It’s an exciting time of year right now, especially if you’re the kind of person that likes to travel. That’s because vacations are coming up quick, and it’s now time to plan where and when you’ll be heading out to one location or another. Of course, if you’re really looking to get away from it all and to put the memory of this long, hard winter behind, there’s one place you’re thinking of heading to more than any place else: the beach!
And you know what? You deserve to have an incredible beach vacation this year. That’s why we’ve decided to take a look around the world in order to identify the very best places for a luxury beach vacation. From ideal settings in the Caribbean, to Mediterranean treasures, and even to a few places that might be close to your backyard, it’s all here.
So, don’t settle for a normal trip to the beach or two this summer. Instead, give yourself the vacation that you’ve been dreaming of! Check out one of these absolutely amazing places for a luxury beach vacation. (And then thank yourself later!)
Home to some exotic rainforests and some of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the world, Vietnam has it all when it comes to the luxurious beach vacation.
It costs a pretty penny to vacation in the Land Down Under, but trust us when we tell you it’s worth it.
You may not be able to get your “tropical beach experience” here, but what you will get are luxury resorts and a taste of something unconventional.
The same goes for Norway. The best way to experience this treasure is to book a cruise through the country’s waterways.
The coast here has some truly luxurious resorts, from which you can enjoy all manner of beautiful sand, surf and watersports.
6. La Jolla (California)
When people talk about the beautiful beaches and lifestyle of So Cal, what they’re really talking about is this expensive but beautiful beach community.
This island off the coast of Massachusetts is a beauty to behold and absolutely breathtaking during the summer months. Everyone should have the chance to visit.
8. Puglia (Italy)
Here’s a place approved by Justin Timberlake himself where you can meld a beach vacation with the fine fare and culture that Italy offers.
9. Marbella (Spain)
If you want to meld a luxurious beach vacation with nightlife and revelry, this is a place you should definitely check out.
10. Cartagena (Colombia)
There’s just something gorgeous and chic about this Colombian beach destination that will make you feel like a celebrity.
When you see pictures of beautiful beachside resorts with overwater bungalows, you’re probably looking at the Maldives.
The old world meets the new in this island nation that’s just now enjoying a more open relationship with the West. Better get ahead of the trend!
You might not think of this country when it comes to luxury beach vacations, but that’s all set to change over the next few years. Get ahead of the trend!
There are some truly tremendous coastal lodges in Belize for having an intimate and refreshing beach vacation experience.
15. Ibiza (Spain)
You’ll be rubbing elbows with the rich and famous here while you’re checking out the beach by day and the dance scene by night.
Sure, you can have a beach vacation in Miami on the cheap; but if you do, then you’re simply not doing it right.
Here’s a place for your luxurious vacation where you can sample a culture that’s still largely unchanged by modern technological advancements.
If you visit, you’ll definitely want to book a stay at one of the many luxurious but small coastal lodges.
19. Galapagos Islands
An expensive destination due to the remoteness, you’re sure to be awed for the flora and fauna here…
20. Dalmatian Coast
Spanning Montenegro and Croatia, you’ll find everything from a buzzing nightlife to world-class shops and restaurants here.