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Drool. On my keyboard. I still drool over my Nagigi Beach picture.
Because I snapped the image on a cloudy day. No filter. Mediocre camera. If that doesn’t speak to the stunning beauty of the tiny little beach in the South Pacific I have no clue what will.
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On to the stunningly beautiful beaches. All of which I’ve visited. All places where I’ve lounged; and yes….I have enjoyed freshly picked coconut juice on both Nagigi Beach and Nai Harn Beach, thank you.
1: Nagigi Beach, Fiji
Nagigi is the most beautiful beach I’ve seen in person AND it’s the most beautiful beach I’ve seen, ever. When
we pulled up to Nagigi – on a cloudy day – the first thing I noted was the gradually darkening shade of blue as you observed the ocean. Beach side; crystal clear water. A bit farther out, light turquoise. The blue became darker, and more intense, as you made your way out into the South Pacific.
I’ve not seen anything like it in my life. Absolutely jaw-dropping stuff.
From the pretty coconut trees to the quiet, peaceful vibe – this is a village beach, not a public beach – to the mesmerizing color of the water, Nagigi, Fiji is A1 on my list.
2: Ganung Payung Beach, Bali
Pantai Ganung Payung di Bali? Indah! OK, enough of my rudimentary bahasa Indonesia. This ain’t your typical Bali tourist beach. GP is off of the grid in the Bukit, away from throngs of tourists and waves of locals. I spotted 3 folks at Ganung Payung on 1 visit, and 2 on a second visit.
This stunning beach is reached via a 100 meter or more descent. On arriving you can digest a most ridiculously beautiful view from atop a cliff. Soak up the crystal clear waters transitioning into turquoise as you gaze deeper into the Indian Ocean. Monkeys paid Kelli and I a visit at GP. We chilled with a troop of 30.
Enjoy the heavy foliage, dearth of humans and the raw power of some fairly savage surf, at good old Ganung Payung Beach in southern Bali.
3: Manual Antonio, Costa Rica
Sloths. Jesus Christ!….Lizards. Squirrel monkeys. Capuchin monkeys. We saw ’em all at Manual Antonio Beach in Costa Rica. Imagine palm trees and coconut trees forming a canopy over a pristine, beautiful, lazy beach facing the mighty Pacific Ocean. Other than Nagigi, Manual Antonio is the cleanest beach I’ve visited. That’s saying something, because Nagigi Beach sees nary a soul, being
situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, and Manual Antonio sees a steady flow of tourists and expats, although you won’t see a heavy volume of folks cruising through.
You can see how serious these folks are about keeping things clean.
Manual Antonio is pristine, charming and about the prettiest beach you’ll ever experience. Visit it, please.
4: Nai Harn Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Nai Harn Beach is my fave beach in Phuket. It’s also one of the prettiest beaches on Thailand’s largest island. Location, location, location, makes this a pristine, beautiful beach. Nai Harn sits by the southern tip of the island. Although the beach gets a bit crowded during high season (think….”Little Moscow”), the Muscovites sprint back to Russia and Nai Harn becomes a peaceful little spot on the Andaman Sea when low season kicks in.
(Note: I love Russians, and have made a few Russian friends during my world travels. I kid because I care, and because…..it’s the truth. I also secretly routed for Ivan Drago in Rocky 4.)
Imagine a horseshoe shaped beach surrounded by heavy Thai jungle, with the requisite palm and coconut trees. During high season, the water becomes a bath. I mean, NO wave action and it’s as warm as can be and….it’s a bath. This makes for eye popping imagery as I would swim 1/8 of a mile out, and yes, I could see 20 to 30 feet down, perfect visibility, and experienced no currents to speak of.
What’s the most beautiful beach you’ve ever visited?
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