Top 5 Beach Destinations to Visit in 2017

If you have still not decided where you are going to spend your holiday this year; I hope this list will be of help. As modern means of transportation become more accessible, and as the world keeps getting smaller; you now have the unique option to choose from a huge variety of destinations. If you are one of those people who, like myself, prefer to spend their days on a beach, soaking in the sunshine and listening to nothing more than the sound of the waves; here are top 5 beach destinations you might want to visit this year.

Top 5 Beach Destinations

Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

If you have ever seen The Beach, you will certainly recognize this one. Hidden behind high cliffs, this beach is a true gem. Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi has to be, in order to star in the movie bearing the same name, right? While the drawback is that it is haunted by tourists every day of the week; its beauty is still captivating enough to deserve a visit. Enjoy the jungle backdrop and the golden sand under your feet. You will have to get there by boat, so make sure you hire your own taxi, to try and avoid some of the more dense crowds. Other than that, find yourself a nook and kick back, and take it all in.        

Top 5 Beach Destinations

Kailua, Hawaii

Kailua is said to be one of Oahu’s most perfect beaches. And when an island is simply crammed with beautiful beaches, that’s saying a lot. The waters are calm and clear, and you will be able to experience a great beachy atmosphere there. There are no gigantic waves here, however, as the beach is exposed to the Trade Winds; it is ideal for windsurfing. You can also meet a couple of the local sea turtles, or dive among the corals. If you are looking for one beach to take away from Hawaii, then Kailua should be your choice. 

Kailua Beach Sunset
Kailua Beach Sunset. Flickr: Floyd Manzano / CC BY 2.0

Furore, Italy

Furore is a part of the town of Amalfi, a rustic Italian town home to some of the most perfect beaches you can find in Europe. This beach is known as the Fiordo, and it is so well hidden that is was even once called “the town that does not exist”. It is secluded by rocks, so you can enjoy the shade while sunbathing, or can climb across the bridge that connects the two parts of the gorge. Amalfi itself is a gorgeous town, so make sure you take a stroll after tearing yourself away from the beach.

Furore, Italy. Top 5 Beach Destinations
Furore, Italy. Flickr: Fiore Silvestro Barbato / CC BY-SA 2.0

Cornwall, England

Top 5 Beach Destinations

While you may not associate England with stunning beaches, Cornwall begs to differ. It is a 250-mile beauty of a coastline, which you should not miss if you are in the UK this summer. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, including a wide variety of resorts you can pop into and enjoy the watering life. You can also enjoy the surf, and Cornwall is in fact open to the Atlantic, so you can enjoy the pristine air and marine delicacies. If you are an Agatha Christie fan, you may also look for a famous murder scene or two.

Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is home to some fascinating beaches; you will be able to visit both those filled with surfers and divers, as well as small hidden nooks where you can enjoy a dip all on your own. The Portuguese are also famous for their exquisite wines and seafood, so make sure you drop in at many a local bar to sample the delicacies. There are many all inclusive deals available in the Algarve as well, so make sure you choose your destination with your end goal in mind, be it lounging or having an adventure. One of the top 5 beach destinations we especially recommend is the Praia da Cova Redonda, with its pine-trees and turquoise waters.

Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. Top 5 Beach Destinations
Carvoeiro, Algarve, Portugal. Flickr: Tom Jutte / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Whether you decide to surf or snorkel this year; we hope you have immense fun, and that you recharge your batteries fully. No matter where you go, remember that you are the maker of your own fun and relaxation, so don’t let anything stop you from having an amazing time on one of the top 5 beach destinations this year.

About Rebecca Brown

Rebecca is an avid traveler and tends to fall in love with every beach she visits. She has an ever-expanding list of places to visit, with Hawaii and Bora Bora at the top of her list.

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    I have visit Algarve, Portugal and it was veryyy beautiful… I hope in the future i will be able to visit more places including the ones you suggest 😉
    In case you ever visit Crete, Greece you will be more than excited with our places, history and activities to enjoy..


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