Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. If you’re feeling burnt out and stressed, there is honestly no better remedy than quiet beach vacations. If you find the right destination, you can enjoy peace and quiet, unplug from social media, endless texts and business phone calls and let yourself truly unwind. Nothing soothes the soul quite like an empty beach and a blue ocean. How can anyone ever stay sad or stressed when sunbathing under a blue sky, with palm trees swaying above your head, snorkeling under tropical waves and sipping fresh coconuts? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite quiet beach getaways, secret spots on secluded islands dotted all over the world, where you can relax and reconnect with yourself.
Top 5 Ultimate Quiet Beach Getaways
Explore the best kept secrets when it comes to quiet beaches, with some of the most underrated destinations and up-and-coming locales around the world.
1. Ambergris Caye, Belize
This magical island has everything you could wish for when it comes to quiet beach getaways. White sandy beaches, check. Bathtub warm waters teeming with colorful tropical fish, check. Year round good weather, check. At Tranquility Bay for example, the resort is only accessible by a small private boat that will collect you from San Pedro on the mainland. If you’re looking for somewhere to truly unplug and relax, then this is it. Cabanas on the beach, world class diving mere meters away. Get a massage or spa treatment whilst listening to the sound of crashing waves and enjoy a tantalizing menu at the onsite restaurant that offers the choice of both local and international cuisine.
2. Inhambane Province, Mozambique
Located on the Southern Coast of Mozambique, the Inhambane Provinces is home to some stunning quiet beaches. Barra Beach in particular is a firm favorite for beautiful unpopulated beaches. The pristine sands, crystal clear waters and the surrounding lush tropical vegetation is sure to win anyone’s heart. You can even go for a night-time dip and experience the otherworldly glow of the bioluminescent plankton that inhabit the waters. Rustic bamboo huts are dotted along the coast in addition to luxury hotels, yet it retains an unbroken charm and a peaceful, uninterrupted atmosphere.
3. Dawei Peninsula, Myanmar
For the more adventurous souls looking to find somewhere truly remote, the Dawei Peninsula in Myanmar offers just that. For quiet beach vacations that are more or less hardly touched by mass tourism, this will be exactly what you’re looking for. In particular, Grandfather Beach, that sweeps across the blue empty waters is a truly beautiful spot to enjoy peace and quiet. The occasional hawker might come wandering over, carrying a basket of fruit on their head, but nothing in comparison to the likes of Thailand where you will be hassled every few minutes. Even on less than perfect sunny days, this beach is quite spectacular.
4. Laucala Island, Fiji
One of a small trio of islands to the east of Taveuni. The islands are actually privately owned and are exclusive to the Laucala Resort chain. This may put some people off, but if you’re looking for quiet beach getaways with a touch of luxury then this might appeal to you. It’s guaranteed that you will have no one bother you as you unwind on the sands of Laucala. This destination is truly picture perfect, with the impossibly blue sea in stark contrast to the lush green tropical vegetation that surrounds it. The resort is constructed of multiple rustic yet luxurious wooden huts, and the main resort is home to stunning glass pool for those that aren’t in love with salt water swims.
5. Elafonisi, Crete
The Grecian island of Crete is another wonderful destination to think of when considering quiet beach vacations. Elafonisi is a protected nature reserve, so you can bet that it’s pristine. The turquoise waters lap on a white sandy shore, and if the tide is out, you can walk across a spit of sand that connects the island to the mainland. This small island is home to rare plants and loggerhead turtles that like to spend time in the lagoon. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects of Elafonisi that sets it apart from other quiet beach getaways is its pink hued sand. The sand is made up of hundreds of small, pink shells that make the whole beach appear a candy floss color.
We hope you enjoyed our post on the best destinations for the quiet beach vacations, with the best and most secluded beaches from around the world.
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