Apart from numerous beaches which have some uniquely interesting facts attached to them, there are some incredibly striking beaches which are blessed with crystal-clear waters. The kind that looks as though a sheet of glass was laid on top of the waters, laying bare the mysterious world with fishes teaming below the waves. If you’re hoping to experience this in your lifetime, then these are the top beaches to head to.
Zamami, found within Japan’s Okinawa Prefecture, is a lesser-known gem that is a village which encompasses around 20 different islands that each boast absolutely crystal-clear waters along their beach fronts. These islands are far less touristy than many other destinations, so privacy and peace and quiet are pretty much guaranteed. Boat rides, snorkeling, humpback whale spotting and lazing about on the beach are all great options.
Island hopping will allow you to visit the statues of the dogs Marilyn and Shiro who were deeply in love, or you can take a stroll on the 800-metre long Furuzamami beach. There are also plenty of steep hills and rugged terrain around, which mean hiking is a good activity for those ready to explore the islands beyond the stunning waters.
If you’re seeking a beach holiday to laze on your phone and engage in tennis betting, or want to hit the tennis courts before hitting the beach, the Seychelles has you covered. With 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, each island is home to white pristine beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, so budget is really the defining factor, and the amount of privacy that you may want.
Denis Beach Private Island is your best bet to experience the ultimately luxurious beach holiday in total seclusion (and their tennis court is top-notch). Another good option is the Hilton Labriz Tennis Court, which is located on Silhouette Island. For those only seeking beach fun and unique hiking trails and rock pool exploration, Anse Coco Beach on La Digue comes highly recommended.
Isla Diablo, Guna Yala, Panama
A snorkeler’s paradise, snorkeling at Isla Diablo can only be described as a pleasure. While named after the devil, the island is anything but sinister or terrifying.
Its crystal waters are a haven for sea life and the coral surrounding its waters are intricate, delicate, and beautiful to behold. It’s advisable to spend a day or two on the 300 meter island to explore it, a nearby shipwreck, and it’s neighboring island Isla Perro. Currents between the islands are strong, however, so avoiding them directly and instead snorkeling around them is recommended.
Pink Beach, Komodo National Park, Indonesia
One of the most striking beaches on this list, Pink Beach Komodo Island is a fairytale setting with its light reddish pink sand and striking turquoise waters. It is one of only seven pink beaches in the world, and this is due to the microscopic Foraminifera.
These crystal-clear beaches are only a few of the stunning beaches that can be found around the world.