The World’s Top 5 Beach Destinations

Everything about this Seychelles paradise is unparalleled. The Ocean’s premier beach destination has been photographed countless times, but a postcard hardly does it justice. You don’t need photos, however, to remember this “Garden of Eden” (many speculate it’s the once-sacred stomping grounds of Adam and Eve). When you reach Anse Source d’Argent, time will immediately slow down, but your heart will race as you set your eyes on the beach’s breathtaking, and almost unreal, natural beauty.

Ocracoke Beach – North Carolina

More than ten miles of clean, uncorrupted beach is host to the best fishing, sailing, and kayaking in North Carolina. Dolphins, turtles, birds, and even wild ponies call Ocracoke their home and they have little to worry about, as Ocracoke is nearly untouched by human development and pollution. With its swashbuckling history (Blackbeard the pirate met his end here) and promise of an authentic getaway for the world’s seashell collectors and sand castle builders, Ocracoke’s only challenge is to remain private and picturesque in the coming years.

Pink Sands Beach – Bahamas

With 24 acres of island bliss and three miles of pink beach (courtesy of the area’s unique ocean environment), Pink Sands Beach is one of the best beaches, if not the best beach, in the Bahamas

Poipu Beach – Hawaii

But of all the oceanfront adventure and beauty Hawaii offers, Poipu Beach is a shining, though curiously overlooked gem. Poipu Beach vacation rentals are great for families, honeymooners, and basic sun worshipers. From heart-pounding surfing lessons to scenic helicopter rides to enchanting discoveries under the sea, Southern Kauai has it all.

Caladesi Island – Florida

Caladesi Island split from Honeymoon Island in a 1921 hurricane, making Caladesi only accessible by boat or ferry.

Because of its remoteness, Caladesi is home to thriving wildlife (birding is a popular activity here), unblemished beaches, and easygoing beachcombers.

Boracay – Philippines

If you’re planning a lazy exotic getaway, try Boracay.

Dig for puka shells, get up close and personal with fruit bats in the Bat Cave, surf the wind and the waves, or just lounge around seaside.