There are a few places that are the envy of all other places in the entire world. These are locations that seem to suspend in time, with no respect to season, as they stay warm and sunny year round. The added bonus of white sand only make these places even dreamier than they already are. If you’re looking for the perfect getaway, there’s nothing better than being able to sink your toes into warm white sands that seem to shimmer in the sunlight and sparkle in the moonlight. Here are the top 7 white sand beaches you should be planning your next trip to.
The Maldives, Indian Ocean
The geographically dispersed islands of the Maldives only add to the feel of seclusion and exclusivity that it already has. This is the place where the white sands of the islands perfectly blend into the blue of the waters surrounding them. The Maldives is the best place from where you can send your “Wish you were here!” postcard. You’ll be the object of envy for sure. But once you’re there, we guarantee that the rest of the world will just drift away.
Bora Bora, Tahiti
If you’re looking for white sand and romance, there’s no better place than Bora Bora. You’ll have whiteness below you and endless bright blue skies above that’s only interrupted by the towering greenness of Mount Otemanu. It’s one of those places that you just wouldn’t want to leave, and you’ll be dreaming about it long after you’ve gone. But Bora Bora is not only for lovers; they have plenty of space for all types of adventurers—those who are looking for action, relaxation, or a combination of both.
Boracay is the best place if you’re looking to have a good time. You’ll have endless lengths of white sand beaches, but strewn along that are a number of restaurants and bars that will stay open until the sun is ready to shine again. You can lie out on the sands all day, or you can take advantage of the natural beauty of the reefs below by snorkeling or diving. If you wish to stay above water, there’s always wind surfing and kite boarding.
Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii
For the most perfect tropical destination, head on over to the Big Island and find yourself tucked into the perfect little cove of Kauna’oa Bay. The crescent-shaped white sand beach is nothing short of picture perfect. You’ll be surrounded by palm trees and beautiful flowers and just everything else you might picture Hawaii should be. It’s the perfect place for relaxation—if not in one of the exclusive resorts on the island then by the beach itself.
Grand Anse Beach, Seychelles
What sets Grand Anse Beach apart from the rest are the granite rock formations that surround the white sand beaches. It’s surely a stunning sight to behold, and to be able to spend even a day in this beautiful location is a luxury. You’ll wonder at the whiteness of the sands, the lushness of the trees, the depths of the ocean, and all of it put together really. There’s good news for you as well if you like to surf. The island happens to see some big waves. Even if you don’t care to be on top of a board, you can still enjoy the sounds of the sea from the scenic shore.
Wineglass Bay, Tasmania
Imagine a place where the green mountain peaks look down upon quiet turquoise waters that seem to have been untouched for years. The pink granite rock formations are like the cherry on top. There’s nothing else that can be better than the pristine location of Wineglass Bay, especially if you’re looking for some peace and quiet. The bay is about 2 hours from the closest city in Hobart, so you’ll get exclusivity like no other. Hike up the mountains to get a good view of the beach from up high. You’ll certainly be left breathless.
There’s certainly a lot to expect from a places that’s called the “Land of Wishes.” That’s exactly what Langkawi stands for, and fortunately, this place delivers with no hesitation. You get the rainforest; you get the stunning waters. You get the mountain ranges, and of course, you get the white sands. There’s nothing more you can want than be in one of the villas that sit right above the waters; maybe you’ll want to splay out on the white sands. But other than that, you shouldn’t have any other plans.
Written by Garrett Parker
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