For many of us, beaches are the whole point of the summer holidays. Being in a place to sunbathe, swim, read and dream enlivens our senses and makes our hearts sing. If you’re looking to plan a holiday to the beautiful beaches on your travels, here are some interesting countries with some of the best beaches in the world:
#1 Jazirat Al Hamra Beach, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Ras Al Khaimah has a lot to offer for sun-seekers and beach lovers. RAK’s long shoreline is full of luxury resorts as well as public beaches. The resort beaches are packed with facilities like sun loungers, shades, cafes, restaurants, banana boat rides, and freshwater showers, etc.
Jazirat Al Hamra is a public beach located in the old town of Jazirat Al Hamra in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, which is ruled by Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi. It’s a perfect place for those who want to escape the resort atmosphere. The beach remains less visited and has a pristine stretch of undisturbed golden sand with colorful seashells. The place offers boat rentals along with a range of boating activities.
#2 Ora Beach, Seram Island, Indonesia
Ora beach is a hidden paradise located in the North of Seram Island of the Maluku province in Indonesia. This area is also known as Indonesia’s little Maldives due to its white sugar beaches. Surrounded by giant limestone hills, this beach has a private eco-resort filled with peace and serenity. Ora beach has quiet days surrounded by the sounds of nature, chirping of the birds, the wind, and the sound of the sea. Clearwater dominated by corals and small reef fishes makes the site an incredible landscape. It is a perfect place to relax, go for a stroll or short hike and enjoy the stunning surroundings.
#3 Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is Australia’s number one award-winning beach on Whitsunday Island and is the largest of 74 islands on Whitsunday. It stretches over 7 kilometers with stunning white silica sand that is among the purest in the world.
When you sink your feet into the sand and step into warm waves that gently lap the shore, you understand why people from all over the world come to this place. While visiting Whitehaven Beach, a walk to the spectacular viewpoint over Hill Inlet at the beach’s northern end is highly recommended. There, a swirl of white sand and turquoise water create an amazing blend of colors. You can also enjoy full and half-day cruises here.
#4 Maya Bay, Koh Phi-Phi, Thailand
Maya Bay is a stunningly beautiful bay sheltered by 100-meter high cliffs on three sides. There are several beaches inside this bay and most of them are small. You probably saw Maya Bay in ‘The Beach’ directed by Danny Boyle starring Leonardo DiCaprio, based on a novel written by Alex Garland. Maya Bay is a part of the Mu Ko Phi-Phi National Park and is indeed a tropical paradise that features silky-soft white sand, clear waters, and exotic fishes.
#5 Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, not least because of its magnificent beaches. It is Cape Town’s party beach located on a beautiful long stretch of white sand bordered by clubs, restaurants, and hotels. It can be a bit crowded during the peak summer months of December and January but the site is absolutely gorgeous. Also, there are plenty of trendy shops and nightclubs that draw swimmers, sun worshippers, and party lovers.
#6 Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a volcanic island located in the Western part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia, financially assisted by France in the Pacific Ocean. This blissful place is a perfect tropical getaway flourished with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters, and friendly locals. Bora Bora is packed with beauty where a dormant volcano rises up at its center and spreads out into a lush green jungle before spilling into an aquamarine lagoon. You can find sailboats, glass-bottom boats, speedboats, kayaks and jet skis, as the island has it all. Bora Bora can be quite expensive to visit and is known for its divine beauty, gorgeous coral reef, and stunning sea life.
Beach lovers know that the combination of warmth, sand, and sea have a calming restorative effect that makes life better. So make your way to these most-amazing beaches of the world, as they have to be seen, to be believed