13 Most Photogenic Beaches in the World
These jaw-dropping stretches of sand will make you want to book your next vacation pronto!
Cala Deia, Mallorca, Spain
Beneath villas built into the cliffs on the west coast of Mallorca, Cala Deia feels like your own private slice of heaven, featuring clear waters and rock pools. You can reach the beach by car, where there is a small parking lot. You can also park in the village of Deia and walk down the road.
Stay: After a day at the beach, head back up to the village of Deia, checking into the luxurious Belmond La Residencia.
Eat: The beach is served by two delicious restaurants dishing up fresh seafood and traditional Mallorca food. Ca’s Patro March, for instance, serves fish caught that morning by the local fishermen.
Do: Active folks will love the plentiful opportunities to snorkel, dive, kayak and climb. Walking along the cliffs and the surrounding landscapes and climbing up the former pirate tower are also popular activities.
Camilo Beach, Lagos, Portugal
A beautiful beach located near the lively town of Lagos in the Algarve, this beach is reached via 200 wooden steps that lead down to a sheltered, sandy cove that’s divided by ochre-colored rocks. Get from one to the other via a hand-dug tunnel.
Stay: Boutique Hotel Vivenda Miranda is perched atop a cliff overlooking the Atlantic, surrounded by chirping birds, lush trees, and a sweet sea breeze. You don’t even have to leave the resort with all its amenities, including a spa, restaurant, and pool, but the beaches and quaint town are worth a visit.
Eat: Located on Camilo Beach, Restaurante Camilo offers a lively atmosphere and a menu based on traditional Algarve cuisine, so prepare for fun and lots of fresh fish!
Do: Walk the winding cobblestone streets of downtown Lagos, zipping in and out of various bars, boutiques, and specialty shops. Surfing is another big attraction within the area.
Dreamland Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Located on the Bukit peninsula on the island of Bali, Indonesia, this once-hidden cove has become a favorite among sun seekers and surfers. Here you’ll find one of the most photogenic beaches in the world within a buzzing atmosphere of resorts, small shops, and beach shack cafés.
Stay: The Mulia & Mulia Villas in Nusa Dua is one of the most sought-after and revered lodging options in Bali.
Eat: For a fancy feel with a bird’s eye view of the ocean from a cliff, check out El Kabron at sunset.
Do: Book a private tour that will take you to splendors like the Uluwatu temple at sunset, where you can watch the sacred Kecak Fire Dance. Next, don’t miss these 10 beaches with the clearest water in the world.