With days being shorter and darker in the Northern Hemisphere, you might be dreaming of a holiday in the sun. Sandy beaches and blue ocean waters might be what you need to get rid of the winter blues. If that is the case, here we suggest the world’s best beaches for you to visit, so that you can have something to look forward to amongst all this gloomy wintery darkness.
The Gold Coast, Australia
Kilometres of sandy beach give the name to this destination in Eastern Australia, just south of Brisbane. Subtropical climate and excellent waves make it a popular place for surfers and beach lovers. Australia’s Hollywood, as it is known due to the high number of television productions in the area, is also home to deep rainforests and a varied fauna and flora. The city boasts around 500 restaurants and many golf courses, and the skyscrapers that stand in line facing the coast make this city an elegant and high-end destination.
If you want to holiday in style and blend in with the region’s affluent demographic, Elite Holiday Homes for Rent in the Gold Coast has dozens of luxury holiday homes for rental in the area.
Koh Kradan, Thailand
Thailand is well-known for its beautiful beaches and there are plenty to choose from. Koh Kradan is, however, one of the country’s most stunning seaside area. Covered with coconut palmtrees and rubber plantations, its quiet surroundings make for a relaxed and peaceful holiday. Snorkeling is one of the most practised sports on this beach and with the forest just minutes away, this can be the getaway you were dreaming of all year.
Take a boat trip to Koh Mook’s Emerald Cave and brave an 80 metre swim through the dark entrance tunnel of the cavity. The effort will be worth it, with an emerald-coloured lagoon awaiting on the other side.
Shoal Bay, Antigua
Shoal Bay in Antigua is a Caribbean paradise. A perfect beach for many, its white sand and electric blue ocean waters make this destination a quiet and peaceful one where you will be able to indulge in great swims and luscious food. Virgin coined the phrase “life’s a beach every day of the year” referring to Antigua and Shoal Bay will make you feel like a character from a movie due to the spectacular scenery of the place.
Dine at Le Bistro and enjoy their delicious French menu and excellent wine selection. Make sure you book in advance, though, as it is a busy and much favoured gourmet destination.
Flamenco Beach, Puerto Rico
This stunning tropical beach has white sand and warm blue waters as well as a lagoon. Not as developed as many other beaches in the country, Flamenco Beach is also famous for diving and its U-shaped bay make this a quiet and secluded spot for peace lovers. Indulge in some reading whilst admiring the stunning surroundings and stay alert for a glimpse of some of the most spectacular seabirds.
Visit Puerto Rico’s Tourism Portal for some extra tips on navigating your way around Flamenco Beach.
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