Get Ready For Spring: 10 Best Beaches to Visit

Do covers of the travel magazines transport you often from your work desk to sandy beaches around the world? It’s a daydream we have found ourselves lost in time and again – calm cyan seas lap chalky sands, coconut trees rustle in a warm breeze under the canopy of an endless blue sky, an aquarium of piscine life weaving through the amazing coral. This is your sign to take a long vacation along the best of the world’s coastline. From America to the Mediterranean, these are the 10 beaches you need to visit right away.

1. Copacabana Beach, Brazil
Famous for its gorgeous beach as well as the beautiful people, epic party scene and amazing weather, this is one of the sleekest beaches around and surely a place to be seen! To get the best view of all the action, why not rent a sleek and chic penthouse overlooking the beach? Make sure to stay where they have sweeping views across the sea and a private, secluded beach area with dedicated beach assistants.

2. Azura Benguerra, Mozambique
Situated on the doorstep of the Indian Ocean, this unspoiled island is within a marine national park and boasts deserted beaches of pure white sand that extends for miles and overlooks sparkling turquoise waters. Home to just 17 villas, which are nestled along the stretches of beach, this Mozambique marvel is certainly a destination to visit in your lifetime.

3. Hot Water Beach, New Zealand
For something slightly alternative and unique, head to Hot Water Beach and experience the beach’s hot spring water! Make sure you take your bucket and spade, and head down either side of low tide so you can make the most of the hot water. Great for both, summer and winter months you can dig your own spa pool and enjoy a private bath. After a long day of digging and bathing, head to one of the lodges nearby to experience a luxury estate nestled amongst valleys and forests in the city of Rotorua.

4. Jumby Bay Beach, Antigua
For one of the most spectacular (and fiercely protected) beaches in the Caribbean, head to the pristine shoreline of Jumby Bay Beach set on a 300-acre private island paradise in Antigua. Home to breathtaking visuals, this island boasts the iconic half-mile stretch of white-powdered sand, turquoise waters and lush palms. Expect to see a sprinkling of hammocks strung between palms ready for you to soak up the golden rays.

5. Rayavadee Krabi, Thailand
Rayavadee is a tropical hideaway, fringing three pristine beaches and surrounded by coconut groves. With panoramic views of the emerald-green waters and dramatic limestone cliffs, each beach is simply remarkable and a must-visit.

6. Maldives
Surrounded by one of the largest turquoise lagoons in the Maldives, the white-sand beaches here have to make it to the top 10 list of every traveller. The resort is a stunning paradise hideaway and its beaches even more so! Stunning scenery, exemplary hospitality, unparalleled solitude; there is no one reason why Maldives has become a favourite for solo travellers as well as newlyweds.

7. Santa Monica, USA
Santa Monica was named ‘one of the top 10 beach cities in the world’ by National Geographic and it is a perfect marriage of both, city and beach elements – here you truly get the best of both worlds. This active beach may not have the clear-blue waters and pristine white sand fringed with palm trees, but it is a marvel in itself. Boasting the iconic Santa Monica Pier and Ferris Wheel, those seeking an active and fun beach need to head here. While you’re visiting, be sure to get the best of the Californian sun!

8. Zighy Bay, Oman
Want a beach like nowhere you’ve visited before? Head to Oman where you will discover their sandy, remote beach, surrounded by a spectacular private marina and dramatic craggy mountains. The rugged landscape is scenic and secluded, providing you with vistas worth waiting for.

9. Principle Beach, Italy
Named after Prince Aga Khan’s preference for this corner of the island (north-east), Principle Beach is certainly fit for royalty! Its two stunning powder-soft sand beaches are separated by blush-pink rocks and shimmering azure waters. When you’ve explored all the nooks and crannies of this beautiful beach, head to its luxurious resorts and spas for some more relaxing and rejuvenating.

10. Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
These white sands of the Riviera Maya are located in Playa del Carmen and nestle comfortably in a tropical forest – talk about a must-see, picture perfect beach! With seven miles of a white-sand beach, this beachfront is a refuge if ever there was one!