With most of the world slowly reopening after the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time to return to travel and head back to your favorite island beach. Are you wondering which island beach is the perfect place to travel to? Here we check out some of the best island beaches to book your next leisure travel.
A visit to this Dutch Caribbean island will never be complete without setting foot on the two-mile strip of Palm Beach, with its high-rise hotels and access to various kinds of watersports, from parasailing to kitesurfing. But there are more beaches to see on the nearly 70 square-mile islands, each showing off diverse landscapes. From the natural land bridges of Blackstone Beach to the private beaches of Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, a visit to this tropical paradise will indeed be worthwhile.
Despite being a small island 6 miles long and 2 miles wide, Bora Bora is overflowing with beauty. In his book “Tales of the South Pacific,” author James Michener called it “the most beautiful island in the world.” The 18th-century British explorer called this island in French Polynesia the “Pearl of the Pacific.” Bora Bora is the perfect tropical destination, teeming with luxurious resorts, sunny skies, warm waters, and friendly locals.
Palawan in the Philippines is listed as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve island because of its natural wonders. From its limestone cliffs to its subterranean river, Palawan is also home to a wide array of marine wildlife such as sea turtles, dolphins, dugong (sea cow), and giant clams. The third favorite island in Asia also boasts of having the most gorgeous and unspoiled beaches on the island’s northern tip in El Nido. If you like island hopping, you can head to the lush and uninhabited islets of the Bacuit Bay archipelago.
The Clooneys, Beckhams, Prince William and Kate Middleton are just the famous personalities that went on a honeymoon on the beaches of Seychelles. Nestled in the Indian Ocean, the island is home to the Aldabra giant tortoise, a species as huge as its cousins in the Galapagos. The beaches of Seychelles are lined with dense thickets of palm trees, six species of which are exclusive to the island. Anse Source d’Argent lets you experience living on a private island. However, you will need to pay a small access fee to enter the former coconut and vanilla plantation. It is said to be one of the most photographed beaches in the world, with its elephant-like granite boulders strewn about the sand.
The Maldives is composed of some 1,200 pocket-sized coral islands, the largest of which is only three miles. If you are looking for some intimacy and exclusivity, the beaches of this Indian Ocean nation fit the billing perfectly. The Baa Atoll is considered the largest manta ray gathering place in the world. On the other hand, the South Ari Atoll is the place to go for whale shark watching. Vadhoo Island in the Raa Atoll offers tourists a dazzling bioluminescent display known as the “sea of stars.”
Maui is not as nearly as large as the Big Island or as small as Lanai. Also, it is not as bustling as Oahu or as quiet as Kauai. The island is divided into five distinct regions, and South Maui is home to the famous Wailea Beach. But the rest of the island is worth touring. A trip to Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano, and to East Maui’s scenic coastline is also a great way to spend a day on the island.