The world is your oyster and that makes our best beaches an indulgent dessert!
Here are our top 10 beaches to visit before you die:
1. Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.
2. Bora Bora, Tahiti
Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia. Surrounded by sand-fringed motus (islets) and a turquoise lagoon protected by a coral reef, it’s known for its scuba diving. It's also a popular luxury resort destination where some guest bungalows are perched over the water on stilts. At the island's center rises Mt. Otemanu, a 727m dormant volcano.
3. Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
This beach is located on the northeast coast of the island of Providenciales. This pristine beach is the hallmark of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and the recipient of many designations, awards, and accolades. Grace Bay currently holds the position of World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Beach Destination, and 2nd place in Trip Advisor’s World’s Best Beaches. Over the previous decade, Grace Bay has taken first or second place in these two competitions 19 times.
4. Oro Bay, Isle of Pines, New Caledonia
Surrounded by sharp rocks, Oro’s natural swimming pool offers an enchanting setting of rare magnificence. In this basin, covering around one hectare, thousands of multi-coloured fish show themselves off to tourists who have come to admire them. Be careful, however, not to step on the corals. The ecosystem of this natural aquarium, with its clear and limpid waters, is exceptionally fragile; it is only right to respect it.
5. Saint Pete Beach, Florida
Home to Tripadvisor’s No. 1 Beach in the U.S. in 2021, this friendly, laid-back beach town is part family destination, part low-key haven for aspiring beach bums. Wherever you are in St. Pete Beach, you’re never far from great spots to eat, drink and shop.
6. Turquoise Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia
An awesome place to snorkel with a rich diversity of coral, fish and other marine life close to shore and an exceptionally beautiful beach and bay. Known as one of Western Australia's best beaches, Turquoise Bay is the perfect spot to spend the day relaxing, swimming and snorkelling. The white, sandy shores give way to clear waters harbouring a plethora of marine life. Dive into the pristine waters at Turquoise Bay and be in awe of the abundance of life and beauty of Ningaloo Marine Park.
7. Eagle Beach, Aruba
Eagle Beach is a beach and neighbourhood of Oranjestad, Aruba. The neighbourhood is famous for its many low-rise resorts and wide public beach. It is the widest beach of Aruba, and has soft white sand. It has been rated one of the best beaches in the world.
8. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
Halway between Sicily and Libya, this beautiful beach was named the beast beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2013. Rugged coastline and crystal clear waters entice both locals and tourists on a daily basis.
9. Baía dos Golfinhos, Brazil
Excellent for walking or swimming, calm seas with dolphins, a surf school and rental of kayaks, boards and paddleballs. The Praia do Curral, or popularly known as the Bay of Dolphins is ideal for those who want greater contact with these mammals. These ocean owners usually receive their visitors with jumps and acrobatics.
10. Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
What's not to love about Bondi? Sun, surf, sand, beautiful people and cracking weather! A must see for any tourist or local alike.