Long strips of bright golden sand, crystal clear blue waters and a tropical cocktail with umbrella in your hand: we know what is essential in a good beach. If all you want is to relax, we have found the perfect beaches to disconnect from the routine. In our destinations you can also practice surfing, snorkeling and water sports to rest from so much rest.
Table of Contents
- 1 The 10 Most Relaxing Beaches in the World
- 1.1 1. Elafonisi Island, Crete
- 1.2 2. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
- 1.3 3. Harbor Island, Bahamas
- 1.4 4. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- 1.5 5. Reduit Beach, Santa Lucia
- 1.6 6. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
- 1.7 7. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island, Greece
- 1.8 8. Hyams Beach, Australia
- 1.9 9. Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius
- 1.10 10. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
The 10 Most Relaxing Beaches in the World
1. Elafonisi Island, Crete
Located to the west of Crete, Elafonisi is only 200 meters from the coast. Its beach has been voted several times as one of the best in the world, and it will be enough to take a look at its turquoise waters and its wonderful pink sand to understand why. But that’s not all: you can also enjoy a relaxing bath in the shallow waters between the mainland and the island. Elafonisi is the perfect destination for a summer day , so it is very popular. Avoid the crowds and plan your visit in early or late summer.
2. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Although the translation of its name is “of the Seven Mile”, this beach on the west coast of Grand Cayman has a length of 5.5 miles. However, this small deception is not an impediment for visitors who want to enjoy its transparent waters and coral sand. In addition, you can have a drink in the lively Jamaican bars and restaurants while you tan under the Caribbean sun. Whether it’s drinking a cool coconut or swimming among the local wildlife on a snorkeling trip, you’ll always find something to do at Seven Mile Beach. To make your stay round, visit this nearby distillery to try the famous rum in the area.
3. Harbor Island, Bahamas
This small island, located northwest of Eleuthera, is a refuge from which to escape the hustle and bustle of the Bahamian beaches and is a popular destination for couples and families who want to relax away from the big tourist areas. In Harbor you will find pink beaches, hundreds of sunbeds from which to contemplate the sea and countless places to eat by the beach. If you want to add some excitement, on the neighboring island of Nassau you will have the opportunity to practice water activities.
4. Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Matira is the only public beach of Bora Bora, so it is very easy to access it to enjoy miles of white sand and turquoise waters framed by tropical palms. For dinner and a drink you will not have to walk very far: the beach is full of cozy cafes that look west so your customers can enjoy the spectacular sunsets. During low tide, it is possible to swim towards the coral reef, a perfect place to snorkel with sharks and stingrays.
5. Reduit Beach, Santa Lucia
This beach is located just south of the Isla de la Paloma National Park, in Rodney Bay. If you are an active traveler, this beach is ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving and sailing, or even to join a Segway tour through nature. If you expect something more relaxing, do not worry, there are dozens of spas where you can pamper yourself in front of the sea. And if you want to live a life of luxury, Reduit Beach is next to the yacht harbor, so it’s easy to get on a boat to visit the neighboring islands. Raise anchors!
6. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
With some 50 fine sandy beaches, El Nido offers endless activities to spend the day in the sun. Whichever beach you choose, you will see impressive formations of karstic rocks, dazzling white sand and turquoise blue waters. As for the sunsets … It is better that you see them in person, because it would cost us to do justice to their beauty. Find your secret corner in El Nido (it’s easy, there are still not many tourists who know him), lie in the sun and enjoy.
Navagio beach is also known as the “shipwreck cove” or the “smugglers’ cave”. It is situated in Zante, one of the Greek Ionian islands. This corner is particularly difficult to access; If you do not have your own boat, you will have to get on board one of the many boats that sail every few minutes towards the beach. Enjoy the complete experience with a day trip in which you will visit the Navagio beach by boat, as well as the Blue Caves of Xingia Beach.
8. Hyams Beach, Australia
Hyams Beach is the beach with the whitest sand in the world (it’s not an exaggeration, it has a Guinness record to prove it), although this is just one of the reasons to visit it. Located on the south coast of Jervis Bay, you can book a tour from Sydney to enjoy all the beaches in this area. The bay is surrounded by the Booderee National Park and is also a popular place for whale watching.
9. Île aux Cerfs, Mauritius
Mauritius is the perfect place for luxury coastal vacations: a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches and luxury first class hotels. Île aux Cerfs is a private island off the east coast of Mauritius and has the largest coastal lagoon in the country. Most travelers book a full day excursion to enjoy the sun, snorkel and eat a good lunch at one of the restaurants on the beach. You can get to the island by boat or treat yourself and rent a private catamaran.
10. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Horseshoe Bay is perhaps the best known beach of the Bermuda Islands thanks to its pink sand, its blue waters and its pointed rock formations. It is a very popular corner (especially when the big tourist cruises arrive), but if you are looking for a quieter place, you will only have to walk on the beach in an easterly direction. Horseshoe Bay has everything you need to enjoy a day of fun, including sun beds and umbrellas for hire, lifeguards, a beach bar and public restrooms. Families can settle in Horseshoe Bay Cove, a natural shallow-water pool perfect for a dip.