Daydreaming of hot, sandy beaches? Us too! There may be a few months of cold, dark winter still ahead, but in our heads we’re drifting off to warmer climes. Paradise beach escapes where the air whispers of heat, the sea glitters and a Pina Colada is never more than a short walk away! Reality, of course, is that we’re at our desks. But a girl can dream, right? To help spur the imagination, we’re sharing 7 gorgeous paradise beach escapes – the places we’d love to be lazing around on right now.
Have a browse of our paradise beach escapes and imagine yourself far, far away!
7 Stunning Paradise Beach Escapes
We struggled to narrow it down, but here are our top 7 pieces of paradise.
Tortuga Bay, Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands
Translating as ‘Turtle Bay’, Tortuga is a true paradise beach escape. Vibrant green cacti and palm trees meet golden sands – and the huge, black iguanas might take you by surprise at first, but are utterly fascinating to watch. Keep an eye out for the sea turtles that give this paradise island its name.
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays, Australia
Every bit of the Whitsundays is pure paradise. Deep aqua water sparkles in the blazing sun, studded with beautiful remote islands perfect for pottering around on. Whitehaven is one of the largest beaches – the rumour is that the sand is so fine you could polish diamonds in it. To be honest though, we were much more concerned with checking out its beauty and taking a dip in the water (in our very sexy jellyfish-protective Stinger Suits…ahem).
Grand Baie, Mauritius
There’s a huge wealth of public beaches in Mauritius – you can pull up at the side of the road, hop out and in seconds be on a little piece of paradise. Grand Baie is one of our favourites, dotted with pretty fishing boats and great for people-watching.
Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona, Spain
A flat white beach on the edge of a buzzing city, filled with fabulous bars, delicious tapas and reasonably-priced cold beer. Yes please!
Tayrona National Park, Colombia
Home to the highest coastal range in the world, the view from the top is well worth the climb – sandy paths, lush rainforest and brooding skies. Gorgeous.
Boracay Beach, Philippines
Known as the beach capital of the Philippines, Boracay is everything we look for in a paradise beach escape. Perfect for sun-worshippers and watersports’ lovers alike!
Phi Phi Island, Thailand
No list of paradise beach escapes would be complete without an honourable mention of Thailand’s stunning beaches and islands. Ever since Leo appeared on The Beach we’ve all been lusting after its deep turquoise waters and lush green vegetation. Pure bliss!
So there you have it – the paradise beach escapes we’ll be daydreaming of throughout the winter months.
Where’s your favourite paradise beach escape? Share with us @tweetjanes.