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French Polynesia, Bora Bora island, Le Meridien beach
Bora Bora is an atoll in the South Pacific, French Polynesia. Famous for its lagoon with overwater bungalows. The best beaches are locate… / read more » /
Rating: 9.7 (1385 votes)
 
 
 
 
Grenadines, Tobago Cays islands, aerial view
Tobago Cays is a group of five small islets in the Grenadines, Caribbean. Entrance fee to the National Park is about US$15 per person - pai… / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (477 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cook Islands, atoll Aitutaki, aerial view
Aitutaki is an atoll in the South Pacific (Cook Islands). This is an upscale destination, famous for it's aerial photo shots. Fortunatel… / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (1848 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, Baa Atoll, Fulhadhoo
Baa Atoll is the best atoll in the Maldives. It has the superb beaches - with white sand, palms, clear calm water and without crowds of t… / read more » /
Rating: 9.3 (1888 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Easter Island, Moai statues
Easter Island (Rapa Nui) - Chilean island in the South Pacific famous for its Moai statues. Despite the moderate climate there are some good … / read more » /
Rating: 9.3 (520 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines, Boracay island, White Beach
Boracay is a popular island in the Philippines. White Beach is one of the best beaches in the world, but the crowd slightly spoils the … / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (767 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dominican Republic, Playa La Ensenada beach
Dominicana is a country with the best beaches in the Caribbean. Dominican beaches feature a lot of palms. Such landscapes are rare in othe… / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (296 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, Laamu Atoll, Rahaa Resort, aerial view
Laamu is a remote atoll in the south of Maldives. This is a rather unusual atoll for Maldives, since almost all islands are linked in… / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (185 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panama, San Blas islands, beach
San Blas is a group of 365 islands on the Caribbean coast of Panama. Native Kuna Indians live only on few dozen of islands, that usually… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (651 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand, Samui island, Maenam beach, view to east
Samui - island in the Gulf of Thailand. Remarkable for abundance of palm trees, which are both on the beaches, and in the center of t… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (354 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Lizard Island, beach, boat
Lizard Island is the northernmost island of Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Tropical beaches, great snorkeling in the heart of the Great Bar… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (473 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cocos Islands (Keeling)
Cocos Islands is an atoll in the Indian Ocean near Australia. Almost all of the atoll's motus have good beaches of a different quality. We re… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (837 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Nanuya Lailai island, Blue Lagoon beach
Yasawa Islands - a group of islands in Fiji. It's the most popular beach destination in the country. Quality of beaches and hotels considerabl… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (321 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grenadines, Palm Island, beach
Palm Island is a private Caribbean island in the south of Grenadines. There are few beaches giving great choice of different views - mostly… / read more » /
Rating: 9.1 (142 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mozambique, Bazaruto archipelago, aerial view
Bazaruto is an archipelago near the coast of Mozambique. It has excellent beaches, as well as sandbanks, high dunes and unique African f… / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (365 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand, Ko Kood isl, beach
Ko Kood is one of the most beautiful islands, - not in Thailand only, but also in the whole world. The beaches are with white sand and … / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (629 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Madagascar island, Morondava, Avenue of the Baobabs
Madagascar - African island in the Indian Ocean. It is the country of baobabs and lemurs, as well as excellent beaches. Keep in mind that … / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (1182 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cuba island, Havana
Cuba is an island country in the Caribbean. Locals are poor, but funny and helpful. There is also rich historical heritage and great… / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (297 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, Fulhadhoo island, beach
Fulhadhoo is an island with the best beach in the Maldives. There are no luxury hotels and casinos, but there is a classic tropical escap… / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (6216 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Malaysia, Perhentian Islands, Blue Lagoon, white sand
Perhentian Islands - two small islands with best beaches in Malaysia. Tourist infrastructure is relatively undeveloped, which contributes to the c… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (1240 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antigua island, Hermitage Bay beach
Antigua is an island with some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. It is considered that there are 365 beaches here. In reality, ther… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (537 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago island, Arnos Vale beach
Tobago - island with the best beaches in Trinidad and Tobago. Although it is believed that the country is not focused on tourism (petr… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (1636 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Martinique island, Pointe Marin beach (left)
Martinique is an island in the Caribbean being the overseas region of France. It is beautiful, safe and relatively inexpensive. It is comm… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (465 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nicaragua, Little Corn Island
Little Corn Island (Isla Pequena del Maiz) is an island with the best beaches in Nicaragua. It's rather wild place, though every year there are mo… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (722 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Venezuela, Los Roques islands, aerial view
Los Roques - an archipelago of islands with the best beaches in Venezuela. Islands form atoll, - which is unusual for the Caribbean. Most … / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (390 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Philippines, Bohol isl, chocolate hills
Bohol is a popular tourist island in Philippines. Chocolate hills are the main killer feature, as well as other attractions - like wa… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (27 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tanzania, Zanzibar island, Royal Beach
Zanzibar is an island in the Indian Ocean, located near the mainland of Tanzania. Excellent white beaches are the main goal of the islan… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (654 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grenadines, Petit Saint Vincent island, aerial view
Petit Saint Vincent is a small private island in the south of Grenadines, Caribbean. The island is hilly, but there are good beaches almost everywh… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (100 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indonesia, Kai Kecil island, fallen palm
Kai Kecil - island with the best beaches in Indonesia. White sand, high palm trees and almost no tourists, - it's a best recipe for a tro… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (1201 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Rangiroa atoll, motus
Rangiroa is an iconic atoll in French Polynesia. The beaches are beautiful, but not as good like Bora Bora. The problem is that the seab… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (499 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABC islands, Aruba island, Manchebo beach
Aruba - is the western island in the group of ABC-islands in the southern Caribbean. Tourists are attracted here by beautiful beaches… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (590 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay
Jost Van Dyke is an island in the British Virgin Islands with great beaches. Famous Soggy Dollar Bar located in White Bay beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (549 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, South Ari atoll, Dhigurah island
Alifu Dhaalu is the southern sector of Ari atoll. It features the best diving with whale sharks in the Maldives. However, beaches are also g… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (616 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kiribati, Kiritimati island (Christmas Island), lagoon, aerial view
Kiritimati (Christmas Island) - one of the most unusual atolls in the Pacific Ocean. There is not one, but dozens of inland lagoons, which are quite differen… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (1711 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu, Tanna island, locals
Tanna is an island with Mount Yasur being the main tourist attraction of Vanuatu. This is the most accessible active volcano in the w… / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (325 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seychelles, Praslin island, Anse Lazio beach, creek
Praslin - the best island in the Seychelles. There are not too many attractions, but beaches are excellent. Vallée de Mai is the only n… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (236 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colombia, Providencia island, Manzanillo beach, palm tree over water
Providencia - small colombian island with Manzanillo beach - one of the best Caribbean beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (884 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mayreau island, Carnash Bay, aerial view
Mayreau is an island in the group of Grenadines. It has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. There is also great snorkeling sport… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (224 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Galapagos islands, Espanola island, Gardner Bay, sea lion
Galapagos islands - islands in the Pacific Ocean located to the west of mainland Ecuador. Islands have beaches, but the main goal of this region … / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (539 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Australia, Fraser island, Eli Creek
Fraser is the largest sand island in the world with some dunes higher than 200 meters. The island has no many beaches suitable for swi… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (327 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil, Boipeba island, Praia de Bainema beach
Boipeba is an island on the Atlantic coast of Brazil. In fact, this is not a true island, since it is separated from the mainland by ri… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (21 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spain, Ibiza island, Ushuaia Beach Hotel
Ibiza is an island in the Mediterranean, famous for the world's best dance clubs - Pacha, Amnesia and others. Also there are many caf… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (658 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
French Polynesia, Maupiti atoll, aerial view
Maupiti is an atoll in French Polynesia being a smaller copy of Bora Bora, but without luxury overwater bungalows. Beaches are good eno… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (183 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
USVI, St. John island, Maho Bay beach, palms
St. John - island with best beaches in American Virgin Islands. Much of the island is a National Park. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (549 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu, Pentecost island, Land diving
Pentecost is an island in Vanuatu famous for land diving performed by the locals, thus making ancient ritual. Men jump from a height of 2… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (276 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bahamas, Exuma Cays, Pig beach
Exuma Cays is a chain of small islands in the Exuma group, Bahamas. There are some good beaches including the famous beach with swimming p… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (965 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Singapore, Sentosa island, beach
Sentosa - the island of entertainment in Singapore. There are beautiful beaches and theme parks. It makes no sense to get here from the… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (426 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, Faafu atoll, Filitheyo isl
Faafu is one of the southern atolls in the Maldives. There are just a few islands, - happily, all with excellent beaches. So you won'… / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (197 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Seychelles, La Digue island, Anse Source d'Argent beach
La Digue - the smallest of the three main islands of the Seychelles. So you can drive by bike all around in one day. However, some mount… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (391 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Barbados island, Bathsheba beach
Barbados is an island in the Eastern Caribbean being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. West end and south end o… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (351 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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