It will depend on a traveler what makes up a great beach. There are those who favour wide, open beaches with throngs of activities to do and people to watch, while others prefer deserted shorelines with calm waters. These factors as well as the exceptional sceneries and overall convenience are taken into consideration in determining this list of the world’s best beach destinations.

By far, the beaches of this island have the most glorious attribute. With crystal clear blue waters, white sands and famous sunsets tend to be the norm here. What’s great is that it is common for beaches to have access to many five-star hotels and resorts located throughout the island. Many travellers have never visited this Indonesian island, but the word Bali conjures fantasies of the most fantastical landscape. You’ll be truly in awe at how many various kinds of visitors revel in this nirvana.

Amalfi Coast may not be huge, but what it lack in size make up for in mesmerizing beauty/ Nestled between sky-high coastal cliffs, the coast’s shorelines make up a picturesque setting unparalleled by other Italian beaches. One look at this place and you may feel like you’ve found heaven on earth. Amalfi Coast is situated in the Campania region of Italy, and covers 34 miles of majestic terrain. This UNESCO World Heritage site exhibits lively vegetation and multicolored towns live side by side with the enchanting turquoise Mediterranean waters, which creates a scene that has the power to stop even the most experienced travellers dead in their tracks.

The list will not be complete without this iconic beach town. Considered as one of the best places to surf in the United States, the North Shore houses Waikiki Beach, which is the one of the most visited beaches in America. Oahu mixes multicultural luxury and magnificent scenery more than any other Hawaiian island. Honululu, the state’s capital, showcases the island’s more urban vibe. A skyline of high-rises and resort hotels contrasts with the expansive white-sand beaches of the nearby Waikiki neighbourhood. To experience the rural side of Hawaii, visit the North Shore where you’ll find the most vivid blue waters and winding hikes.

Party is always swinging in Rio de Janeiro, and its beaches are no exception. Ipanema and Copacabana are two of the most popular beaches here and are both 2 miles long which can hold hundreds of sun-worshippers at any given time. Mixed with the views of Sugarloaf Mountain, you’ll definitely have an experience here you will never forget.

If you want to experience Hawaii’s amazing beaches minus the crowds of Oahu, then Maui’s the destination for you. This island boasts extraordinary beaches both adult and family-oriented as well as the black-sand shores at Walanapanapa State Park. For numerous Hawaii vacationers, Maui is the perfect place that offers taste of just about everything and anything the Aloha State has to offer, from imposing wildlife to intriguing history and culture.