Soothing for the senses, there’s a lot to be said about the sight and sound of turquoise waters lapping up sandy shores. Throw in palms swaying in the gentle breeze and it’s paradise found! Holidaying at a beach destination is an ultimate getaway to help you relax and refresh. If you’re a lover of sun, sand and surf then check out these 5 scenic beaches around the world that you can escape to.
Trunk Bay, St. John, US Virgin Islands
A part of the Virgin Islands National Park, Trunk Bay ranks as one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean. Its tranquil and tepid waters are idea to swim or snorkel in. If you’re up for something more adventurous, kayaking and sailing are great activities to do here. The white sand is smooth and silky and during sunset, the blaze of orange set against the towering rock cliffs in the distance and reflecting of the water is absolutely spectacular.
Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
Not your quintessential beach paradise owing to its rugged terrain, Bathsheba Beach offers a unique beach going experience. Stretching across the coastline is an expanse of white sand and rock formations set against lush green tropical vegetation. The town itself is a small fishing village and to be found here are cottages and eateries on the beach. The waters at Bathsheba Beach are known for their rich mineral content and the breaking surfs are some of the most sought after for those looking to ride the waves!
Mai Khao, Phuket, Thailand
No one ever said getting to paradise would be easy but once you do, it’s well worth the effort! Mai Khao is one such hidden gem where 11 kilometres of golden sands dominate the shoreline. Not overflowing with bars and cafes as is typical of most of the other beaches in the region; Mai Khao is where you can go for a leisurely stroll, collect sea shells and may be stop to enjoy a plate of fresh fruit at a remote bamboo shack. Part of the Sirinat National Park, Mai Khao is a fertile protecting nesting ground for sea turtles.
Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
On the 30-kilometre long island of Bora Bora, a stretch of silky white sand framed by the bluest crystalline waters welcome you at Matira Beach. The most popular beach in Bora Bora, its biggest draw is obvious in its inimitable beauty and alluring charm. Enjoy the serene and scenic tropical views as far as your eyes take you as you soak in the sun. If you can pull yourself away from the shore, wade out in to the lagoon for a refreshing dip.
Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles
Anse Lazio is a dainty nugget that encompasses the raw and extraordinary beauty of the island nation. Spanning under a kilometre, it boasts of its signature granite rocks that majestically rise from the Indian Ocean and surrounding mountain peaks. With the finest white sands and waters clear enough to be able to spot fish without having to snorkel, Anse Lazio is as magical a paradise as you could imagine.
Author: Devika Khosla
With the inability to sit still, she’s always going ‘somewhere’. Foodie, spa junkie, animal lover and traveler. That’s Devika’s story.