Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

Cocoa Island, Maldives
Bunny in Bermuda

For years, Bunny has been looking for the most beautiful beach in the world. Although her quest continues, Bunny sure has visited a number of stunning beaches in the process.

Bunny’s preferred beaches are usually serene, unspoiled and naturally gorgeous. She doesn’t need fancy hotels, beach bars or other services but those are not necessarily a negative feature either. As long as there are no crowds, loud music or rubbish on the beach.

Bunny tends to like her beaches hot and sunny - that is why the Caribbean features heavily on her list of the most beautiful beaches in the world - but not all of her favourites are tropical.

Check out Bunny’s top 10 beaches below (in alphabetical order).

Mayreau beach
Bunny on Grand Anse
Bunny in Cocoa Island

Anse Source D’Argent, Seychelles

Seychelles has some of the most amazing beaches in the world - and Anse Source D’Argent is the most amazing of them all. You will have seen the photos of the boulder-adorned white sand and blue water adorning the cover of many a travel magazine. And it really does look like that in real life! Bunny visited on an overcast day but was still mesmerised by the sheer beauty of this place.

How to Get There?

Anse Source D’Argent is located on the tiny Seychellois island of La Digue. It is a short, 15-minute ferry ride from the bigger island of Praslin.

Perfect beach in the Seychelles

2. Cocoa Island, Maldives

Cocoa Island in the Maldives is not only a beach but a whole island, albeit a tiny one. It is absolutely gorgeous, with dazzling white sands and unbelievably turquoise water surrounding you in all directions.

Bunny has visited Cocoa Island three times and considers it one of the most beautiful, serene places she has ever experienced.

Maldivian paradise

Where to Stay

There is only one hotel on the island: the amazing Como Cocoa Island that has just reopened after massive renovations. If you are looking for an expensive dream holiday, this is it, Bunny says.

3. Grand Anse, Grenada

Grenada has some of Bunny's favourite beaches in the world. She even got married on one of them!

The two-mile long Grand Anse is Grenada’s most famous, and arguably most beautiful, beach. Numerous hotels, bars and restaurants line the beach but it never feels crowded. The sand is soft and clean and the waters usually calm. Grand Anse is one of those rare beaches which are gorgeous, easy to get to and free to visit.

Grenada's most famous beach

Where to Stay

Silversands Grenada is a new, intimate, luxury hotel located right on Grand Anse. Bunny has not yet had a chance to stay there herself, but it sure looks gorgeous from what she sees online.

4. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

Bunny was spellbound upon visiting Horseshoe Bay in Bermuda last year. This magnificent beach has light pink sand, clear blue water and gorgeous rock formations that instantly capture your eye.

Although the most popular part of the beach, a beautiful crescent-shaped bay, can get quite busy, there are dozens of quiet coves to explore a short walk away. Bunny found these stunning “mini beaches” even lovelier than the main beach.

Pink Horseshoe Bay

How to Get There?

Horseshoe Bay is easy to reach by public transportation, either from the cruise ship port at Royal Naval Dockyard or from the capital, Hamilton.

5. Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

Parrot Cay is a secluded private island on Turks and Caicos. It has a long, pristine beach with powdery sands and crystal clear water.

The vibe here is all about tranquility and exclusivity. That is why celebrities, and certain Bunnies, are often-seen visitors. You don’t have to worry about paparazzi while frolicking in the perfect waters here.

Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos
Kayaking in calm waters

Where to Stay

A number of celebrities own vacation homes on Parrot Cay. If you’re not close pals with Bruce Willis, your only option for accommodation is the excellent, wellness-focused resort Como Parrot Cay.

6. Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

Bunny has raved about the Dominican Republic’s beaches ever since she visited last year. Playa Rincón on the Samana peninsula was her favourite among all the gorgeous beaches on the island.

Playa Rincon is three miles long, unspoilt and spectacular. There is no development, just swaying coconut trees and clear, turquoise water. It is easy to find a quiet spot here and enjoy tropical paradise in solitude.

Playa Rincon, Dominican Republic

How to Get There

You need your own transportation, either a car or a speed boat ride to reach Playa Rincon. The closest town is the sleepy village of Las Galeras.

7. Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland

There is no need to pack a bikini for this one. Reynisfjara Beach in Iceland is a unique, wild, black sand beach with impressive rock formations and towering basalt columns.

When Bunny visited Reynisfjara Beach for the first time, it was a cold January day and the sun was just setting. There was no-one else around. It was magical.

Today, Reynisfjara Beach is much busier and also serves as a popular filming location (Game of Thrones, Star Wars anyone?).

Bunny at Reynisfjara beach
Black sand beach in Iceland

How to Get There

Reynisfjara Beach is located on the south coast of Iceland, close to the town of Vik. It is an easy stop on a road trip along Iceland’s Ring Road.

8. Salt Whistle Bay, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Think of a picture-perfect, crescent-shaped Caribbean beach idyll with white sand, turquoise water and swaying palm trees. That’s Salt Whistle Bay in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The water here is perfectly calm, ideal for swimming and stand-up paddling. There are a number of beach bar shacks dotting Salt Whistle Bay but if you are lucky you can find it almost deserted, particularly outside the busy tourist season.

Perfect beach in Mayreau

How to Get There 

The island of Mayreau, home to Salt Whistle Bay, is only accessible by sea. You can take a water taxi or a scheduled ferry from Union island or visit on a sailboat as part of a trip to Tobago Cays.

9. Sugar Beach, St. Lucia

If it’s all about an iconic location, then Sugar Beach in St. Lucia sure has an enviable position. It is situated directly between the most famous landmarks on the island and perhaps the whole Caribbean: the two volcanic spires, Gros Piton and Petit Piton, that soar out of the sea majestically next to the beach.

Add tranquility, soft sand, amazing turquoise water and excellent snorkeling; what more could you want in a perfect beach.

St. Lucia beach

Where to Stay

The exclusive Viceroy Resort is the only hotel located on Sugar Beach. It is sophisticated luxury at its best, with views to kill for. For mere mortals, the best way to access Sugar Beach is by local boat for an unforgettable beach excursion.

10. Tulum Beach, Mexico

Technically speaking, there are several different beaches in Tulum. Bunny loves them all. The white sand here is the powdery kind and the beach extends for miles and miles. The waves can be quite big, so hold on to your sunglasses and hat when wading into the ocean.

Small boutique hotels line the beach and there is yoga around every corner, as well as delicious Margaritas to boot. This is Bunny heaven!

Costa Maya in Mexico

Where to Stay

Sanara Tulum is a bohemian chic hotel right on the Tulum Beach. Bunny visited on her honeymoon and fell in love with the place and its heavenly restaurant The Real Coconut.

Close Runner-Ups

It was very difficult for Bunny to limit her choice of best beaches to only ten. These are some of the beaches that almost made the list:

  • Tallow Beach, Australia. This long and wide beach in Byron Bay has white sand, crashing waves and lots of cute dogs running around.
  • Eagle Bay, Aruba. TripAdvisor readers voted this relaxed beach the third best beach in the world in 2019. It’s a quintessential Caribbean beauty.
  • Playa de Famara, Lanzarote. The dramatic location and constant waves make this a surfer beach par excellence.
Byron Bay, Australia
Aruba beach
Beautiful Playa de Famara
Bunny paw prints

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