Do you have a favourite beach? Why is it so special? We do seem to be continually bombarded with marketing in some way of the allure of the perfect beach experience. All chasing the same dream. But there is something undeniably lush about relaxing with a cocktail, stretching your toes into nice soft sand, feeling the sun relax you as you gaze out at the sea or the ocean.
Flightnetwork recently compiled its world’s 50 best beaches list after canvassing over 600 travel journalists, editors, bloggers and agencies.
Top of the list was Grace Bay. It’s on a stretch of land that runs for about 38 miles on the island of Turks and Caicos. The combination of dazzling white sand and ridiculously appealing turquoise water have made the beaches in Providenciales, or more commonly known as “Provo” typically top luxury beach destinations. Pretty much year-round sunshine obvious helps. Turks and Caicos is renowned for its brilliant diving opportunities too.
Number two on the list of beautiful beaches is Whitehaven beach in Australia. Situated on Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands you can only access the beach by boat, helicopter or seaplane with the aerial routes making arriving at this paradise extra special seeing it from high above.
North America provides 17 of the most beautiful beaches in the world on the list. Top of the European beaches at number 20 is Iceland’s Reynisfjara Beach. Black sand made from lava and exquisite cliffs make for a truly unique setting.
Another Scandinavian gem is the remote yet magical Vaeroy beach in Norway. Having little in the way of the huge amounts of tourists that flock to popular beaches makes exploring so much more fun and enjoyable.
So if you are looking for bucket list beaches to add to your list you can see the full 50 Best Beaches at www.flightnetwork.com/blog/worlds-50-best-beaches
Marooned about 1,000 miles east of Africa and 2,000 miles far from India are the Seychelles islands. The tropical islands that form the archipelago are blessed with fine weather conditions and breathtaking natural beauty.
With a great beach location, free music and art events for all ages throughout the week and a big hippie love-in vibe the Matala Beach Festival should continue to delight visitors to Crete.
My first visit to Hawaii was back in 1994. Then it was the island of Oahu and around Waikiki that I spent most of my time. Although I had some great memories the place felt a little too commercial, built-up and touristy with Honolulu feeling a long way away from Elvis’ Blue Hawaii.