I don’t know about you, but all the cold weather recently got me daydreaming about best beach escapes where summer is a constant and a given all year long!
Actually, I’ve done a bit more than daydream (we all know and need those magical benefits of a sun). I’ve put together a list of what I think are the absolute top beaches to hit when snow is becoming a reality! Now all I need to do is to actually decide which one to visit! :)
Hopefully, this list will also give you a little inspiration for your own getaway.
Let’s start with sun-drenched beaches, Hawaii is one of the first destinations to pop into my head – and that’s why I’ve included the lovely Hamoa Beach on my list. Located on the island of Maui, this is definitely one of the most scenic beaches around.
With its deep-green water, palm trees and tropical plants, Hamoa is certainly easy on the eye – but that’s not the only good thing about it. surfing here is outstanding!
Wouldn’t it be perfect to rent a villa here and enjoy your sun break with a book?
But wait, where are you gonna buy a perfect bikini when all shops are already selling warm jumpers matching snowy European winter?
Like for real, I’m gonna give you the best tip ever. All my life I’m buying bikinis in winter, online. They have best prices this time of the year and you can be sure that no other girl will have that very same bikini as yours!
The veritable paradise of Maldives is another obvious choice! Personally, I’m not sure there is anywhere more perfect for a beach escape than this – an idyllic archipelago with some of the world’s very best luxury resorts and unspoilt beaches galore.
I’d just like to stress that the Maldives really is the ultimate destination to come to if you have a luxury in mind – by law, there is just one resort per isle, which means you get loads of seclusion and space, and there are countless five-star hotels here.
When it comes to gorgeous beaches, I reckon you should make a beeline for Reethi Beach. Not only is this one of the prettiest in the archipelago, but it’s also got loads for you to do – and I don’t just mean sunbathing and paddling. For instance, you can try all sorts of water sports here, like kitesurfing.
Anse Source d’Argent
Swapping one idyllic island for the archipelago, we’re now moving on to the Seychelles. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, this is an ultimate destination for sun seekers – and there’s certainly no shortage of brilliant beaches to choose from here!
That said, there’s one that I think is particularly great, and that’s Anse Source d’Argent. You’ll find this on the island of La Digue – somewhere well worth visiting in its own right, thanks to its lovely laidback atmosphere.
Staying focused on the beach, though, it is renowned for being one of the most photographed stretches of sand in the entire world. This won’t surprise you when you get here – its gorgeous sands and giant granite boulders make this beach unforgettable.
East coast of Zanzibar
OK, I appreciate that a whole coastline isn’t exactly a single beach – so I’ve possibly cheated a bit with this one. But, I think I’m justified in doing so since you really can’t go wrong with this part of Zanzibar.
So, what’s so special about the east coast? Well, the beaches here look every inch the picture-perfect paradise – complete with white sand and palm trees – but there’s also a lot else to see and experience here. You see, this area is lined with tiny traditional Swahili villages, making it a fantastic place to get a taste of rural African life.
Belle Mare Plage
Lastly, I recommend Belle Mare Plage in Mauritius. This beach stretches for some 10 km, which means there’s plenty of scope for finding a quiet spot – but what I love about it is that there’s also loads to do.
For instance, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, while it’s also a great place for water sports. In fact, one of the country’s top dive sites, The Pass, is located just off the coast here.