Top 10 Best Beaches in the World
Looking for a fantastic destination specifically beach to spend your long vacation? Do you get tanned and enjoy the beauty of nature under the sun? This list is definitely for you; it enumerates different beaches around the globe. If you want a luxurious or budget-friendly beach resort, you can choose from the list, and you’ll surely enjoy every minute of staying in it. Here is the list of beautiful beaches around the world:
- Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley, Philippines
Included on the top list of World’s Most Beautiful Beaches. Palaui Island is an island wherein the real beauty of nature reveals together with flora and fauna, the volcanic rocks and the white sands and the marine wealth.
In this island, you won’t find hotels or motels. The island is a paradise, if you want to stay overnight, you can build your tents or find homestays but camping nearby the lighthouse is still forbidden.
To get here, by land you take a bus or a car going Sta. Ana, Cagayan from Manila. By air, you can fly going Tuguegarao. If you have the chance to reach Sta. Ana, go to San Vicente and then you can take a boat going to Palaui. Enjoy the beach by different activities like hiking, beach bumming and see the scenery of the lighthouse.
- Siesta Beach, Siesta Key Florida
Unlike other beaches, Siesta beach is made up mostly excellent corals. Its sand is 99% quartz which comes from the mountains of Appalachian. Even on summer days, the sand of Siesta Beach is still cool underfoot. It is estimated a million years old beach was having its foundation in the Appalachians and smoothly flowing down the rivers of the mountains inside the shores of the Siesta Key.
It is known as one of the safest beaches in the country, and it is advisable for small children for its water deepness in the nearshore has year-round lifeguard protection. The place has hotels, inns and vacation rentals wherein you can stay overnight or spend wonderful relaxation for a couple of days. Enjoy the Clearwater beach and its beauty.
- Coron Island, Palawan
, and it represents the gem of nature’s beauty of limestone cliffs, white sand and the seven mountain lakes. It is listed as one ten best scuba diving sites in the world by the Forbes Magazine.
It has rock pattern, and there is a secret lagoon with crystal bluish green rainwaters covered with limestone and white sand shores. It is indeed a hidden paradise, and you can enjoy the island either by climbing over the cliffs or swimming through the tunnels.
You can reach Coron Island by air transportation by flying to Busuanga and take a van going to Coron, and it takes 45 minutes. You must be aware that you cannot stay overnight there, though you can check lodging or motels in the city proper. Enjoy the scuba diving! It is one of the best places to do it.
- Flamenco Beach, Culebra Puerto Rico
It is chosen the second most beautiful beach in the world by the Discovery Channel. The beach is known for its white sand that covers the whole shore, not to mention the clear blue sea that sparkles whenever the sun shines through it. Flamenco Beach is a great place to do snorkeling, sunbathing, swimming as well as camping. If you want to stay overnight, you must reserve early because the beach has only four hotels. You must try their tropical “Piña Colada.”
- Boracay, Aklan
Boracay Island is known as the most popular tourist destination in the Philippines. Boracay is a small island 315 Km south of Manila in the province of Aklan. It is well-known for its beautiful white sands and untouched blue waters. You can enjoy any water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling and nightlife in pubs and bars along the beach. It is one of the best places for relaxation.
If you’re going to scuba diving or snorkeling, you will see water species that are original from the Philippines. You can also try the helmet diving; you can walk around as if you were inland.
To get there, you either fly into Caticlan or Kalibo then you take a vehicle going to Caticlan Jetty Port and take a 10-20 minutes boat ride going to Boracay.
- El Nido, Palawan
It is chosen as one of the best beaches and island destination of the Philippines by CNNGo. It is known for its extraordinary natural brilliance and environment. There are 50 white sand beaches on this island, which is consists of five kinds of forest, three tourists marine destinations as well as various species of territorial birds. Its water is a variety of sea species, including different mammals like dolphins and other water species. There are approximately 100 species of corals and most likely 1000 types of fish.
El Nido has the most significant marine reservoir and sanctuary in the Philippines measuring 903.21 sq.km. It is also one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country where its flora and fauna is secured by its geologic creations such as limestone cliffs, home of the Apodidae birds.
Its best time to visit El Nido is December to March because the weather is beautiful and there are few visitors during these months. Its peak months are April and May because it is summer and it is a perfect spot for a vacation during Holy Week.
To get there, you can take by air or sea. From Manila to El Nido, you can also fly from Manila to Puerto Princesa and then drive going to the mainland of Palawan. From there you can take a boat going to the El Nido. By sea you can make a ship from San Jose Terminal, from there you can ride a bus bound to El Nido. Which will take 5-6 hours?
- Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
Discovered by Staff Commander EP Bedwell in 1879, Whitehaven beach was awarded as Queensland’s Cleanest Beach in 2008, as well as being named as the top Eco-Friendly Beach in the world by CNN in 2010.
Whitehaven Beach is famous for its white sands, which is consist of 98% pure silica making the white and color and it glitters when strikethrough the sun. Given that the beach is claimed to be one of the cleanest beaches in the world, Whitehaven beach prohibits dogs, as well as cigarette smoking.
Whitehaven beach can be reached by different means of transportation, in which you can reach it by traveling by air with the use of a helicopter which you can board from Hamilton Island, for those who prefer to arrive by sea, Cruise Whitsundays offer a full-day tour to the beach as well.
- Praia de Santa Maria, Sta. Maria Cape Verde
It is a perfect place for relaxation. You can enjoy the scenery of golden sand as it reaches the peninsula and far on its turquoise sea. You can also try snorkeling and see different types of fish, moray eels, and turtles. You can stay overnight, or for a vacation, there are nearby resorts, hotels, and restaurants that serve fresh seafood. It is also suitable for jogging exercises for its extended area.
- Fig Tree Bay, Cyprus
It is located in Protaras in the famous holiday town of Paralimni. It has beautiful golden sands and crystal-clear water. There are hotels that you can stay overnight. It has the variety of accommodation and restaurants.
- Eagle Beach, Aruba
Eagle Beach is one of the spectacular beaches. One of the most extensive beach in Aruba and well-known for its untouched soft white sands. It deals clear shiny Caribbean, sufficient parking, tree-shaded picnic areas and motorized water sports. It is chosen as 3rd Best Beach in the World by TripAdvisor.
There are few hotels nearby, but they provide cabanas and lounges for their guest. Every year during Easter in Aruba, they build tents along the coastline to enjoy the tradition.
Eagle Beach also a place for photography for its famous fofoti trees, it is a trademark shadow directing to the Caribbean. The trees are famous for them serves as a backdrop for wedding photo shoots and as the tourist spot for pictures.