Enjoy 5 of the Most Jaw-Dropping Beaches I’ve Seen (in Person)
Are you ready to take a trip to paradise?
I’ve seen some pretty stunning beaches during the past 64 months of world travels.
Most Beautiful Beaches
These beaches make my list of jaw-dropping, amazingly beautiful spots.
1: Nagigi Beach, Vanua Levu, Fiji
Nagigi Beach is still the most gorgeous beach I’ve seen in person.
The play of water – from crystal clear, to turquoise, to deep blue sea as you go from beach to the mighty South Pacific – is other-worldly.
I snapped the above shot with a *decent* camera.
Pristine nature did the rest.
2: Pandawa Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Pandawa Beach in Bali mixes dramatic cliff-side views with some of the most beautiful waters you’ll ever see.
During low tide expect bath-like conditions in the high season.
Water churns up a bit as you wander toward the western edge of the beach.
If you enjoy water sports do the banana boat, snorkeling or standing paddle bit.
3: Nai Harn Beach, Phuket, Thailand
Nai Harn Beach is my favorite beach on earth.
Beauty-wise, the beach has it covered.
Imagine a horseshoe-shaped bay bordered by two green, lush hills, filled with palm trees swaying in the breeze.
The old Nai Harn was filled with beach chairs and vendor huts.
The new Nai Harn is more in touch with nature.
During peak high season you can swim a quarter mile out into the Andaman Sea without seeing a ripple.
Perfect visibility through 30 feet too.
So grab your snorkel mask, gear up and enjoy your day in this tropical paradise.
My friend Sabrina Iovino at Just One Way Ticket wrote this awesome post about things to do in Phuket:
4: Mu Koh Lanta National Park, Krabi, Thailand
The national park in Koh Lanta, Thailand is not a “beachy” beach by any means.
Non commercial deal. All nature, all the time.
Imagine a bit of sand and peaceful, serene, clear, postcard perfect waters.
Stow away valuables. Monkeys tend to rob unsuspecting farang (“foreigners” in Thai).
I can’t promise you relief if you dip into the sea after a sweltering afternoon spent hiking through the humid jungle.
I experienced “bathwater warm” conditions but still thoroughly enjoyed my swim in the Andaman.
Are you scared to visit Koh Lanta during low season? Read this helpful post from the awesome Zascha Friis:
5: Paphos, Cyprus
Paphos Harbor is the un-beachiest pretty beach I’ve seen in person.
But it is jaw-dropping nonetheless.
No beach, really.
You climb down a slippery ladder – be careful – like descending into the deep end of a swimming pool.
Large, imposing rocks dominate the sea floor until you swim 20 yards from the shore.
Amid these non-beachy conditions you’ll find a peaceful, serene, gorgeous scene.
Visualize crystal clear waters complemented by turquoise blue seas in the distance.
Sail boats cruise through the harbor a distance away.
Have you visited any of these beaches?
What’s the prettiest beach you’ve seen in person?
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