We've scoured the globe to bring you this year's must visit beach holiday destinations. From far-flung to up-and-coming, make sure you add these to your bucket-and-spade list right now!
Elafonissi Beach, Crete
Greece hosts some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world and Elafonisi beach is one of her most majestic! Elafonisi is a small island at a distance of two hundred meters from the western shore of Crete. A shallow lagoon separates the two strips of land. The beach is made of exotic beauty: white dunes, crystal blue waters, cedar trees, black rocks, white lilies, rare species of forna and flora; they all bind the landscape together in a pink-tinted phantasmagoria. So when you find yourself in Crete, don’t leave without visiting this magical paradise!
Anchorage, New Zealand
With over 15,000 miles of lush coastline, New Zealand is a heaven for beach-lovers. Much of her is made of soaring shorelines for surfers and wanderers to indulge in, yet she is sprinkled with diamonds of more intimate beach beauty. Abel Tasman National Park boasts one such diamond after another, and Anchorage is one of its shiniest. The beach is made of sheer beauty – a gently sloping arc of golden sand fringed with lush forest. It’s possible to overnight in the conservation campsite, to allow you the time to take the short side-trip to magical Cleopatra’s Pool.
Sok San Beach, Cambodia
The Kingdom of Cambodia, so diverse, so scenic, so ancient, is also home to some of the most beautiful beach destinations of the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Rong is an island off Sihanoukville that boasts miles of scenic coastline and pristine beaches. It is the home of the exquisite Sok San Beach. A beautiful and uncrowded place, made of pristine water snorkelers dream of. At night, its phosphorescent water sparkles when it is disturbed. In So San Beach, you can be as romantic as you shall be exotic! Absolutely don’t forget to indulge in it when visiting Cambodia.