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Cook Islands, Aitutaki atoll, Ee island (Ee motu), day trip
Ee island (Ee motu) is the best beach on the Aitutaki island. There are no hotels, restaurants or shops here, but there is a perfect tropical beach. Note, that water is shallow. So you have to walk some time to the depth. / read more » /
Rating: 9.5 (136 votes)

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Bora Bora island, Four Seasons hotel, view from beach to small island
Four Seasons is a hotel with best beaches in Bora Bora. The hotel is expensive, but definitely worth the money. We recommend children's beach, located on the shore of a cozy inner lagoon. / read more » /
Rating: 9.4 (81 votes)
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Nanuya Lailai island, Blue Lagoon beach, aerial view
Nanuya Lailai is an island in the Yasawa archipelago with the best beaches in Fiji. The best beach is the Blue Lagoon. There are lots of people here, because of day-trip excursions from the nearby islands. So it makes sense to stay directly on the island, to be able to visit the lagoon in the morning and in the evening without crowds. / read more » /
Rating: 9.3 (137 votes)
Cook Islands, Aitutaki atoll, One Foot island (Tapuaetai motu), walking
One Foot island (Tapuaetai motu) is an uninhabited island (motu) of Aitutaki atoll. It is popular destination for package excursions, so there's always some people here. Landscape is ideal for a palm trees photo session, but swimming here is not quite comfortable. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (239 votes)
Fiji, Mamanuca Islands, Vomo island
Vomo is an island with the best beaches in Mamanuca Islands. The island is also perfect for mountain hiking. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (65 votes)
Tahiti, Teahupoo beach, swell
Teahupoo is a superb surfer beach in the south of Tahiti island, French Polynesia. The wave is good, but very dangerous, thus suitable for experienced surfers only. The uniqueness is in the reef, which partially extinguishes the swell from the west end. It gives the opportunity to make excellent photos being right in the center of it all, but without any danger to the camera man. That's why, there are so many relaxed watchers just chilling out at the edge of abyss. / read more » /
Rating: 9.2 (55 votes)
Fiji, Lomaivitis, Leleuvia island, beach, palm over water
Leleuvia is a coral island in Fiji near the main island of Viti Levu. It refers to the group of Lomaiviti islands. There is a great beach, good snorkeling and cozy atmosphere. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (52 votes)
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Waya island, Octopus Resort, hotel beach
Waya is an island in the Fijian archipelago of Yasawa. It is optimal choice in the archipelago. The best beach is in Likuliku Bay. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (61 votes)
Fiji, Viti Levu, Nananu-i-Ra, Nananu Island Lodge beach
Nananu-i-Ra is a small island in the north-east of the main island of Viti Levu in Fiji. The island has few great beaches, comparable to Yasawas and Mamanucas. On the other hand Nananu-i-Ra is located not far from the mainland, and prices are much lower than on those remote islands. / read more » /
Rating: 9.0 (106 votes)
Fiji, Taveuni, Laucala island, 2-level pool
Laucala is a private island near the Taveuni island in Fiji. The best beaches can be found in the north of the island, and they are perfect both for swimming, as well as for snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (233 votes)
Vanuatu, Aneityum, Mystery island, beach, trees
Mystery island (Inyeug) is a small paradise islet located near the large Aneityum island in Vanuatu. Once a few days, cruise ship makes a stop here, and hundreds of tourists head to the beach (walk a little to find an uncrowded spot). The rest of time, there is no a living soul on the island. In addition to the beach vacation, the main attractions are local crafts market, as well as swimming with sea turtles and snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (32 votes)
Australia, Lizard Island Resort beach
Lizard Island Resort is a hotel's beach in the Lizard Island of Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Although the beach is good, it's not the best one in the island. This part of the island is mainly attractive by its private luxury, - of course, for those who can pay for it. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (67 votes)
Bora Bora island, Hilton beach
Hilton - hotel in Bora Bora. Mount Otemanu is not visible from the hotel's motu. Moreover water bungalows run along the beach spoiling the landscape. As the advantage we want to notice beautiful tropical garden, located near the beach. We recommend not to settle in a water bungalow. Garden bungalow is best value for money. This way you can save a lot of money and get a nice view. / read more » /
Rating: 8.9 (24 votes)
French Polynesia, Rangiroa, Kia Ora Sauvage island
Kia Ora Sauvage is a small island in Rangiroa atoll, French Polynesia. This is a perfect Robinson hideaway with palms, white sand and sandspits. In addition, you can explore by kayak (included in the cost of room) the neighboring uninhabited islands. The island is located on a reef with great snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (10 votes)
Fiji, Mamanuca, Mana island, beach
Mana - is an island in the center of Mamanuca group in Fiji. The island has several good beaches, hills and tropical jungles. Keep in mind that sea water is too shallow at low tide. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (45 votes)
Fiji, Yasawa Islands, Nacula island, Nalova Bay beach
Nacula - the most remote island in the group of Yasawa islands. Local beaches are one of the best in the region. The best beach is in the Nalova Bay. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (39 votes)
Tonga, Ha'apai, Uoleva isl, beach
Uoleva is an island with the best beaches in the archipelago of Ha'apai in Tonga. All of the west shore is a perfect tropical beach, unspoiled by the mass developement. Home reef protects the beach from the waves, and it also gives good opportunities for diving and snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (47 votes)
Fiji, Kandavu, Dravuni island, beach
Dravuni is an inhabited island in Kadavu (Kandavu) group, Fiji. It is notable as a stopover for some cruise liners traveling around the South Pacific. The ship stays some distance from the island, and passengers are delivered to the coastline by tender boats. West side of the island features a paradise beach with palms, while the east side has a good snorkeling on the home reef. There are also nice hills with trekking routes compared to those on popular Yasawas. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (3 votes)
Australia, Lucky Bay beach, kangaroo
Lucky Bay is a beach in Australia, where most of kangaroo coastal photos are made. In addition local sand is believed to be the whitest in the world. Though there is no tropical beauty of Queensland, this is certainly one of the best beaches in Australia. The area belongs to the Cape Le Grand National Park, which includes some other great beaches. / read more » /
Rating: 8.8 (192 votes)
Bora Bora, InterContinental Thalasso beach
InterContinental Thalasso is an upscale resort on a remote motu in the atoll of Bora Bora. The best swimming beach is located in the southern mini-lagoon. There are a lot of palm trees everywhere, but the sand on the public beach is not fine enough. There is no snorkeling to speak of, but it's like that everywhere in Bora Bora lagoon. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (19 votes)
Fiji, Taveuni, Qamea island, palms
Qamea is an island with excellent beaches to the east of Taveuni island in Fiji. It is also known for mass migration of crabs in late November - early December. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (77 votes)
Fiji, Mamanucas, Malolo Lailai island, beach of Plantation Island Resort
Malolo Lailai - is an island in the group of Mamanuca close to the main airport of Fiji. Local beaches are comparable with the best beaches of remoted Yasawa Islands. So if you are limited on time, the Malolo Lailai is an excellent choice. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (49 votes)
Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, Port Olry beach
Port Olry is the best beach on Espiritu Santo island in Vanuatu. It has white sand and palms hanging over the water, as well as the azure lagoon with comfortable swimming in a calm water and snorkelling with sea turtles. During the low tide, it is possible to walk to the nearest islets of Malet and Malmas. And after all, you will get such pleasant bonuses like complete seclusion, good restaurants with cheap lobsters and cozy charm of the French speaking village. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (11 votes)
French Polynesia, Rangiroa, Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon is a group of islands in the west of Rangiroa atoll, making a small lagoon. This is a beautiful and unusual place on the edge of the world. You may walk around the picturesque palms islands, or snorkel on a shallow water. Please note, that the bottom is rocky, so this is not a place for a perfect beach holiday. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (20 votes)
Samoa, Upolu, Lalomanu beach, palm
Lalomanu - is the only perfect beach in Upolu island in Samoa. The western end of the beach is undeveloped, while eastern end has hotels and bars. The beach was badly damaged by the 2009 tsunami, but still it's beautiful. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (115 votes)
Bora Bora island, Le Meridien beach, palm tree
Le Meridien - hotel in Bora Bora with best view of Mount Otemanu. Keep in mind that hotel's inner lagoon is not quite comfortable for swimming, though perfect looks from the air. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (89 votes)
French Polynesia, Moorea, Temae beach
Temae is the best public beach on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. The beach is long, with palms and white sand, as well as with toilets and showers. In some places, the water edge is stony, but just a few meters further, there is a sandy bottom again. The snorkeling is good closer to the home reef (200 m from the coastline), which also protects the beach from strong waves. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (21 votes)
Australia, Whitsunday, Whitehaven beach
Whitehaven is a beach on Whitsunday island. This is one of the best beaches in Australia. While the entire Whitsunday coast suffers from the low tide, in Whitehaven it leads to spectacular exposure of the sandy bottom, which looks so beautiful from the aerial view. / read more » /
Rating: 8.7 (1067 votes)
Fiji, Mamanuca, Monuriki island, beach
Monuriki - is an uninhabited island in the Mamanuca group in Fiji. This place became famous after the "Cast Away" movie (2000) with Tom Hanks. Don't confuse with Castaway island, which is located nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (516 votes)
Fiji, Vanua Levu, Savusavu beach, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Savusavu is the best beach in the Vanua Levu island in Fiji. The beach and the bottom are not perfect, but in general they are quite suitable for sunbathing, as well as for swimming and snorkeling. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (186 votes)
Fiji, Mamanucas, Malolo island, Likuliku Lagoon, overwater bungalows
Malolo - is the largest island in the Mamanuca group in Fiji. There are different beaches (both good ones and not so good), hills and even mountains. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (62 votes)
Rangiroa, Punua et Moana beach
Punua et Moana is a beach to the west of Rangiroa airport in French Polynesia. The hotel's beach is very good, but the key feature is about the uninhabited island where the hotel is located. You'll have an opportunity to walk for many miles, so it is always possible to find a cozy beach dedicated to you only. There is also a great snorkeling, - like everywhere in Rangiroa. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (4 votes)
New Caledonia, Grande Terre, Anse Vata beach, grass
Anse Vata - the best beach on the island of Grande Terre in New Caledonia. There is always a lot of people, but you have no choice anyway. As of disanvantages we may note that some parts of the beach becomes uncomfortable to swim at low tide. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (49 votes)
French Polynesia, Rangiroa, Kia Ora beach
Kia Ora is a private beach near Rangiroa Airport in French Polynesia. The scenery is beautiful - with palms and white sand. However, there are many broken corals in the water. In general, this is a great place, - not as polished as Bora Bora, but somewhat low key and cozy. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (5 votes)
Vanuatu, Efate, Pele island, beach
Pele is a small island just to the north of Efate in Vanuatu. The northwest beach is one of the best in the country - with white sand, palms, clear water, and laid back after all of that. This is a great place to feel the "real" Vanuatu, if you don't want to get to the outer islands. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (12 votes)
Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, Lonnoc beach, cruise ship
Lonnoc is a beach in the Hog Harbor of Espiritu Santo island, Vanuatu. This is a great place with low key and laid back feeling, as well as with canonical tropical scenery. There is also good snorkeling near the coast, - especially at the left and at the right of the bay. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (2 votes)
Kiribati, Kiritimati (Christmas Island), Bathing Lagoon beach, resort
Bathing Lagoon - the best beach in the Kiritimati atoll. This is an internal lagoon, so there is almost no waves and the water is perfectly clear. Also, there are such rare (by Kiritimati standards) attributes of a beach holiday like sun loungers and parasols. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (99 votes)
Hawaii, Maui, Keawakapu beach
Keawakapu is a great beach on the island of Maui. This is Hawaii we dream of, - with palms, white sand and good waves. There is also good snorkeling in the north and in the south of the coast. Strange, but not everyone knows this place, so it never becomes too crowdy. / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (33 votes)
Mariana Islands, Saipan, Managaha beach, aerial view
Managaha - is the best beach in the island of Saipan. In fact it is a tiny paradise island dedicated for daily tours. There is a cafe and rental of beach accessories (quite expensive). / read more » /
Rating: 8.6 (244 votes)
Fiji, Taveuni, Matagi island, beach, palm
Matagi is a small horseshoe-shaped island near Taveuni island in Fiji. The beaches are good, but nothing special in comparison with the neighboring islands. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (21 votes)
Australia, Mission beach
Mission beach is a little known beach in Australia. In fact it is a real tropical paradise - with palms, sand, without strong waves and almost deserted. At low tide the water goes far away from the coast, but this problem is common for all of the Coral Sea. There are also a lot of interesting islands nearby. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (25 votes)
Vanuatu, Espiritu Santo, Champagne Beach
Champagne Beach is the most popular beach in the island of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. This is the major stop for cruise liners. So the beach is empty, when there is no ship in the bay. Small entrance fee is applied. The place is beautiful - with soft white sand, large trees and smooth entry into the water. There is a good snorkeling as well. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (28 votes)
Mariana Islands, Saipan, Micro Beach, palms
Micro Beach - is a great beach in Garapan village of Saipan island. Formally, the beach is tiny. However, you can walk to left or to right. There are palm trees and white sand everywhere. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (144 votes)
Australia, Cairns, Ellis beach
Ellis is the northernmost patrolled beach of Cairns in Australia. A look at the photos is enough to understand that it could not be better. There are only a few cheap hotels, thus giving romantic low key charm to this place located on a suberb tropical beach. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (43 votes)
French Polynesia, Moorea, Sofitel Resort beach
Sofitel is a resort beach on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia. On the shore, there are many trees and some occasional palms. While in the water, there are both areas suitable for swimming, as well as rocky areas with good snorkeling. To the east of Sofitel, there is Temae public beach being the best one in Moorea. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (4 votes)
Hawaii, Maui, Napili Bay beach
Napili Bay is an excellent beach on Maui island, Hawaii. White sand, palm trees and good entry into the water - what could be better? There is a reef offshore protecting from waves. Hotels' buildings spoil the idyll, but at least these are not high. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (24 votes)
Australia, Cairns, Palm Cove beach
Palm Cove is one of the best beaches of Cairns in Australia. You will find a postcard views with palm trees ashore, while there is a swimming net in the water. Remember that you should not swim outside the net, as local open water is full of dangerous creatures. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (40 votes)
New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Fayaoue beach, clear water
Fayaoue (Ouvea island) - the best island in the group of Loyalty Islands. Fayaoue beach is the longest in New Caledonia (25 km). / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (128 votes)
Bora Bora island, Matira Point beach
Matira Point - best public beach in Bora Bora. Located on a central Big island. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (167 votes)
Vanuatu, Efate, Kakula island, beach
Kakula is a small private island in the north of Efate island, Vanuatu. It was a luxury resort for US$45K per night, but the project failed. Now the main building is abandoned, while the entire coast is full of beautiful trees. So the island has become even better. There is also a reef nearby, as well as a lagoon with superb diving. / read more » /
Rating: 8.5 (26 votes)
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pinky-beach:
How long will it take us to Seljuk from the ferry terminal to Pinky’s Beach?

mariana-islands:
Dear, Sylvia! As for now, I don't plan to add new articles for Mariana islands.

australia:
(Please understand my English level is low.) This site is very nice ! I want to information of Twil…

cairns:
The best diving/snorkeling is on the outer reefs. So it is better to choose more expensive tours, w…

malolo:
Is there some local ferry or boat to Malolo? I suspect, that South Sea Cruises is too expensive for…

samoa:
What about American Samoa? Is it good?

new-zealand:
1. West coast with dark sand: Muriwai - the beach and birds, Piha or Karekare - waterfalls and beau…

korovatu:
I went to Korovatu beach on the 8th of December 2015 with my family. My sister was watching us whil…

french-polynesia:
tahaa private island and spa has a quite extraordinary beach with a coral garder between 2 motus vi…

saipan:
Saipan is very expensive! Everything. If you want to reduce meal costs look for takeaways.
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