1. Fiji Islands
A paradise for honeymooners and beach lovers, Fiji boasts gorgeous islands with white sand beaches and crystal blue waters. And with 333 islands that make up this island country, you will definitely find something you like in Fiji, including hiking, ziplining, and other forest adventures. Divers, on the other hand, plunge straight into the waters of Kadavu and Taveuni islands for colorful corals and rare fish sightings.
Fijians suggest that the ideal months to visit the country would be October and November. Crowds have already fled the islands around this time, and the weather is cool and dry.
2. Menorca, Spain
Most crowds opt to visit Majorca and Ibiza when they want to experience the beach scene in Spain, which makes Menorca a more pleasant destination. Menorca has over a hundred beaches, and each is very distinct from the other. But if there’s one Menorcan beach that you shouldn’t miss, it’s Cala Macarelleta, a serene spot perfect for snorkeling, sunbathing, sailing, and hiking.
The best time to visit Menorca is between June to October when the weather is perfect for all beach activities.
3. Amanpulo, Philippines
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This luxury island resort in Palawan, Philippines, remains a favorite destination for pleasure-seekers and A-list celebrities. Amanpulo is suited for those who are wishing for privacy and luxurious tropical comfort. It has over 40 secluded casitas and villas, an organic farm, a floating bar, and its own airport hangar. Palawan is also blessed with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and rich biodiversity, so expect nothing less with Amanpulo.
The Philippines may be sunny all year round, but it’s best to travel sometime between September to May.
4. Miami Beach, USA
For singles, honeymooners, families, and yacht-sailing millionaires, there is always something for someone in Miami. South Beach is the Mecca of Miami pop culture, wherein hip hotels, restaurants, fashion boutiques, and art galleries are sprawling, and anyone who wants to be seen opts to stay here. For a more relaxed beach trip, we suggest Surfside, which is ideal for families and couples longing to relax.
If you’re planning to check out the beach scene in Miami soon, it’s better to come by March and May.
This tropical paradise in Africa will take your breath away. Seychelles is fortunate to have white sand beaches, clear waters, and fascinating island rock formations. The archipelago is also rich in its flora and fauna. In fact, Seychelles’ Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its main island Mahe, is an excellent place for water sports, such as jet skiing and even parasailing. But if you just want to sunbathe and relax, make sure to visit the picturesque beaches of La Digue and Anse Source D’Argent.
Locals would say that any month is a good month to visit Seychelles, thanks to its warm, tropical climate. But if you want a more refreshing island breeze, come sometime April through October.
6. Gold Coast, Australia
If you want a taste of a laidback lifestyle but can’t entirely give up the city life, then travel to Gold Coast, Australia. This Aussie beach destination has leveled up its sophistication in the most recent years. Expect a stretch of fancy restaurants, wine lounges, and sleek hotels along its main coves. And if you want to catch some waves, you can head to the legendary Snapper Rocks, a must-visit spot for surfers. Other “Goldie” beaches or coastal suburbs to see are Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta, and Kirra.
For low chances of rain and cooler temperature, visit the Gold Coast between May and October.
Luxurious cabanas on stilts and pristine waters? Yes, please. The Maldives is home to the most grandiose beach resorts and immaculate islands that you can’t miss in this lifetime. There are plenty of sights and activities in the Maldives that are suitable for every type of traveler. For water adventure, go snorkeling or scuba diving to spot some rare fish, manta rays, and whale sharks. If you just want to relax, head to Huvafen Fushi underwater spa, or enjoy a romantic dinner at the Conrad Maldives’ Ithaa Underwater Restaurant.
Visit the Maldives from May to October so you can enjoy the islands when they are less crowded.
8. Maui, Hawaii
Hawaii is a must-visit for every beach lover, and many would argue that Maui is Hawaii’s most beautiful island. You need at least five days to enjoy what the “Valley Isle” has to offer. Think of forest hikes with gorgeous waterfalls, black (Waianapanapa) and red sand (Kaihalulu) beaches, and even a lavender farm. Locals say that the best way to navigate through Maui’s beauty is to drive the Hana Highway and just stop if something catches your eye, like a secret beach or a botanical garden.
It’s best to travel to Maui around April to May, as well as September to November for tamed weather.
9. Crete, Greece
Come to the island paradise of the gods and enjoy the most intriguing island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is abundant with cinematic sceneries, impressive beaches, ancient world sites and museums, delightful cuisine, and vibrant Greek culture. For lively nightlife and touristy activities during the day, stay in Chania, or Heraklion, where all the action is happening. If you’re seeking a retreat, find refuge in the small town of Paleochora in the south of Crete. Also, make sure to go on a day trip to Elafonisi, the Instagram-famous pink sand beach.
April to June is a great time to visit Crete, especially if you have a lot of outdoor activities on your list.
10. Isla Holbox, Mexico
Imbibe the laid back beach life with a vibrant Mexican culture at Isla Holbox. With extensive coastlines, colorful towns, and sandy unpaved roads, it’s hard not to fall in love with Holbox. Its white-sand beaches still look untouched, and huge tourist crowds are still very unlikely to appear throughout the year. What’s the best thing to do while vacationing on this island? Nothing. Just find a sweet shaded spot at any beach, maybe read a book, or enjoy the combination of tacos and mojitos. For an unforgettable stay, consider Villas Flamingos, where you can see a flock of pretty in pink flamingos by the water.
For fantastic weather, travel to Isla Holbox from November to March and expect days of sunshine.
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