When the temperatures plunge, gorgeous sun-swept beaches beckon you! Grab your backpack (or Louis Vuitton suitcase if you please) and head to these seven stunning beaches around the world for your share of sun, sand and sea.
01. Tulum, Mexico
Tulum is known for its fascinating Mayan ruins but give it a chance and it’ll leave you equally impressed with its spectacular beaches. Featuring crystal blue waters, phenomenal ancient structures and lots of opportunities to swim, this is a beach bummer’s perfect paradise.
02. Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach oozes a flamboyant charm with its glamorous people and buzzing nightlife. Come sundown and its sandy shores transform into hip party destinations. Oh! And who can resist all the shopping nearby?
03. Oahu, Hawaii
You can’t make a list of tropical beaches without mentioning Hawaii. Oahu’s North Shore is not just a world-class destination for surfing but also for its idyllic beaches like the photogenic Sunset Beach and the strikingly beautiful Ehukai Beach.
04. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Ensconced by striking limestone cliffs and calm surfs, Ko Phi Phi’s beaches are as gorgeous as it can get. Ditch the crowded Maya Bay (featured in the movie “The Beach”) and head to equally stunning Bamboo Island.
05. Bondi Beach, Australia
Fringing Sydney, Bondi Beach is a glitzy golden sand beach that is the playground of the world’s most avid beach bummers. With its perfect surfing waves and glamorous crowd, expect this to be a year round party.
06. Matira Beach, Bora Bora
Maitra Beach (Bora Bora) has glistening turquoise water, fine white sane and the most spectacular beach bungalows overlooking the ocean. If that’s not reason enough to head here, lots of delicious and fresh sea-food awaits you!
07. Ipanema Beach, Brazil
Gorgeous bronze bodies line-up Brazil’s Ipanema Beach. Drink the famous cachaca or indulge in a game of beach volleyball or simply sunbathe in the midst of a carnival like atmosphere. Yeah Rio knows how to have a good time!
08. Navio Beach, Puerto Rico
Navio Beach has it all – rugged waves (which draw plenty of surfers), intriguing rock formations and a relaxing, tranquil vibe. The hip crowd and perfect waters make for a hard to resist combination!
09. Tel Aviv, Israel
It is surreal how there is a perfect beach bang in the middle of a bustling metropolis, but Tel Aviv has never known to play by the rules. From sunbathing at Gordon Beach to playing beach tennis to swimming in its warm waters, there’s no dearth of surprises here.