10 Best Island Beaches in the World

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Sprawling beaches, rich cultures and untouched pockets of wilderness are just a few alluring characteristics of the best islands in the world. Whether you’re looking for an isolated stretch of sand in the Caribbean or a family-friendly resort in the middle of the Indian Ocean, there are enough options out there to suit every type of traveler. Narrowed down to 10 here are the “10 best island beaches in world”.

10 –Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji

Seagrass Bay, Laucala Island, Fiji

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Laucala is an exclusive private island hideaway in Fiji owned by Red Bull.Covered in tropical jungle, You can reach their by guided walking tours or horseback rides. Laucala is home to some of the archipelago’s rarest birds and animals, pristine beaches, and spellbinding marine life. Also one of the quitest resort beaches. A perfect spot to play at being Crusoe—albeit with a fabulous, open-air dining room nearby.

9 – Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

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Sunset Beach Park is located in the land division of Paumalu, known for big wave surfing during the winter season. The water here becomes as calm as a lake in summer, making it an excellent spot for snorkeling. As its name suggests, it’s the sunsets that really seal the deal for visitors.

8 –Banana Beach, Koh Hey Island,Phuket

Banana Beach

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Beautiful and almost deserted, Banana Beach is not known to many people in Phuket as it is relatively isolated. Banana Beach has a backdrop of impossibly-green jungle and looks out on crystal-clear water. Banana Boat rides are popular, hence the name, as is snorkeling, sea kayaking, and parasailing.

7 –Psarou Beach, Mykonos, Greece

Psarou Beach

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Psarou beach is 5 km from the town of Mykonos. It is one of the most popular and famous beaches on the island, with pure and clean white sand and crystal clean waters. Where the water is always calm, as the beach is enclosed between the mountains. There are plenty of water sports to take advantage of, too. Sporting the island’s only private sandy beach, Santa Marina also has an infinity pool with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea.

6 –Gouverneur, St. Barts

Gouverneur, St. Barts

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Gouverneur Beach – St Barts island. It’s a bit of a drive to get there, but the reward is a feeling of remoteness and privacy.Access to the sand is through a small, shady grove of trees—a popular spot for picnics at the eastern end of the beach.Expect to encounter wild goats on occasion and keep a lookout for traces of buried treasure belonging to the notorious French pirate, Montbars ‘The Exterminator’.

5 –Palm Beach, Aruba

Palm Beach, Aruba

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Palm Beach is a tourism district about 6 kilometers northwest of Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. It’s known for its calm waters and long sandy strip lined with bars and restaurants. The two-mile-long strip on the northwest side of the island is filled with activities to keep you busy all day and night. And their nightclubs at night to make your lazy day a bit more lively.

4 –Matira Beach, Bora Bora

Matira Beach, Bora Bora

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When you visit, you will understand why it is Bora Bora’s most popular public beach. The mile-long stretch of silky, powder-white sand slopes gently into a shallow emerald lagoon, and is backed by a thick curtain of palms and tropical foliage. Matira Beach is the largest public access beach in Bora Bora making it extremely popular with visitors, so you won’t need to pay five-star resort prices to enjoy its beauty.The water is crystal-clear and the sand is soft and downy.

3 – Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

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A well-known beach in Bermuda. As a tourist spot, it lies on the main island’s south coast. Its hidden secret-Port Royal Cove, which has shallow water perfect for young kids, and dramatic rock formations that complement wonderfully soft, pink sand. It is big enough to accommodate large crowds, and is easily reached by Sea and road.

2 –Kiawah Island, SC

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Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Public beach access is at Beachwalker County Park at the island’s far southern end. The sand is flat, the water is shallow, there are lifeguards on duty, and you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas rentals.

1 – Maundays Bay, Anguilla

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Anguilla is blessed with many a stunning beach, but Maundays Bay—on this skinny island’s southwesterly tip—wins for crystal-clear water, a gradual slope, pristine sand, and a perfect half moon arc. Technically a public beach, it is rarely crowded and populated. Its white-sand shores and azure waters always seem to sparkle. With spectacular St. Martin in the distance, it is no wonder why this beach is loved and frequented by many travelers and locals alike.

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