A beach holiday is the perfect excuse to escape the daily grind. And whether you’re in the mood for a stroll on a windswept beach leading up to an ancient castle, relaxing on a white sandy slice of paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean or taking a breather after catching a few early morning waves, there are beaches for just about everyone.
Boracay White Beach, Philippines
Boracay is a small island in the central Philippines, a country comprised of 7,107 islands. It’s the most popular island and tourist destination in the Philippines with 1.5 million visitors every year.
Boracay sites at 30 degrees latitude and 121 degrees longitude in the Sibuyan Sea, approximately 196 miles (315 kilometers) south of the Philippine’s capital, Manila and less than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) from the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region.
The island encompasses a total landmass of only 3.98 square miles (10.32 square kilometers), about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) long and roughly in the shape of a dog bone, less than a kilometer wide at its narrow middle.
A sand footpath runs about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) parallel to the center of White Beach, which is the main In the center of the beach area, only a few meters separated from the beach by groves of pam trees. Most tourists walk up and down this path to the wide array of beachfront hotels, cafes, shops, restaurants, and bars, often times barefoot their entire trip!
Blue Lagoon, Ölüdeniz, Turkey
One of the world’s most gorgeous beaches can be found at Oludeniz, a very popular resort town on Turkey’s south-western Aegean coast. Just 12 km / 7 miles south of Fethiye, one of the main tourist towns in this region, Oludeniz has a history anchored almost entirely in the modern tourism trade.
With the steep Babadag Mountain rising sharply behind the beach, Oludeniz is both incredibly scenic and an ideal spot for sports such as paragliding. Its name means ‘Dead Sea’ or ‘Blue Lagoon’, which relates to the rich spectrum of blues and greens of the sea in its sheltered inlet.
The progressive Lycian civilisation was a collective of cities that formed a federation based on common democratic ideals. While nothing from this era remains in Oludeniz itself, just minutes away are some truly outstanding ancient towns dating from the Lycian period.
Among the closest ruins are those at Dalyan, a marvellous place of Lycian tombs, columns and pillars carved into the steep hillside above Oludeniz. Tlos is another important city of that era some 32 km / 20 miles to the east. It is one of the oldest from the Lycian federation and famous for being the home of Pegasus, the winged horse of Greek mythology.
Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii
The word “Na Pali” literally translates as “High Cliffs.” This is because the cliffs of Na Pali along the shoreline rise as much as 4,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. This makes it one of the greatest natural barriers on Earth.
Na Pali Coast was a central location for trade between Hanalei, Waimea and Ni`ihau, and the western islands of the Hawaiian archipelago. After Kauai was visited by Captain Cook in 1778, many foreigners migrated to the island.
Because of this migration, the Hawaiian tribes along the Na Pali Coast began to die off from Western diseases. The last known native Hawaiians to live along the Na Pali Coast were sighted at the beginning of the 20th century.
Central Kauai is the wettest region on earth, receiving over 400 inches of rainfall a year. Due to the amount of rain, the Na Pali Coast contains some of the world’s largest and most beautiful waterfalls. The strong ocean current and crashing waves have played a significant role in creating the coast’s unique topography, which features awe-inspiring sea arches and hidden caves.
Meeru Island, North Atoll, Maldives
As the only Resort on Meerufenfushi island in the North Male’ Atoll, Meeru is 1200 meters long by 350 meters wide, about 32 hectares. The Island is only a 55-minute scenic speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport, making it conveniently located too!
Whether you travel solo, with friends and family or as a couple, Meeru offers a variety of sports, activities, entertainment and more fun things to do while on holiday. The Island features an “adults-only” area with Maalan Buffet Restaurant and Uthuru Bar catering to guests over the age of 18 and staying in the Water Front Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas.
Guests who visit Meeru fall in love with the beauty of the Island itself. Much of the Maldivian sanctuary remains untouched with its abundant vegetation and the various types of beautiful trees. This includes the leaning Palm Tree, a popular place to take Instagram pictures, as well as large Banyan Trees in prominent areas of the Island.
Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Railay is an incredible Thai beach paradise, cut-off from the mainland by soaring cliffs. Railay boasts pristine beaches, a jungled-laden mountain coastline, and laidback vibes to keep relaxed yet many things to do to stay busy. Railay is what Thailand dreams are made of.
With so many things to do in Railay Beach, you may never want to leave! Personally, it’s our favorite beach in Thailand. And we’ve now returned multiple times over the years, particularly because we love all the awesome Railay activities you can find in this tropical Thai paradise!
Railay (sometimes spelled Rai Leh) is located in the Krabi province in Southern Thailand. Railay is technically connected to the mainland Thailand, but looming cliffs prevent any roads from coming through. That means there are pleasantly no cars throughout Railay; only walkways.
The only way in and out of Railay is by boat. So the means of transportation here is on foot, which adds to Railay’s tranquility and serenity. Paths lead visitors along the bay, to the beaches, and through the jungle. They also lead to great adventure pursuits such as hikes, rock climbing, kayaking, and more.
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
The sand on Whitehaven is composed of 98 per cent silica, hence it has a powder-like consistency and doesn’t retain heat. Tourists can walk along its seven kilometres of sand comfortably even in the hottest part of the day. The immaculate beach is the perfect place to relax and sunbathe even at the height of summer.
Whitehaven is made of 98% pure silica unlike most beaches in the world. The silica gives the sand its snowy complexion and other unique traits. When compared to regular beach sand that consists of uneven bits of minerals, the silica sand is of a finer grain. Hence it is softer, and has a velvety feel.
The nearby rocks do not have silica, despite the fact that the sand on the beach is made of pure silica. This means that tides carrying the silica grains must have deposited the sand on the island millions of years ago.
A trip to Whitehaven Beach matches perfectly with the budget of any person as it is highly affordable. To make their stay comfortable there are hotel accommodations and dining facilities that are extra ordinary and offer full comfort to tourists.