Top five Beaches to think about for your next holiday!
We are getting through January – time flies doesn’t it? As everyone is all detoxed and ready to start planning their next holiday (I mean it HAS been a whole two weeks since New Year’s Eve right?) I wanted to dive into a little travel post. It is completely unwarranted but I am already getting the travel itch to head out again even though we just came back from our 2/3 Mexico trips. Perhaps I should do a little Mexico round up after we go again in May, thoughts? Anywhos. . .
You might recall a post I did awhile back on a trip vs. a holiday. I do love me a good adventure trip, but I think we can all agree a chilling, relaxing time on a beach cannot be beat! The kicker though, is which beach to go to! Today I want to share my top five beaches!
I think a beach is a TOP beach for different reasons. So I took into account all things; sand, water, sun, ambiance, accessibility to refreshments and of course waves!
Top five beaches
1. San Blas Islands, Panama –
I feel like these are still maybe the best kept secret! Many years ago I was working in Panama, at the end of the summer my mom came to visit and we discovered these beaches. Let me tell you, the transportation to get there, at least at the time was a small plane, then a big boat, then a little boat haha, but it was worth it! Then we got there and though, “OH MY what am I going to do here, I am going to be so bored . . .VOTE ME OFF THIS ISLAND!”. Once you start relaxing it is the best thing! There are 365 small islands in this area and they are those picturesque postcard kind of islands 🙂 The waves are minimal so great for snorkelling and wading in the water. In terms of refreshments, no stores at all, haha you have to depend on the little, rustic guest houses for meals and snacks, but you do get to choose at lunch what they catch for your dinner 😉
2. Kuta Beach, Bali –
Okay, okay I realize Kuta Beach is not the most remote beach, but it was beautiful, and really easy to get to, sometimes there are many variables in the mix 🙂 This beach was accessible, easy to pop into a Circle K for a cold drink and snacks, not to mention you can surf on this beach, so instantly it ranks up in my books! This beach is super social and of course right at the edge of the town where there are many restaurants, hotels and hostels. I also have to mention just how beautiful it was because of the Balinese architecture – I fell in love with those hanging decorations over the roads.
3. Tulum Beach, Mexico –
This was a recent one for me. It was beautiful! I have to say the sand on this beach was very similar to that in Cuba, super fine white sand. I really enjoyed simply walking up and down this long beach! All the beaches in Mexico are open to the public, there may be restricted resort areas but other than that you’re good. The atmosphere in Tulum is uber chill and very much for the free-spirited types. I also really liked that there were no crazy people trying to sell me stuff every time I turned around, I could simply go in the water and enjoy. There were some fun waves here, not quite big enough to surf but a good size to enjoy jumping through them – yes I sound like a child, who cares, I am on vacation 😉
4. Varadero, Cuba –
I can’t say that the food in Cuba was anything to write home about, but let me tell you, the BEACHES WERE! These beaches had the calmest waters, the whitest sand and the HOTTEST sun, so be careful and wear your SPF! I found it was perfect for laying in the sun (or shade for me) and reading a book and then cooling off in the glassy waters – champagne in hand 😉 This is the part of your holiday where you simply nap, have a drink and chill. No waves, no fish, just clear blue water.
5. Positano Beach, Italy
So this beach was a little different. There was no white sand, rather it was a little pebbly, and the water was not crystal, but the vibe on this beach was on point. Positano’s main beach is actually quite small, there is more than one beach in Positano, just so you know, but this one I loved because of its view. When you’re laying out there in the sun with hundreds of tourists and equally as many Italian vacationers, you can all look behind you at the breathtaking view of the town of Positano crawling up the seaside cliffs; there is really nothing like it. In addition to the epic view, going up and down Positano’s famous steps will ensure your tush is looking good in your bikini!
What are your favourite beaches that you have been to? How about the ones on your bucket list? I need some tips for travel dream destinations so please let me know 🙂 Also, if you want to know more information about any of these places feel free to email me and I will give you all the details!
Happy Beach Dreaming