10 Sexy Beach Vacations of the Rich and Famous
Pack your bathing suit, your most potent sunscreen, and little else if you're headed to one of these celebrated sexy beach hot spots.
By Jackie Middleton from Reader's Digest Canada
Palmizana, Hvar, Croatia
When you’re chosen by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler as the 8th
best island in Europe, you better unfurl the celebrity welcome mat. Quickly gaining a reputation as the party HQ for the rich and famous—Prince Harry, Giorgio Armani, Beyoncé and Jay-Z whooped it up here—Hvar is ready for its close-up. You'll rub shoulders with incognito celebs, VIPs, and
island hoppers and discover why Lonely Planet named Hvar one of its top
destinations for 2012. The south side beach of Parmizana in
particular boasts non-stop sunshine, enticing sugar-hued sand, and a
fashionable, nubile crowd.
Paradise Beach, Mykonos Island, Greece
Meet the beach with a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde complex. Underneath the
midday sun, families build sand castles and splash amidst the rolling
surf. But don’t let this daytime serenity fool you. Come cocktail hour,
this Greek coastal paradise cranks up the heat to sizzling party
proportions. The family-friendly vibe evaporates with an invasion of
dancers, DJs, and R-rated pleasure-seekers. Mykonos’ Paradise Beach erupts with loud music, flowing alcohol, and a clientele that prefers partying with as few clothes as possible.
Las Salinas Beach, Ibiza, Spain
Say “hola” to Ibiza,
where the world’s most glamorous party people come to frolic. Las
Salinas Beach, the southern stretch of the island, attracts professional
soccer players, stunning models, and A-list celebrities—a sexy, wealthy
crowd who live to carouse 24-7 on the white sandy shore. Exclusive bars
and restaurants set the hedonistic tone with unlimited cocktails,
banging tunes, and flirty patrons.
The Baths, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
Couples seeking a seductive escape with an air of decorum can reignite their passion on the island of Virgin Gorda.
The Baths, a discreet hideaway of sandy beaches and gently lapping
water, is embraced by an assortment of towering granite slabs. These
standing stones create concealed grottos and intimate coves—the
perfect setting for an amorous tryst away from prying eyes.
Lover's Beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
True to its name, Lover’s Beach is an intimate destination that is best shared with someone special.
Hidden behind enormous rock formations, this Baja Peninsula cove is only
reachable by boat. While the beach’s picturesque beauty is hard to
resist, underwater currents on its Pacific Ocean side behave like a
scorned lover—unpredictable and dangerous. Instead, visitors should
explore the beach’s Sea of Cortez side and its aura of secluded
perfection. The water here is warm, calm and inviting; it's a tempting
locale for a sexy seaside romp.
Copacabana, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
Welcome to a world where microscopic swimwear is a must: Brazil’s famous Copacabana Beach
is an exhibitionist’s haven. Women dare to
bear in dental-floss bikinis, while their male counterparts cavort in
thongs that leave little to the imagination. This steamy playground attracts body-confident souls who like to soak up the sun, and flash the flesh. The
sexual energy here is palpable, although surprisingly, topless bathing is
strictly prohibited. But as the adage suggests, isn’t it better to
leave something to the imagination?
Tahiti Beach, Saint-Tropez, France
No one does French Riviera decadence like Tahiti Beach.
Here the glitterati not only let their hair down, but also drop their
bathing suits too. Topless and nude jet setters mix with wide-eyed
tourists keen to experience the beach made famous by 1950s silver screen
vixen, Brigitte Bardot. Vacationers seeking a hedonistic free-for-all
flock to this Cote d’Azur hot spot to sunbathe without tan lines and
indulge in the celebrity lifestyle. Private yachts bob up and down on
the sparkling Mediterranean, while the beautiful people primp, pose, and
sip cocktails on their beach lounge chairs.
South Beach, Miami, Florida
If you’re seeking the American equivalent of the French Riviera, look no further than South Beach.
This exquisite getaway has everything: chic boutiques, trendy
restaurants, exclusive nightclubs, and stunning Art Deco architecture.
Drawing a jaw-dropping mix of models, Hollywood favorites, and
musicians, it’s the place to see and be seen. The non-stop party
atmosphere accessorized with gorgeous bathing beauties—of both sexes—makes South Beach the hottest American waterfront destination year
Snapper Rocks, Gold Coast, Australia
Got a thing for scantily clad, sun-kissed surfers? If your
heart is set on a beach-bound romance with a sexy tanned surfer, Snapper
Rocks is your dream destination. Hugging the southern-most tip of the 35 mile-long Australian Gold Coast, Snapper Rocks
oozes surfer sex appeal. In the heat of the Aussie sun, the vibe is
sultry and flirty. Teasing their land-locked admirers, guys and gals
skim across sky-high waves in a sensual dance of seaside supremacy.
Saline Beach, Saint-Barthelemy, Caribbean
This French-Caribbean isle serves as a carefree locale and hedonistic getaway for wealthy vacationers, with 22 beaches to thrill and titillate. For the crème de la crème of seashore
sensuality try Saline Beach. With its secluded location—a winding
footpath leads to its unspoiled delights—Saline Beach is an oasis of
turquoise-hued water and welcoming sand dunes. A certain je ne sais quoi
hangs in the air, urging visitors to shed their inhibitions—cheeky
beach goers are often spotted taking a dip in the tides ‘au naturel.’