The World’s Top Beach Destinations
It’s January and that means that in most parts of the country its freezing outside. Never fear, spring break is only a few short months away and if you are dreaming of sipping margaritas on a tropical beach somewhere then here are ten of the hottest beach getaways to help you plan your next sun-soaked vacation.
Ocracoke Beach – North Carolina
North Carolina’s Outer Banks are home to some of the most beautiful, undisturbed beaches in the continental United States. At the very tip of this long peninsula lies the small island of Ocracoke. Home to wild ponies, dolphins, turtles and birds this remote location is virtually untouched by modern development. Enjoy its rich history of pirate stories and enjoy its beautiful beaches, local crafts and an astounding assortment of seashells making it a perfect destination for beachcombers.
Anse Lazio – Seychelles
A hidden oasis in the Indian Ocean, Anse Lazio is located on the Seychelles 2nd largest island and is perfect for a romantic getaway. Enjoy its pristine turquoise water’s and white sanded beaches and its calm waters and coral reef make it the perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming.
Phi Phi Islands – Thailand
One of the most distinct and beautiful places on the planet; the Phi Phi Islands have long held an attraction with photographers and movie producers alike. Its blue and green waters are rich with tropical sea life so bring your scuba gear and prepare yourself for the adventure of a lifetime.
Sanur Beach – Bali
Only recently discovered by the tourism industry, Bali’s culture is as beautiful beaches. Enjoy beautiful hotels and restaurants while enjoying the ancient temples, art museums and of course, the amazing warm ocean water.
Poipu Beach – Hawaii
When it comes to Hawaii it’s hard to go wrong when picking a beach but of all the beautiful islands, Poipu beach on Kauai may is truly a hidden gem. Learn to surf on its amazing waves or just soak in the sunshine on its beautiful sands. For the more adventurous helicopter rides are also available.
Hahei Beach, New Zealand
If you are looking for an adventure down under, head to New Zealand where the beaches are as breathtaking here as they are anywhere on earth. With pristine pink sands and naturally occurring thermal springs Hahei Beach is a top vacation destination where visitors can enjoy great dining, water sports and great accommodations.
Siesta Beach – Florida
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the Florida Keys but don’t want the hectic pace of Key West head to Siesta Key. It has some of the most beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and is the perfect place for strolling, riding bikes, enjoying the sunset and of course taking an afternoon siesta.
Coronado Beach, California
This celebrity hot spot also makes a great location for family vacations. With its warm Mediterranean like climate and its turn-of-the-century mansions Coronado Island is one of the world’s top beach destinations. Stay in the century old Hotel del Coronado and enjoy snorkeling, swimming fishing and more.