Our Top 10 Beaches from East to West

Calling all beach bums, ocean lovers, Pisces (and all other signs for that matter!), DiCaprio fans, free spirits, and anyone looking for some R&R spiked with adventure on a beach FAR FAR away. Here are the destinations that made the cut including the trip that will take you far far away from your computer screen!

The Whitsundays are made up of 74 tropical islands located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and breathtaking Daydream Island is the crown jewel.

Must do's
Sailing trip to famous Whitehaven Beach • Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef • Play tennis or beach volleyball at the island resort • Watch a movie at the big outdoor cinema • Walk the rainforest

Spend 2 nights here on: Sunsets & Surf »

With Vietnam's entire East side bordering the South China Sea, you'll find plenty of fishing villages, islands, lagoons, "junk boats", and floating markets along this vast coastline. Head down south to the popular beach town of Nha Trang, known for its golden sand and turquoise waters.

Must do's
Island cruise with snorkeling & swimming • Mineral mud bath & hot springs • Try the Vietnamese Bánh mí sub sandwich

Spend 2 nights here on: Vietnam Experience »

Step into the real-life backdrop of Leonardo DiCaprio's movie The Beach. Home to some of the world's most famous & beautiful beaches, it's no wonder Koh Phi Phi is at the top of our list!

Must do's
Beach bars & nightlife • Thai food & fresh seafood • Swimming & snorkeling • Boat cruise to hot spots Maya Bay & Bamboo Islands

Spend 3 nights here on: Thai Island Hopper West »

Ios Island in the Aegean Sea is known for its gorgeous beaches and laidback lifestyle. Chill out at the beach or listen to the DJs spinning at the resort pool. When the sun goes down, get ready for some pulsating nightlife!

Must do's
Mediterranean food & drinks • Island cruise on a traditional sailboat • Relax on beautiful beahes • Enjoy the nightlife & club scene

Spend 3 nights here on: Greek Island Hopping »
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Get ready to party! This legendary island in the Mediterranean Sea is known for its sun, sand, and sounds. It hosts world famous DJs in electronic dance music.

Must do's
World famous clubs and DJs • Beach parties • Shopping • Watersports • Grab a table at the Café del Mar for sunset

Spend 2 nights here on: Spanish Spree »

Two hours north of Rio de Janeiro, you'll find the resort town of Buzios with endless beaches and crystal clear water.

Must do's
Scuba diving adventure • Surf lessons • Sip caipirinhas on the beach • Snorkeling boat cruise • Lively nightlife

Spend 2 nights here on: Argentina & Brazil Experience »

"Welcome to Miami, bienvenido a Miami!" Get into the groove of this exuberant city. Gorgeous beaches, sparkling waters, incredible nightlife, tons of shopping, and lots of people watching make Miami a traveler's playground.

Must do's
Speedboat tour • Go biking or rollerblading • Shopping • Rent a wave runner • Party cruise • South Beach's hottest clubs

Spend 2 nights here on: Eastern Discovery »

Cancun is one of the most popular vacation spots on the Caribbean coast. It's home to Mayan archaeological wonders, warm turquoise waters, white beaches, and the world's 2nd largest barrier reef.

Must do's
Snorkeling catamaran cruise to Isla Mujeres • Beaches of Playa del Carmen • Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza • Swimming in a nearby cenote (freshwater sinkhole) • Shrimp ceviche & margaritas • Nightlife

Spend 3 nights here on: Yucatan Highlights »

Surrounded by lush rainforest, Manuel Antonio National Park has some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Explore hidden coves, pristine white sand beaches, and hiking trails while keeping a lookout for monkeys and exotic birds!

Must do's
Learn to surf • Catamaran cruise • Snorkeling • Kayaking around Mangrove Island • ATV adventure • Rainforest hike

Spend 3 nights here on: Costa Rica Unplugged »

In the Galapagos Islands you'll find no shortage of wildlife. Get your camera ready for sea lions, blue-footed booby birds, iguanas, penguins, and giant tortoises that inhabit the islands and surrounding waters.

Must do's
Guided biking adventure • See Sea Lion Island • Snorkeling • Diving and boat cruise

Spend 2 nights here on: Galapagos & Ecuador »



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