Our 10 Favorite Beaches
Our 10 Favorite Beaches
Our 10 Favorite Beaches in the World
Chances are, like us, you love the feel of sand between your toes, sunlight on your face, and the sound of waves crashing. So, without further ado, here are our favorite beaches in the world…
Favorite Beaches #10. Boulders Beach – Cape Town, South Africa
This beach, with its wind sheltered bays and safe sandy shores, is home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins.
Favorite Beaches #9. Punalu’u Black Sand Beach – Hawaii Island, USA
Coconut palms fringe the upper edge of sand and you will undoubtedly encounter a large honu, or Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, basking on the beach.
Favorite Beaches #8. Afantou Beach – Rhodes, Greece
In Greek, ‘afanto’ means ‘invisible’, and in the past the city was strategically placed so that marauding pirates could not see it from the sea. On the Eastern edge of Afantou, the beach gets its nickname “Grotta a Le Cave,” for its pebble floored hidden caves.
Favorite Beaches #7. The Calamian Islands, Philippines
The Calamian group of islands is an undiscovered paradise between El Nido and Coron in the Palawan. The isolated area hides hundreds of white sand beaches with crystal clear water water, thick wild jungle, and coral reefs teeming with life.
Favorite Beaches #6. Playa del Amor (Lovers Beach) – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Located right near the famous arched rock formation, Lover’s Beach is one of Cabo’s most famous beaches. Bring a pair of sneaks and hike West through the jagged rocks and you will be rewarded with endless coastline all to yourself.
Favorite Beaches #5. Mosquito Beach – Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
With its flashy, blonde beaches framed in limestone cliffs and thick jungles, Phi-Phi is the best of the Andaman coast. In the evening, Beach cabanas turn night clubs, where you can dance between them in the shallow waters til’ sunrise.
Favorite Beaches #4. West Bay Beach – Roatan, Honduras
Combining nice powdery white sand, crystal clear warm water, and a very accessible reef, West Bay offers the chance to relax in between spectacular snorkeling among schools of fish, sea turtles, etc.
Favorite Beaches #3. Fragos (Simos) Beach – Elafonisos, Greece
A very popular beach with Greeks, its “party”-like atmosphere is perfect for those who like to go to the beach to socialize, but if you prefer more peace and quiet, don’t despair, the more secluded Sarakiniko beach is around the corner.
Favorite Beaches #2. Papakolea (Green Sand) Beach – Hawaii Island, USA
Green sand beaches are very rare, with only four in the world. It is a beautiful sight.
Favorite Beaches #1. Red Frog Beach – Bocas Del Toro, Panama
Red Frog Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches readily accessible from mainland Central America and truly a jewel of the Caribbean. Take a boat to Red Frog, but hike North along the coastline through the jungle to find deserted beaches. Consider hiking west through the jungle and stay a night on Bastimentos Island away from the hustle of Bocas Town.