If your idea of the perfect vacation entails swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring idyllic beaches, you’ve come to the right place. Simply continue reading to discover three of the top beach destinations in the world. One of which may surprise you.
The Top Beach Destinations:
Thailand is known as the land of smiles and boasts friendly, welcoming locals who are keen to share their rich culture with international travelers. Thailand is also the perfect beach destination to visit as Phuket, which is located on the coast boasts stunning, picture-perfect beaches. Such as Patong Beach and Karon Beach. Better yet from Phuket, it’s easy to take day trips to idyllic, tranquil islands which boast their own gorgeous beaches. Some examples of which include Koh Phi Phi which featured in the Leonardo di Caprio movie The Island and Koh Lanta. If you do take a day trip to a stunning island you’ll be able to take part in water sports such as snorkeling or scuba diving.
While in Thailand it’s also worth visiting a few local temples to learn about Thai culture and to explore a few local markets. Where you’ll be able to sample local street food and to purchase a few hand-crafted souvenirs for your friends and family members back home.
Cape Town, South Africa:
One beach destination which is slowly becoming more popular is Cape Town in South Africa. Which offers a beautiful rugged coastline and some of the best surf beaches in the world. If you enjoy going on coastal hikes or developing your surf skills it’s well worth planning a trip to Cape Town. While in Cape Town, it’s a great idea to hike to the top of Table Mountain. Which offers glorious views of Cape Town’s coast. Alternatively, if walking up a steep incline isn’t your cup of tea, you can also choose to ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
Cape Town is also an excellent beach destination to visit as it’s a cosmopolitan, modern city that offers great shopping, entertainment, and plenty of eateries and bars which offer views of the city’s beaches and coastline.
Australia is one of the largest islands in the world and as such offers countless world-class beaches to explore. Even urban centers such as Sydney offer scenic inner-city beaches such as Bondi Beach. Which is a crescent-shaped, white sandy beach which is located within a stone’s throw of Sydney’s city center and is popular with international celebrities.
Australia also offers the perfect beach destination for families with children, the Gold Coast which features endless miles of white sand beaches as well as large-scale theme parks such as Dream World, Movie World, and Sea World.
Lastly, if you’re looking to book a romantic beach trip for two, you may want to book a week’s worth of accommodation in the Whitsundays, which is located off the coast of Queensland and is known for its luxury beachfront resorts, powder white sand, and amazing snorkeling opportunities.
So if your idea of the perfect vacation involves exploring new beaches, swimming, surfing, snorkeling, and exploring coastal hiking tracks it’s well worth visiting Australia, Cape Town and Thailand in the near future.