In 2021, America’s favorite beach vacations were Florida and Mexico. The Sunshine State even snagged three of the top five beach hotspots!
They’re both laid-back places with natural landscapes, beautiful seafront bars, and fantastic weather. But like the rest of the country, you’ve likely “been there, done that.”
What are some of the other best beach vacations and destinations that you haven’t visited yet so you can enjoy new scenery?
Lucky for you, this beach vacations guide lists some of the best coastal destinations around the world to add to your bucket list.
Can you call yourself a beach bum if you’ve never dipped your toe in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean?
Every Hawaiian island offers top beach vacations, but the island of Maui is something special. It’s less visited, serene, and has more untouched and diverse natural beauty than some of the other islands.
If you prefer an active and social beach, head to Makena ‘Big’ Beach. As the name suggests, it’s one of the biggest beaches on the island and a favorite amongst snorkelers and swimmers.
But if you prefer quieter beaches, opt for Palauea ‘White Rocks’ Beach.
Eleuthera, The Bahamas
The Bahamas consists of over 700 islands. And where there are islands, there are beaches. Eleuthera boasts a string of beaches along both sides of its coastline so you’ll never get bored. You’re lucky there is a highway running through the entire island which will make it easier to hop between them!
It’s a popular island with tourists for good reason. It offers pretty pink sand beaches, phenomenal palm tree-laded resorts, and pristine diving holes.
There are way too many beaches on this island to mention so if you’re interested you can check out this guide to learn more.
The Whitsundays, Australia
Are the best beach vacations more sporty than sedentary in your opinion? Then you should head to the Whitsunday Islands in Australia.
Here, you can swim with turtles, go whale spotting, and even sail and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. Yes, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World is in the Whitsundays.
But since it is a well-protected area, there are lots of untouched beaches you can explore, too. Hydeaway Bay and Horseshoe Bay are both calm and quiet.
Maui is a tropical haven, Eleuthera has the best beach resorts, and The Whitsundays provides adventure. So, what’s special about Krabi in Thailand? It’s easy on the wallet!
One of the best beach vacation tips is to head to South East Asia if you want more for your money. With over 100 islands, Krabi has something for everyone. Head to Koh Phi Phi if you like to party on the beach or choose Ko Lanta if you’re a laid-back, chill hippie at heart.
Which of These Best Beach Vacations Are for You?
If you’re a fan of sun, sea, and sand, then you’re likely always on the lookout for the best beach vacations ever. Now you’ve read this guide, you’ll have a few more unique spots to add to your beach vacation checklist.
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