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40 Best Tropical Vacation Spots in the World

Ever think about vacationing on a tropical island someday? With the world opening up again now’s the time to think about tropical vacation destinations.

Tropical vacation spots are ideal places for chasing away any sort of blues. Most of us dream to bask on sandy beaches to get relief from hectic everyday life.

Whether you’re after coral reefs, tropical jungles, black sand beaches, white sand beaches, pink sand beaches, or luxury resorts. Here we have listed some of the best tropical vacation spots in the world.

Best Tropical Vacation Spots in the World

Looking for several tropical trips to consider? Our list is long of some of the most tropical island vacations you can take around the world.

1. Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

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Believe it or not, Trunk Bay is the most photographed beach in the Caribbean Sea. It is found in the northwestern corner of the US Virgin Islands National Park. This slim beach is framed by red rocky bluffs and stunning tropical greenery.

Coco de Mer is a luxurious upscale villa complex less than half a mile from Trunk Bay. It has free parking, WiFi, concierge, front desk and laundry services, tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a spa tub.

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2. Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia

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Fraser Island is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. Australia is popular for its beautiful beaches and Fraser Island is home to some of the most gorgeous beaches of them all.

This island is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site as the largest Sand Island in the world. Of all the breathtaking beaches on this stunning island, Kingfisher Bay is my personal favorite.

A unique rental experience can be enjoyed at the Holiday House in Kingfisher Bay. It has free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, a garden with a BBQ area, room for 4 families, and amazing views on all sides.

I also love the Kingfisher Bay Resort; a reasonably priced and modern accommodation with all the mod cons, free Wifi, a swimming pool, 3 restaurants, and beachfront access.

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3. Lopes Mendes, IIha Grande, Brazil

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Lopes Mendes Beach is one of the best tropical vacations offering secluded beaches in Ilha Grande, Brazil. It covers 2 miles of deserted, unspoiled, and powder white sand.

Here are some of the world’s most crystalline and clearest waters. Along the coast, you will find almond trees, squat palms, and wild sea shrubs dotting the rocky coastline.

The fact that this secluded beach is a bit of a trek from the nearest accommodation (around 50 minutes hike) is actually a blessing because you get to walk through stunning tropical greenery.

Lean into the experience by camping or booking a bedroom at Camping Da Cachoeira for the tropical destination vacation of a lifetime.

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4. Blinky Beach, Lord Howe Island, Australia

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Blinky Beach, located on the eastern side of Lord Howe Island is a tropical paradise with pristine white-sand beaches. This is an incredibly isolated island that is nearly halfway to New Zealand and is a great place to enjoy surfing and scuba diving.

With an extra dramatic touch, it’s right at the end of Lord Howe Island Airport’s runway!

The closest place to stay is also the nicest. Capella Lodge is a 5-star retreat just an 18-minute walk away from Binky Beach. It has a pool, a Pacific-style bar, a restaurant, and a spa.

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5. Barnes Bay, Anguilla

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Barnes bay is one of the best tropical vacation spots in the world. There are 33 beaches in Anguilla, Barnes Bay is one of the most amazing beaches on this small island. It seems to have the softest sand imaginable.

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is one of the area’s best luxury resorts with villas, suites, 3 restaurants, and beachfront access.

The Long Bay Villas Anguilla is a superb budget/mid-range option, with a crisp, airy aesthetic and views to match.

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6. Temae and Teavora, Moorea, French Polynesia

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Teavoro has shallow waters sheltered by a coral reef. This is an amazing spot for snorkeling and admiring the colorful wildlife that calls the reef home. Temae is famous for the surf break but is still secure enough for swimming.

If you’re planning on spending some time at these beaches, do yourself a favor and book a few nights at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa.

You will have seen this place before in TV commercials, as it’s one of the most famous tropical island hotels in the world.

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7. Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda

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Horseshoe bay is one of the most popular tropical destinations in Bermuda. The Bay has a hidden secret; Port Royal Cove, which is like having a bonus beach. This secluded cove is much calmer and great for younger kids.

Either way, both beaches have super-soft pink sand beaches and dramatic rock formations. The nearest accommodation to this terrific tropical beach is The Reefs Resort and Club. This swanky 4-star hotel offers villas and suites and has a dazzling infinity pool.

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8. Puka Beach(Yapak), Boracay, Philippines

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Puka Beach on Boracay Island, in the Philippines, is one of the best tropical beaches in the world. It’s a 5km long white beach, lined with tall palm trees.

Boracay Island is just one of the best tropical islands to visit and one of the most favorable tourist attractions in the Philippines. At the stunning Puka Shell Beach, you can enjoy swimming, sailing, and cooking the fish you catch on a beach BBQ.

There are a ton of different accommodation options near Puka Beach. Alta Vista de Boracay is closest. This stunning 4-star hotel frequently has rooms going for less than $30 per night. The Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay is also pretty close. This mid-range option has a superb gym, outdoor pool, and spa.

For Luxury travelers, check out Shangri-La Boracay; a swanky 5-star resort retreat that even has an optional butler service for a fee.

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9. Long Beach, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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Long Beach is situated in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand. The surroundings of this beach are extremely beautiful. You can relax with a book here, charter a boat and go fishing, or enjoy some incredible snorkeling.

The best part about long Beach is easily the vast range of superb accommodations available for sheer pennies.
Long Beach Chalet and Nakara Long Beach Resort are prime examples. Even if you’re looking to push the boat out (heh), the luxurious Layana Resort and Spa is still a bargain.

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10. Maitra Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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Maitra beach is the most popular of Tahiti’s beaches. This beach in the South Pacific is a mile-long stretch of silky white powder sand slopes. It is one of the best public access beaches in the Bora Bora.

There are several terrific rental properties and guest houses near Matira Beach, but if you’re looking for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, hop on a quick ferry and book an overwater bungalow at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort and Thalasso Spa (pictured above).

These overwater bungalows blend traditional Polynesian house-building techniques with modern luxury and lordly service in arguably the most beautiful tropical islands on Earth.

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11. Waipio Valley Beach, Big Island, HI

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Waipi’o Valley‘s Black Sand Beach is one of the best volcanic beaches in the US. Situated on Hawaii’s Big Island, this beautiful tropical island beach is tucked away at the end of the Waipiʻo River. It is only reachable via a winding narrow road, making it feel all the more special when you get there.

Find nearby accommodation at the Waipiʻo Lodge, less than 20 minutes away.

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12. Praia Mole, Florianopolis, Brazil

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Praia Mole is one of those beaches attractive to surfers and paragliders, making this place one of the coolest beaches in Brazil. It’s also an exceedingly friendly LGBTQ hotspot and has several bars dotted along its almost 1km stretch.

This is only 1.6km east of the town center of Florianopolis. This charming little town has some great restaurants, cafes, clubs, and hotels to enjoy.

Many of the smaller hotels are quite cheap (think less than $50 a night) and extremely close to the beach, but take a 10-minute drive west to spend a night at the luxury Hotel Boutique Quinta das Videiras for less than $200 a night!

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13. Blue Beach (La Chiva), Vieques, Puerto Rico

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Blue beach has a thin, long stretch of perfect sand and crystal clear water in a multitude of blue shades, making this one of the top Caribbean beaches on our list.

We love Puerto Rico and highly recommend an extended tropical island vacation so you can explore and appreciate the fascinating place.

If you’re looking for somewhere super to stay near Blue Beach, know that most of Puerto Ricos’ hotels and rentals are in the urbanized western half of the island.

I’d recommend the ultra-cool El Blok Hotel in Vieques. This beachfront hotel rocks an amazing urban industrial aesthetic and has an awesome rooftop bar.

14. Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Ipanema is one of the favorite beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This festive mile-long stretch of sea and sand welcomes all and is framed by stunning mountains and the city of Rio.

At this incredibly touristy beach, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to finding accommodation. There are tons of beach houses to rent as well as countless hotels in various shapes and sizes and several top-notch resorts.

You really can’t go wrong with the Sol Ipanema Hotel; a classic beachside joint with a pool, gym, and great food and it’s less than a minute’s walk from the beach.

15. Sunset Beach, Oahu, HI

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Sunset Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in Hawaii. In winter, this beach is home to tall waves, ideal for surfing. In summer, the water here becomes as calm as a lake, making it a wonderful place for snorkeling.

 There are a few rental properties near the beach, but if you head a little further north you can check out the incredibly hospitable Turtle Bay Resort for a luxurious vacation.

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16. Honopu Beach, Kauai, HI

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Honopu Beach is one of the best secluded tropical beaches in the world. This remote cove with incredible rock formations (including the large natural Honopu Arch) is quite hard to reach.

You can reach this beach on foot by trekking through the stunning Ku‘Ia Natural Area Reserve or the equally stunning Nā Pali Coast State Wilderness Park. Each route is a solid hike but each is worth every step for this secret beach.

17. Anse Lazio, Praslin, Seychelles

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Anse Lazio is situated on the northwest tip of Praslin Island. It is one of the most popular beautiful white sand beaches in Seychelles.

This Indian Ocean beach is long and broad with soft sand and crystal-clear blue water. The calming surroundings of this beach are full of verdant greenery, mainly consisting of leafy takamaka trees.

There’s also Sweet coco; a pretty nifty bar at the edge of the beach, right next to the beachside Anse Lazio Lodge where you can spend the night.

If you’re looking for luxury, the uber-fancy Hotel Raffles Seychelles is just an 8-minute drive, with incredible views of the azure ocean, surrounded by lush tropical jungle.

18. Pansy Island, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

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Pansy Island is in a group of six islands that have largely remained under the tourism radar. Well, I’m here to blow the secret wide open! Pansy Island is named after the ubiquitous pansy shells frequently found on the shore. You can find this tiny swatch of heaven just off the southeast coast of Bazaruto, the largest island in its archipelago.

This is the most amazing place to visit for an active tropical vacation, or to just kick back and relax. You can go horseback riding along the beaches, or go whale watching.

Catch your own lunch and dinner and grill them over a beach BBQ, or spend time snacking on superb seafood at one of the archipelago’s restaurants.

There’s nowhere to stay on Pansy island itself, but you can find lodging south of you at and Beyond Benguerra Island on Ihla de Benguerra.

Head north to Bazaruto island and you can enjoy the luxuries of the 5-star Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort.

19. Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, HI

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Honokalani Beach is one of the best beaches in Maui for stunning scenery and is frequently referred to as just Black Sand Beach.

We’re not sure about how the other black sand beaches in Hawaii feel about that. It has lapis lazuli waters, jet black volcanic shore, and thick, jungle foliage, casting contrasts everywhere! This is a top photographic spot for Instagrammers.

Instagrammers also love the magnificent Hana Estate, where you can stay close to the beach. This huge property is an exclusive resort that has a spa, billiards, and even its own private waterfall.

20. El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

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El Nido is a terrific tropical town in Palawan, Philippines. The town’s namesake beach has white sand that feels so soft and the surrounding bay is full of tree-covered rocks and bluffs.

El Nido is fast becoming a tourist hotspot and the beachside town has tons of bars, clubs, restaurants, and food trucks to scour.

There’s also a plethora of lodging options – all of the crazy cheap. The colorful and comfortable MaryGold Beachfront Inn is right on El Nido Beach and serves great food.

If however, you’ve got cash to burn, a 5-minute ferry or car ride from El Nido will get you to the positively regal Lihim Resorts.

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21. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Puerto Vallarta is the second-largest natural bay on the continent, which means you’ve got bundles of beaches to play around with. It is a wonderful place for sunbathing, snorkeling, windsurfing, or exploring the rocky outcrops.

I could write for days about the hotels in Puerto Vallarta. There’s every type of accommodation there for any kind of taste, requirement, or budget.

My personal top pick is the Hilton Puerto Vallarta Resort, an all-inclusive hotel resort with a full spa, pool, Italian restaurant, and an incredible rooftop bar where you can enjoy some of the best views of Puerto Vallarta.

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22. Phuket, Thailand

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Get your childish guffaws about the name out of the way, we’ve got beach business to address! Phuket is the most popular island destination in Thailand. If you love to go scuba diving, this is the most amazing place to spend your vacation.

One of the best things to do though is charter a boat and go fishing or explore the smaller islands around Phuket. Narrowing this incredible island down to one beach is kind of impossible – hence its popularity.

Finding a place to stay is going to be hard. Not because of any lack of accommodation, but just the sheer abundance of competitively priced places!

Right in the middle of the pack is Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong, an IHG Hotel. This modern 5-star hotel is within easy walking distance of several stunning beaches in Phuket.

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23. San Diego, California, US

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This beautiful West Coast Californian city is famous for its delightful beaches and bays. These wonderful beaches are popular for water sports, as well as the ideal location to build up a nice bronze.

When you’re not bumming around the beach, explore San Diego. This effortlessly cool cultural hub is home to several world-class museums, incredible fine dining, and street food, as well as easy access to some of California’s top tourist attractions.

The accommodation isn’t to be sniffed at either. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront is an exquisite beachside hotel serving fine cuisine. There aren’t many budget rentals on the bayfront, but there are numerous great rentals in Downtown San Diego that are just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from the sea.

24. Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Tulum’s sugar-white beaches are so wonderful having a great environment. It is near the Caribbean Sea. A few of us have been to Tulum and have come to a consensus that it is one of the best beach areas in all of Mexico.

Not only are the beaches outstanding, but there are a ton of superb eateries and top beach resorts along the coast. Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa is a superb all-inclusive, family-friendly resort with great beach access.

The Beach Tulum Hotel has incredible decor, serving mouthwatering traditional Mexican fare. It has several pools and even its own private section of Tulum Beach.

Honeymooners who want to forget the world should stay at the chic and unique Azulik Resort, which will have you spending the night under the stars in electricity-free villas. Just an FYI; Azulik Resort is an adults-only, “clothing-optional” resort)

25. Aruba, Caribbean

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Aruba is one of many stunning Caribbean islands and a popular destination for its gorgeous white sand beaches. The extremely touristy Palm Beach is a particularly popular beach vacation destination. This resort area is loved for its soft white sand and shallow turquoise waters. It’s a great place to safely enjoy water sports such as snorkeling and sailing.

The Holiday Inn Resort Aruba-Beach Resort & Casino may be the plushest Holiday Inn on the planet and has just about the best beach access of any resort or hotel in the Palm Beach area.

26. Barbados, Caribbean

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If you’re going to see your girlfriend in the sunny Caribbean Sea, you’re probably going to Barbados.
And if you’re not, you should go to Barbados anyway!

This lovely little Caribbean nation is a colonial history buff’s and foodie’s dream destination. It’s also a hot spot for terrific beaches. Each cost brings a different feel, but the west coast is the most popular destination for those in search of tropical places to relax.

I’ve got a soft spot for Batts Rock Beach. It’s part of Batts Rock Park, a lush green area with places to picnic – and the chance to spot green monkeys!

A little way up the road you can stay at Waves Hotel & Spa by Elegant Hotels. This beautiful property has private beach access and exquisite decor and furnishings. Alternatively, you can scout the many lovely vacation rentals in the area.

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27. Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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Virginia Beach is one of our favorite US beaches. It’s a really popular area for families seeking fun or those who love staying active.

There’s plenty of opportunity for surfing and sailing. Fishing from the beach’s namesake pier is very popular here too, as well as cycling the sands, running or jogging, volleyball, and even waterskiing.

There are also numerous top tourist attractions in town and plenty of places to stay clustered along the beach. Admittedly these hotels are much of a muchness, but they’re all entirely pleasant places to stay with beachfront access, so who’s complaining?

Hyatt House Virginia Beach/Oceanfront is in the middle of the pack in terms of pricing, but it is easily one of the most visually striking (and easy to find!) hotels on the beach.

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28. Crete, Greece

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Crete is the biggest island in Greece and is filled with a rich history that goes back for literal millennia. This is the most fantastic place to visit on vacation in the Med. If you like the white sand and also water sports you’re in luck – Cretians love the sea and will help you find your flippers!

Everything about Crete, from the natural scenery to the quaint houses and restaurants is so romantic. Little wonder then why Crete is so popular with honeymooners.

Most of the island’s hotels and resorts are on the northern coast, such as the princely (not to mention superbly welcoming and kid-friendly) Grecotel Creta Palace on Baja Beach.

But you can also find incredible, more secluded beaches and lodgings on the southern coast too. Check out the comfortable Hotel Minos Agiagalini in the cute southern historic beach town of Agia Galini.

You’ll enjoy insane views of the town’s historic port, the rolling countryside, and the deep blue of the Mediterranean.

29. Lamu Island, Coast Province, Kenya

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Lamu Island is in Kenya, just off the north coast of Kenya. This island is all primo pristine beaches, and the industry here is all tourism baby! The white sand dunes, clear waters, and the regularly perfect weather make this place even more relaxing.

Most of the more touristy accommodation is on the commercialized and more heavily populated east coast, such as the adventurers’ paradise which is the New Lamu Palace Hotel and The Red Pepper House luxury resort hotel.

You can enjoy a blend of traditional lodging and luxury trappings at Kizingo, a unique hotel on the island’s west coast.

30. Vina del Mar, Valparaiso Region, Chile

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Vina del Mar is home to some of Chile’s best beachside resorts and hotels. This historic tropical beach city is home to some amazing tourist attractions like the Neo-French Gothic Wulff Castle which is an incredible bonus.

There are also amazing opportunities to enjoy the very best of Chilean cuisine, from fine dining to top street food.

31. Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

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Byron Bay is situated where the Coral Sea meets the Tasman Sea. This is a spotlessly clean and unpolluted beach town in New South Wales, Australia. It’s beautiful because of its greenery, sprouting over its rolling bluffs.

The soft white sand of the town’s 5 beaches is ideal for sunbathing and for playing beach games, and the surf is great for bodyboarding and surfing.

To break up beach days, why not play a few rounds of golf at the Byron Bay GolfCourse, snap some picks at the lighthouse, or go shopping in Byron Bay?

Accommodation in Byron Bay is also pretty generous. Although the options mostly consist of (admittedly outstanding) rental properties There’s the modern, mid-range Lord Byron hotel, and the plush Elements of Byron beachfront resort if you’re after something special. You can rent rooms, suites, and villas at this magical property

Alternatively, if you want to be right on the beach and enjoy the ever-perfect weather either under canvas or the stars you can pitch camp at Reflections Holiday Parks at Clarkes Beach.

32. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

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Ah, come on, you knew it was coming. One of the seven wonders of the natural world, the one-and-only Great Barrier Reef is one of the most famous tropical places to go on vacation.

Fine sand beaches and the world’s largest collection of coral reefs on Queensland’s coastline. The crystalline clear water makes the reefs easy to spot.

Sadly, due to pollution, fishing, and increased boat and diving activity (and partly due to increased tourism) some of the coral has been damaged, losing its vibrancy and much of its natural inhabitants.

That said, the beaches around this area of Queensland are perfect for water sports like snorkeling, windsurfing, and scuba diving. The list of top accommodations isn’t short either.

33. Manzanillo, Pacific Coast, Mexico

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Manzanillo is a beautiful harbor town on the Mexican Pacific Coast. This relatively unknown resort town is popular with serious water sports enthusiasts. Scuba divers will be in heaven as the harbor is close to several coral reefs and shipwrecks.

Deep-sea fishing is also pretty big too, with contests devoted to hauling in giant marlin! While you’re in town, check out the nearby Laguna de las Garzas nature preserve to take in some tranquility, and as many of the local restaurants as your belt buckle allows – the seafood here is amazing.

34. Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

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The windswept Camps Bay is situated in Western Cape, South Africa. This visually stunning town sits along a stretch of 2 beaches ideal for hiking, taking pictures, sunbathing, horseback riding, and enjoying a favorable place for a picnic.

Glen Beach has beautiful rocky crags to explore. The waves that wash this beach are a little strong for young kids and weak swimmers, but surfers and swimmers who love a challenge will love to play in the strong Atlantic waves.

Camps Bay Beach is a highly popular tourist beach that has something for everyone. The beach is lined with bars, cafes, and stalls, and the town of Camps Bay is great for dining out or shopping.

Accommodation is pretty generous too, with countless vacation rentals and hotels for any budget. I have a lot of love for Primi Sandcastle, the hot tub with seaside views, and the wonderful staff.

35. Malindi, Coast Province, Kenya

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The fishing town of Malindi in Kenya is another hidden gem that makes for a serene tropical vacation. Silver Sands Beach is located south of Malindi town. Water sports like snorkeling, fishing, surfing, and diving are popular here.

The town itself is a charming coastal city that is ideal to kick back and relax and enjoy the awesome Malindi Marine National Park.

The Silver Rock Hotel may be the best budget place to stay, with incredible views, a pool, and gorgeous rooms. Then again if you want to feel like a big shot without paying like one, book a suite at the Billionaire Resort and Retreat.

36. Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Palma de Mallorca is the main cultural and economic hub of the Spanish island of Majorca. This is a major tourist town, geared toward Europe’s young adulthood.

The concentration of pubs, bars, and clubs (all packed with British students) is staggering! There are also tons of great restaurants and awesome excursions all over town. The golden sands of Palma are very popular for sunbathing and the shallow, gentle waters are popular with swimmers.

Again, accommodation in this sunny seaside locale is no issue, except maybe in peak season. The last place I stayed in Palma was the marvelous Hotel Basilica – a crisp boutique hotel with a rooftop view and a stunning shot of 3 of Palma de Mallorca’s incredible churches.

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37. Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

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Corfu is an amazing island in Greece. There are many villages of charming whitewashed houses, as well as Venetian fortresses, and Byzantine churches to entertain history buffs. The island’s party scene is also off the chain, being one of the most popular clubbing destinations in Greece.

 The beaches here range from rocky to sandy, catering to all tastes. There are a ton of seaside activities to enjoy here, including (but not limited to) swimming, diving, windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, fishing, and racing around on banana boats!

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38. Bali, Indonesia

Monument by the River in Bali

Bali is one of the most unique tropical island destinations in the world and offers more than just that. Bali is known (and loved at Vitatravelers) for its near-perfect weather and incredible food, but it’s also a surfing paradise.

The island is home to some incredible white and black sand beaches to enjoy, as well as lush rainforest to hike. If an active tropical vacation isn’t your style, consider Bali the ideal place to rejuvenate.
Bali’s southwest coast is jam-packed with resort spas and yoga retreats like the spellbinding Serenity Eco Guesthouse and Yoga.

This magical yoga retreat looks like it was designed by a Disney Imagineer and is the perfect place to stretch those muscles and find your zen. 

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39. Jamaica, Caribbean

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I’d argue that Jamaica is the best tropical island in the Caribbean. I. Love. Jamaica. This heavenly place is blessed with miles of beautiful coastline. It’s a paradise for beach lovers, with every seaside activity you can think of at your disposal.

Kingston is also one of the coolest and most underrated tropical cities on the planet where you can sample traditional local fare at its finest, and learn all about Jamaica’s fascinating history.

Check out the Bob Marley Museum, based in the Reggae legend’s old 19th Century House. If you’re into art the Jamaica National Gallery is the country’s premier showcase of Jamaican artistic talent.

The Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel is one of the best hotels in town, with immaculate suites, 2 award-winning restaurants, a pool, a gym, and a nightclub.

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40. Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Cozumel (or San Miguel Cozumel) is an island off the south coast of Cancun, Mexico. The island is so beautiful and covered with lush greenery. Many water sports are available here like snorkeling and surfing. The white sand and crystalline water of this tropical island are amazingly photogenic.

OYO Mi Hotel is a stylish budget hotel. Located in a vintage hotel with crisp modern decor, this place delivers urban seaside vibes from a convenient part of Centro.

If you’re after something more peaceful and away from the city, the gorgeous traditional Ventanas Al Marn hotel on the opposite side of the island has practically all of the awesome Playa Chen Rio to yourself.

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Friday 17th of February 2017

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