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20 Sep

Luxury Beach Vacation Destinations Worth Discovering

Top 7 Luxurious Beach Vacation Destinations for 2019

You deserve a vacation. An escape from unbearably chilly winter days to white sandy beaches, warm sun and refreshing clear ocean water.  Before you plan your much-needed vacation, keep reading to uncover our picks for the seven best luxurious beach vacation destinations of 2019.

1. Koh Samui, Thailand

Koh Samui, nestled in the Gulf of Thailand, is the second-largest island in Thailand. This island is known for its crystal clear water, fine white sand, and deserted beaches you can explore.

Koh Samui Luxury Beach Vacations

Relax as you sunbathe while sipping a refreshing cocktail under the palm trees. Connect with your spirituality by visiting a local Buddist temple. Or take a load off by letting it all go at a spa.

This destination is popular for the Brits as it’s an easy flight from the UK. Once you figure out the flight, this destination is incredibly affordable. Koh Samui lets you live luxuriously on a modest budget, allowing you to travel for a fraction of the budget compared to a vacation in the states or Europe.

Koh Samui is also known as Samui Island is a melting pit for travelers. Here you’ll find backpackers on a budget looking for beachside bungalows for a month or two, to the wealthy jet-setter looking to casually drop by a villa or luxury resort.

Koh Samui is unique compared to the rest of Thailand islands because of its mass appeal that provides a relaxed atmosphere for all.

2. Barbados

On this eastern Caribbean island, you’ll find botanical gardens, beaches, caves, and a unique culture all in this sophisticated holiday destination. Here you can sip a tropical drink as you watch the waves roll in. Or maybe you get up early and walk through the lush vegetation to watch the sunrise on the Farley Hill Ruins.

Barbados Luxury Beach Vacations

This is a vacation destination for celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow to families looking for luxurious villas to spacious stunning kid-friendly hotels. If you’d like to experience Barbados like the rich and famous, or maybe you realize traveling is expensive with your large family, consider online installment loans.

Aside from its sunkissed beaches, Barbados is also known for its friendly people, British roots, and of course, it’s shining star, Rhianna. While this charming island in the Caribbean might be small in size, it draws in travelers from the elite to backpackers.

3. Maui

This large island is part of the Hawaiian archipelago. It’s known for it’s Haleakala National Park which sprawls to encompass the island’s highest peak, of the volcanic Haleakala.

Maui Beach Vacation

Here you can explore the waterfalls and pools of ‘Ohe’o Gulch. Access this destination as you ride down the picturesque Hana highway.

Maui is known for its 30 miles of breathtaking beaches. Take a walk on the unique black sand beaches or the golden-crescent Kapalua. Kapalua is sheltered from rough currents with its lava-rock promontories, which make for serene and calm waters.

4. Fiji

Over 300 islands make up the nation that is Fiji in the South Pacific Ocean, where the happiest people on earth call home. And we can see why.  Imagine captivating coral reefs, pristine palm tres, and hidden bays. While the flight is a long haul, it’s worth it for the tranquility.

Fiji Luxury Beach Vacation

Here you can take a break from the beach and get lost in the rainforests, where you can watch waterfalls and marvel and the vast wildlife. Fiji is known for its private luxurious islands with all-inclusive resorts, culinary destination, top spas, and it’s great outdoors.

Fiji’s pristine crystal-clear ocean and white sand beaches provide the perfect vacation destination for honeymooners, divers, families or just those looking to get away from it all. There are non-stop flights to Fiji from Honolulu, Los Angeles, and San Francisco from Fiji Airways.

5. Riviera Maya

Located on the Yucatán Peninsula in the northeast of Mexico, this Caribbean coastline stretches along the Northeastern peninsula. This 80 mile stretch from the Punta Allen peninsula to Tulum is what’s known as the Rivera Maya. Come here for the turquoise sea, powder-fine sand and to explore Mayan civilizations.

Famous for its ancient Mayan ruins, long beaches, fishing villages, various wellness retreats, and all-inclusive resorts. And of course the Instagram destination of Tulum, perched above a white sand beach. This is a destination for yoga retreats and all-inclusive resorts.

6. The Maldives

This tropical paradise is a nation made up of over 1,000 coral islands. Located in the Indian Ocean, it’s known for it’s sheltered blue lagoon, white sand beaches, and breathtaking reefs.

Maldives Luxury Beach Vacations

Here fish swim happily in the Indian Ocean’s warm waters. The weather is always a dream, and the rays of the sun gently kiss your skin.

The Maldives also has a stretch of sea that’s bioluminescent. This means its water is lit up year-round.

Another reason the Maldives is a great destination is just about every resort in this nation is on its own island. So if you’ve dreamed of going off to a remote island, this can happen here.

7. Sri Lanka

This is a large island located south of India, between India and Southeast Asia. It’s known for its long coastline stretches and rich culture. This is home to many UNESCO World Heritage sites due to it’s over two thousand years of history.

Sri Lanka is also the home to the world’s oldest living human planted tree. Explore Sri Lankan and you will find flavorful local cuisine, tons of friendly elephants, timeless ruins, friendly locals, endless beaches, delicious tea, and fascinating trains, not to mention, cheap prices.

You will find culture, history, and beauty all in this destination almost feels like it’s been right under our noses this whole time. But now this country is quickly becoming an attraction to more and more people who are captivated by this island’s charm.

Book Your Vacation Today 

Now that you know about these luxurious beach vacation destinations, book your trip today.  You deserve to relax, get off the grid and take in these stunning beaches. For more travel tips, be sure to check out our blog.