In order to beat the New Year blues, or to simply escape from the cold weather England has to offer for a week – or two if you’re lucky! – we have put together a blog of 5 must visit beach destinations for 2018. So pack your suitcase, don your Thomas Royall Swimming Shorts, put on your sunglasses, and get ready to prepare for the best beach holiday of your life!
- Tikehau Island, French Polynesia
The first must visit beach destination for 2018 is Tikehau Island. There are so many reasons to stay in Tikehau, including the opportunity to explore the white and pink-sand beaches glistening in the sun around the lagoon that leaves visitors lost for words. In fact, there are several reasons to visit the French Polynesia alone. From the water and scenery to the array of water sports and activities you can enjoy thanks to the tropical settings, Tikehau Island is the perfect place to experience staying in overwater bungalows! There is certainly a lot you can cross off your bucket list once you have visited!
- Dreamland Beach, Bali
Dreamland Beach in Bali certainly lives up to its name, and is amongst the ‘hidden’ beaches of Bali tourists are yet to discover – until now. With white sand and water as clear as glass surrounded by limestone cliffs that help line the rugged coastline, Dreamland Beach is most definitely a must-visit beach destination for 2018. This exquisite location is perfect for those wanting to escape the chilling winter weather in the UK and want to lap up the sun on a quiet beach. Moreover, Dreamland Beach is the ideal location for surfers, as well as those that want to sit back, relax and sip tasteful margarita cocktails while watching the wildlife below the waves.
- Bathsheba Beach, Barbados
This natural shoreline boasts some of the best waves and is perfect to watch the “Soup Bowl” with your own eyes. For those that are unfamiliar with the term “Soup Bowl”, it is not a bowl you eat soup from, much to our disappointment. The term “Soup Bowl” is simply a fancy name for when waves crash against the white sand and create a foamy phenomenon, which is yet another reason why Bathsheba Beach is so popular with both photographers and surfers. Though Bathsheba Beach isn’t an ideal location if you’re looking to spend time in the water, you will certainly have plenty of creative shots to post on Instagram!
- Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Another must visit beach destination for 2018 is the Seven Mile Beach located in the Grand Cayman. Despite what the name of this idyllic beach suggests, Seven Mile Beach is in fact not seven miles long and is just 5.5 miles long. Nevertheless, because the beach is public property, you can stroll between hotels regardless of where you plan to stay. There are several activities you can engage in along the way, too. From embarking on a luxury Grand Cayman catamaran dinner cruise or sailing into the picturesque sunset, to going on an aqua sea tour and exploring stingray city.
- Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Even though Horseshoe Bay is one of the most popular (and most famous) beaches on Magnetic Island in Bermuda, it still has a hidden secret. Port Royal Cove, just west of Horseshoe Bay, is one of the less-known beaches in Bermuda, yet is perfect for young children. Kids can enjoy spending their days on this remote island boogie boarding, competing in beach volleyball or simply splashing around in the crystal-clear water – which is so clear that you can even see your toes! If that hasn’t convinced you enough, visiting Horseshoe Bay is the opportune time to stay at The Reefs Resort & Club, a luxury four-star hotel, which was voted #1 in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas in 2013.
There are several must-visit beach destinations to travel to in 2018, these are just five of the best. From Horseshoe Bay, one of the most famous beaches in Bermuda to Bathsheba Beach in Barbados, perfect for photographers and eager surfers, don’t miss out on these emerging travel destinations in the New Year, and don’t forget the essentials for your winter sun escape!