaches.
Tulum Beach’s well-preserved white sands hug the Caribbean Sea and offer visitors a deep inner experience. It is like a giant aquarium offering excellent snorkeling opportunities. Its other attractions include the well preserved Mayan ruins on a 45-foot cliff overlooking the sea and the fabulous beaches where you can laze and soak in the sun. For the adventurous, their explorer appetite will be whetted by exploring the caves and caverns in Sac Actun.
The coastal hotels offer visitors mostly yoga meditation centers rather than noisy nightclubs. When you visit this place, the rewards of exploring the mind will definitely outweigh the fun of partying till dawn.
With the second-longest reef in the world, the Great Maya Reef, this body of water offers countless underwater wonders, as well as the pleasure of snorkeling among the shallow coral reefs.
Whitehaven Beach, Australia
The startling white sand of Whitehaven Beach in Australia is 98% white silica. This, however, is not the only reason why this pristine stretch of the beach should be on top of any tourist list. It is part of the Great Barrier Reef and can be accessed by helicopter, seaplane, or boat with each trip offering unique views.
Plunge your feet into the sand and trudge out into the warm waves that gently lap against the beach and you’ll immediately realize why people from all over the world come here.
In order to protect the island’s ecology, there are no hotels or restaurants, and no residents live here. Some people may find it a bit boring if they are looking for Wi-Fi or beds.
As part of a protected park, the beauty of the place can be enjoyed from the comfort of an organized cruise ship trip. Other activities include snorkeling off the reef with its rich marine life, traveling in a high-speed catamaran, or going on a guided hike on Hill Inlet.
Celebrities such as American talk show queen Oprah have made special trips to the beach.
Omaha Beach in Normandy, France
This is the arena where the final defining moments of the Second World War played out. Located across the English Channel, it is from here that the Allied forces were able to dislodge the German army from France.
The best way to get the significance of the events that took place here is to take a guided tour, even without being a war buff, a trip to the American Cemetery and Memorial is a somber experience that brings into sharp focus the sacrifices made for us to have the world we have today.
Grace Bay, Providenciales Island
You will find most of Providenciales resorts and hotels around this beach. Nearly all the luxurious hotels are found here. It also houses banks and gift shops. The unfortunate thing about Providenciales is that they don’t have public transport.
If you want to get to the beach, you will have to either use a bike, walk, hire a rental vehicle or go by taxi. The beauty of Grace Bay is that it is pretty easy to navigate and is smaller in size so, you can easily walk. Just remember that the sun can be quite intense.
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
This beach is packed with numerous numbers of restaurants, shops and, small agencies. One remarkable thing is that no cars are allowed on this part of the island. The only mode of transport is wheelbarrows which ferry tourists’ luggage.
There are two ways you can access this island: you can take a 2-hour Catamaran but if you tend to get seasick avoid this option and for the second one where you take a 40 min calm boat ride, 1.5 hours air-conditioned bus ride followed by a 12min speed boat ride.
Once you get off the boat, you will have to pay a tourist tax of $4. Plan to visit this beach during the summer months when the temperatures are warm and the beach is filled with party-goers. While on their beaches, enjoy diving, banana boating, snorkeling, surfing, or visit the lighthouse for amazing views.
Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia
This beach is considered one of the most famous beaches in Greece. It is surrounded by majestic green cliffs, and its floor is made of tiny white pebbles. The sea waters change color from dark blue to electric blue and turquoise, and the views that Myrtos beach offers are always mesmerizing each day.
This beach can easily be reached via a private boat, or by road with a motorbike or public means. Here you will experience the most romantic sunset.
Half Moon Bay, Jamaica
Enjoy activities like horseback riding, snorkeling, or just relax on the crystal clear water beach. Jamaica is known for its reggae culture, and you can be sure to enjoy the culture on the beach from the many hotels and resorts that hold reggae concerts.
The beach is always quiet and peaceful in the evenings, and you can get away from the town’s hustle and bustle and just relax.
Navagio Beach, Greece
This beach started as a shipwreck that has always been suspected of smuggling contraband cigarettes. It is also known as the smugglers’ cove which is the most famous beach in Greece. It can only be accessed by boat. The boat shipwrecked in 1980 when it hit rocks due to bad weather.
If you plan on going there, make sure to carry your necessities as you won’t find any facilities there. Also, remember to carry a sun umbrella as the heat that radiates from the white cliffs is unbearable, and there is no shade on this beach.