1. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Isla Mujeres is a small island with an elongated shape and a length of only 8 kilometers. The easiest way to get here is from the nearby Mexican city of Cancun. There are several beaches on the island, but the most famous of them is Playa Norte, the hallmark of Mexico.
It is not by chance that we advise you to swim here: an amazing combination of clear blue water and dense palm forest awakens a vague expectation of a magical Latin American fairy tale in everyone’s soul.
2. Playa Largo, Cayo Coco, Cuba
The sandy beaches of Cayo Coco cover almost the entire northern part of the fifteen-kilometer island. The most famous among them is Playa Largo. The beach is adjacent to the hotel, which monitors the cleanliness of the coast. This place is ideal in all respects: white sand, turquoise water of the Atlantic Ocean, and, most importantly, graceful flamingos. Their brightest representatives live in Cuba – red.
Birds are best observed at sunset, when the sun reflects on the water and colors their feathers with even brighter hues.
3. Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Bavaro Beach is located in Punta Cana. They say that those who have not been to this coast have not seen the real Dominican Republic, because it is considered the cleanest in the country. Bavaro Beach has even received an award from the Blue Flag organization, known for its stringent environmental standards and water quality requirements.
Bavaro Beach is the transparent waves of the Atlantic Ocean, snow-white sand and coconut palms, as well as all-inclusive hotels with SPA centers and well-groomed green areas.
4. Bentota Beach, Galle, Sri Lanka
Bentota Beach is 3 kilometers of sandy spit, where you can sunbathe in the morning and jog at sunset.
It is considered the most developed on the coast of Sri Lanka – it is full of respectable hotels that keep order and arrange beautiful sunbeds with umbrellas. The resort, at the same time, is relatively not crowded, crowds of tourists will not bother you here.
From the land, Bentota Beach looks like a quiet and sparsely populated place, but once you put on your scuba gear and dive under the water, you will find yourself in a real kingdom of marine life. And local instructors will teach you everything you need to not only swim with the fish, but also get a certificate of a professional diver.
5. Pasih Uug, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
If you are on holiday in Bali, you should definitely go to the nearby island of Nusa Penida – at least for a day. The local pristine nature and the cleanest beaches will enchant you.
Actually, there are several beaches here. All of them are a little wild, but clean and great for those who want to be alone with themselves. The most beautiful is Pasih Uug, it is also called the “broken beach” because of the bizarre cliffs. Here you can not only lie on the sand, but also dive into the bay from a small cliff. For wildlife lovers, there is an observation deck near the beach. Turtles and giant manta rays often swim to it.
6. Playa de Rodas, Cies Island, Spain
Many people think that it is possible to find yourself in a paradise with white sand and azure sea only in an exotic country, we will destroy this myth. Playa de Rodas is located on the island of Cies next to the bustling European Spain.
Surprisingly, the sand there is as clean and snow-white as in the farthest corners of the planet.
The Cies Islands are part of the Atlantic Islands National Park, so the cleanliness and order of the Playa de Rodas beach is carefully monitored. Here you will not meet any merchants or even hotels – you can only live on the beach in a campsite. But for the sake of the rocks carved by the surf, blue water and the sound of the surf, it is worth coming here for a couple of days.
7. Spiaggia dei Conigli, Islands of Sicily, Italy
Another heavenly place that can be found in Europe is the “Rabbit Beach” on the island of Sicily. The island is part of Italy, but lives apart. There are both equipped beaches with luxurious hotels and wild coasts. One of them is called the “Rabbit Beach”, because all the local inhabitants are small fluffy animals with protruding ears. There are no shops or waterfront bars here, only clean water, sand and the Sicilian sun.
All noisy rich Italian life has receded from the quiet beach, but not far. Pizzas, pastas and comfortable hotels.
8. Le Morne, Le Morne, Mauritius
Le Morne is the name of both the beach and the peninsula on which it is located. You can get here by rented car or bus heading south from Mauritius. Le Morne is located at the foot of the mountain, larch trees grow along the entire sandy spit. It is worth coming here at least to breathe in the local air – this unique blend of aromas of the salty sea and coniferous trees is not only pleasant, but also very useful.
The sea is deep here, so parents are advised to take armlets for their children, and masks and flippers for themselves, many beautiful fish live in clear water.
9. Haad Lang Kao, Koh Libong, Thailand
Ironically, the southern part of the island of Koh Libong is polluted, and only the northern part, which we
we advise you here, it is heavily guarded by the defenders of nature.
There are no expensive hotels and equipped beaches on the northern coast, but the “unpopular” resort among tourists guarantees silence, clean water and sand, which is very important for Koh Libong. The most famous beach of this coast is Haad Lang Kao. You won’t find sunbeds here, so it’s nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle of discos in the southern part of the island.
10. Balos Beach, Crete, Greece
We conclude our top 10 with Crete, which is suitable for tourists on a small budget. And the Balos lagoon is its hallmark. There are three ways to get to it: as part of an excursion, by ferry or by land – first by car and then on foot. It’s a long way, but worth it: blue water, pink sand, which got such a shade due to seashells, and calm in any weather – the rocks around play the role of breakwaters. The entrance to the water here is gentle and shallow, and there are no annoying merchants or shops in the area.