The Five Best Destinations for Luxury Beach Vacations

There’s nothing quite like sunbathing on a white sandy beach with a drink in hand. As such, it’s no wonder that so many people choose beach destinations for a luxury vacation. The world offers a wide variety of beautiful beaches to choose from. Here are the five best places for a luxury beach vacations.

The Mayan Riviera, Mexico

The Mayan Riviera in Mexico offers an incredible blend of natural beauty and architectural wonders of the ancient world. Its diverse ecosystem earned it the distinction of the top destination for natural beauty by Luxury Retreats (see more at

The white sands and turquoise waters that line the shores of the Mayan Riviera border lush rainforests and the city of Playa del Carmen, where tourists and locals spend their days shopping and evenings enjoying the vivacious nightlife. The Mayan Riviera is also great for water sports. Snorkelling, fishing, and even jet ski rentals are possible. The latter is great if you are wondering which jet ski is worth buying and want to try one out.

The Big Island, Hawaii

Next up on this list of luxury beach vacations i the Big Island of Hawaii. Officially named Hawaii, it has one feature that stands out apart from the rest, a black sand beach. Punalu’u Beach is the most famous of the black sand beaches. There you will find sea turtles and tropical fish making it the ideal destination for snorkelling.

In addition to black, white, and green sand beaches, The Big Island has a lively resort lifestyle that’s ideal for those who prefer resorts over rentals or a balance of both. It’s one of the many Hawaiian islands with pristine beaches and friendly locals, and the most volcanically active of the archipelago.

Zakynthos, Greece

Greece has a variety of incredible beaches such as Navagio Beach in Zakynthos. This awe-inspiring white sand beach and crystal blue water are surrounded by towering cliffs, creating an exposed cove. This natural phenomenon has resulted in calm, warm waters, making it ideal for snorkeling to the famous Panagiotis shipwreck.

There are many luxury resorts and rentals available near Navagio beach making it an ideal location to spend a few days. Lounge around and indulge in fresh olives from trees that have stood for millennia, view architectural wonders and partake in extreme sports for an entirely unique experience.

Blue Lagoon, Fiji

Not to be confused with the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon in Fiji is an ideal destination for both relaxation and recreation. Lounge on the white sands with your favorite book or paddleboard across the crystalline waters. Take a trip away from your beach chair and explore the incredible limestone Sawa-I-Lau Cave.

For those with an adventurous spirit, there are plenty of excursions to try while relaxing on the Blue Lagoon beach. Rent a charter boat to do some handline fishing, or immerse yourself in the culture by visiting the local villagers.

Whitehaven Beach, Australia

While there are endless miles of coastline to choose from in Australia, Whitehaven Beach is perhaps the most prodigious. Deemed the most beautiful beach in Australia, the sand on this dazzling white beach is comprised of silica. It’s soft to the touch and doesn’t retain heat the way sand particles do. This makes it easier to navigate on hot days.

With various coves and lagoons, and ample space for all visitors to stretch out and relax, Whitehaven Beach is a fan favorite for both luxury travelers and locals alike. Take part in traditional spa rituals or sleep in a luxury treehouse. The options are endless in this diverse landscape.

No matter which beach you choose, you can’t go wrong with some fun in the sun. Choose your favorite beach and the rest of your luxury vacation will fall into place around it.

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