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15+ Enchanting Beaches Around the World



In Sanskrit, “Maldives” means “garland of islands,” a charming description for these stunningly beautiful tropical isles. The Maldives are high on my sand bucket list and so should it be on yours – however, getting to the Maldives is not an easy nor inexpensive proposition as this particular garland is in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But for those lucky honeymooners, divers and world travelers that do make it to these islands, they are treated to glassy blue and green waters, excellent diving and snorkeling and palm-fringed beaches with powder sugar sand. Sun Island Beach, one of the Maldives’ gems among gems is nearly always included on any list detailing the world’s best beaches.




Along with the Maldives, the Seychelles vie for top spot on any “best beaches in the world list.”  Anse Source d’Argent is a ribbon of sand that weaves seashell pink and white sand around slate grey or golden boulders and into one of the most photographed beaches in the world.



Bora Bora, Tahiti

Almost too perfect to be real, Matira beach on the South Pacific Island of Bora Bora is the quintessential beach of honeymoon fantasies – peaceful, sensuous and lush.  It is said a spell of romance is cast on every traveler that dips even a toe in the waters of this French Polynesia island.  Personally, I am thinking this little slice of paradise would make a great wedding anniversary retreat!




So, this is my list of the world’s most enchanting beaches, but do know it is only a starter list, a list to stimulate your sea, sand and sun fantasies – and mine!

Do you have a favorite beach? Please do share!

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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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10:48AM PDT on Apr 11, 2015

Surprised Australia didn't get a mention. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos. As I sit typing with the rain bucketing down, I can dream about all these gorgeous places.

8:49PM PST on Nov 26, 2013

I could use a tropical beaCH RIGHT NOW.

8:11AM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

So gorgeous!

11:19AM PDT on Sep 12, 2013

Have been to beaches in Hawaii, California and Oregon, but I've also enjoyed beaches in Maine and St. Thomas. Thanks for sharing.

6:08AM PDT on Sep 7, 2013

Thank you

4:11AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

6:49PM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

5:49AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

beautiful thanks!

11:02PM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Lovely. Thank you.

4:09PM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

Oh so pretty beaches. I'd like to visit all of them.

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