Beaches are one of the most sought after destination for any traveler or cruiser on vacation. The comfort and warm feel that beach offers are unlike any other feeling in the world. This is one of the reasons beachside cities are some of the wealthiest in the world. There will always be people looking for a beach to relax on. Specifically, there are a few factors that make a particular beach better than another. Bigger factors such as how wide a beach is, how clear the waters are, and how white the sand is all play a role in determining what are the best beaches in the world. On a smaller scale, factors such as scenery, quality, and beach accessibility are other factors that can also highlight one beach over another. While it does come down to personal preference or cruiser situation, taking note of some of these qualities might help you choose the best beach for your travels. At the end of the day, a beach serves the purpose of inspiring, motivating, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the top six beaches every cruiser plans their trip around.
#1: Qalito Island
Situated twelve miles from the nearest airport, Qalito Island offers everything a normal beach would but with a secluded experience. It eliminates any unwanted distractions that other beaches would have such as crowdedness and noise. It’s not the most accessible island being that it takes about an hour by plane or boat to get there. Apart from this, the Island also gives visitors a taste of the tradition and culture of the island. This creates a sense of hospitality that is unlike other beaches around.
#2: Railay Beach
Known by the locals as Rai beach, Railay beach is one of the most admired beaches in all of Thailand. Surrounded by the Krabi province, the island itself is made up of four secluded beaches which Railay is a part of. Its location allows for beautiful open views of the coastline on every beach. Also surrounded by the green Thailand Forrest, the combination of the two distinct terrains make up one of the most diverse ecosystems a beach can have.
#3: Whitehaven Beach
Another beach that every cruiser always plans their trip around is Whitehaven beach. Located in Whitsunday Island, Australia, Whitehaven has made a name for itself by keeping it simple. In other words, it doesn’t go overboard with its qualities as a beach. Instead, Whitehaven offers visitors with the classic beach feature of a white sandy beach with blue waters. In many ways, it’s simplicity is its most unique feature. On the shores is one thing, but, the Whitehaven water is another experience with underwater caves and reefs to explore. It’s every cruiser’s paradise.
#4: Ruby Beach
In the United States, it’s hard to find another beach that beats Ruby beach in Washington. With more rocky features, this beach still provides a classic beach experience with smooth sand and calm waters. From afar, this beach has a distinct feature of driftwood that can be spotted from miles out. That said, its name is the most distinct feature of all. Its name comes from the ruby-like crystals that can be found on the sand. Because of its location on the northern coast of Washington, there is no beach with the same qualities.
#5: The Baths Beach
Without a doubt, most cruisers have heard of the British Virgin Islands. This place is filled with some of the best beaches in the world. Virtually all of them have some of the nicest climates with warms sands and crystal clear oceans. Having said that, perhaps no other beach is as popular on the islands as Baths Beach. Above everything else, this beach is popular because of the huge granite boulders that pop out on the side of the beach. Apart from this, it offers amazing recreational beach activities such as diving and snorkeling.
#6: Tunnels Beach
Last but not least, we can’t talk about beaches without talking about Hawaii. As many cruisers know, Hawaii has beaches on every single coastline it has. The only problem with that is that they tend to get overcrowded because of the popularity of the island. However, one beach that is not as populated as the other beaches is The Tunnels beach. More than anything, this beach offers scenery experiences rather than a traditional beach experience. With amazing coral reefs and other similar views, it is hard to find a beach in Hawaii that is more well-rounded than Tunnels beach.