Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

1. Ipanema Beach (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

The Ipanema Beach is a long stretch of white sand. Located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it is a blend of upscale shops, hip restaurants and nighttime hotspots, where you can party all night and enjoy some great food as well. The coconut water and grilled shrimps available at the kiosks on the sidewalks will double the beach fun. A customary Brazilian cocktail made from sugarcane, lemon and rum is also available here. The best time to visit this beach is December to February.

2. Anse Source d'Argent (La Digue, Republic of Seychelles)

Anse Source d'Argent is a sandy beach surrounded by beautiful swaying palm trees. It is an exotic beach which offers a breathtaking view. This beach is ideal for snorkelling and sunbathing. It is not crowded with sprawling hotels and beach locations. The huge granite boulders beautifully separate the coastline of pink beaches. However, this beach is relatively deep and not fit for swimming. Seychelles has been said to be the Garden of Eden due to it's beauty.

3. Maya Bay (Ko Phi Phi, Thailand)

Maya Bay is a beautiful cove that is surrounded by 100-meter cliffs on three sides. The main beach stretches across approximately 200 meters with silky soft sand and the water houses colorful underwater fish. The ideal time to visit the Maya Bay is between November and April, as the sea is calm at this time of the year. The main attractions on Maya Bay are Scuba diving, kayaking and fireshows.

4. Seven-Mile Beach (Negril, Jamaica)

The Seven-Mile Beach is a secluded beach on the outskirts of Negril. The beach offers many on location restaurants. The water is crystal clear and ideal for snorkelling. The beach also has chairs and umbrellas so visitors can relax and enjoy the beautiful view. The beach also offers picnic tables, showers and restrooms.

5. Plage de Tahiti (St. Barths, French Caribbean)

Plage de Tahiti is a sandy and sunny nude beach. It is 30 meters wide and is located near Cannes. The beach offers shops and excellent restaurants. It is perfect for vacationers who want to enjoy a luxurious vacation just like their favorite celebrities. Skinny dipping is common on this beach. The live performances on the beach double the fun. The festive atmosphere of the beach will make you forget all your tensions and worries.

6. South Beach (Miami, FL)

South Beach, also known as America's Riviera, has aquamarine water. The South Beach is a popular partying spot. It has a unique blend of high-end boutiques, stores and galleries. It also offers a wide range of cuisines. You can choose everything, from gourmet to classic beach side cuisines. The beach also has many historic buildings and museums nearby, which you can visit if you want to take a break from the sun. The cocktails are a must on this iconic beach.

7. Mosquito Bay (Vieques, Puerto Rico)

Mosquito Bay is a beautiful bio-luminescent beach. To enjoy the sparkling glow, you need to get on a boat and get on the bay. The moonless nighttime is the best time to visit the beach as it is difficult to see the glow when the moon is shining bright. Swimming in the bay is a surreal experience; the bay features an astonishing 700,000 gallons of water. The beautiful bright blue lines which are visible as small fish whiz through the blackness are an astounding sight.

8. White Bay (Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands)

White Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Caribbean. This beach is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. It is highly recommendable for couples searching for destinations for their honeymoon. Activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving are also common on this beach. The pure white sandy beaches, the crystal clear aquamarine water and the bright sunshine will make you fall in love with this place.

9. Paradise Beach (Mykonos, Greece)

This beach is perfect for the young and the energetic. It has music playing 24 hours round and is a hub for water sports. There are many bars located on the beach and the partying continues day and night. This beach is located between Super Paradise and Paranga, and can be easily reached by a small bus.

10. Lanikai Beach (Oahu Hawaii)

The Lanikai Beach is popular for its white shining sand and surreal surroundings. The colorful fish which reside among the reefs make it a wonderful place for snorkeling. This beach also has ideal settings for windsurfing and sun bathing.