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Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Emma Hackwood

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Our Top 10 Favourite Beaches

“I need to get away to a beach immediately” – A line we often hear at this time of year, and rightfully so. With Winter in full swing, it’s pretty safe to say we could all use a holiday in the sun. But with so many sandy beaches to walk along and tropical waters to swim in, it’s sometimes hard to choose. So we’ve put together a list of Our Top 10 Beaches to help you decide where you’d like to dip your toes into the sand:

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1. Whitehaven, Australia

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One of the most isolated and picture-postcard beaches in theworld, Whitehaven is seven kilometres of the cleanest white sand and azure waters. We recommend: Whitehaven Beach cruise from$164/person.

 

2. Lanikai Beach, Hawai‘i

Known as one of Hawaii’s most scenic beaches, Lanikai is on Oahu and lined with lush tropical plants and palm trees and has the clearest deep turquoise water. We recommend: Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel from $200/night.

 

3. La Digue, Seychelles

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The Anse Source d’Argent on the island of La Digue is one of the most photographed beaches in the world with its pale pink sand, turquoise water and backdrop of granite boulders. We recommend: The Yellow House at La Digue Island Lodge from $160€/night.

 

4. Copacabana, Brazil

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Located in the city of Rio de Janerio, this famous 4 km crescent shaped beach is lined with hotels, restaurants, bar, nightclubs and more. We recommend: Windsor Palace Copacabana from $332/person.

 

5. Sun Island, Maldives

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South of Sri Lanka, the Maldives is made up of 1,102 islands with 26 atolls. Sun Island is on Nalaguraidhoo and it’s clear waters ensure one of the best snorkelling experiences. We recommend: a water bungalow at Sun Island Resort & Spa from $623/night.

 

6. Seven Mile Beach, Jamaica

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Located in the famous beach resort area called Negril, this beach is the longest continuous stretch of powdery beach on Jamaica. We recommend: Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa Luxury Included® from $523/night.

 

7. Boracay, Philippines

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Boracay is a tropical island about 200 miles south of Manila and has been voted in the past as one of the best beaches in the world. We recommend: Red Coconut Beach hotel from $120/night.

 

8. The Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

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Made famous by the movie The Beach, the main islands are Ko Phi Phi Don, the largest and the only island with permanent inhabitants and Ko Phi Phi Leh, which is where The Beach was filmed. We recommend: 4-day Thailand sailing adventure from $899/person.

 

9. Varadero, Cuba

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Referred to by many as the “most beautiful beach in the world”, the beach in Varadero is 36 kilometres of light powered white sand. We recommend: Blau Varadero, all-inclusive from $170/night.

 

10. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

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Bermuda is famous for its pastel pink-hued sand and calm crystal clear water that attracts scores of beach goers to this 21-mile long island every year. We recommend: Fairmont Southampton from $278/night.

 

 

Are you ready to pack up the swimsuit and flip-flops for your next beach vacation? Give us a call today at 1-866-502-4605 or browse our vacations online.

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About the Author

Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.



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  5. JamaicaMyWay says:

    That picture of 7 Mile Beach is probably the worst possible spot on the beach.  Makes it look ghetto compared to all the other beaches in this article.  

  6. Irina says:

    I liked it a rest in Varadero, went there in May. More I liked the beach in Mexico, Tulum

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