The world’s best secluded beaches

It’s always summer somewhere – so why not follow the sun and stake out the best spots for the perfect seaside getaway. Grab a towel and some sunscreen as we check out the hottest beaches from around the globe.

Tangalle, Sri Lanka

Situated to the south of the island country, this still relatively untouched spot has countless beaches for you to explore. From quiet spots perfect for family bathing to stretches ideal for a sunrise surf, the endless coastline has something special for every kind of traveller.

Hua Hin, Thailand

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and treat yourself to a break in the sleepy royal seaside town of Hua Hin. A world away from the city, this is where lush tropical gardens border on a quiet beachfront. It’s also renowned for its stunning sunsets.

Banana Island, Qatar

Although perhaps not the first beach destination that comes to mind, this hideaway location offers sparkling sea and pristine beaches. Take advantage of the year-round sunshine and join a game of volleyball, or head beneath the surface to explore with snorkelling and scuba diving adventures.

Medjumbe Island, Mozambique

It doesn’t get any more secluded than a private island, and even better than this spectacular slice of paradise. Surrounding yourself with brilliant blue waters, it’s your choice how to use them – go whale watching, explore nearby islands, try deep sea fishing, or just laze around on the beach.

The Maldives

Without doubt, there’s no more beautiful beaches in the world than those in the Maldives. Crystal clear waters lap gently against brilliantly white sand, creating a picture-perfect location to swim or take in some rays. It might seem like a dream, but after feeling that sand between your toes, you’ll find it hard to ever leave.

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