Do you ever find yourself annoyed that most of the beaches you go to have noisy people and are often crowded with tourists? Worry not, here are 7 of the most hidden beaches across the globe. Be wary though, some of these beaches are remote and getting to them might be more of a challenge. However, if you’re one of those tourists that consider the journey as part of the destination, then you’re in a for a treat.
1. Lord Howe Island, Australia
The Lord Howe Island is a famed tourist destination that is only a 2-hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane. Visitors spend time on the island by doing a lot of activities such as day hikes, snorkeling, and hand feeding some of the indigenous species of fish found in Australia.
With regards to hotel accommodations, tourists can go to the Capella Lodge. The simple yet warm lodge rests atop Lover’s Bay, a perfect spot for couples on their honeymoon. Most tourists are also in for a treat as the most common way around the island is by going on a bicycle.
2. Ibo Island, Mozambique
With the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) protecting the Island as a world heritage site, tourists are in for the best experience of their life. Luscious covers and Sandbank Beaches became the best spot for visitors to spend their time here.
Even if its location is remote, Ibo Island is the most accessible island located in Quirimbas. For a luxurious stay, tourists are advised to stay in one of the nine rooms available at the Ibo Island Lodge. Although the cost for a single person is $335, the experience is well worth the money you paid.
3. Salema, Portugal
With just three hours south of Lisbon near Cape Sagres, the beach of Salema is breathtaking. Salema is a known fishing village in Portugal where its beach is between two steep mountain cliffs.
Although the Algarve coast has a lot of new high rises and buildings, Salema is virtually untouched, perfect for the tourists who want to “get away from it all.” For those who want to avoid the city, rooms are available for a small fee of $26. The cuisine is fantastic as people are in for a treat with production directly from the sea.
4. Koh Lanta, Thailand
When tourists talk about Thailand, Phuket always comes into mind. However, these are the most populated beaches for “foreign” beach goers. Koh Lanta offers a much more serene experience which is just an hour by van or speedboat from Phuket. The farther south a tourist gets, the more exotic the experience will be.
Visitors can do a broad range of activities from snorkeling to spending time with the locals in their authentic fishing villages. Time for Lime, a known destination for healthy meals, is an open-air restaurant where you can partake in cooking your food. The meals are good for two, costing $25.
5. Cirali Beach, Turkey
Home to the endangered loggerhead sea turtles, Cirali beach doubles as one of the most prime beaches for tourists. Although following strict conservation laws seem harsh for some tourists, the enforcers there promise that these rules won’t hamper an excellent experience.
Cirali Beach is also known for its unique cuisine. For guests, the taste and experience of having meals served directly from the sea is a unique way to try out the local menu. As for accommodation, The Canada hotel has wifi and has swimming pools. The hotel is also 8-10 minutes away from the beaches of the Azure Sea.
6. Canibad Beach, Philippines
To access the beaches of Canibad, one has to go to Samal Island, Upon reaching the island, enlist the services of “Habal-Habal” drivers to take you to Canibad. The trip to the “Garden City” takes around 30-40 minutes.
Canibad Beach composes of several resorts, each with different owners. The locals are very hospitable when it comes to tourists. Some even treat guests with exotic and delicious meals, all for free. Due to the white sand and clear waters, Canibad has the distinction of being the “The hidden Boracay of the South.”
7. Pyla-sur-Mer, France
The Dune of Pyla is a great spot for both tourists and hikers. The main reason for going to Pyla-sur-Mer, however, is the renowned La Co(o)rniche. A renovated hunting lodge remodeled to cater guests. The lodge faces the ocean and has a lot of luxury amenities such as wifi, hot baths, and pillowtop mattresses.
The ocean-view terrace restaurant also serves the most exquisite delicacies France has to offer, such as oysters and scallops. At night time, the restaurant doubles as a bar, where they serve mango mojitos to tourists who partake in nightlife activities.
Finding a beach isn’t that hard. People could just go to any beach nearby and enjoy the sun and surf with the crowds. Hidden beaches, however, are difficult to find. If one does manage to visit, the experience will surely be worthwhile. It’s not always every day that everyone gets to enjoy rare, exotic, and pristine beaches hidden all over the world.
Updated: May 16, 2017