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15 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World For That Perfect Getaway

Pink Sands, Harbour Island, the Bahamas

where speckles of pink glisten and glow under the sun

Pink Sands, Harbour Island, the Bahamas

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Tikehau Island, Polynesia

Remote and tranquil, Tikehau Island combines best of both worlds: white-sand, pink-sand; the schools of fish know best, as there is “the highest concentration of fish among any other atolls in the world,” according to Jacques Cousteau’s research group.

Tikehau Island, Polynesia

(CNTraveler)

Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe, Thailand

Picturesque curves of sand bringing waves into your dreams. Its counterpart, Sunset Beach, is on the other side of the island.

Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Kradan, Thailand

The enchanting view from one of Koh Kradan’s swings or hammocks of the coral-sand beach and Andaman Sea easily garners travel envy. Part national park, part resort island, Koh Kradan is a well-kept “secret” among insiders. Still relatively light on tourists, this protected destination is great for snorkeling.

Koh Kradan, Thailand

Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, California

Crescent Bay marries community and nature with many events and things to do, including ecological reserves, art festivals, etc.

Crescent Bay, Laguna Beach, California

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Anse Source D’argent, Seychelles

Once considered to be the location of the “Garden of Eden,” Anse Source D’argent is one of the most popular beaches in Seychelles; its shallow emerald waters and distinct granite boulders shaped naturally by time make for perfect walks along the beach. Stay later into the day and you’ll get the feeling of having the beach all to yourself. There are also a couple of vendors that sell fruits and refreshments nearby.

Anse Source D’argent, Seychelles

(Telegraph UK)

Whitehaven, Australia

True to its name, Whitehaven really is a haven of white-sand beach. The swirls of water and sand that unfurl into each other resemble a surrealist painting. This, however, is real life and not imagined.

Whitehaven, Australia

(Telegraph UK)

Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Calm in the summer, excellent for surfing in the winter, Sunset Beach is, synonymous to its name, perfect for indulging in epic sunsets.

Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Said to be the most beautiful beach in El Nido, the white-sand Nacpan Beach is clean and untarnished with limestone cliffs. A caveat is that there are no resorts in Nacpan which makes it an oft-organized day-trip destination.

Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Pristine beach with ethereal waters where marine life is abundant

Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres

Phra Nang, Krabi, Thailand

Deemed as one of the most photogenic beaches in Thailand, Phra Nang also has another highlight of being home to a monkey-filled cave shrine.

Phra Nang, Krabi, Thailand

Varadero, Cuba

A long stretch of breathtaking white sand beach in the Caribbean worthy of the paradise title.

Varadero, Cuba

Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico

A minimalists’ fave, Flamenco Beach has a sweeping clean landscape with calm turquoise waters and mountains as backdrop.

Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Puerto Rico

(Fernando Cuevas)

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Deemed best of Aruba, Eagle Beach is getaway-worthy for those in search of serenity.

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

A year-round idyllic destination, Grace Bay has the fine white sand and silky smooth water in varying tones of blues and greens.

Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

(Regent Grand Resort)

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