There’s nothing quite like the sun stretching its arms open to you, the white sand squishing between your toes and crystal clear water inside of a lagoon. The beach is a pretty magical place, and when it’s in the tropical warm waters of the Indian Ocean, with a reef that is teeming with spectacular and unique sea life, it is even more of a gem.
If you’re a sunseeker, here are five dream destinations to check out if you need to scratch your beach itch in 2020.
The islands of Maldives are famous for their over the water bungalows, but there is so much more to this South Asian island chain than its accommodations. Bora Bora is probably the most widely recognized of this sovereign island nation, but all the beaches are spectacular.
Each island is surrounded by a lagoon, with crystal clear waters that are home to a stunning reef that is full of interesting animals, including a large population of sea turtles. Look for Maldives packages from Dubai when you’re in the UAE.
The beaches of this East African nation boast powdery white sand and varying shades of crystal blue waters. Each beach is unique and every shore line has its own characteristics, from palms, to rugged cliffs and rocks.
This island chain has excellent weather year round, with temperatures not straying far from 30 degrees Celsius. If scuba diving or snorkeling is on your itinerary, Seychelles will not disappoint. There are hawksbill turtles to see as well as a diverse sea population.
This Caribbean island is warm and breathtaking. One of the island’s coolest and most interesting highlights is its pink sand beaches.
The water is warm and a translucent turquoise that is rich with sea life, which makes it perfect for diving. You can even get a little cliff jumping in if you’re feeling adventurous. When you leave the beach, there are plenty of sites to see.
Bali is an Indonesian tropical paradise with a people that are warm and friendly. The beaches in Bali are amazing. It’s no wonder Bali is called “The Island of the Gods.”
If you’re into surfing, Bali has some pretty epic waves to ride. And if you’re looking to soak up some sun, the average daytime temperature stays close to 32 degrees year round. It’s quiet and serene and has breathtaking sunrises and sunsets.
Zanzibar is an island off the coast of Tanzania. Known as, “The Spice Island,” for its abundance of spices, from clove to black pepper and more. The beaches here are surrounded by deep hued turquoise waters that are a sight to behold when the tide goes out. You’ll find some of the best beaches Zanzibar has to offer on the eastern side of the island.
Whether you’re traveling strictly for the beaches, or you plan to venture out a little and soak in some of the culture of any of these island paradises, you will not be disappointed. Fun in the sun is guaranteed.