Top 10 Beaches

Imagine this: it is mid-winter, it’s freezing cold outside and you are working through the mid-week grind. All you want is just to go somewhere warm where you can relax, with a cocktail in hand, and unwind. Lucky for you, you can! We have compiled a list of some of the best beaches around the world, some just a hop away, others further away, but all beautiful, sunny, and most importantly, relaxing.

10. The Gili Islands, Bali (Indonesia)

The Gili Islands are a boat-ride away from the main island of Bali. Bali is known for it’s crazy nightlife, beautiful beach, and cheap resorts. The Gili Islands are nearby and similar, but much less touristy and way more serene. It isn’t anywhere near as busy as the beaches on Bali, so they are much better kept: white sand and blue waters. What else could you want?

9. Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre (Italy)

The Cinque Terre is an area with five beautiful villages which are walking distance from one another in Northern Italy. There is much to say about Italy itself, or even just this area, but the most spectacular part of the Cinque Terre are their beaches. Walking along them – some at the edge of the villages – you can see the beautiful colored houses against the backdrop of large cliffs. The beach itself is vibrant, especially during summer. The Cinque Terre is a must for any adventurer.

8. Wineglass Bay, Tasmania (Australia)

Wineglass Bay is aptly named. Its water is clear, smooth and flat. It is surrounded by the beautiful ‘Tassie’ landscape. Just to get there you are forced to see the beautiful views. This is a must-see for everyone. If you manage to get down to the beach itself, which isn’t so easy, you will have the beach practically to yourself. It is at the end of the world, so very few travellers manage to get all the way down to Tasmania. Once there, still fewer have the chance to hit the beach. If you’re up for a challenge well worth the while, head down to Wineglass Bay.

7. Seven Mile Beach, The Cayman Islands

The Seven Mile Beach is an award-winning beach. It is exactly what you would imagine when thinking of Caribbean perfection. White sands, blue seas, and palm trees scattered here and there. It is the ultimate paradise. The Cayman Islands are very accessible from the U.S., so you really don’t have an excuse not to go (unless you’re not from the U.S. of course!). So, what are you waiting for?

6. Koh Samet Beach, Thailand

Koh Samet Beach is on a small island off the coast off Thailand. You can’t get there easily by car, but you can fly. Once you are there though you are in for a real treat. It is the perfect place for snorkelling, as the waters are clear and shallow. You are on a white-sand beach against the backdrop of the beautiful Thai scenery. You can get massages, kayaks and delicious Thai food either on the beach itself, or just a short walk away. True serenity!

5. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Copacabana Beach is in central Rio de Janeiro. It is lively. There is action. There are people. At Copacabana Beach there is always something happening; music, sports, events. This is one of the most known, yet fun and exciting beaches in the world! You can lie down in the beautiful Brazilian sun with Sugarloaf Mountain in the background. You can treat yourself to one of the world-famous Brazilian waxes. You can join in in one of the many sports being played (volleyball and soccer are the most popular). You can spend hours or even days enjoying Copacabana and really soaking up all that is Brazil.

4. Bondi Beach, Sydney (Australia)

Bondi Beach. Bondi Beach is at the heart of Sydney. It is a relatively small beach, but it is glorious. Tourists mix with locals. Surfers mix with sunbathers. Young mix with old. This is the ultimate beach for any time of person. Whether you are young and single, you will meet new people. Whether you are with a partner, you will relax. Whether you are with a group of friends, you will have adventures. Whether you are a family, you will enjoy delicious ice-cream at one of the many shops at Bondi. Bondi Beach is truly a magical place that everyone can enjoy!

3. South Beach, Miami (USA)

South Beach in Miami is known for, well, Miami. Miami has a great amount of cultures all mixing and matching, and nowhere is it more felt than at South Beach. South beach is where everyone goes: tourists and locals alike. There is awesome nightlife, amazing food, salsa dancing, and of course, beach volleyball. The beach stretches out for miles all along the island it’s on, with people everywhere. The vibe at South Beach is tantalizing. It is a mere 30 minutes away from the airport, and it is a must-do in Miami. No excuses – time to fly!

2. Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands are located in the Eastern part of the Caribbean. It is always warm, and always tranquil. Grace bay is known to be the best beach in all of the Turks and Caicos. The water color is aqua green. The sand is pure white. You can snorkel there. You can dive there. You can relax there. And you can be at true peace. It is the ultimate get-away destination for any occasion. You will not regret it.

1. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland (Australia)

Whitehaven Beach is tranquillity defined. Whitehaven Beach is located off the sunny Queensland coast in Australia, in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. It is the ultimate place for snorkeling and diving. Fish come right up to you. If you’re lucky, you might even see a turtle! If you’re not into snorkeling or diving, you will be quite content just sitting on the beach, with a book in hand, surrounded by the waves crashing against the sand. It is very remote, so very few people get the chance to go there. If you are one of the lucky ones, the beach will be quiet, calm, and spectacularly amazing. This is an absolute bucket list must-do.

If these beaches have gotten you in the mood to get out of your hustle and bustle, you can contact Charterwind per email on or you can call us on +1-844-FLY-WIND (359-9463). You will not regret visiting these beaches!