There is nothing quite like spending your holiday at the beach. All of your worries melt away and your most important thoughts of your day are what to eat next and what time is too early to have your first piña colada of the day. Here are five fabulous destinations for a great beach holiday.
Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and it is a great place for a beach vacation for those who are visiting South East Asia. You can choose to party on a beach filled with hundreds of other tourists or head out and explore to find a beach that few know about. On the busier beaches, you will find vendors that sell frozen drinks, local beer, and many other tasty treats.
All along the Thailand coast, you will find pristine white sand, unspoiled bright turquoise waters and plenty of things to do and see. Phuket and Koh Samui are great areas to head to and you can catch boats from here to more remote islands.
The Maldives are an archipelago off the coast of India. It has 26 ring-shaped coral islands or chains of islands that are called Atolls and is a beautiful serene area with hundreds of beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear aquamarine water.
You can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or partake in water sports like snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, or surfing. If you want to be really close to the ocean you can stay in an overwater bungalow, which is like having your own private paradise. Be sure to check out Baa Atoll and head to the tiny island of Fonimagoodhoo Island to find Reethi Beach the most popular beach in the Baa Atoll.
Spain is known for its warm temperatures and its stunning beaches and there are many different areas to head to. Asturias in northwest Spain is a great place to head if you are looking for an area with fewer crowds.
The bright emerald green tinged water and the golden beaches that are lined with stunning rock cliffs and rock coves are a treat for all who visit here. The area also is known for fantastic surfing, great sun tanning, and low-key beach towns that are a great place to relax.
Greece is known for its mouth-watering food, its ancient archaeological sites, and its stunning beaches. A holiday to Greece will leave you will leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. You can head to white sand beaches, black sand beaches, golden sand beaches or beaches made from different colors of pebbles. Greece has thousands of islands so your first step is to choose which island you want to visit.
Greece has thousands of islands so your first step is to choose which island you want to visit.
Two of the most beautiful beaches are on Crete so make sure you check out Balos and Elafonissos. Balos is a beautiful white sandy beach that has a stunning coastline filled with mountains, and islets.
Elafonissos is a stunning beach that nature lovers should not miss. Myrtos, Kefalonia Myrtos (Kefalonia) is another stunning area and the beaches are filled with white pebbles nestled in amongst high steep cliffs.
Mexico is a fabulous country and you can head to the west coast or the east coast to explore fabulous beaches.
Head over to the Pacific side on the west coast and check out Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán, or Acapulco for a great beach break.
On the east coast be sure to check out white sand beaches and crystal clear blue water of Cozumel, Cancun and Playa del Carmen. It is also a great area to check out Mayan ruins and so be sure you head to Tulum or Chichén Itzá. Make sure you try some of their world famous tequila before leaving the country.
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