Whitest Beaches in the World

It is everyone’s tropical vacation fantasy – relaxing on a stretch of pristine white-sand beach, lapped by azure waters and shaded by gently waving palm fronds from the golden sunshine blazing down from a cloudless sky. Sugary white beaches are a holiday idyll which never fail to enchant and enthral; and if you’re planning an unforgettable seaside break and want to know just where the absolute whitest beaches can be found then you have come to the right place!


Some of the snowiest white beaches on the planet can be found in the Maldives, a breath-taking archipelago of 1,102 islands surrounded by the sparkling waves of the Indian Ocean. Thanks to their incredible beaches, unspoilt coral reefs and world-class diving spots, the Maldives attract many tourists each year and have become a highly popular honeymoon spot. It doesn’t matter which island you pick for your holiday destination, you are sure to be impressed by the beauty of the sands and glittering blue waters.

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Bora Bora

This stunning island in French Polynesia is ringed by pristine white beaches lapped by the waters of a crystalline lagoon. The most popular beach on the island is also the largest; Matira, a dazzling swathe of milk-white sand fringed with palm trees where tourists flock to take advantage of the exhilarating water sports on offer, or just to sunbathe and enjoy a scenic stroll along the shoreline. Thanks to the water conditions, the coral reef and lagoon off Matira Point also offers unbeatable diving and snorkelling opportunities; you could even try swimming with dolphins for a truly unforgettable Bora Bora holiday experience.


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You might not instantly conjure up images of endless white sand beaches when you think of Cambodia, but this breathtakingly beautiful country boasts some of the most amazing beaches in the region. Particularly stunning is the south-western shoreline of Koh Rong, which stretches away as far as the eye can see for a grand total of 5km, and Sokha Beach in Sihanoukville, which is privately owned by the 5 star Sokha Beach Resort – though a small portion of the beach is also open to the public. Stretching for over a kilometre, this wide stretch of powder-soft sand is sure to be irresistible, and is home to a collection of upmarket restaurants and bars in case you happen to feel peckish in between swimming and sunbathing.

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The Seychelles

This archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean is renowned for its pristine beaches, many of which are utterly unspoiled and serene, with no tourists in sight. Reputedly the most spectacular is Anse Source d’Argent on the island of La Digue. With its icing-sugar sands, backed by weathered granite boulders and lush tropical vegetation, this beach is guaranteed to take your breath away and leave you feeling as if you had stumbled into a little slice of paradise here on Earth. Stretch out on the virginal white sand, paddle in the crystalline waters of the lagoon and enjoy plenty of incredible photo opportunities on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

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The Whitsundays are a collection of 74 picturesque islands located in the South Pacific, off the coast of Australia. They are known for their mesmerising scenery and incredible beaches but one beach in particular has captured the imagination of holidaymakers and photographers from across the globe – and that beach is the aptly named Whitehaven. This award-winning 7km stretch of blazing white sand can be found on the largest island, Whitsunday. The sand on this beach is so milky white it could almost blind you, and is further enhanced by the glittering blue waves which gently caress the shore, and by the overarching blue skies and backdrop of low green hills. It is no exaggeration to say that the mind-blowingly beautiful beach of Whitehaven is guaranteed to be any beach bum’s idea of heaven.

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