The sun is out, you’ve been working on your beach body, and it’s finally time to relax on the lounger. But which beach are you going to? Whether you want to stay close to town, go snorkeling, or just relax with a cocktail in hand, there are plenty of beaches to choose from.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
One of the most popular beaches in the world is Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Go surfing, swimming and sunbathing no matter what time of year you visit.
Padangbai, near Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and Pandangbai is a backpacker’s paradise. This coastal town is the perfect place for diving and snorkelling, but it is also ideal for relaxing on the beach and watching the world go by.
Hikkaduwa Beach, Sri Lanka
Hikkaduwa Beach, 30 minutes from Colombo, is a great way to escape life in the city. There are plenty of activities such as boat trips, diving, sunbathing and snorkelling. But if that’s not for you, you can sit back and enjoy a delicious fresh coconut.
Patong, Phuket, Thailand
Patong Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Thailand, and for party-goers it couldn’t be better. Enjoy the beach during the day, with activities such as jet skiing and parasailing, and experience the bars and clubs at night.
Castaway Island, Fiji
Yes, this is real… Castaway Island in Fiji is a tropical paradise not to be missed. Imagine Hollywood movies where you are shipwrecked on the most beautiful island ever and then you will understand what to expect from Castaway Island.
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
The Perhentian Islands are simply stunning. For the best beaches, head to Kecil. The Perhentian Islands are known for having some of the best diving in the world, so prepare to be amazed.
Playa de la Concha, San Sebastián, Spain
Although it is not a tropical paradise, Playa de la Concha is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe. With a beautifully rounded harbour, mountains on either side, and the town right behind the beach, it has everything you could need.