To Aspire // 10 Best Beaches
Posted on July 24 2018
It’s summer (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!), which has us pining for the beach. There is something incredibly calming about watching the sea and wondering what secrets it may hold below its surface. With sand between our toes and sunshine warming our skin, we can’t help but dream about some of our very favorite beach destinations. In honor of national hammock day, we have listed our top 10 beach destinations around the world below.
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World's 10 Best Beach Destinations
1. Tayrona National Park, Colombia / hammock heaven
With endless stretches of untouched white sand beaches, jungle hiking galore, and secluded backpacker hideaways featuring handmade Colombian hammocks, Tayrona National Park is the secret gem of all beaches.
2. Ihla Grande (Rio), Brazil / samba in the sand
Less than ten percent of this island, a two hour drive and boat ride from Rio, is habitable. With crystal clear water, hiking, boating, and gorgeous beachside bungalows you are sure to fall in love with this Brazilian gem.
3. Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Maldives / lover’s lair
The Maldives are as beautiful as the pictures demonstrate. Eat fresh fish daily, swim in pure water, and bask in the sun on one of the many Maldivian atoll's scattered in this part of the Indian ocean.
4. Hvar, Croatia / sailor’s delight
A European summer dream, you can sail your way around Croatia. Hvar is one of the crown jewels of this stunning sailor's getaway.
5. Koh Samui, Thailand / exotic luxury
Dream vacation personified. Koh Samui has it all - stunning beaches, warm water, dancing under the stars, scooter rides. You name it, it's there and all at an affordable price.
6. Ibiza, Spain / dancer’s haven
Ibiza has endless beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and beats that will have you dancing the entire time you're there. Don't miss the hippie market.
7. Capetown, South Africa / surfer’s paradise
Despite the fact that Capetown is located at the tip of the African continent, Capetown offers some of the best beaches in the world - especially for surfers who will love the waves of this gem of a town.
8. Whitsunday Islands, Australia / castaway dream
Windswept, secluded, warm, beautiful. Enough said. Sail your way around Australia's Whitsunday Islands.
9. Gili T, Bali, Indonesia / backpacker chic hideaway
Known as a backpacker's paradise, there are plenty of low budget, high style accommodations to choose from on this quaint island off of Bali. Bike your way around the island while taking in fresh coconut juice and yoga classes, daily.
10. Langkawi Island, Malaysia / adventurer’s call
Langkawi features the same karst limestone rock formations that you find in Thailand but at significantly lower prices and much more secluded. Whisk your honey away to this adventurer's dream island.
What are your favorite beach destinations?