From salmon pink sunsets overlooking creamy sand and clear water in the Maldives to remote stretches of reef perfect for snorkeling, studded with leafy palm trees in Anguilla, U.S. News Travel has compiled a list of the best beaches in the world.
Bali makes for the quintessential vacation with its rich cultural heritage, swooping landscape of green rice fields and amazing, one of a kind, beaches. From tourist-central Kuta and Seminyak's popular beaches, to Lovina's tranquil and romantic shores, the area is resplendent with beach options. Just a boat ride away and you can access the remote Giles Islands and Kuta Lombok.
The Hawaiian Island of Kauai is home to some of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. With miles of perfect beaches and idyllic weather, Po'ipu Beach, Hanakapi' ai Beach and Lumahai beach are popular spots for beach bumming.
The island of Seychelles is home to Anse Sorce d'argent one of the world's nicest beaches with its coral sands. This tropical paradise is home to many secluded beaches with white sand beaches and vividly blue waters.
The Maldives, southwest of Sri Lanka, has over 3,000 coral reefs, luxury resorts and sunshine all-year round. Many of the beaches are totally secluded so individuals feel like they are on their own private island making the lavish destination a top honeymoon spot.
The Caribbean sanctuary of Anguilla is an ideal beach destination with its laid-back ambiance and over 33 stunning beaches. With powdery sands and stunning ocean views, the retreat is also ideal for snorkeling, scuba diving and parasailing.
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