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Top Secret Beach Vacation Destinations

Updated on December 29, 2014

Whether you are ready to book an amazing beach holiday or would just like to add it to your wish list you are at the right place! I have researched and collated the basic information for the best beaches in the world, and beaches you truly call paradise!

Palombaggia Beach, Corsica

Let us start with Corsica, which is the beautiful island in the Mediterranean Sea which actually belongs to France. The most famous beach in Corsica is called Palombaggia, and has been voted one of the Top 10 best beaches in Europe, and justifiably so!

Now because of its beauty this paradise beach can get busy in peak season which means it is best to visit in the morning. But don’t let this put you off because the beach is vast and it is busy for a reason!

Palombaggia is a beautiful stretch of powdery golden sand and shallow crystal clear blue water, which goes on for 2km. The backdrop of mountains and pink granite which encloses the beach gives colour and character to this wondrous place. Palombaggia beach protected and regularly maintained. Looking out from the shore, you can see the archipelago of Cerbicale, which are attractive uninhabited small islands.

Palombaggia has a lifeguard in peak seasons. Water sport facilities are available, with windsurfing, jet-ski, kayaks, pedal boats and a dive centre making it an ideal place for energetic adults or children. You can travel by sea on excursions to the Gulf of Porto-Vecchio, Cerbicales Islands and Lavezzi . There are bars for food or drink, and plenty sun-beds for hire.

The northern end of Palombaggia beach is the busiest and also has the most available parking areas. Further south down the beach it opens up and becomes less crowded.

Palombaggia is 12 km south of Porto-Vecchio, which is approximately a 15-minute drive.

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Oludeniz, Lycian Coast, Turkey

Olu deniz is one of the most beautiful beaches in Turkey. It has a breath-taking bay and a very laid-back atmosphere, which is gives a perfect holiday feeling. Olu deniz's main beach has an attractive promenade which is lined with cafes, shops and restaurants which make it ideal for a wonderful beach holiday.

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Blue Lagoon, Lycian Coast, Turkey

The Blue Lagoon of Olu deniz has crystal clear, calm waters which makes it perfect for water sports. There are shallow waters for children to swim in a safe environment. There is a very small fee to pay for entrance to part of the lagoon as it is now a protected area due to its beauty. In fact, some people believe this is probably the most picturesque beach in the world. There are restaurants and bars on the beach where you can have your lunch.

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Matira, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora is a magical island in the South Pacific. The Island is just 18 miles long, and its beauty is protected as the white sandy beaches are surrounded by paradise lagoons.

Matira is the nicest beach of Bora Bora and many have the opinion it is the nicest beach in the world. You can spend a lazy day on a secluded stretch of Matira Beach and watch a brilliant sunset over the bright turquoise water. If you don’t fancy that you can join a shark-feeding expedition on the lagoon or a half-day Jeep tour through the island.

While there is no public transportation on the island, most of the hotels offer shuttle service to get around the island. If you would like to explore there are options to rent a car, scooter or even a bicycle. The island is home to a number of resorts offering prices for every budget and local cuisine comes with homegrown flavors of sweet coconut, delicate vanilla and, of course, fresh seafood.

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7 mile beach, Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica is renowned for its lifestyle and Negril embodies the ultimate relaxed atmosphere.

Negril is home to the Seven-Mile Beach which has been voted by many as one of the best in the world. Its sunsets are legendary, with silky white sands, clear turquoise waters, and the natural attributes of this phenomenal beach are alluring to the spirit of the soul.

Jamaica itself never has high tides, which allows 7 mile beach to have endless calm azure waters. With its soft, warm sand and palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze you easily fall in love.

You can enjoy weekly beach parties featuring a variety of Caribbean local cuisine, followed by live music and entertainment.

Seven Mile beach is 11 km of golden sandy heaven. To put it simply, it's a paradise.

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El Castillo, Tulum, Mexico

On the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, there lies the ancient Mayan city of Tulum which dates back to the 13th century, when it was used as a trading port. El Castillo was built as a landmark so incoming vessels could take an exotic break in the coastal reef. Today you can enjoy fantastic views of the Caribbean, the ancient Mayan culture, gorgeous white sand and luscious sea.

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Akumal Beach, Rivera Maya, Mexico

The coastal paradise Akumal, which translates as the“Place of the Turtle” in Mayan, is only a short ride from Playa del Carmen and is a hidden treasure. Grab a typical drink and lounge for the day on the picture perfect white sandy beaches or look out upon the endless turquoise, crystal waters. The sea is perfect for snorkeling with the eels, rays, squids, barracudas, green turtles, and tropical fish. For entertainment, you could get some scuba equipment and dive a bit deeper or venture out for a cave dive. For the evening, there’s world famous nightlife if you head to Playa del Carmen.

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Dickenson Bay Beach, St. John’s, Antigua

Located on the northwest coast of Antgua, this dream beach is home of some of the world’s best resorts that are consistently voted as the “World’s Most Romantic Resorts”. It only takes a few steps to realise why this beach has such a great reputation! With its crystal blue water, magical palm trees, and beautiful sunsets, it makes this part of the world a must see! Whether you are enjoying a cocktail, relaxing under the perfect blue sky, or scuba diving in this underwater paradise, you’ll never want to leave!

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Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Last but by no means least I introduce to you Grace Bay, which has been named the World’s Leading Beach for several years in a row at the World Travel Awards. This beach is stretched across 12 luxurious miles and is the pride of Turks and Caicos. The beach is surrounded by the world’s third-largest coral reef, the Grace Bay has is not short of excursions. You can snorkel from shore and viewing barracudas, turtles, stingrays and a wide assortment of fish. You can go whale watching, go explore, rent a bike, or just enjoy relaxing in the sun at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!

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      Eileen 3 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Glorious , Beautiful , Magnificent and luxurious . Please bring it on .....

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      allamazingstuff 3 years ago

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      Michael Adams 3 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Blue Lagoon looks absolutely stunning!

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      Kat & Ray 3 years ago

      We will have to try to visit these! Thank you

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      Ken Kline 3 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      Delightful journey on a cold Midwestern day slated to hit -35 degrees Fahrenheit. I would opt for Corsica - it is on my radar. Would love to learn more about its history. Is that where the term south of France comes from?

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      Deborah Morrison 3 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful places to relax and enjoy nature. Well researched hub and the pictures are fabulous!

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      Julia Cussler 3 years ago

      Just back from the Akumal beach. This is a real paradise. Swimming with turtles is kind of amazing experience!

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      allamazingstuff 3 years ago

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      Rui Carreira 3 years ago from Torres Novas

      When I get rich, I'm going to use this hub as a reference... haha

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      allamazingstuff 3 years ago

      Thank you :)

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      Lynda Pringle 3 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Beautiful descriptions of the beaches. I especially love the ones with the white sands and where one can drink, eat and just relax. Thanks for the gorgeous photographs.

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