The most beautiful beaches in the world

In collaboration with Vistajet.

As you know, I’m such a beach bum. Ok, sometimes I like to hide in the shade (sunburns no good..) and I don’t mind at all when it’s rainy season and I’ll be swimming during hot tropical rain. A couple of days of my recent holiday in the Seychelles and also my two months in Vietnam saw some rainy swim sessions. As long as it’s still like 28 degrees (and there are sunny hours!), I don’t mind too much.

I still wouldn’t be able to decide between mountains and beaches, though if I really had to, like really, I would probably opt for beaches as I love water sports way too much. That said there are perfect beaches for surfing but not for scuba diving or snorkeling, and vice versa. But this post is about the most beautiful beaches around the world. Some might not even be suitable for either surfing nor scuba diving haha. So this list will be a mix of beaches on my bucket list and beaches which I have been to and instantly fell in in LOVE with!

Best of Beaches I have visited

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

Anse Source d’Argent is my top favourite beach of all. It’s in a national park (sort of) part of the island La Digue that you can get to by ferry from Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles. You can visit La Digue as a day trip or stay in a hotel directly. Once you arrive at La Digue, rent a bicycle and make your way around the island to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Another amazing beach on the island is Grande Anse Beach, shown in the second instagram photo.

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Grande Anse Beach, La Digue Island, Seychelles

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The Seychelles offer plenty of super pretty beaches and it doesn’t matter which island you choose for your stay. Each island has stunning beaches and if you want to discover more, just hop over to another island by ferry.

Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

There are lots of beautiful beaches in Cuba – especially the Cayos are stunning and frequented by a smaller number of travellers than Veradero, for instance. We stayed in Cayo Santa Maria in a hotel with a private beach access. I have never seen beach so calm, clear and warm.. like bathwater :)

Cuba Cayo Santa Maria. Best Beaches in the world

Playa del Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres is such a cute little island that you can visit by ferry from Cancun. We spent a day there and had quite some Margaritas during sunset :)

Isla Mujeres Cancun. Most beautiful beaches in the world.

Similan Islands, Phuket, Thailand

I went to Phuket a few years ago. You can rent a yacht or join a tour to visit the Similan Islands which are really stunning. Unfortunately a lots of people have discovered them now and it seems that everyone brings in some garbage to the island. I hope it hasn’t gotten worse within the last years. But anyway, the beaches are stunning.


Similan Islands Thailand. Best Beaches in The world

BAI SAO BAY, Phu Quoc, Vietnam

I stayed around two months in Vietnam and visited quite a lot of beaches in that time. Mia Resort Hotel in Nha Trang has a private beach that is pretty, so do lots of other hotels in the country. Though Vietnam is not so famous for its beaches, there are quite a number of really pretty ones. My favourite was the Bai Sao beach in Phu Quoc, a little island around one hour by plane from Saigon. Make sure you arrive early or late so you can enjoy the beach without the other tourists.. The picture below was taken on the most left side of the beach. You can easily get there on your own by scooter, DO NOT join a tour. Well, unless you love to lie on the beach like sardines in a can..

Punta Mita, Mexico

Rather than sharing the beach, book yourself into an absolutely stunning hotel where you will share your own private paradise with at most around 12 people: Imanta Resorts in Punta Mita. And for surfing, just hop over to Sayulita, the cutest surfer / hippie village ever which is around 30 mins away by taxi. The nearest airport is Puerto Vallarta.

Punta Mita Mexico Puerta Vallarta. Best Beaches in Mexico.

Mykonos Town Beach, Greece

Greece is super famous for its incredibly beautiful beaches and Mykonos is no exception. Stroll through the island’s cosy old town and then have a coffee in a cafe on the beach or take a little dip. For the party addicts, just head over to the other side of Mykonos and join one of the crazy beach parties.

Mykonos Town Beach Greece. Best Beaches Europe.

Beaches high up my bucket list

And now the beaches on my travel bucket list. My favourite beach has clear blue water, white sand, and, most importantly, is a bit remote or hidden so that I don’t have to share it with lots of other people :) Check out my list below on google – summer dreaming :)

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

One Foot Island, Aitutaki, Cook Islands

Na Pali, Kauai, Hawaii

Nika Island, The Maldives

Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean 

Agonda Beach, Goa, India

Fakistra, Greece

 

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Isla Mujeres Day Trip Cancun

From Cancun to Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a beautiful little island just 13 km off the coast of Cancun. The island is super easy to reach: There is a ferry from Cancun to Isla Mujeres that just takes 15 min and runs each 30 min (from 5 am to 9 pm). The ferry leaves from Puerto Juarez, just a few minutes away from downtown Cancun. Once you arrive on the island it is just a 20 min walk from the Ferry Terminal of Isla Mujeres to the Playa Norte – the part of the island with the most beautiful beaches.

Isla Mujeres Trip

Isla Mujeres Day Trip Cancun

White sand and crystal clear water

The two photos above show the beach area around 5 min away from the ferry terminal. These beaches already look super beautiful and you can get massages on the beach (yeyy!). However, when we arrived the beaches were quite crowded that close to the terminal, so we just grabbed a coffee and continued walking north to Playa del Norte.
Isla Mujeres Day Trip Cancun

Isla Mujeres Day Trip Cancun

And ta-dah, the beaches in Playa del Norte are less crowded, the water is crystal blue and the sand is white. EXACTLY my type of beach! There are a number of beach bars that range from less fancy to fancy. They usually charge you for a sun bed and if you are not Mexican, they will charge you more. So negotiate anyway.  We opted for a rather relaxed and laid back bar and got the sun beds in return for a few drinks which we were planning to order anyway, of course :)

I didn’t see a massage / SPA place on that part of Isla Mujeres but there was a lovely lady who wrapped my hair with lots of pretty colours. Finally I was turning into a little hippie :) I look a bit bored in the photo but hellooo, the wrapping session took like 25 min.. Oh and yes, it’s not the best idea if you plan to go on a surfing trip afterwards. After Cancun we headed to Sayulita for almost 3 weeks. Because of the wrap I almost had dreadlocks at the end of that :)

Isla Mujeres Tarzan Bar

Isla Mujeres Day Trip Cancun

By the way, you can also bring your own food and drinks and have a little picnic like the guys are doing in the photo below.  So also for savy backpackers, Isla Mujeres is a fun trip to do! And even if you are not a beach bum, there is much more to see and do in Isla Mujeres. There are maya ruins in the south and lots of underwater activities.  We just stayed on the beach until the evening and enjoyed the amazing water and the margaritas, of course :)

Isla Mujeres Island Palm Trees White Sand

Isla Mujeres Palm Trees

The most beautiful sunsets..

Sunset Isla Mujeres Cancun Beach

If you are not planning to spend the night in Isla Mujeres, try to get the penultimate ferry rather than rushing to make the last one. I recall we had to wait in a queue to get the last one so it seems that on some days the last ferry is quite crowded and potentially will leave some people stranded on the island. Which, then again, would not be the worst thing in the world haha.

Sunset Isla Mujeres Cancun Beach Ferry

For more travel hacks and ideas in Mexico read this one and for a one-month-long-itinerary, read this one. Oh, and for the most perfect honeymoon hotel, check out this one :)

Have you been to Isla Mujeres?

 

 

Voted one of the Top 10 Most Popular Honeymoon Resort in Hawaii by Conde Nast Traveler, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa is a great choice for travellers who enjoy good food, luxurious interior and a paradise style beach.

Hyatt Regency Maui

Though the Hyatt Maui offers 800 beautiful rooms that are spread over eight floors and three buildings, it never felt crowded when I was there. That’s due to the variety of different facilities in the hotel. These include, for instance, a half-acre pool with waterfalls, 10 onsite restaurants and lounges, an area with exotic wildlife including penguins, and a lots of of cultural activities. The hotel is also known for one of Maui’s best rated lu’au, Drums of the Pacific. Depending which room you have in the hotel you might even be able to see the show from the balcony.

Maui Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Maui

Haven for Foodies

The Hyatt Regency Maui is home to amazing restaurants and cocktail bars: The Japengo restaurant offers Pacific Rim cuisine and sushi and was rated Best Asian and Pacific Rim Cuisine. The Ūmalu Restaurant & Bar serves modern Hawaiian cuisine and Son’z Steakhouse yummy seafood and steaks. There are also lovely and peaceful places for breakfast and coffee. Of course you will also find plenty of pool bars :)

Hyatt Regency Maui

Beautiful Oceanfront Location

Location-wise the Hyatt Regency in Maui ticked three of my four paradise boxes: 1) beautiful beach, 2) waves for surfing, and 3) coral reefs for scuba diving. For 4) mountains and nature, just rent a car and head up to Maui’s breathtaking volcano or drive along the Road to Hana – both are incredibly beautiful and fun day tours.

Private Picture Perfect Beach

The Hyatt Regency Maui is located on Ka’anapali Beach, the signature beach of West Maui. The beach is 3 miles long, has white sand and crystal clear water. And the best thing: the beach is literally just a few seconds walk from the hotel’s impressive pool area. Either just hop into the ocean and then walk back to your lounger on the pool or choose one of the hotel’s comfy loungers on Ka’anapali beach directly. I chose the latter option most of the days. I just loved relaxing on these huge sunbeds with a Bellini in my hand while having the most breathtaking view of the ocean. PARADISE.

Sunrise surfing..

If you are up for some surfing, just walk around 200 metres further down the promenade and you will arrive at a surf rental place. I usually went there for 8 am, surfed for an hour and then walked back to our hotel in time for breakfast. The waves are not huge in this part of Maui but are perfect for long boards and a chilled out morning work out.

Say hi to Reef sharks

Maui has some gorgeous scuba diving spots and a couple of them are located in short distance from the Hyatt Maui Hotel. To book a scuba diving trip, just head over to the hotel’s instructors a bit further up on the hotel’s beach. Alternatively, pay a visit to the concierge who is happy to book any trip for you. There are also trial sessions offered in the hotel’s pool.

We even saw three reef sharks during our scuba trip which was super amazing. We also saw giant turtles and so so so many colourful fishies. The marine life is seriously impressive and a must-see for scuba divers.

Maui Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Maui

Swimming in the moon shine

The Hyatt Regency Maui has an incredibly beautiful pool and you can swim in the pool after dinner! I’m not sure whether that’s a normal thing to do in Hawaii. For most of the hotels that I have been to though, the pool closes around 8 pm. The water temperate is surprisingly perfect at night which is either due to the strong and lasting heat of the Hawaiian sun. Well, or due to a little help from the hotel. The pool is not even crowded at night. I guess most of the hotel guests don’t feel like hopping back into their bathing suits after having dressed up for the evening. So, take your sweetheart and go for a little swim at night!

Picture this: You are floating in a beautiful pool in the moon shine. Looking at the stars. And your hear nothing except the waves and the pool’s waterfall :)

Hyatt Regency Maui

Last but not least: the most helpful concierge service

This usually doesn’t make the separate category criteria but the Hyatt Regency concierge personnel was nothing short of amazing. They pretty much planned the whole Road to Hana tour for us. On top of this they gave us plenty of great suggestions for restaurants and coffee places and wouldn’t stop naming little road trips to Maui’s picture perfect nature spots. One time I made the last minute decision that I’d like to get a mani and pedi in the afternoon (as in ‘I’d like get it booked for in the next two hours, pretty please’). The concierge lady immediately  called five salons until she was finally able to get me booked in. Little note here: If you’d like to have a treatment in the Hyatt Regency SPA, book a couple of days or so in advance :)

Maui Hyatt Regency

How to Book the Hyatt Regency Maui

To read more about the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, click here for the hotel’s website.