Maybe you’re in search of an unexpected, crowd-free beach, where…
You can stroll along secret sandy stretches and stumble upon lesser-known fishing villages and gentle waves. Or perhaps your go-to beach hideaway overflows with tourists, swimmers and sunbathers, and you would rather trade popular powdery sands for abundant marine life, pristine diving spots or secluded areas for sailing? To help you find a tucked-away oasis to savor sunny, lazy summer days, I’ve pinpointed some unheard of places.
Situated along the northeastern coast of Madagascar, Nosy Ankao is a private island located within the Loky Manambato Protected Area, a park filled with unspoiled coral reefs, rare turtles and other fascinating species. Due to its remote location, the island’s beaches have remained mostly untouched until the recent opening of the Miavana resort, enabling visitors to retreat to its 14 spacious villas and experience the area’s wildlife and spectacular scenery.
Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda. This famous stretch with iconic pink sands sits near the Fairmount Southhampton, Bermuda Resort and is part of South Shore Park, a nature reserve that features plenty of dunes, limestone cliffs and picnic areas. Aside from flying a kite, sunbathing or al fresco dining, you can stroll to the Fairmont Southampton’s private beach for added seclusion.
Mustique, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The well-maintained Macaroni Beach – set along the eastern shoreline of the private isle of Mustique – is little-known and fringed by aquamarine waters, rustic palms and a sugary coastline. Discreet grass huts with tables and few crowds add an extra air of exclusivity, plus activities (think: chartering your own boat to reach the island) can be arranged for visitors through the Mustique Company.
A glamorous Mediterranean hideaway, Costa Smeralda in Sardinia, Italy, has long been a playground for the rich and famous. The Hotel Cala di Volpe, which overlooks a tucked-away bay on Sardinia, was even a filming location for the 1977 James Bond classic “The Spy Who Loved Me.” And nearby, the hotel’s sister property, Hotel Pitrizza, offers access to one of the most exclusive beaches in Costa Smeralda.
Article credit: U.S. News & World Report – Travel
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