07 June 2018 by Anna Staford
Over here, the weather can be, shall we say, unpredictable. We can’t guarantee blue skies and warm sunshine from one day to the next. This is one key reason why holiday bookings to sunnier climates and travel insurance purchases are higher than ever. If your idea of heaven is sunshine, golden sandy beaches, blue skies, and crystal clear blue seas, we’ve got the perfect suggestions for you. Here are 5 crystal clear water beaches:
First on our list is Gold Rock Beach. Situated in the Bahamas, on Grand Bahama Island, Gold Rock Beach is like no other. Breath taking enough to be a selected as one of the location shoots for Pirates of the Caribbean, the sand here is literally perfect and soft as silk. The sea is so transparent you’d swear it was made of glass, and the sky is sapphire blue. At low tide this beach is virtually as wide as a football field so there is plenty of space to take a stroll or relax in the sunshine.
For times when the sun does get a little too warm for you, you can take a swim or take in the scenery of the local mangroves, or famous limestone caves. For those feeling active there are also kayak routes to explore. For ultimate rest and relaxation, don’t forget a good book and an ice-cold cocktail.
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Shoal Bay, Anguilla, is one of the most popular Caribbean beaches in the region. Years ago, Anguilla was relatively unknown, but it is now considered a one of the gems of the Caribbean. This wonderful slice of heaven is now a hotspot for Hollywood celebs, so as you can imagine, it is pretty special.
Shoal Bay has golden sandy beaches stretching for miles and an authentic, laid-back, rustic charm. It is a part of the Caribbean steeped in culture, and remains largely untouched. Shoal Bay stretches for 16 miles and is home to 33 of the most tranquil beaches you could ever want. There’s also plenty to do, see, eat, and drink, and people happily spend their entire break on this stretch of shore.
As you can imagine, with a name like bikini beach, the weather here is pretty darn awesome.
The Maldives is one of the most magical and luxurious destinations on the planet, and if you’re looking to visit, make sure you put Bikini Beach on your itinerary. Located on Rasdhoo Island, with green leafy palm trees, comfortable sun beds, white coral sand, clear turquoise seas, Bikini Beach is a tropical paradise and a favourite for couples. You can go snorkelling, eat at luxurious restaurants nearby, enjoy a boat trip, and plenty more besides.
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Located in Koh Lipe, Sunrise Beach is one of Thailand’s most special beaches. Now, as Thailand is home to some stunning beaches, this shows that Sunrise Beach is truly impressive. In the South of Thailand, this laid back and tranquil beach is also fantastic for those looking for more of a party atmosphere. With its Full Moon Beach Parties and Half Moon Beach Parties, Thailand’s party scene is like no other.
The beach itself is serene and peaceful in the day, with golden sands lapped by turquoise waters. As the name suggests, you simply must take the time to enjoy the sunrise while here. On the opposite side of the island there is Sunset Beach, so no prizes for guessing where you should head to if you want to enjoy a good sunset.
Greece remains a favourite amongst holidaymakers, despite some of the challenges faced with the struggling economy in recent years. The natural beauty of the country and its surrounding islands remains world class and that includes Myrtos, on the island of Kefalonia, in the Ionian Sea. This is reputed to be one of the most stunning and dramatic beaches in Greece, and has featured in hit Hollywood movies, including Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Located at the foot of two mountains, this huge arc shaped bay offers plenty of space for relaxation and when you aren’t basking in the sun or swimming in the deep azure seas, there are water sports, adventure activities, tours, and much more besides.
Hopefully we have provided some food for thought. All that’s left to do now is get the best travel insurance policy for your trip, decide on where you are headed and read the latest travel tips and advice from the FCO. Don’t forget your snorkel and sun screen.