Luxury Beaches: While any day at the beach is considered a day well spent, an afternoon at one of our favorite beaches certainly takes rank. After scouring the sands of beaches near and far, we've compiled a list of the world's top ten sexiest beaches.
First on the list is El Cortecito, a world-renowned beach located on the shores of the Dominican Republic. With its white sand spread over 1,000 miles, El Cortecito is an ideal locale for any discerning traveler. Being a heavily trafficked tourist destination, El Cortecito offers plenty of fine resorts, dining options and watersport activities.
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And when in Rome...or the Dominican Republic in this case, Las Terrenas Beach is a must on the itinerary. Accessed only by one of two mountain roads, Las Terrenas provides a scenic and superlative exploration influenced by Mediterranean lifestyle. Also nearby you will find the popular Playa Bonita and Playa Las Balleras.
We couldn't help but add just one more Dominican Republic beach to the list. The Punta Cana region consists of Cap Cana, Punta Cana, Cabeza de Toro, Bavaro, El Cortecito, Arena Gorda, Macao and Uvero Alto. Like El Cortecito and Las Terrenas, Punta Cana features large all-inclusive resorts catering to families, couples, and thrill seekers. There are endless caves, mangroves and private beaches just waiting to be explored.
It is no surprise that the African Seychelles has earned a spot on the list, but it is the island of La Digue, which truely grabs our attention. La Digue is the fourth largest island in the Seychelles and is considered by many to be the most beautiful with its exotic vegetation, sparkling sands, and turquoise tide.
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Add a dash of spice and head south of the equator to Puerto Rico's Rincon Beach. With a climate comparable to that of Miami, Rincon Beach boasts rolling green hills, which overlook glistening gold beaches. Whether your first language is English or Spanish-which are both widely spoken-there's no denying Rincon Beach is muy caliente.
Believe it or not, Ibiza's Playa d'en Bossa is known for much more than drawing swarms of springbreakers each year. As the longest beach on the island, Playa d'en Bossa offers a myriad of family entertainment and its choppy swell makes for a lively day in the water. However, if your intentions are to experience the wild side of Ibiza's nightlife circuit, your best bet is to make your travel plans for mid-June through the end of September. What's more, you can achieve a golden glow without any unsightly tan lines as Playa d'en Bossa is known for being a topless beach.
Keeping with the Latin vibe, Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro is a longtime favorite with its less-than-bashful bikini-clad beachcombers. Many travelers flock to Brazil's Cococabana Beach; however if you're looking for something a little more upscale, the world-renowned Ipanema Beach is definitely the way to go. When it comes to acceptance of one's sexual orientation, Ipanema Beach is considered more liberal than most and has consequently been dubbed "the gay beach."
For a more intimate escape, Shoal Bay West, situated next to Anguilla's Maunday Bay, offers a private beach fringed with palms and blanketed with exotic shells.
Whoever said going down under refers strictly to kangaroos and wallabies has surely never been to Australia's Bondi Beach. With its larger-than-life waves, Bondi Beach attracts throngs of sexy surfers from near and far. Next time you're in the outback expand your horizons and venture on down to Sydney's world-renowned Bondi Beach.
What could be sexier than a beach surrounded entirely by crystal clear, blue water? The Maldives, an island clustered with thousands of tropical isles, is known for its premiere diving, coral reefs and bespoke resorts. With nothing but the vast Indian Ocean in the distance, Vaagali Island is the perfect locale for any exotic holiday.
For LxM Christina Stewart