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…

a beach with people on it

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.

a beach with a sandy beach and blue water

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.

a beach with a body of water and palm trees

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….

an island in the ocean

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…

a beach and ocean with cliffs

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”…

a beach with palm trees and blue water

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…

a boat on a beach with a rocky cliff in the background

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.

boats on a beach with mountains in the background with Phi Phi Islands in the background

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…

a blue water with white sand and green hills

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…

Gilbert Ott

Gilbert Ott is an ever curious traveler and one of the world's leading travel experts. His adventures take him all over the globe, often spanning over 200,000 miles a year and his travel exploits are regularly...

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