Want a holiday in the sun, heavenly beaches, discover a selection of the most beautiful beaches in the world, dream beaches of white sand that make us dream!

Coconut palms, sunbathing, idleness and turquoise waters are yours! Imminent departure for the Caribbean, Asia, Oceania, Africa but also Europe. Please note that some images may offend the sensibilities of the youngest travellers! The list below is not exhaustive but will allow you to dive into your future holidays. I suggest you read the little secrets of these bloggers on these idyllic places in order to know how to get there and at what cost.

| AMERICAS, CARIBBEAN AND ANTILLES BEACHES

  • BAHAMAS

Eleuthera is the island of the Bahamas known for its long pink sand beach called pink sand beach. I wanted to see if what was said was true and I admit I was amazed. There are only a few pink sand beaches in the world. Why pink? This is due to the deposit of red corals and pink shells which, churned up by the sea, mix with the sand to turn pink. More than 3 km of almost deserted beach, crystal clear water, pretty colorful houses, lush vegetation and sublime coral reefs. You have arrived in Paradise! I slept at the Coral Sands Hotel($295 per night) and I have fond memories of this place. You can also take a day trip from Nassau to the island of Eleuthera thanks to the ferries that provide the crossing (allow almost 100€ for about 3 hours of crossing). Once on the island, no car, we move only on foot or by golf cart. What you need to know is that the Bahamas is a group of about 700 atolls and cays of which only 30-40 are inhabited. The islands have a tropical climate, tempered by the Gulf Stream. The capital Nassau is served by plane from Miami by many American companies. Then we take a smaller plane or a boat to reach the neighboring islands such as: San Salvador, Abaco, Rum Cay, Cat Island, Samana Cay, Long Island, Greet Exuma, Crooked Islands,

  • GUADELOUPE
Among the most beautiful beaches in the world to discover, there is a secret and wild one… This is one of my favorite beaches in Guadeloupe and it is located north of Grande-Terre, it is the Porte de l’Enfer creek… and yet it is indeed in Paradise that you will find yourself, yes, I promise you!
This magnificent beach is located in Le Moule, it is very quiet and uncrowded because its accessibility is not easy (you can park very close by car, but there is a fairly steep staircase to get there). But the reward is there, believe me: turquoise waters, a few palm trees, and above all the spectacle of the impressive waves crashing on the rocks of the wild coast. The atmosphere is even more spectacular on cloudy days. And in the middle of this majestic landscape, is this small sandy and wild cove, nestled between two steep cliffs. You can therefore enjoy the surrounding calm, and also the shade when the heat is stifling!
As you will have understood, this Porte de l’Enfer beach is actually a heavenly place! You will be amazed by this quiet cove, with its original decor, ideal for a family vacation day or a romantic swim. And after your sunbathing, you can take the opportunity to stroll overlooking the cove and admire the breathtaking view of La Désirade.

  • COSTA RICA

The Caribbean is famous (rightly) for its idyllic beaches. However, it is not easy to find THE perfect beach. At the same time without the crowds, without the waste, without the constructions… Fortunately there are still many that correspond to postcard images, especially on the mainland of the Caribbean, less frequented than the islands. Being absolute nature fans, we fell in love with Cahuitain Costa Rica. White sand, turquoise water, coconut palms… So be it! But also and especially capuchin monkeys, agoutis, crabs, corals. In short, a beach full of life. Lovers of idleness, beach games, ice cream under the umbrella, go your way. In Cahuita, it is impossible to stay calmly sunbathing on your towel, the call to discover nature is too intense, whether in the forest, on the beach or under water. In the end we spent a perfect day walking the paths in the shade of the rainforest. To admire the tropical fish equipped with a mask. To relax for a few moments on the warm sand while enjoying the spectacle of a few feisty capuchins.

 If your desires take you to this region of Costa Rica, we strongly advise you to also go through Manzanillo, with landscapes that are just as beautiful, but more hilly and rocky.

  • CUBA

It’s from Vinales, a small Cuban town planted in the Mogotes Valley as we take the road towards the north coast of Cuba. We have heard of a secret, secluded and still little known beach: Cayo Jutías, a small Cuban island located in the Gulf of Mexico. We cross hills planted with pines and punctuated by a few villages and propaganda signs on a winding road. On the last kilometers, the road is rutted, impossible to avoid all the potholes. On the last kilometers that leads us to the islet covered with mangroves, we take the short dike that connects the island to the mainland. Two hours drive to get here on the beach of Cayo Jutías, this beach has to be earned, normal it is a real nugget! A deserted beach of white sand bordered by a crystal clear sea. The place is simply heavenly and still uncrowded. Our faces light up as we discover the landscape around us. On the beach, which stretches for 3 kilometers, there is a restaurant and nothing else, no hotel, no street vendors, no horde of tourists. Cayo Jutías a Cuban paradise still untapped by large hotel groups or tourism professionals. Here it is only calm and serenity.

  • CUBA

In Cuba, I have often heard that the most beautiful beaches on the island are located in the North in the Varadero region or on Cayo Guillermo and many travelers choose to end their stay with a few days of rest there before the return. During our two-week trip there, we rather sought to include a few beach days in the middle of the course! This is how with a day trip from Vinales, we discovered Cayo Levisaa small paradise still preserved from mass tourism and concrete constructions by the sea. Unlike most Cayo, that of Levisa is not connected to the main island by any bridge and you must therefore take a boat from Palma Rubia for a crossing of about 30 minutes. On this small islet of … km long, there is only one hotel made up of a few wooden bungalows, a bar restaurant directly overlooking the beach and a small nautical centre. The latter offers boat trips around the island, diving lessons and snorkeling trips. With only a mask, a snorkel and flippers, exploring the seabed is already a great discovery: you can observe multicolored fish characteristic of the warm Caribbean Sea as well as many corals. For the rest of the activities, you can enjoy delicious cocktails in the shade of the palm trees or get away from the sunbathing tourists a little to discover mangrove-type landscapes. Branches of trees bleached by time plunge into turquoise water to create a real postcard setting that I will remember for a long time!

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

The Dominican Republic, far from mass tourism, exists, which is why I invite you to discover the most beautiful beaches on this island.

  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

  • BELIZE

  • FLORIDA

At the extreme south of Florida, there is an archipelago made up of hundreds of islands bordered by the Gulf of Mexico: the Keys. The main islands are interconnected from the mainland to Key West, the largest city in the Keys, by 41 different bridges and a 110-mile long road. On the island of Islamorada, the beach of Founders Parkis probably one of the smallest beaches in the archipelago. The fine sand beach surrounded by coconut palms and delimited by the mangrove is about 100 meters long. It is a beach dedicated to idleness even if there is an adjoining children’s playground and swimming pool. Its shallow waters are also ideal for snorkeling. Founders Park Beach is not well known to tourists and is mostly frequented by locals. The reason is simple: it’s a private beach and it’s not part of a state park, unlike the most visited beaches in the Keys (Bahia Honda or Zachary Taylor for example). It should be noted that in the United States, access to the coast and the beaches is generally paid for. We were unaware of the existence of this beach until we put our suitcases in one of the motels in town. The manager then gave us a voucher allowing us to access this beach as customers of the establishment. If you are not staying on site, it will cost you $8 per person (+ $3 for the swimming pool). The ideal is to go there at the end of the day: you will then have the beach all to yourself or almost and watch a magnificent sunset as a bonus.

  • FLORIDA (Bahia Honda beach)
  • MEXICO

In the northern Yucatan of Mexico, lies the small Holbox Island, a few kilometers long. A dirt road in everything and everywhere, the beach. But there is one more magical than the others. We rent an electric buggy (the only vehicle on the island), we go up due north before being stopped short by a small river. We park the buggy, we cross the river on foot. There you go: we arrived at Punta Mosquito , a totally deserted beach. Only a few pink flamingos and a few iguanas show signs of life. Here the colors of the sea oscillate between dozens of different blues, sometimes with shades of pink. Certainly my most beautiful beach in the world: magnificent and secret!

OCEANIA BEACHES

  • WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Direction Turquoise Bay, Western Australia. Located over 1,300 kilometers from Perth, this beach is one of many in Cape Range National Park on the Exmouth Peninsula. Yes, she deserves it! However, once in Exmouth, it is easily accessible by road, both by van and 4×4. Turquoise Bay Beach offers dunes to marvel at, a wide expanse of white sand for sunbathing and mind-blowingly clear turquoise waters for swimming and snorkeling. But given the transparency of the water, there is no need for a lot of equipment: especially good eyes! Be careful though when you swim: do not go too far from the edge, because currents can carry you out to sea. The only downside when you go with kids is that the sand isn’t the best for building sand castles! However, it remains very comfortable to enjoy the Australian sun. Count about 1 hour drive from Exmouth: on the map it’s not far as the crow flies but by car, you will have to go around the tip! Entrance to the park:AU$12 /vehicle . Camping tax: on average AU$10/person and depending on the type of camping space that you decide to occupy (with or without shower, with or without picnic area, etc.)

  • AUSTRALIA (Witsundays Beach)
  • POLYNESIA

When talking about heavenly beaches, it is difficult to miss those of Bora Bora. If the beaches of the main island are interesting (especially that of Matira), it is by taking the boat to reach an isolated motu that you reach the most beautiful (a motu is a small islet off the main island ). The view is then simply spectacular! Below is a surreal blue-green lagoon with the peak of the “Pearl of the Pacific” in the background. Ideal for those seeking tranquility. For lovers of pelagic fauna, it is also a superb place to appreciate the rays and sharks that inhabit the lagoon. You are probably thinking that to bask on a beach in Bora Bora you have to be a millionaire! Well no! It is true that the plane ticket to reach the island lightens the wallet a little… However, it is quite possible to stay at low cost on Bora Bora! There are dormitories in particular and for even more “Robinson Crusoe feelings”, it is possible to pitch your tent on an isolated motu. Thus, one can enjoy the same decor as the “rich and famous” for a very reasonable price! So, are we leaving?

  • NEW CALEDONIA (Nokanhui beach and Ouvéa all info here )

Nokanhui Beach

Ouvéa beach

ASIAN BEACHES

  • INDONESIA

If we had to name only one beach on our 19 months of travel around the world, it would undoubtedly be that ofselong Blanak on the island of Lombok in Indonesia. And why this one in particular will you tell me?

  • Because like any beach paradise, its sand is whiter than white, the water is simply turquoise, and there are coconuts to sip on.
  • Because if you come a little out of season, you will be almost alone on the beach (we took the photo in April, end of the rainy season)
  • Because the waves are ideal for beginner surfers and you can rent surfboards in a small hut (perfect to occupy your man who can’t sunbathe for more than an hour)

To get there, the ideal is still to stay in the small village of Kuta Lombok and then rent a scooter. The beach is a bit far from the village (allow 40 minutes by scooter on a small paved road), but you won’t see the time passing, I promise! The landscapes are absolutely spectacular and it is very likely that you will not resist stopping to take some photos or even stopping at one of the beaches along the way (like Mawi or Mawun). And if you have the courage, afterselong Blanak, push a few more kilometers on the road to reach a pretty point of view a little higher.

  • INDONESIA

There are places like that, which only long journeys can reach. Lost paradises, where time seems to stand still. Places where the days go by to the rhythm of the tides, the sun, meals, siestas and aperitifs. All punctuated by swimming, lazing around, reading, or having a great laugh with the owners of the place, when they haven’t gone fishing for fresh fish. During the day, we climb the coconut palms to reach the holy grail, the famous coconut that we sip with our feet in the burning sand. We swim in the turquoise waters to get to know the baby sharks and the hundreds of colorful fish that sneak between our legs. In the evening, we drink and sing around a campfire. The night,Sera Beach in Sulawesi.

How to get there ?

Sera Beach is located on the island of Malenge , in the Togian archipelago in Sulawesi. This beach is difficult to access: it takes 9 hours by boat from Ampana or Gorontalo to reach the landing stage of the island. Be careful, the ferries are not daily and the schedules sometimes change. To book or inquire about the boats, you can write to Sera Beach Cottages, one of two hotels on the island. Composed of only ten bungalows, right on the beach, the employees are very caring throughout the stay. They pick you up by boat at the landing stage and then are happy to concoct 3 delicious meals a day. No internet, no store, everything is really organized to make you disconnect from the world around you. And all for €13 per night and per person, all inclusive…

  • PHILIPPINES

When it comes to dream beaches, the Philippines are never far away! There, the possibilities are endless! But let us tell you about Malcapuya Island, a small island accessible by day from Coron. In a few words: white sand, half transparent/half turquoise water, 12 people in the water to break everything at rush hour, no need to buy a postcard, you have it in front of you! With an image, it gives that ( we decline all responsibility in the event of a retinal fracture by looking at this photo!). For those who are worried, we reassure you, the water is as good as it looks! A good 30° ( about twice the water temperature in St Malo on the chilliness scale), enough to take a heat stroke just by soaking your toes! And the magic of the Philippines is that there are dozens of islands like that per km2! We can also tell you about Bulog Island and Banana Island which are as much a treat as Malcapuya Island . We don’t hide from you that the most difficult thing in the Philippines is to manage to find a place more beautiful than the previous one since everything is magnificent! But don’t worry, it’s doable 

  • THAILAND

My trip to the unknown region of Trang in Thailand has given me some beautiful surprises on the dream beach side, including the island of Koh Mook .(or Koh Muk). “The pearl island” (literally in Thai) has fine sandy beaches bordered by a turquoise sea on one side and coconut palms on the other. We see fiddler crabs, with their big asymmetrical yellow claws, colorful fish and starfish. But Koh Mook is also an island full of life, with a population living mainly from the sea (the Mokens, nomads of the sea today settled and being essentially of Muslim religion). There is a school, a market, a fishing village with huts on stilts… The beaches are huge, rather quiet and varied: from the wildest to the most equipped for tourists. In this last category, the two most famous beaches are that of Koh Mook Sivalai Beach Resort, on the tip of the peninsula, and that of Hat Farang (or Charlie’s Beach, named after the large resort located there), with a magnificent view of the rock islands that seem to float in the open sea, an ideal place to admire the sunset. On site, do not hesitate to rent a motorbike or take a motorbike taxi to discover the heights of the island. You can also take a boat to the “Emerald Cave” (Tham Morakot), which owes its name to the color of the water: an experience with the scent of adventure, the impression of entering a pirate’s lair! We go to Koh Mook by boat (about 1/2 hour) from the pier of Kuan Thung Ku 9 km from Trang. do not hesitate to rent a motorcycle or take a motorcycle taxi to discover the heights of the island. 

  • CAMBODIA

The 4K beach on Koh Rong island in Cambodia, One of my favorite beaches is in Cambodia. It was on Koh Rong that I put my suitcases to enjoy a few days of relaxation, and my choice fell on the ”  4K beach “. In the middle of January, there was not a cat. Only a few restaurants and small resorts are there and the prices are a little higher than elsewhere. What we pay for here is the tranquillity, the white sand, the warm and transparent water. To party or have a little entertainment, the Reef on the beach resort has a boat that shuttles between the 4K beach and the village for free. It was also off this beach, just a few meters away, that I swam for the first time with phosphorescent plankton…a magical moment! To get there, just take a ferry from Sihanoukville, specifying which beach you are going to and possibly which hotel (it is best to book in advance). The bungalows on the beach are around 35/45€ per night and are spacious. From this beach, you can go diving, snorkeling and boat trips. The must, it is all the same the idleness on the beach!

AFRICAN AND INDIAN OCEAN BEACHES

  • MADAGASCAR

In the heart of the archipelago of Nosy Be (north-west of Madagascar), is Nosy Iranja, an island straight out of paradise, or rather two islands. Connected by a two-kilometre-long fine sandbank and totally submerged at high tide, Iranja Kely and Iranja Be unite and separate according to the tides to offer travelers and fishermen the opportunity to live between the turquoise blue of the ocean, the dazzling green of the endemic species and the heavenly white of the fine sand. To the west, a fishing village, traditional straw huts, lush vegetation and a breathtaking view from the lighthouse. Opposite, on the island cut off from the world several times a day birds, sea turtles and other animals come and go. sailors. From east to west, from north to south, everything is luxury, calm and voluptuousness. To discover these landscapes and bask in the shade of the coconut palms, only one solution: the sea! Whether in Nosy Be or Nosy Komba you can find agencies that organize day trips or bivouacs over two days and that will take you to the island by speedboat (about 1h30). For travelers on a reduced budget, do not hesitate to speak with the locals who will surely offer you their transport services and a nice moment of exchange and sharing during the crossing of at least 3 hours by fishing boat. 

  • MAURICE ISLANDS

We discovered Morne Barbant beach during a weekend while we were living in Mauritius in May 2013, when Charlotte was a volunteer in an association helping the poorest families in Rivière Noire. It was a beautiful day that we left for the rock of Morne Barbantto enjoy its beautiful white sand beach. The landscapes that we cross on the road are magnificent, passing through the forest and zigzagging between the hills. The closer you get, the more Le Morne imposes its grandeur, its massive shadow spreading over the surrounding landscape. The place is very natural, the only infrastructure present being the public toilets near the parking lot on which you will find many food trucks with a choice for salty and sweet beaks: ice cream, churros, chips, burgers…. the best to regain strength after a day at the beach and enjoy the sunset to die for. Although it is not the largest on the island, it is nevertheless one of the most beautiful and has two very distinct parts according to your desires. If you are more lazy and quiet swimming, go to the northern part, a real little paradise for relaxation, but if you prefer to practice water sports, with mainly kitesurfing and windsurfing, it is in the south that you will have to go. Something to satisfy all desires…

  • MAURICE ISLANDS
In Mauritius, there are countless heavenly beaches as there are. But to enjoy an authentic and confidential place, the beaches of the islandplatform offer a unique experience. Located in the north of Mauritius, the flat island is a small uninhabited island and has the status of a nature reserve. It is accessed by boat and only a few companies offer this day trip. When you arrive on site, you will be surprised by the tranquility of the island, unlike the islet Gabriel which is just opposite and which is full of tourists every day. To choose between these two excursions, there is no hesitation if you prefer to be quiet and live a day in complete privacy. The companies offering the excursion are few and offer quality services with most often an authentic lunch with Mauritian flavors that you will remember.

  • ILE DE RODRIGUES (L’anse de Trou d’argent)
  • SEYCHELLES
We all have a beach that we have always dreamed of. For me, it was Anse Source d’Argent , with its granite monoliths lying on the white sand like dozing dinosaurs, its translucent waters in the heart of the unique vegetation of the Seychelles. It may not be the best bathing beach in the archipelago – the waters are very shallow, making swimming difficult – but it is undoubtedly aesthetic perfection, a movie set. You will never forget it.

Practical: Anse Source d’Argent is located on the small island of La Digue, accessible by ferry from the two main islands of Praslin and Mahé. Since cars are banned on La Digue, it can be reached on foot or by bike, in twenty minutes from the port of La Digue. You have to pay 100 Seychellois rupees to access the beach.

EUROPE AND MIDDLE EAST BEACHES

  • GREECE

The most beautiful beaches in the world, that’s my favorite thing to explore when I travel! I love the beach, the sea, the sun! And having traveled a lot to exotic destinations, I can tell you that the beaches of Greece are among the most beautiful beaches I have seen in my life. And to be more precise, especially those of the Cyclades islands; I spent two months exploring them without ever getting bored. All the beaches are beautiful in the Cyclades: calm turquoise water, white sand, etc. The beach that I found the most original and that intrigued me the most is that of Sarakinikoon the island of Milos. White volcanic rocks surround it like a lunar landscape, it’s fascinating. You can of course swim in the calm sea but also jump from the rocks several meters high. Milos is the Cyclades island with the most beaches: 74! And many other beaches are sublime on this island. So if you go to the Cyclades, do not miss to explore the island of Milos.

  • GREECE (beaches of Zakynthos on the island of Zante)
  • MOROCCO

Where the Sahara desert meets the Atlantic coast, in the great south of Morocco, there is a magical bay. Located on a sandy peninsula of about forty kilometers, on the Tropic of Cancer, the peninsula of Dakhlais the jewel of the kingdom. It is its isolated location and its still untamed natural setting combining the charms of the sea and the desert that makes Dakhla such a unique place. The beaches around Dakhla are reminiscent of the famous beaches of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia with miles of white sand bordering the placid waters of a lagoon with a thousand shades of blue that the sun warms all year round. Already at the first light of day, kitesurf wings twirl in the sky like multicolored butterflies above the lagoon, while pink flamingos stroll on the sandbanks. A 4×4 excursion through the lunar landscapes of the desert leads to the white dune, a true geological curiosity forged by the meeting of the desert with the ocean. The wild beaches on the Atlantic coast populated by colonies of birds and marine mammals look like the Galapagos Islands. I always say that if paradise exists, it’s called Dakhla. In any case, Dakhla is my own little paradise.

  • CORSICA (Ostriconi beach)
  • SARDINIA (cala Gonone and cala Goloritze)

If you know other dream beaches, white sand beaches, in France or abroad, if you want to share your secret beaches then do not hesitate to mention them in comments! And for you, what are the most beautiful beaches in the world?

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