Tree leaves swaying with the ocean breeze, sparkling blue waters, blue skies, and long stretches of white sandy beaches. Your toes are tickled by the sand while you enjoy a sip of your favorite drink. Beach vacations are the ultimate getaway for most people and no one can blame them for that.
With 2019 just started, it makes perfect sense to plan your vacations as early as now. if you are hoping for a blissful and luxurious beach escape this coming year, here are the top 5 beach destinations and luxury resorts that deserve a spot in your shortlist.
The volcanic island of Santorini is nestled at the heart of Aegean. This is one of Greece’s most popular tourist destinations and it doesn’t come as a surprise. A vacation in Santorini will give you your fill of dramatic and sweeping views of the ocean, pristine beaches that include Kamari’s black pebble beach, fine dining, traditional Grecian Architectures, and a lot of excellent local wineries. Santorini is an acclaimed international vacation spot with a beauty and local charm that is hard to resist.
Where to stay: Villa Josephine
2- Canouan Island
Stunning seascapes, captivating beaches, and a relaxed way of life is enjoyed in the Caribbean but some islands manage to stand out from the rest. The perfect example of this is Canouan island, a mesmerizing beach destination that will surely make your soul soar high. Gentle breezes, warm waters, and soft sands are guaranteed to bring you moments of peace and enlightenment. Evocative fragrances, sweeping views, and mystical hills will awaken your consciousness. Canouan also serves as the home to one of the longest barrier reefs of the Caribbean, together with turquoise seas and panoramic white sand beaches.
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Stretching for over 30 miles along Highway One and the Pacific, Malibu has reached an almost legendary status among the beach towns of California. Top athletes and Hollywood celebrities have their homes in the oceanfront lined by an elegant veil of privacy on long stretches of the beach famous for its unforgettable sunsets and surfing opportunities. Exclusive as it may sound, visitors can expect access to luxury resorts so you can experience Malibu magic yourself.
4. Philippines (Pamalican Island)
Pamalican Island or Amanpulo Resort is one of the Philippines’s most luxurious resorts. Its name means peaceful island and you will instantly see why. The 250 pristine acres of Pamalican are completely tranquil and all you can see is the luxurious hideaway with 40 rooms, exotic bird life, lush vegetation, and one of the world’s all-time greatest beaches. There is an almost infinite stretch of the finest white powder you will ever see that slopes down to the crystal clear turquoise waters.
5. Mozambique (Benguerra Island)
Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique is an unspoilt island located in Marine National Park that boasts of deserted beaches with pure white sand extending for miles. The stunning turquoise seas are dotted by the local dhows that ply their trade and you can look forward to night skies filled with stars and warm sunny days. The enchanting island is the perfect escape you have always dreamed of. As Mozambique’s first ever eco-friendly resort, the local community hand-built it run by a partnership operation.
Which of these luxury resorts and beach vacations do you want to visit first in 2019?