Crystal clear water, golden sand, and palm trees: we created a list of all the most luxurious beaches in the world. Be it in Brazil, the Caribbean, Greece, and Spain, there is definitely something for everyone here.
Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
The Hawaiian island of Kauai is famous for its rugged Napali Coast and the impressive Waimea Canyon. The island shows in places like Hanalei Bay that it also has a little less wild and gentle sides. Four sandy dream beaches nestle against the circular indentation, the palm trees sway back and forth in the light breeze and the characteristic wooded rocks of the island tower up in the hinterland. The current is the lowest around the pier and swimmers will also find happiness. In the winter months the wind picks up and the high waves especially inspire surfers.
Admittedly, the beach of Navagio on Zakynthos is really not a real insider tip. But the beach in the beautiful Navagia Bay is so beautiful that it should not be missing from this list. It is one of the most beautiful in Greece – perhaps even among the most beautiful in Europe – and can only be reached by boat. The steep limestone cliffs rise protectively around the small bay of snow-white sand, in front of which the azure blue sea stretches. And as if that weren’t enough attraction, the shipwreck of the “MV Panagiotis”, which ran aground here in 1980, is also lying here.
Playa Norte, Mexico
The palm-fringes beach on the Mexican The palm-fringed beach on the Mexican Isla Mujeres, not far from Cancun, is one of the most beautiful bays in the country and is popular with locals and tourists alike. The hinterland has now been opened up by restaurants and hotels, which robs the beach of its seclusion. The almost 700 meter long Playa Norte is nonetheless worth a trip. The sand shimmers glistening white in the sunlight and the sea shimmers turquoise. If you don’t have your own boat, you can take a ferry from Cancun.
Cala Macarelleta, Spain
Turquoise water, fine sandy beach and the rugged cliffs make Cala de Macarella one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in Menorca. Located in the southwest of the Balearic island, the almost 200 square meter beach beauty enchants its bathers, especially in summer. The beach can only be reached by water or on foot – if you want to enjoy the natural beach, you have to undertake a 15-minute climb over the rocks by land.
Playa Paraiso, Cuba
Playa Paraíso is one of the dreamy bays on the Cuban island of Cayo Largo del Sur. At 25 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, it is the second largest island in the Canarreos Archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. The popular holiday island not only attracts people, but also sea turtles. They lay their eggs on the nearby Playa Tortuga. Not far from Playa Paraíso there is an offshore coral reef that attracts divers in particular to the bay.