Most of us spend much of the year dreaming of our next big tropical escape. Still, the reality is often completely different. That’s because even if we save and pin down best deals to the most picturesque resorts, every other globe-trotter might have had the exact same idea. So you easily can find yourself jet-setting to the most popular beach, jammed on the sand next to every other noisy tourist, and feeling like a mall on Saturdays. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most relaxing and serene tropical beaches on the planet. So get ready to jet-set with us, and let your worries wash away into crystal clear blue waters of these dreamy beach hideaways.
Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Nestled within the tropical islands of French Polynesia, in Bora Bora, you can find the secluded Matira beach. This beach resort is also dubbed the island of Romance, as its protected by a lagoon and surrounded by fine white sandy shores, creating a serene and magical vibe. The area boasts sprawling white beach which is only 18 miles long, so you might start to feel like you have the island to yourself. While you relax on the sand, you can gaze at the swaying palm trees and glimmering, vivid crystal clear turquoise ocean! You can also swim in the shallow waters, and if you’re feeling a bit more social, there are other popular activities like jeep tours or a boat tour.
Aitutaki, Cook Islands
Another bucket-list worthy destination has to be Aitutaki, which offers a slice of paradise in the Cook Islands. Aitutaki boasts only 1,800 inhabitants, and is home to one of the most beautiful lagoons on the planet. The island is still unspoiled so looks pristine, the beach is secluded and even features a beautiful coral reef. So you can really relax and get away from real life in this romantic beach destination.
Trunk Bay, St. John
The stunning beach in Trunk Bay, St John really is a a postcard-worthy stretch of coastline in the middle of the Caribbean. The secluded beach island is actually part of the Virgin Islands National Park and also has a serene and peaceful vibe like no other. The the picturesque beach enclave is set against the spectacular backdrop of cliff and rocks and coral reefs, and you can relax on the white sand and soak up the sun drenched tropical sunshine in peace. If you’re still in the mood for some adventure, you can also snorkel in the 225-yard-long Underwater Trail of reefs, and you’ll come back feeling refreshed and renewed.