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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 (291 votes)

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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 (916 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 (60 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 (237 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: 9.3 (3265 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 (230 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Bavaro South beach
Dominican Republic 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 (124 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 (130 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 (169 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 (189 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 (291 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 (171 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 (183 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 (362 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 (916 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 (132 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 (772 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Antigua and Barbuda, Antigua island, Carlisle 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, th… / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (325 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zanzibar island, Mapenzi Beach Club
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: 8.9 (359 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago island, Pigeon Point 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 (834 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 (338 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 (175 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 (737 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 (136 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aruba island, fofoti tree
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 (369 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
British Virgin Islands (BVI), Jost Van Dyke island, White Bay
Jost Van Dyke - island in the British Virgin Islands with great beaches. Famous Soggy Dollar Bar located in White Bay beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (352 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 (120 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 (912 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 (83 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 (113 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 (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 (337 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 (130 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 (404 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
American Virgin Islands (USVI), St. John island, Oppenheimer beach
St. John - island with best beaches in American Virgin Islands. Much of the island is a National Park. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (288 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 (66 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 (267 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 (160 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 (32 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 (166 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 (220 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Puerto Rico, Vieques island, Sun Bay beach
Vieques - island in Puerto Rico - not far from the Big island. The island has excellent beaches and bioluminescent bay where the water … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (121 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thailand, Phi Phi Islands, hotel beach
Phi Phi - located in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. The islands are beautiful, with good beaches, and the atmosphere is quite like Ibiza.… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (105 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
South Male Atoll, Anantara Dhigu Maldives
South Male Atoll is an atoll being the nearest one to the south of Maldives International Airport. This is a great option, if you don't want to … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (19 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maldives, North Ari atoll (Alifu Alifu), Constance Halaveli
Alifu Alifu is a group of islands to the west off Male - the capital of Maldives. There are no many good luxury resorts, but some local isl… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (182 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo island, Port Olry Beach
Espiritu Santo is a large island in Vanuatu - with some of the best beaches in the country, including tiny island resorts. On the other hand, … / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (40 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anguilla island, Cap Juluca
Anguilla - is a small caribbean country with excellent beaches. There are much less tourists than on the neighboring island of St. Marti… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (189 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bahamas, Eleuthera island, Lighthouse beach
Eleuthera - island with the best beaches in the Bahamas. In addition, this island is located near the capital island of Nassau, so it has… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (235 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saint Martin island, Maho Beach
Saint Martin (Sint Maarten) is a popular Caribbean island. The northern part of the island is France, while southern is Holland. Beaches are… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (927 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
India, Andaman Islands, Havelock island, Elephant in water
Havelock - is the most popular island in the Andaman Islands. Contrary to popular belief, local beaches are not so good. Also, you are u… / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (1240 votes)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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aitutaki:
I've made some research about boat rental in Aitutaki. I was some options in the past, but boats we…

malta-island:
How is the peoples, white or blank?

baa-atoll:
Reethi Beach Resort worth a mention. It's not very expensive - room from $200. The best villas are …

vaavu-felidhoo:
All local islands in Vaavu atoll are very clean! Locals make cleanup every day. So both beach, as w…

sri-lanka:
FlyDubai has international route to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport - MRIA (HRI). This airp…

north-male-atoll:
Good surfing can be found not far from the international airport of Maldives. I've been to the loca…

fulhadhoo-island:
Three Hearts Guesthouse is not new - almost 2.5 years. The owner is a man - Simbe. Activities price…

greece:
Antipaxos island has three great beaches on its north shore (incl. the only sandy beach of Vrika). …

barbados:
Brandons beach may be useful to the passengers of cruise ships, as it is located just to the north …

ko-kood-kut:
In Koh Kood island, the best beach for me was Ao Phrao. But to be honest, I haven't been to Soneva …

seychelles:
Be aware of sandflies in Seychelles! I've found these on two beaches: Grand Anse on Mahe island and…

kandavu:
It is worth to write about Dravuni Island in Fiji. It has cruise ship tender dock, so many South Pa…

usa:
Outer Banks islands in North Carolina are also very good. These are far from the mainland, but can …

alifu-alifu-north-ari:
Many local islands now get package tourists from Europe, including Russia. For example, Thoddoo isl…

st-thomas:
Please write about Magens Bay and Coki Beach. These are popular among visitors from cruise ships.

tinian:
Tachogna beach is one of the best on Tinian island. And it is not wide known. So no crowd anytime. …

phlegraean-isl:
Isola della Gaiola is tiny island in Naples with abandoned buildings. This mystic place can be reac…

crete:
Agioi Apostoli is a great place for beaches in Crete island. It has four different beaches. So it i…

saipan:
Laulau Beach is not good for swimming, but it's great for snorkelling and diving, as well as for su…

guam:
To save on food in Guam, I used Pay-Less supermarkets. Of course, it is best to stay in apartments …

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