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Everyone thinks about their dream vacation. For some, visiting Europe with all of its history and famous structures like the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pizza, or the Roman Coliseum is the utmost of their dream holiday. For others, active or extreme sports are their vacation choice. They fantasize about climbing Mount Everest or skiing in Switzerland, or diving with the sharks in the Great Barrier Reef. Then there are people who want to find the best beach destinations around the world.
Although beach lovers may all seem to want the same things, not all agree that the best beach destinations are ones with pure white sands lapping against tranquil shores. Beaches can be varied and different depending where you go in the world.
You can visit great beaches all over the world and gear your beach vacation to the activities you want to do, or combine your beach vacation with the history you want to experience first-hand. Next time you are looking for one of those beach destinations, explore the possibilities and find a new beach experience.
If you love beach vacations, so here is 5 top beach destinations. All of these locations have superb beaches where you can relax, soak up the sun and swim. But also have other attractions that give you a new experience.
Kihavah Huravalhi Island, Baa Atoll, Maldives
From the striking clarity of the balmy waters to the purity of the white sand, Kihavah Huravalhi Island in the Maldives is stunning beach beauty at its best. With nothing but open ocean as far as the eye can see, the island is the ultimate destination for serenity and seclusion. Spend the day out on the water fishing, and the chefs at the Anantara Kihavah Villas will cook your catch for you. Experience luxury beachfront dining or view the ocean as you’ve never seen it before at the innovative underwater restaurant.
Playa de Bávaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
top beach destinationWarm, crystal-clear seas and soft, sugary sand have made this one of, if not the most famous beach in the Dominican Republic. With tall, majestic palm trees lining the shore and calm, transparent water, it is the perfect place to relax beneath the Caribbean sun. The Paradisus Punta Cana Resort offers the ultimate luxury stay, with 12 restaurants to choose from, and activities ranging from horse riding to sushi-making classes.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Lush, emerald forested mountains slope down towards pure white, powdery sands and glistening waters on Koh Samui, Thailand’s third biggest island. This dazzling slice of paradise is laid back and peaceful; for blissful luxury and pampering, stay at the Zazen Boutique Resort and Spa. This haven for relaxation and well-being offers traditional Thai spa treatments and one of Thailand’s best restaurants. The mouth-watering cuisine can be enjoyed by candlelight at the restaurant, or on the beach.
The Beaches of Santorini, Greece
Anyone thinking of visiting the best beach destinations in the world has to have Santorini Greece on their list. Travelling around the Greek islands is a dream vacation guaranteed to be a highlight on your best beach destinations dream list. And Santorini is one of the places that should score high points, and that is not only because of its high cliffs that reach down to the clear blue sea. (Read – Santorini the Magical Island)
Bimini Island, Bahamas
Located just 80 km. east of Miami, the islands in the Bimini Island group stretches for 45 km. across the Gulf Stream. The two main islands are North and South Bimini. They are known as the big game fishing capital of The Bahamas. This chain of islands has a deep water side (facing west) where the sea is rich in tropical fish (such as the Wahoo, marlin and sailfish) making it a fisherman’s dream. It is perched at the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into the blue abyss below.
So, there you have it. 5 Top beach destinations for you to consider for your next beach vacation. Each location listed above is very different and offers unique experiences, whether you like to just sit and bask in the sun or are more adventurous and like to do a bit more, like zip lining or scuba diving, or simply just enjoy the wildlife.