With half a mile of tropical plants, sparkling sand, and intensely blue green water this beach is known for being postcard-perfect.
Found on the island of Bora Bora (also known as the Romantic Island) this isolated beach lies in a protected lagoon and offers some of the whitest sand in the South Pacific.
To get here you can either take a boat or descend along a steep path leading down the side of the cliff in the background. Although the island of Santorini isn’t really popular for its beaches, this one is too unique to disappoint.
This untamed and partially deserted beach would undoubtedly be suffocated by tourist resorts if it were located in a country with a “better” tourist industry.
Whenever somebody mentions a Spanish beach people will often think of the Mediterranean but the truth is that the Atlantic coast has just as much to offer. Take for example Las Islas Cies. This former pirate hideout is just off the coast and with its pristine water the locals refer to it as their “Caribbean beach”.
Although Maya Bay (#25) may be where Alex Garland and Leonardo DiCaprio filmed The Beach, El Nido would be where they got most of their inspiration. Unlike Thailand, most islands in the Philippines are relatively devoid of tourists and Palawan (where El Nido is located) is no exception.
Found on the Greek island of Corfu, some of this beaches most recognizable landmarks are the unusual cliff formations known as the canal d amour (channel of love). According to legend if a couple swims together in the surrounding water they’ll be together forever.
With 87 resort islands straddling the equator the crystal clear water of the Maldives is about as far from the real world as you can get.
Quite possibly one the most photographed beaches in the world, you’ll find the looming boulders of this surreal paradise on the island of La Digue in the Seychelles. It’s surrounded by shallow turquoise water and protected from the ocean’s waves by a coral reef.
Famous for having its international airport right next to the beach, the planes get so close to the sand that sometimes the jet blast even blows people into the water.