Here is a list of top 10 beach destinations for 2017 across the world. The Sun, the sand and the glorious sea–what more can one ask for? Visit these places which boast of picture-perfect beaches and you’ll never want to leave them. Trust us when we say that!
Maldives is one of those rare, exotic paradises on earth that boast of some really beautiful beaches and islands, some of which are still untouched and unexplored. One such place is Vaadhoo Island. It is known for the “Sea of Stars”–a bioluminescence effect caused by a particular type of plankton that washes up on the shore. A stroll down the beach at night is nothing short of magical.
A trip to Maldives is not complete without exciting water sports such as snorkelling, scuba diving and kayaking!
The moment you step into this heaven, the beaches call out to you. An ideal destination for beach lovers, Hawaii boasts of a number of exotic beaches! Want to be in the middle of absolute chaos and fun, then head to either Waikiki Beach or Lahania Beach. Luxury seekers can opt for Kaanapali Beach, which is lined with a number of luxurious beach resorts and hotels.
The “Party Capital of India” is one of the top 10 beach destinations for 2017 across the world. The beaches in Goa are a major tourist draw. The beautiful stretches here offer something for everyone–whether you are looking for some solitude, are game for thrilling water sports or just want a laidback beach vacation, Goa offers it all.
North Goa’s beach paradise offers adventure on the sea, lively bars, night markets, hot night spots and, of course, beaches. Goa’s southern beach stretch is a 26 km swathe of grainy, soft, powdery white sand.
Mexico, North America
With beaches that are either like a theme park on the sand or miles of calmness and nature trails, you can have your choice of beach experience in Mexico. Hidden Beach deserves special mention. Located in Marietta Island, you have to swim inside a tunnel to reach it. But the effort is totally worth it as the landscape is breathtakingly beautiful.
Lord Howe Island, Australia
This is a beach paradise in every sense and only 400 visitors are allowed at any one time so it is super exclusive. This world heritage listed destination offers some adrenaline-pumping water sports adventure activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, kiteboarding, windsurfing and fishing. Don’t worry if you are not the adventurous types as the sandy stretches are ideal for a relaxed and laidback vacation as well.
The Andamans, India
As you fly into the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the view from above is guaranteed to captivate you–vast expanses of bluish-silver water occasionally interrupted by bits of land. Home to some beautiful islands including Havelock, Mayabunder, Neil Island and Baratang, the Andamans are a perfect beach destination for 2017.
The ancient and historic city of Crete is also a hot favourite with beach lovers across the globe. It is a must-see destination especially if you enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling or kayaking, or like leisurely strolls along picturesque sandy stretches and indulge in authentic Greek cuisine.
You can also admire the remnants of ancient civilizations. Home to several luxurious beach resorts with unmatched views, in Crete you are guaranteed an awesome beach vacation!
Kerala, the “Land of Backwaters” also has some gleaming white pristine beaches. One city that stands out is Varkala. It is spread over laterite cliffs that drop dramatically to two beaches. One is Papanasam Beach, a golden sand stretch lying in a cove and the other is Thiruvambadi, a black sand beach at the northern end. These stunning beaches are excellent for swimming, water sports or just a leisurely walk.
There are a number of lovely beach resorts which are just perfect for that ultimate beach getaway or to indulge in rejuvenating Kerala Ayurveda therapies!
Discover Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city and the capital of New South Wales. If you are a beach person and enjoy water sports, sea surfing and relaxing under the Sun, then come here and you won’t be disappointed at all! Home to globally famous beaches like Coogee, Manly and Bondi, a trip to Sydney spells unlimited fun and thrilling water sports!
Tranquebar, Tamil Nadu
The state has a lot to offer for beach lovers and Tranquebar, one of the famous cities in Tamil Nadu, is a place which is slightly offbeat but worth exploring. Nothing quite prepares you for the dramatic first sight. You drive in through a huge archway, into a street lined by colonial buildings. Then the road widens out and there in front of you is the blindingly blue sea and the stunning Fort Dansborg.
Ring the New Year in style as you visit these amazing beach destinations for memorable memories. Happy travelling!