Top Beaches From Around the World
All right all you beach bums and sun worshippers out there… you have so many options, and so little time. But don’t fret… THIS is what you have been waiting for. journeyPod has gone to great lengths to bring you a list of the top beaches in the world. While the best beaches may still be up for debate with some of you, we’ve gone as far as finding out where the elite relax, the studs surf and the bikini babes bronze. We highlight which beaches have the idyllic settings, powdery white sand and turquoise waters.
So grab your iPod, Gucci shades, your sexiest swimwear and cooler, and get ready to dig your toes into one of these top beach spots:
Maroma (Riviera Maya, Mexico): Voted “#1 Beach in the World” by The Travel Channel AND the critics at journeyPod agree. Stay at the luxurious resort overlooking the beach, indulge in an all-day spa treatment or dine on the sand with that certain someone.
Phi Phi Island (Thailand): This ultimate tropical getaway boasts some of the best scenery imaginable – so make sure you bring your camera cause you’re in for a delight. Stay in a private villa with an eternity pool overlooking the beach and enjoy the finer things in life.
The Pink Sands Beach (Harbour Island, Bahamas): 3 miles long and between 50-100 feet wide, Pink Sands Beach is one of the most rustic and beautiful beaches in the world! Playing the serence backdrop to Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon as well as Jewel and her husband Ty Murray’s wedding photos, Pink Sands is the ideal place to swim, sunbathe and relax!
Grace Bay Beach (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands): Grab your scuba gear and get ready to dive into the most tranquil water imaginable.
Seychelles Islands: A honeymoon paradise, these beaches will cure all stress or worries. It’s hard not to fall in love all over again while lying on the sensual sand and dipping into the heavenly and transparent water.
Siesta Key (Florida): Blessed with the “world’s finest, whitest beaches,” filled with charming hideaways, and always offering plenty to do – Siesta Key is also a place to relax, and let the warm breezes, cool water and soft sand transport you to your personal paradise!
La Concha Bay in San Sebastian (Spain): After a day of wine tasting in La Rioja and the freshest seafood tapas imaginable – cool off with a dip in this picturesque ocean.
Elia Beach (Mykonos): Ever felt like sunbathing at a nudist beach? What better place to do this than with the Greek gods and goddesses in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. Combining relaxation with music (and partying), this is definitely one of the sexier beaches on our list.
Cane Garden Bay (Tortola, British Virgin Islands): Hop on a sailboat for your sunbathing adventures and enjoy the glide across the smooth sensual waters of this beautiful island.
Ibiza (Balearic Island): Clubbers from all over watch the sun rise and set on the beach at Café del Mar. Enjoy the transient music and feel the vibe on this sexy beach.
St. Barts (Carribbean): Its hard not to catch a celebrity let loose on these beautiful beaches. Watch them let their hair down as they enjoy the talcum powdery sand and aqua blue ocean.
St. Tropez (France): Yachts, movie stars, and models can be found floating along the coast of this seaside French town.
Brela Beach (Croatia): Still a secret to most sun-seekers, Croatia offers beautiful secluded coves and waterfalls to aid in ultimate relaxation.
Timmendorfer Strand, Baltic Sea (Germany): Stretch out in a beach basket (Strand korb) on this powdery white beach. Enjoy a fresh fish sandwich and take a nice stroll at this heavenly hot spot.
Hanalei Bay (Kauai, Hawaii): You’ve got the mountains on one side and the endless ocean on the other as you sip on a scrumptious tropical cocktail. Could it get any better? We think not!
Matira Beach (Bora Bora, Tahiti): This dreamy beach will make you want to extend your trip and become a true beach bum. Take a boat ride and spot the dolphins swimming. Or simply sit and relax on the sand in mountain pose and just feel the rejuvenation.
Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil): Bikini babes flaunt their well-rounded figures at this sultry spot. The party is alive and well after-hours as the crowd enjoys the caipirinhas till dawn.
Arambol,Goa, (India): Meditate on this secluded beach and take in the striking view of your surroundings – like a breath of fresh air!
Bondi Beach (Australia): Australia’s most famous beach located along the shores of Sydney – need we say more?! Grab yer mate and surfboard and get ready to hit the waves!
Coronado Beach (San Diego): Large palm trees dance back and forth over the ivory beach at this spot. So whether you decide to swim, surf, sail, fish or just sleep – this is sun heaven!
Now, for those of you who simply can’t make it out to the real beach… we’ve got 2 top picks for best man-made hot spots:
Mandalay Beach (Las Vegas): Sand and crashing waves make this spot ideal for relaxation after a night out in Sin City. Sip on a Mango Margarita while spreading out on a poolside day bed and enjoy the eye candy!
Sun City (South Africa): A wave machine makes this pool sound and feel like the real thing! Enjoy a day of poker, sightseeing or golfing and let your mind drift while you lay waterside.