The days are getting longer, the temp is getting higher…and a trip to the beach easily comes to mind. Plus, it’s good for you!
Did you know that vitamin D boosts your immune system, reduces depression and helps keep your wieght in check?
Not to mention, you can get a free dose directly from sunshine!
So, though I am not a medical professional, I highly recommend you visit one of these top beach vacation destinations around the world, as recommended by expert travel bloggers.
Whitsundays, North Queensland
Efia – Effy Talks Life
One of the best beach locations I’ve been to in the world has to be The Whitsundays in North Queensland. Not just one beach, but hundreds complete with powdery white sand occupy this collection of over 74 picturesque islands. While just visiting the islands is an adventure in and of itself you also have the chance to snorkel among an impressive variety of marine life.
Shop around for a boat tour that most suits your interests, whether that’s lounging in the sun and working on your tan or diving beneath the surface for a whole different perspective on the world.
The Islas del Rosario, Colombia
Dale – Wander Her Way
The Islas del Rosario have some of the prettiest beaches in the world. This tiny island archipelago is located off the coast of Colombia, approximately one hour from Cartagena by boat.
Visiting the Islas del Rosario is the perfect day trip from Cartagena if you want to get away from the city for a little while. You can enjoy warm, crystal-clear Caribbean water, soft white sand, and lush tropical foliage in a quiet, serene setting. Seafood fans will love the Islas del Rosario, where local fishermen will pull up in their boats and sell extremely fresh lobster and shellfish. This laid back beach is truly the perfect Caribbean paradise.
Talalla Beach, Sri Lanka
Flo – Yoga Wine Travel
Talalla Beach in southern Sri Lanka is a pristine beach that stretches along for more than a kilometer. During the early mornings, you can watch the local fishermen row their boats out to sea, and occasionally turtles come to shore in the early evenings to lay their eggs!
The sand-bottom beach and warm Indian Ocean makes it a great place to swim for beginner to intermediate swimmers, but it’s important to watch out for rip currents and shore break.
Though the most popular time to visit this part of Sri Lanka is from November to February, you can actually travel here year-round as the so-called “rainy season” is extremely manageable with spurts of showers in the late afternoons and evenings.
Sarah – Borders and Bucket Lists
It’s no secret that Oahu has some of the best beaches in the world. After all, both the famed Waikiki Beach and the stunning Lanikai Beach are on this island.