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  • Writer's pictureJulie Prusak

Beautiful Beaches to Consider for Your Next Luxury Vacation

When it comes to luxury vacations, nothing compares to relaxing on a beautiful private or remote beach. And while white sand beaches are often the most popular, other stunning options exist. In this post, we'll explore some of the world's most beautiful black sand, pink sand, and white sand beaches, along with some of the luxury resorts near those beaches.


Black Sand Beaches

Black sand beaches are formed when volcanic minerals and lava fragments are eroded and broken down over time, resulting in small black particles of sand. These beaches are often found in areas with volcanic activity and can be quite stunning. Here are a few of the most beautiful black sand beaches in the world:


Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland

Located on Iceland's south coast, Reynisfjara Beach is known for its unique black sand, towering basalt columns, and crashing waves. Nearby, you can also visit the Dyrhólaey arch and spot puffins and other seabirds.


Kamari Beach, Santorini, Greece

Kamari Beach is one of the most popular beaches in Santorini, with its striking black sand, crystal clear waters, and stunning views of the nearby mountain of Mesa Vouno. There are plenty of luxury resorts nearby, including the Andronis Concept Wellness Resort and the Cavo Bianco Resort.


Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Hawaii, USA

Located in Wai'anapanapa State Park, this beach is surrounded by lush green vegetation and is famous for its black sand and rugged coastline. If you're looking for a luxurious place to stay, check out the Travaasa Hana hotel, which is located nearby.


Pink Sand Beaches


Pink sand beaches are formed when tiny coral insects, called foraminifera, die and leave behind their pink shells, which mix with the sand and give the beach its unique hue. Here are a few of the most beautiful pink sand beaches in the world:


Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda

This stunning beach in Bermuda is known for its crystal clear waters and soft, pink sand. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. There are plenty of luxury resorts nearby, including the Fairmont Southampton and the Rosewood Bermuda.


Pink Beach, Komodo Island, Indonesia

Located in Komodo National Park, Pink Beach is one of the few places in the world where you can see pink sand. The beach is surrounded by turquoise waters and is a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. If you're looking for a luxurious place to stay, check out the Ayana Komodo Resort.


Elafonisi Beach, Crete, Greece

Elafonisi Beach is famous for its pink sand, crystal clear waters, and stunning natural scenery. The beach is located on the southwestern coast of Crete and is a popular spot for both tourists and locals. Nearby, you can find luxury resorts like the Domes of Elounda and the Cavo Spada Luxury Resort & Spa.

White Sand Beaches


White sand beaches are the most common type of beach, but that doesn't mean they're any less stunning. Here are a few of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world:


Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach is consistently rated as one of the best beaches in the world, with its soft, powdery white sand and crystal-clear waters. The beach is surrounded by luxury resorts, including the Gansevoort Turks + Caicos and the Seven Stars Resort & Spa.


Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles

is one of the most photographed beaches in the world

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is known for its pristine white sand and pristine turquoise waters. The beach stretches for 7 km and is surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. The luxury resorts in the area include the InterContinental Hayman Island Resort and the One&Only Hayman Island.


Matira Beach, Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Matira Beach is a stunning white sand beach located on the southern end of Bora Bora island. The beach is surrounded by turquoise waters and is the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. Some of the luxury resorts on the beach include the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, the Four Seasons Bora Bora and the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa.

There are many beautiful beaches around the world that offer stunning scenery and luxurious accommodations. Whether you prefer the unique beauty of black sand or pink sand beaches or the classic allure of white sand beaches, there is a beach out there that will meet your every desire.

When it comes to songs about beaches, there are many to choose from, but one of the most iconic is "Kokomo" by the Beach Boys. This classic tune takes you on a musical journey to a tropical paradise where the sun is always shining, and the sand is warm. As the lyrics go, "Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, we'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band." It's the perfect song to get you in the mood for a luxurious beach vacation.


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