Your hammock is ready, your holidays stacked up and the weather forecast is set to be perfect. Here are 5 of the world’s best beaches and the trips that will take you there.
1. Sabang Beach, Philippines
This astoundingly beautiful destination is not only home to one of the world’s best beaches but also the Puerto Princesa Underground River. This enclave of paradise was recently named one of the New 7 Wonders Of The World and rightfully so. Explore the wide beach and swim in clear turquoise water, before you paddle right through the stunning cave system. It will be a day you will never forget!
Go there with Free & Easy Traveller’s 20 Days in Philippines – Step Off The Beaten Path: 20 days, 7 destinations from €1,552. Departure dates are year-round.
2. Dream Beach, Indonesia
For those that have seen a long winter and crave beaches galore, this trip is the one you’ve been waiting for. It will take you on 21 days of as much sun and sand as you can handle. Swim your way through some of Indonesia’s most beautiful islands, where you will visit places such as Dream Beach. Go white water rafting, visit a temple or become an experienced diver – it’s up to you!
Go there with Beach Traveller’s Bali & Beyond (Bali 21 Days): 21 days, 4 destinations from €1,559, Departure dates are year-round.
3. Railay Beach, Thailand
The dramatic limestone cliffs provide the perfect backdrop at Railay Beach, one of the most beautiful places in Thailand. If it’s a fun filled adventure that you’re after, then this trip is for you. Full Moon Parties and crazy beach gatherings will seeing you partying till dawn and will provide you with memories that will outlive your favourite speedos. It’s one thing to hear about it and another to experience it for yourself.
Go there with Free & Easy Traveller’s 20 Days in Thailand – A Dose of Paradise tour: 21 days, 5 destinations from €1,281. Departure dates are year-round.
4. Paradise Beach, Greece
The Greek Island of Mykonos will have you captivated by it’s breathtaking beaches contrasted by it’s whitewashed houses and tiny streets. It’s wondrous mixture of sandside bars, historic buildings and glamorous night-life provide a beach experience second to none. Diving in crystal-clear waters, feasting on fresh local seafood and watching an unforgettable sunset will make this one journey you will never want to forget.
Go there with Contiki’s Greek Island Hopping tour: 13 days, 4 destinations from €1,658. Departure dates are from May to September.
5. Bondi Beach, Australia
By OzIntro traveller
Become an authentic Australian beach bum with this week-long introduction to Australia. Bondi Beach is world famous, and here you will get to experience its secluded bays, show off your skills in beach volleyball and enjoy an authentic Aussie beach barbecue. If that’s not enough, you can also go jet-boating on Sydney Harbour, learn to surf, and get face to face with sharks on this trip. Don’t forget your thongs!
Go there with OzIntro: 7 days, 3 destinations from €599. Departure dates are year-round.
Majella is an Aussie living in Austria and loves decorating, pastries and summer (in that order). She is a copywriter at TourRadar.