Best Beaches in the World
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It is not easy to talk about best beaches in the world because people have different tastes. But one thing is sure there are certain attributes that beaches most have to be even considered among the best. Weather is very important, but other attributes are also as important like great sands, blue and clean waters. As well as location, access to the beach and facilities provided including services, water sports, restaurants and entertainment.

With that in mind I have put together my list. As I said before I have been in the travel industry for more than 40 years and travel the world to almost every corner. Besides I have compiled lists of beaches based on my clients and their trips. Here is our list of ten, not in any particular order.


Bora Bora has the most amazing beaches

Bora Bora has the most amazing beaches


Bora Bora Beaches

Bora Bora Beaches earned its reputation as romantic beaches. Actually the Island of Bora Bora is also called “Romance Island”. It is located on the South Pacific among a group of islands called French Polynesia.

These islands are of volcanic origin and welcome visitors with awe inspiring landscapes and views. In the middle of the island are two peaks or extinct volcanoes, Mount Pahia and Mount Otemanu. The combination of pure white sands and turquoise waters has made Bora Bora one of world’s favorite.




Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most renowned

Ipanema in Rio de Janeiro is one of the most renowned


Ipanema Beach Brazil

Rio de Janeiro Beach Ipanema is located up the coast of Copacabana, the most famous of Brazil’s beaches. But this one a little more upscale and chic. It is a meeting place to find the beautiful young people of Brazil and “Garotas”, meaning young women. Besides its white sands great Atlantic Ocean Waters, Ipanema Beach is famous for its super small bikinis, and last but not least the famous song “The girl from Ipanema”.


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This paradisaical beach is in the Turks and Caicos

This paradisaical beach is in the Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos


This extraordinary beach is located in the heaven of beautiful beaches, Turks and Caicos Islands, a British Territory down from the Bahamas and above the Island of Hispaniola. This is the ideal place to go away from all and relax.

The beach is about twelve miles long in Provo, short for Providenciales, where the action of the Turks and Caicos is. Despite its length you will find a secluded cove just for you and that important second person.

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St Tropez has been for ages one of the Best Beaches

St Tropez has been for ages one of the Best Beaches


St Tropez Beach in France

People my age will remember the 1950’s Brigitte Bardot’s movie “And God created Women” filmed in St Tropez. Since then this once sleepy village became an important meeting place of the Rich and Famous from Europe and other parts of the world.

Here you feel the ambiance of chic cafes, great restaurants and vibrating nightlife. The best beach is Plage de Tahiti which is sandy beach providing many water sports. This place is visited by everyone, from jet setters to plain families with kids.


Beach during the day and fun in the evenings in South Beach

Beach during the day and fun in the evenings in South Beach


South Beach Florida

It brings to me lots of memories, when living in Miami, we used to take the car, cross the causeway and get to South Beach, just to walk and see people, besides eating a having a drink. It is without a doubts one of the hottest beach places in the world.

Here if you move a few meters to the beach area you can relax and bask in the sun of the Sunshine State. But when you are ready for action, leave the beach and go back to Ocean Drive and spend as much time as you like until the wee hours of the night.

And remember even though you are in Florida, the ambiance, the language the food and the music are Latin. Somebody said that Miami is the Latin America City closest to the USA.


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Shoal Beach on the Island of Anguilla in the Caribbean

Shoal Beach on the Island of Anguilla in the Caribbean

Anguilla Beaches in the Caribbean


Everybody who knows Anguilla Beaches signal Shoal Beach as the best one of the more than thirty beaches on the island. It is not just the best in Anguilla; it is considered one of the best in the Caribbean and in the world.

Other beaches to mention are Sandy Ground and Barnes Bay. One common denominator for all Anguilla Beaches is their white sand like baby powder and crystal clear waters.


Lanikai Beach in Hawaii is one of the best Hawaiian Beaches

Lanikai Beach in Hawaii is one of the best Hawaiian Beaches


Lanikai Beach in Hawaii

Lanikai Beach is located in a suburb of Kailua in Oahu, Hawaii. It has been ranked, for years, as one of the most beautiful in the world. The sands are soft and white.

There are no big ways like in other Hawaiian beaches. During the week is not so crowded as it can be during weekends. To summarize, this is an idyllic quite and calm beach.


It's not a dream...these are the Seychelles Beaches

It's not a dream...these are the Seychelles Beaches


Anse Source d'Argent in the Seychelles

The Seychelles are the home of this number one beach. The more than 150 islands of the Seychelles are located on the northeast of the Island country of Madagascar.

The clear waters of the Indian Ocean surround the islands in unreal views and never seen sights of beauty. ANSE Source is on the Island of La Digue, the third largest of the archipelago. Those looking for a tropical romantic getaway will travel all the way to that remote Paradise on Earth.     

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The Cozy Beach of Terracina in Italy

The Cozy Beach of Terracina in Italy


Terracina Beach near Naples Italy

This is one of the best mainland Italian beach. The beach is wide and long with great sand and free shade. There are some beach cafes nearby offering simple meals and cold drinks.


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Croatia has great beaches like this one in Brela

Croatia has great beaches like this one in Brela


Brela Beach in Croatia

Some people say that this beach is Caribbean perfect that it is hard to believe that you are in Europe. It stretches for six Km and it feature many coves and not so soft sand, but well on your feet. The town of Brela is a mixture of old and new and is a great place to spend some time. It is located half way between Split and Makarska. Forbes Magazine rated Brela Beach as one of the best beaches in Europe and certainly the best beach in Croatia.

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Credits for images for best beaches in the world

french st tropez    ryodo 477
seychl source anse dargent    tobias alt
hawaii lanikai    travis thurston
ipanema n/a
brela n/a

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