Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Part of the Virgin Islands National Park, one of the most popular activities is snorkeling the 225-yard-long underwater trail of reefs. It’s a good spot to try your hand at underwater photography, as there are plenty of colorful fish and reef.
Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi Ley, Thailand
This beach was made popular by the book The Beach by Alex Garland (and turned into a movie of the same name that starred Leonardo Di Caprio). The beach is gorgeous and attracts many tourists; get here early to beat the crowds. It’s located in the Phi Phi archipelago, in the Strait of Malacca in Thailand.
Pig Beach, Big Major Cay, Bahamas
This beach attracts tourists from around the world because it’s populated by a group of feral pigs. The unique wildlife of Pig Beach makes it one of the best beaches in the world, though human visitors may not be best for the pigs’ habitat. The island is located in Exuma, in the Bahamas and is uninhabited (outside the pigs, that is).