City breaks are cool, cultural holidays are fun, but it's hard to beat an nice cold refreshing drink on a gorgeous sandy beach with the shades on. If you've been spinning the globe looking for the perfect place to spend your hard earned holiday cash, it's tough to pass up these beaches, which are arguably ten of the most stunning you'll find anywhere in the world... 

Horseshoe Beach, Bermuda

Believe it or not, there really is an island where the sand is pink, it's called Bermuda. This particular stretch of beach features a hidden cove where you find tourist free, untouched beauty.

Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

If the beach is crowded, just hit the amazing sand bar a few feet out. Shallow water, rolling hills, white sand and all the glory of an Australian holiday. Sold.

Honopu Beach, Maui, Hawaii

Pink sand, girly. White sand, standard. black sand? Very cool. Honopu beach, amongst many of Hawaii's best beaches feature volcanic, black sand, creating one of the most unique experiences in the world against crystal blue water....

Pansy Island, Mozambique

Want to escape the world? Yep. This is about as "secluded" as you can get, requiring a plane, to a boat, bringing you to these remote islands, only a few of which are inhabited...

Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii

If black sand is a bit extreme for your taste, perhaps one of these remote, hike worthy beaches protected by massive rock formations. It's worth the "hike"...

Temea Beach, Moorea, French Polynesia

You know life is tough when you're choosing between Moorea and Bora Bora. If you opt to go the Moorea route, you'll definitely want to hit Temea Beach, featuring water with color so pristine it makes pools envious. There's plenty of soft sand and rugged terrain as well...

El Nido Beach, Palawan, Philippines

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in this case, probably worthy of enticing you to buy a $1000 plane ticket. El Nido beach is one of the most secluded, gorgeous beach areas, with lush greenery juxtaposing the surreal blue ocean and white sand. It's paradise.

Long Beach, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand

Thailand's beaches are so sought after the country is having to crack down on tourism. The Phi Phi Islands offer one of the most "Instagram" worthy settings. You'll just want to arrive early to avoid the boats of people trying to get in on the amazing action. Unless you enjoy people...

Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

If there's one thing to learn from this post, Queensland is worthy of a bucket list spot. With two beaches on the list (for obvious reasons shown above) you'll find all the beach, snorkeling and surfing fun you could ever dream of. Until then, keep dreaming...