‘A pale blue dot’, this is how Carl Sagan described our planet when asked to distinguish our home in the vast cosmic horizon. And isn’t that the truth? The sparkling blue oceans and their adjoining beaches have pulled humanity to their shores since the very beginning. From remote beaches hidden under caves to bustling cities that have grown to become gigantic trade hubs; it’s time for you to pack your bags and set out on a journey to the most exotic beaches on earth…
Ofu beach, American Samoa.
Part of the Samoa cluster, the Ofu beach is located on the southern coast of the Ofu island sharing a volcanic doublet with neighboring Olesga. With a population of only 500 people, the Ofu islands is a scarcely habited place accessible only through the aerial route. Dotted with massive cliffs, tourists have the luxury to enjoy its spectacular view from atop, all year round. The water is crystal clear all year long, making it a favorite for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Curacao, The Caribbean belt.
Famous for its preserved coral reefs and pastel-colored architecture, Curacao is an island country located in the South Caribbean Sea, governed by the Kingdom of Netherlands. It has an interesting geological construction marred by extensive limestone and lava formations. Curacao has a peculiar drop-off zone on one of its sea floors known as the ‘blue edge’ where the floor drops by a whopping 60 meters! The island has a lively nightlife with bazaars and restaurants open throughout the night for the tourists. Duty-free shops selling jewelry and garments attract the most visitors.
Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, UAE.
Labelled as the fastest growing trade and tourist hub in the world, Dubai has poured a large portion of its oil wealth to develop its infrastructure, especially the beaches. Spanning in the vicinity of the world’s tallest and the only 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, is the beautiful Jumeirah beach. Occupied by tourists from all over the globe, this beach is best visited during the period between September and April as the sun shines rather strongly during the remaining part of the year.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Talk about silky white stand stretching for miles with entertainment activities all year long and Myrtle beach on the east coast should cover up your requirement. The beach is dotted with locals and foreign vacationers during the summer time to get one of the best sunbathing and swimming experience in the United States. The beach is lined with eateries and amusement activities which keep the visitors busy throughout the night.
Manele Bay, Hawaii.
If beaches would be awarded, then Hawaii would be a clear winner every year! Schools of indigenous fishes swimming only meters away from the shoreline, waterfalls enabling divers to take a dip in its 70-degree fall. What’s more? You can even get a chance to locate a bunch of dolphins and other preserved fauna in this island. And with cliffs lining the coast of the bay, your ultimate sunset shot is only a camera click away!