10. Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
Waipi’o Valley has been called the Valley of the Gods and it is one of the most popular and beloved locations in all of the Hawaii. The lush valley is home to ancient sacred temples, tropical rainforests and tall sea cliffs rising 2,000 feet . A black-sand beach lines almost the entire length of the shoreline of the valley.
9. Praia Mole, Florianopolis, Brazil
Praia Mole is a gorgeous 960 meters long beach with the width varying from 10 m to 120 m in the city of Florianópolis, Brazil. It is known for its strong and long waves ideal for surfing. It is one of the many LGBT touristic spots of Florianópolis.
8. Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico
La Chiva beach has clear waters with the tones of deeper turquoise and navy blue on the horizon. The breathtaking scenery and a feeling of big open spaces in nature create an amazing view of the beach.
7. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The word “Ipanema” comes from the Tupi language and possibly means “stinky lake”. The beach is known for its elegant development and its social life. The streets are aligned in a grid making it is relatively easier to navigate than the neighboring beaches. Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio and has world-class restaurants, shops, and cafes.
6. Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
Sunset Beach, Oahu is a beautiful beach known for surfing and breathtaking sunsets in all of the Hawaii. It’s a great beach for big-wave surfing during the wintertime and snorkeling during summers.
5. Honopu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii
Honopū Valley is a valley along the northwest shore of Kauai, Hawaii. It is known for its distinctive natural arch, which is the tallest in Hawaii at 90 ft. At the lower end of the valley is Honopū’s secluded beach known as Cathedral Beach. Honopū Valley is isolated and not easily accessible except by water. Landing of any aircraft or boat is not allowed in Honopū Valley or on its beach, so visitors must swim from an offshore boat or from neighboring Kalalau Beach.
4. Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles
Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the Praslin island. It is picturesque everywhere you look and is of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters, a thick fringe of palm and takamaka trees, and granite boulders at each extremity. There’s some good snorkeling among the rocks along the arms of the bay and there’s a beachside restaurant. Despite its popularity, it never feels crowded.
3. Pansy Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
The beautiful Pansy Island is named after the sea-urchin skeletons with distinctive pansy-shaped imprints found there. Against blue skies and turquoise ocean,the deserted sandy beach looks like something out of a dream.
2. Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii
Honokalani Black Sand Beach is located in the Wainapanapa State Park. This large beach is set among lava cliffs and the sand is actually small, smooth lava pebbles. The beach area is located with small sea arch, sea caves, and seaside lava tubes. Activities like swimming, snorkeling, diving, and hiking can be enjoyed here.
1. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Spanish for ‘the nest’, El Nido is a coastal settlement and a major tourist destination on the Philippines island of Palawan. It comprises of 45 islands and islets. El Nido is the gateway to the fabulous Bacuit Archipelago. The limestone cliffs found here form a Karst backdrop with an exotic view. El Nido has beaches, clear waters, jungle, steep limestone cliffs and stunning inlets creating a beautiful seascapes.