Most people love beaches. There is nothing more relaxing than sitting on a lounger in the sun, sipping whatever cold drink you prefer. That goes especially for people from mild to cold climates. You are tired of cold weather, so when you go on vacation, all you want to do is feel the warm breeze of a beach. It is entirely understandable. Looking for new destinations that can provide beaches to your liking is not very hard. Yes, it is true that the most popular ones are usually crowded, but there are still locations that are not as filled with people as you may expect. After all, it is a big world we live in, and there are plenty of oceans and seas.
10. Kuala Langat, Malaysia
Malaysia has recently become a top destination for travelers. Of course, people have been visiting the country for a long time, but it had an increase in popularity in the past few years. In particular for its beaches. It is not hard to see why. Malaysia is not a big country, but water surrounds it, so there are plenty of beaches to choose from. The location you want to visit is Banting. That is the place where you will find quiet but beautiful beaches. You must be careful when you choose the hotel, however. The country is not particularly known for its quality of service, but the beaches are breathtaking. A sunset on Pantai Kelanang Beach will be something you will never be able to forget. Also, this beach is a little cooler than most in Malaysia. That is because there are many trees planted along the beach. You get to enjoy the sun, but you will not get burned. Another beach that will surely appeal to you is Morib Beach. If you want to have the best experience here, it would be best if you avoided holiday season. But other than that, you will have a great time. The food courts are very close to the beach, and children have playgrounds to keep themselves entertained. It is fun for the entire family.
9. Cebu City, Philippines
The Philippines is a group of islands, so as you can imagine, beaches are all over the place. However, if you are stationed in Cebu City and you have no idea where to go and be lazy on a beach, here are a few suggestions. You cannot stay inside the city, though, you need to go for a boat ride. That is if you are not staying at a resort. They usually come with their own beaches, so there is no point in going and looking for something else. One place that comes to mind is Moalboal. Do you know those exotic places that are photographed for posters? Moalboal is that kind of place. White sand beaches, palms, and big umbrellas are everything you could ask for. The place is very clean, the water is perfect, and you can enjoy a variety of water sports.
8. Agadir-Ida Ou Tanan, Morroco
Morroco has plenty of attractions you can enjoy, but if you are a beach person, chances are you are going to love this country. It is located near the Atlantic Ocean, after all, so beaches are not scarce. You have plenty of options, and it is never too crowded. One of the beaches you will enjoy is Agadir beach. It is one of the longest beaches in Morroco, and the golden sand makes it the main attraction. It is true that you may find the place a little too windy for your taste, especially in the morning, but other than that, it is the ideal location where you can spend a day or two. It is kid friendly and water sports friendly. If you do not want to stay in one place and want to check out another beach, Taghazout beach is the place to go. It is another long beach, the sights are amazing. The waves are perfect for surfers. One of the things you need to be careful about, however, is that there are no lifeguards on this beach, so if you do decide to go for a swim, try to stay as close to shore as possible. The waves are pretty strong on this beach as well.
7. Kozhikode, India
When it comes to Kozhikode, your first impression is that it does not match with the rest of the country. It is not overcrowded, the beaches are clean and well-kept, but the food is just as good as anywhere else. Kozhikode Beach is the obvious choice if you are looking for a beach near the city. Whenever you want to escape the crowded city and malls, this location is the place to go. It may get a bit crowded in the evenings and weekends, but you can enjoy a nice long walk, there are a few interesting statues, and the food will make you forget about everything else. The most famous beach in Kozhikode is Kappad Beach. That is because this location is the first place where Vasco da Gama set foot. There is even a stone monument to commemorate the event. However, it is still a lovely beach. The water is warm, the sand is golden, and the food is fantastic. You will find the same thing on Beypore Beach, and on Chaliyam Beach. Parapally Beach, on the other hand, is one of those beaches that are hard to find, but once you do, you will not regret it. It is a marvelous place that you need to see.
6. Tanga, Tanzania
When visiting Tanzania, people usually rush to Zanzibar, which is indeed a beautiful location. However, if you are looking for a quieter place to enjoy a few lazy days on the beach, Tanga Region can provide that. The Ushongo Beach has plenty of quiet to go around. It is is a beautiful beach that has not been touched by development. You can enjoy long walks and very pleasant swims as the water is warm almost all day long. The best thing about the Tanga Region is there are plenty of beach resorts. You can choose from a variety of hotels with all services included. Some people actually prefer not to think about what beach to go to and where to eat, so if you are that kind of person, Tanga Region is what you are looking for.
5. Lagos, Nigeria
There are plenty of beaches in Nigeria, but the Lagos area is one of the most visited. Especially the Elegushi Beach. Once you get there, the first thing you will see is that most of the people are locals. That is one of the reasons tourists go there in the first place. The hut-like bars are always open, it is an excellent hangout place for you and your friends, and the nights out are the best. Sure, you can lay in the sand all day long, but Elegushi Beach is very lively once the sun sets.
4. Denpasar, Indonesia
If you are looking for white sandy beaches, Denpasar is the place to be. Indonesia provides hundreds of popular beaches. There are plenty of islands you can visit. Not to mention that you can even go to remote islands where civilization is an unknown concept. When searching for a beach in Denpasar, chances are you are going to get confused. That is what happens when you have too many choices. However, there are a few that can provide the best experiences. For example, Sanur Beach is a lovely beach, not too big and not too crowded. It is ideal for families with children.It is clean, and you can enjoy long walks on the promenade. Other beaches that you may like is Sindhu Beach, Cemara Beach, and Mertasari. One of the things people appreciate when it comes to Denpasar is that there are plenty of activities. You can enjoy all sorts of water sports such as scuba diving and snorkeling, but you can also go for river rafting, tubing, on boat tours and off-road tours. Once you are there, there is no chance for you to get bored.
The location is known for its millions of dollars that sunk into the sea. People from all over come here to do some scuba diving among the multiple wrecks in the Million Dollar Bay. If you are not so keen on diving, you can enjoy some snorkeling. It is very easy, and you can do it after just a few meters into the water. Million Dolar Bay is not the only beach you can enjoy. There is also Port Olry Beach that has white sands and turquoise water. Port Olry is another location that looks as if it is taken out of a poster. Some people compare Vanuatu with the Bahamas. Same as Port Olry is the Champagne Beach. You can find the same dreamy scenery and the same turquoise water. The only difference is that it is simpler than the previous beach.
2. Cap-Haitien, Haiti
All you need to hear is ‘Caribbean,' and you know that you are ready to visit paradise. Haiti may be a small country, but its beaches are breathtaking. Cap-Haitien is the number one location, and it is very easy to understand why. Everything there screams exotic paradise. One of the most popular beaches in Cap-Haitien is Labadee. It is a beautiful and relaxing beach, but you can also enjoy exciting experiences. The Labadee Dragon’s Breath Zipline is something that you have to do once you get there. Otherwise, I am sure that you are going to regret it. Also, while in Labadee, make sure to go for the Haitian Village Experience. It may not be the real thing because visitors are not allowed to disturb authentic fishing villages, but the tour recreates exactly the community life in Haiti. You can enjoy the sun and the sand, but at the same time take your time to absorb a different culture.
1. The Federated States of Micronesia
The best words to describe Micronesia is ‘tropical paradise.’ It is one of those locations where the beaches look as if they were photoshopped, and the water is crystal clear that you can see the bottom as if there is nothing to see it through. I do not think there is anybody in this world that would not like to go there. There are plenty of beaches you can enjoy; the weather is perfect almost all year round, and the water is ideal for swimming. The average temperature of the water is 29 degrees Celsius, which is not something you can say about many beaches around the world. The Blue Hole is the first on the list. The beach is breathtaking, and the main attraction here is snorkeling. That is because it is very easy to snorkel. The outer reef protects the place, so there are no currents or waves. The corals and the fish are colorful, which makes the Blue Hole one of the best places for snorkeling. If you enjoy wreck diving, the Truk Lagoon is the place you are looking for. You can go scuba diving on whichever beach you choose to go, but the Truk Lagoon provides fantastic locations. Some people go as far as saying that Micronesia offers the best scuba experiences in the entire world. So it is worth a visit.
Many people prefer a beach over a mountain. It is not hard to see why. There are multiple categories of people, and beach people are the ones who are tired of working and see hiking as too much effort. That is why sitting in the sun on a beach sounds like a better option. You should get out of your comfort zone and do something other than laying in the sun, but nobody says you cannot do both. And that is why one of the destinations above is what you need. You can enjoy the beach, but at the same time, you can do all sorts of activities.