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Bali’s 11 Incredible Beach Retreat!

Thinking beaches? Think Bali!

The salty air, the crystal clear water, the bewildering aura of the beaches in Bali is what makes it so peculiar. Sandy and I visited a lot of beaches in Bali and there ain’t one which failed to surprise us. From the moment we landed in Bali to the moment we visited Kelingking beach, we couldn’t help but fall in love. The best part about beaches in Bali is that it provides a safe haven for those looking for peace and tranquility to get away from their mundane life.

Let me take you guys through 11 of the best beaches in Bali that Sandy and I visited on our last trip.

Hopefully, these might help you too!

SANUR BEACH

 

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Sanur beach greets you with super gorgeous Jukung fishing boats! Sanur’s friendly and serene aura has been and continues to attract tourists from all over the world. We were extremely mesmerised by the sunset sky. It was the most magical moment we experienced in Bali. I can assure you, just being at Sanur beach is worth your time, but if you’re still looking for activities then you can hire bicycles to go around the beach. This beach in Bali is also know for its underwater activities.

 

PADANG PADANG BEACH

 

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You may remember Padang Padang from Julia Roberts movie – Eat, Pray, Love. Yep, it’s the same beach. Famously known as the Surfer’s Paradise, Padang Padang is abuzz with tourists taking their surfboards out on an adventure. Apart from surfing, travellers are also seen relaxing at this tiny beach indulging in local beach food and Bintang.

 

KELINGKING BEACH

 

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This exceptionally gorgeous beach is located on one of Bali’s prettiest Island – Nusa Penida. Famous after it’s exquisite shape and the view, KelingKing beach proudly sits on every travellers bucket list.

Getting down to the beach is one hell of a task and must be attempted only if you have a brave heart. Climbing off the Kelingking beach is definitely on my bucket-list.

 

KUTA BEACH

 

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Famously known as the ‘Sunset Beach’, Kuta is one of the prettiest beaches of Bali.

Once you get past the huge shopping complex, you will be greeted by the big blue sea. Travellers find Kuta beach to be a perfect spot to indulge in shopping & watch the sunset. The variety of delicious cuisines to choose from will definitely leave you baffled.

 

BROKEN BEACH

 

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The Broken Beach is one of the most picturesque beaches of Bali in Nusa Penida. Although driving to the beach is a nerve-wrecking task, but the tranquility from atop is worth every skipped heart beat.

After all the adventure at the broken beach, if you’re lucky enough; you might get a pretty sight of the dolphins.

 

GREEN BOWL BEACH

 

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Tucked away into a cliff in the village of Ungasan, this beach works as the perfect relaxant from the daily hustle and bustle of mundane living. Famous for surfing, tourists also wallow into snorkeling during low tides. This beach has been blessed with two limestone caves that let you lounge after the fun activities.

 

SEMINYAK BEACH

 

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Known for its happening nightlife, this beach is home to the most opulent brands and resorts. Although a bit heavy on your pocket, this is the ‘it place’ for the party animal in you.

Activities like paragliding make this beach even more exciting for travelers. Moreover there’re cooking classes too for travelers keen on learning how to cook Balinese. Overall, Seminyak Beach in Bali keeps you on your toes.

 

TANAH LOT BEACH

 

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Named after the well-known Hindu Tanah Lot Temple which is surrounded by sea water, this beach is famous for its serenity.

You might see a few travelers treat themselves of surfing but the Tanah Lot beach mostly attracts meditators due to its soothing and sacred ambience.

 

MELASTI BEACH

 

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Melasti is one of the less populated beaches of Bali. It is a perfect destination to get away from the loud tourists. Melasti beach has clean blue waters that provide a beautiful swimming experience. Karma cafe will satiate your taste buds while the crystal blue water refreshes you. We indulged in delicious margarita pizza. It was one of the best evenings we spent in Bali.

 

SULUBAN BEACH

 

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It is amongst the most peculiar beaches of Bali. The Hidden Beach as the name suggests does not welcome you with a regular entrance. Visitors have to climb down a good amount of steps and then pass through a couple of caves to get to a view of the spectacular beach. Overshadowed by a hanging cliff, it might not serve well for sunbathers but these cliffs sure set you in the perfect mood for a bornfire party by the beach.

 

JIMBARAN BEACH

 

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Jimbaran beach stretches on the Southwestern coast of Bali. This new found beach is particularly famous amongst surfers and hippies as the tender the correct amount of privacy. Jimbaran beach is famous for dinner by the sunset.

 

Planning a trip to Bali? Don’t miss out on these gorgeous beaches in Bali.

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Make the best out of your Bali trip. Here’s how!

Most of us would want to hire a travel agent instead of taking the effort of planning a trip from the scratch. I would rather do the latter. It’s so much more fun. On my recent trip to Bali, Sandy and I planned the entire trip from the scratch. This might seem like a lot of effort, but trust us it’s not. A little planning will result into an exciting trip to your most favourite destination.

Read on to become a profession in planning a trip to Bali:

#1 Start 3 to 6 months in advance

Spontaneous plans are fun, but expensive. Planning a trip ensures you stick to your budget and don’t go bankrupt traveling to your most favourite destination – Bali. The first step towards planning a Bali trip is to ensure you start early. Chances are you might get your airline tickets cheaper than what it would be a month before your vacation!

 

#2 Zero down on your vacation dates

A lot depends on your vacation dates – your flight tickets, your hotel bookings, your application for leave. Consider these things when you’re deciding your Bali vacation dates – is there a family occasion, will there be any office work?, will there be any reason why you shouldn’t book these dates? If everything is clear, congratulations, you’ve decided your vacation dates!

 

#3 Book your return air tickets

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Book your return air tickets from Bali within a week of deciding your dates. Procrastination can turn out to be extremely expensive. Avoid it. Sandy and I decided our Bali dates almost 3 months in advance, but procrastinated buying the tickets. We booked the tickets almost a month before our dates, and we regretted immediately. We purchase unnecessarily expensive tickets to Bali. Nevertheless, we experienced a safe trip with Malindo Air. :)

 

#4 Decide where do you want to go within Bali

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There’s a lot to see in Bali. Deciding the places you want to visit in Bali can help you book your stay easily. A blueprint or day-wise plan can help you plan your trip better and enjoy the most of this beautiful island.

 

#5 Start looking for resorts, villas, hotels or AirBnBs

Once your dates, air tickets, day-wise Bali plan is ready, stay should be your next concern. Start looking out for hotels, villas, resorts or AirBnBs at least 3 months before your trip to Bali. This will help you select only the best stay and at a cheap price. We made all our bookings through booking.com.

 

#6 Zero down on your stay choices

Once you have a clear idea about the places to visit in Bali, it’s time to zero down on your stay choices. By now you will have a clear idea about where will you go in Bali and when. Thus, decide a place that matches your day-wise plan. Google the distance between your hotel and your destinations of the day to avoid booking a far-away hotel.

 

#7 How do you plan to travel – Car, Cab or Bike?

When in Bali, travel is a big concern. Decide beforehand how will you travel within Bali. Most tourists prefer renting a bike, but this might not be a good option considering you’ll be out in the sun at all times. Sandy and I switched between private cabs and bluebirds depending on our distance of travel. Both the transports were extremely comfortable and not very cheap. We recommend private cabs for daily hire and bluebirds for short distances or while shifting hotels.

 

#8 Where do you plan to eat?

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It’s absolutely okay to not know where to eat in Bali. We took it head on and Bali surprised us every now and then. We recommend you visit local markets and eat in whichever restaurant pleases your eye and your pocket. 😉 If you’re a vegetarian, Balinese food is not your best bet. Stick to what you like to avoid having an unpleasant experience in Bali.

 

#9 How much do you plan to spend?

A rough budget of how much are you planning to spend will help ease your spends. We had a basic figure in mind, and we managed to stick to it. A budget will help you decide what is worth spending on and what is not worth your penny. I kept a track of our expenses in Bali to avoid overspending and know where it all went. Moreover, when I look back at the spends sheet it brings back so many pleasant memories!

 

#10 What to pack?

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Do not overpack. When in Bali, comfort should be your sidekick. You will not wear those heels, so don’t pack them! After coming back from my trip, I realised, I didn’t use 70% of my clothes. Thus, understand your needs and pack accordingly. When in Bali, less is merrier! 😉

 

#11 Plan your activities

Your Bali trip will be incomplete without adventurous activities. So, plan them! Want to do snorkelling? Plan it. Where do you want to do? When do you want to do? How can you go about doing it? If you leave this unplanned, half your Bali vacation will go in booking tickets for your activities. To avoid that and enjoy the beauty of Bali, plan ahead.

 

#12 Make copies of your Passport / ID card!

Honestly, we didn’t need them. But, that does not mean you wouldn’t. As visiting Bali does not require any visa, keeping copies of your passport / ID card will help you stay safe. Just keep the copies for the sake of it.

 

Do this and we assure you, you will have the most fulfilling trip to Bali. For any more details about our trip or to get any more queries about Bali answered, comment below! :)

Have a safe trip!

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Things One Needs to Know Before Visiting Bali!

Most of you know that I’m visiting Bali on 17th of July. How? Because I’m pretty vocal about it on my Instagram stories. Hm. That being said, visiting Bali, Indonesia will be my 1st international trip ever!

I’ve travelled exceptionally well within India, but going international is a virgin territory and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ve always taken life head on and have barely researched before jumping in a situation. Not a great trait, I agree. But that’s me. Bali, for an extremely strange reason was an exception and I went ahead and read a lot about the place. I also happened to ask some of my friends who have already visited this beautiful destination and were kind enough to guide me.

With such ground breaking thorough research, I’ve become an expert and have managed to type down few things one needs to know before visiting Bali.

N˚1 Busy is the 2nd word for Bali

 

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As the number of people visiting Bali has gone up, Bali is bursting at the seams. Bali is the busiest during the peak season, i.e, July, August and September. Thus, if you’re visiting Bali during this time, well get ready to find yourself amid a crowd. The best way to visiting Bali during the peak season is to book your stay and restaurants in advance, or be prepared to shell out more than required.

 

N˚2 Bali’s real beauty is their local life

 

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Kuta attracts a lot of tourists but the real Balinese experience comes from the rural parts of this island. Want more than burgers and booze, then living the local life in Bali is the way to go.

 

N˚3 Traffic is crazy

 

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So they say. Traffic in Bali can make you pull your hair out. The motorists and crazy / confusing rules can ridiculously increase the travel time in Bali. Thus, when in Bali, travel smart and be safe.

 

N˚4 Get ’em Massages!

 

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You don’t wanna miss out on Balinese massages. It will be a waste of a trip if you do. You can get a 90 minute high class massage with kick ass view for as low as $30! And hey, when in Bali, you deserve the rejuvenation. 😉

 

N˚5 No matter what’s your Budget, Bali is apt!

 

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Bali can be a well within the budget holiday, but don’t be shocked if you spend more than you anticipated. Bali boasts luxury hotels, fine dining restaurants and exclusive bars, which you seldom can say no to. So, get ready to spend more than you planned!

N˚6 Say yes to private drivers

 

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Exploring the streets of Bali is best done on a scooty as you can zip through the traffic. But if scooty is not an option for you, then let the private drivers of Bali pamper you. Hiring a private driver will ensure you get to see the lesser-visited tourist spots in Bali.

 

Now that you have your things that you need to know before visiting Bali, go book your tickets! 😛

*Continues packing bags*

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39 Places You Can Book A Flight To in 2017!

We wanted to make it easier for you to choose places to travel in 2017 and thus here are 39 alluring destinations for you to choose from.

(Wait. Did we just make the choice even more difficult? Oops!)

39. Cuba

 

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From the allure of colorful mosaics to the vintage car-filled streets, there is plenty to love about the destination–including its sun-drenched coastline. The warm weather and turquoise water welcomes visitors year-round, as average temperatures rarely seem to dip below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. No matter which part of the country you choose, you’re guaranteed to enjoy some relaxation time on the beach.

 

38. Bermuda

 

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Bermuda may be known for its pink sand beaches and colorful namesake shorts, but it will soon be synonymous with one of the world’s preeminent regattas, since the mid-Atlantic island will host the 35th America’s Cup in June 2017. Book your tickets y’all!

 

37. Athens

 

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Travel to Athens is a must for history and archeology buffs, but the city’s hillsides and picturesque vistas will be equally appreciated by nature lovers. When you visit Athens, be sure to take in the city’s legendary historical sites – The Acropolis, The Parthenon, The Temple of Hephaestus, The National Archeological Museum, The Ancient Agora, and Mount Lycabettus.

 

36. Bali

 

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From active volcanoes to wild jungles, Bali truly has it all. But, most versatile are the many beaches that line the island’s shore. The picturesque view of the mountains complemented by blue skies is the view I’ve been dying to experience.

35. Angra dos Reis, Brazil

 

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Angra dos Reis is a Brazilian municipality in southwest Rio de Janeiro state, and it’s oh-so-gorgeous! It’s made up of 365 islands and a small port surrounded by steep, forested coastline. The region is known for its many beaches and biodiverse Ilha Grande, the largest island. Vila do Abraão is the island’s main village, with amazing restaurants, bars and the St. Sebastian Church at its heart. Want to rejuvenate this 2017 in a beautiful location? Then Angra Dos Reis is your best bet!

 

34. Scotland

 

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Scotland – a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Its major cities are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop castle, and Glasgow, famed for its vibrant cultural scene. This is a perfect location to live a fairy tale vacation with castles, mountainous views and scenic blue skies.

 

33. Portugal and the Azores

 

Portugal and the Azores

All the islands in Portugal and the Azores have volcanic origins, although some, such as Santa Maria, have had no recorded activity since the islands were settled. Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal, at 2,351 m (7,713 ft). The Azores are actually some of the tallest mountains on the planet, measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean to their peaks, which thrust high above the surface of the Atlantic.

 

32. Croatia’s Coast

 

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Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it’s also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Dubrovnik has these gorgeously massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings is a memory you would want to create in 2017. So go get yourself some white sand, salty blue water, and the amazing vibe of Croatia!

 

31. Jerusalem

 

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If you’ve had enough of beaches in 2016, Jerusalem promises to be a good change in 2017. Holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims, Jerusalem’s Old City is one of the world’s foremost pilgrimage destinations. Visit Jerusalem to walk in the footsteps of prophets, pray in buildings constructed by order of caliphs and kings, and overnight in hospices where Crusaders and cardinals have slumbered. With the soundtrack of church bells, the muezzin’s call and the shofar (ram’s horn), and the streets smelling of everything from church incense to the heady aromas of the spice souq (market), it’s a sensory and spiritual experience unlike any other.

 

30. New Zealand

 

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As the planet heats up environmentally and politically, it’s good to know that New Zealand exists. Make this uncrowded, green, peaceful and accepting country the ultimate escape. Sometimes, it’s good to feel at peace in a world trying to rush into madness.

 

29.  Zimbabwe

 

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It’s been my dream since forever to visit the majestic Victoria Falls. Get a slice of adventure, and adrenaline in a land known for its dramatic landscape and diverse wildlife.

 

28. Rwanda

 

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Not many are aware of this beautiful location, neither was I until I started typing this list of destinations you could visit in 2017. Rwanda is a East African country with green, mountainous landscape. Fly down to Rwanda to get a taste of its renowned Volcanoes National Park, mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. Now, who wouldn’t want to mingle around with golden monkeys!

 

27. Buenos Aires

 

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Buenos Aires combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Sexy and alive, this beautiful city gets under your skin, and for all the right reason. Soak some sun in this colourful city for a happy 2017!

 

26. Chilean Patagonia

 

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If you’re like me, you would rather go to someplace unknown than known. Chilean Patagonia is a mountainous region in the southern part of South America. It’s beautiful setting will be a fantastic backdrop to just ponder over life in general. Would’t it?

 

25. Uruguay

 

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Progressive, stable, safe and culturally sophisticated, Uruguay offers visitors opportunities to experience everyday ‘not made for tourists’ moments, whether caught in a cow-and-gaucho traffic jam on a dirt road to nowhere or strolling with mate-toting locals along Montevideo’s beachfront. Short-term visitors will find plenty to keep them busy in cosmopolitan Montevideo, picturesque Colonia and party-till-you-drop Punta del Este.

 

24. Belgrade, Serbia

 

Belgrade, Serbia

Warm, welcoming and a hell of a lot of fun – everything you never heard about Serbia seems to be true. Visit Serbia to know why it needs to be famous for the forts, churches, museums, and picturesque locations.

 

23. Cambodian Coast

 

Cambodian Coast

Fly down to Cambodian Coast to answer the call of the beach, the South Coast will not disappoint. While brash Sihanoukville isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, the islands offshore have something for everyone from die-hard partiers to those seeking sandy solitude. Pick your beach, sprawl on the sand, make friends with your hammock. There’s a reason many visitors decide to never leave.

 

22. Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Guayaquil is a port city in Ecuador, known as a gateway to Pacific beaches and the Galapagos Islands. Stretching along the Guayas River is the waterfront Simón Bolívar promenade, home to La Rotonda monument. In the north, Las Peñas is a neighbourhood full of colorful houses. Stairs lined with cafes and art galleries lead up Santa Ana Hill, site of Santa Ana chapel, a lighthouse and views of the city. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?

 

21. Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cincinnati, Ohio

Get a spoonful of wildlife, art museum, conservatory, casino, underground rail and more at Cincinnati, Ohio. Make this your summer vacation, and we promise you will never regret.

 

20. Helsinki, Finland

 

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It’s fitting that harbourside Helsinki, capital of a country with such watery geography, entwines so spectacularly with the Baltic’s bays, inlets and islands. While Helsinki can seem a younger sibling to the Scandinavian capitals, it’s the one that went to art school, scorns pop music and works in a cutting-edge studio. The design scene here is one of the most electrifying in the world today, with boutiques, workshops and galleries proliferating in the Design District, Helsinki’s thoroughfares and intriguing backstreets. The city’s foodie scene is also flourishing, with hip eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus, craft-beer bars, coffee roasteries and microdistilleries popping up at dizzying speed.

 

19. Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast, Northern Ireland is definitely where I would love love love to visit over and over again. From the beautiful botanical gardens to the majestic castles, Belfast has so much more to offer. Also, here’s to future husband, this would be one ideal honeymoon destination.

 

18. Honolulu, Hawaii

 

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An all in one destination. It’s known for being a volcanic landmark with military history, and also for its uber fantastic snorkelling activities at the beach. Hawaii is the vacation you deserve!

 

17. Hamburg, Germany

 

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16. Noosa Heads, Australia

 

Noosa Heads, Australia

Noosa is one of Australia’s most fashionable resort towns, a salubrious hub backing onto crystalline waters and pristine subtropical rainforest. The town is located within the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, a Unesco-recognised area famous for its highly diverse ecosystem. While planning a trip to the land down under, don’t forget to visit the gorgeous Noosa!

 

15. Nashville, Tennessee

 

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Nashville, capital of Tennessee, lies almost in the center of the state on the Cumberland River. With its many universities and colleges, along with its superb reproduction of the Parthenon, it’s often called the “Athens of the South.”  The city serves as an excellent jumping-off point to explore the rest of Tennessee, and Nashville’s surroundings offer many historical and recreational attractions, including old plantations and Civil War sites.

 

14. Madagascar

 

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Get moving in Madagascar already! Madagascar is unlike anywhere you will ever be – fantastically beautiful, amazingly diverse for its size (similar to France) and still so unspoiled. Vast tracts of the country are virtually uninhabited and seldom explored, and nothing comes easy. But that’s what makes it so unique and rewarding.

 

13. Hampi, India

 

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The magnificent ruins of Hampi dot an unearthly landscape that has captivated travellers for centuries. Heaps of giant boulders perch precariously over miles of undulating terrain, their rusty hues offset by jade-green palm groves, banana plantations and paddy fields. While it’s possible to see this World Heritage Site in a day or two, plan on lingering for a while. It will be worth every moment.

 

12. Norfolk, Virginia

 

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Set on the shores of Chesapeake Bay and part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, Norfolk is a historical city with a long standing connection to the ocean and is known in particular for Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world. In the vibrant downtown area, visitors can experience some of the history first-hand by visiting Nauticus and touring the Battleship Wisconsin, stopping by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, taking a Naval Base Cruise, or hopping aboard a tall ship for a quick sail.

 

11. Panama City

 

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Panama city is famed for colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical Palacio Presidencial and bougainvillea-filled plazas lined with cafes and bars.

 

10. Paros, Greece

 

Paros, Greece

Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and traditional villages. Parikia, the bayside capital, is a boating and transportation hub for the Cyclades region. The north coast’s Kolimbithres is a beach where naturally sculpted rocks form swimming coves. For an over the top experience, book a flight to Paros soon.

 

9. Perth, Australia

 

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Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city. The Perth Cultural Centre houses the state ballet and opera companies, and occupies its own central precinct, including a theatre, art galleries and the Western Australian Museum.

 

8. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

With giant NYC less than 100 miles north and Washington, DC, due south, Philadelphia often gets knocked down the must-visit list. In many ways, though, the City of Brotherly Love can be as rewarding as its bigger neighbors.

 

7. Salta, Argentina

 

Salta, Argentina

Salta is a provincial capital in mountainous northwestern Argentina, known for its Spanish colonial architecture and Andean heritage. Explore Salta for the outstanding architecture, and art!

 

6. Leh Ladakh, India

 

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Drive off to nowhere with a view like this? Yes please! Leh Ladakh will inspire you to an extent you would never imagine. It will inspire you to seek more in life, seek better, seek beautiful, seek peaceful. It will teach you to be calm outside, while being eccentric inside. Visit Leh Ladakh for a life altering experience.

 

5. Himalayas, India

 

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Waking up to the view of beautiful snow clad mountains is a dream I wish to soon tick off. Go to Himalayas to live off the edge every moment, to be with people who won’t ever judge you, to know what it feels like to be alive and kicking!

 

4. Seychelles

 

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When I think of the Seychelles all the colours in my mind go electric. The sun reflecting off the white sand, turquoise water, green jungles and fiery sunsets make everything surreal, a tropical dream-come-true. No matter how many times I heart about this bijou archipelago, its beauty still leaves me wanting to hear for more. I can’t wait to happily spend my days lazing on idyllic beaches at Seychelles!

 

3. Rome, Italy

 

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A heady mix of haunting sights, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s Eternal City is one of the world’s most beautiful and inspiring capitals.

 

2. Paris

 

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Why is Paris on this list? For the romance. You live once, if you don’t feel the romance now, then when? And trust Paris to make you feel head over heels romantic! Pack your bags now, as an outstanding concentration of 180 museums and monuments await you!

 

1. New York, New York

 

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Number 1 on this list. My most favourite destination. Epicenter of the arts. Dining and shopping capital. Trendsetter. New York City wears many crowns, and spreads an irresistible feast for all. While there are many reasons to fall for New York, I’ve always wanted to experience the energy in NYC. There’s so much creativity in the air, with wildly imaginative works filling the city’s galleries and concert halls – not to mention its restaurants, with ever more inventive mash-ups of global cuisines. I can’t wait to be there!

So, which of these destinations will make your 2017 memorable?

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29 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World!

Escape, and breathe the air of new beaches!

This is exactly what I say every time I feel stressed out. After all, who doesn’t love going to the beach! The below 29 beaches are known to be the most beautiful beaches in the world. Yes, we have covered 29! Yes, we have covered Mexico! Yes, they are worth visiting at least once in your life!

Dive in for some of the most picturesque destinations in the world. Dive safe, you’re about to fall in love!

 

1. Rainbow Beach, Queensland

 

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The best kind of therapy is Rainbow Beach Therapy!

 

2. Aharen Beach, Tokashiki Island, Japan

 

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Though most of the islands in the Okinawa chain, south of Japanese mainland, are equally stunning; the Aharen Beach stands out for its extraordinary marine life. The crystal clear water of the island is known to shelter rare species of majestic humpback whales, manta rays five types of sea turtles and over 400 types of coral among others.

 

 3. Cayo Largo, Cuba

 

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Can I have a side of Cayo Largo beach with my morning coffee, please?

 

4. Hemmick Beach, Cornwall, England

 

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Everyone should believe in something, I believe I should go to Hemmick beach soon!

                              

 5. Morro De Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

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There is never a dull moment to experience at Morro De Sao Paulo. Bustling with a vibrant atmosphere and energy, this party beach is home to some of the best reggae bars and terrific seafood restaurants in the world.

 

6. Ipanema Beach, Rio De Janeiro

 

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I’m all about palm trees and 80 degrees, what about you?

 

7. El Nido, Philippines

 

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If you don’t fall in love with El Nido, I doubt if you can ever fall in love. Yes, this is a real destination!

 

8. Half Moon Bay, Jamaica

 

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Talk about heaven on earth!

 

9. Cabarete Beach, Dominican Republic

 

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Life is definitely better at Cabarete Beach!

 

 

 10. Rabbit Beach, Italy

 

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Note to self: Don’t die without visiting Sicily, Italy!

 

 11. Gordon Beach, Israel

 

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This stunning beach destination is nothing like anything you’ll witness in the whole of Israel!

 

 12. Pakleni Islands, Croatia

 

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The au naturel beauty of the place is so mesmerizing thanks to the hidden coves, crystal clear waters and deserted beaches. The Paklinski Island is a chain of 21 islands that can be visited only by a private yacht. So, if you are a diehard fan of nature and like exclusive experiences then this is a must visit beach destination for you.

                                   

13. Manu Bay, New Zealand

 

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Black sand, blue sky, deep blue sea, is all you need to turn any beach into para para paradise!

 

14. Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico

 

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Truly among the most beautiful beaches you will ever visit in the whole wide world. What sets the place apart is the natural light show that takes place on the surface of the water when dinoflagellates are disturbed and emit a neon blue glow light. This spectacle on water is best enjoyed at night on a polycarbonate canoe that you can hire on rent.

 

15. Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece

 

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Let’s just go already!

 

16. Baia De Sancho, Brazil

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Super secluded, turquoise waters, coral reef and untouched by the tourist; this one is difficult to get to but truly worth the struggle.

 

17. El Castillo, Mexico

 

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This one has the most beautiful settings. Mayan ruins in the backdrop; white sand & colorful fishing boats floating on the crystal blue water in the foreground; and salsa dancers enthralling the crowd of tourists in nearby Playa Esperanza…what more can you ask for from life?

 

18. Plage de Tahiti, France

 

Plage-de-Tahiti-2That freedom, though! Would you ever dare visit Plage de Tahiti?

 

19. Eagle Beach, Aruba

 

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This one wins the prize for the most beautiful beach in the Caribbean hands down. Clear sparkling water, powder-soft white sand, stunning luxury beach resorts, hammocks hung all around, Eagle beach place is synonym for paradise on earth!

 

20. Head Of The Meadow Beach, USA

 

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Part of Cape Cod’s breathtaking seashore, this place boasts of a stunning swathe of golden coloured and undisturbed sand. The beach attracts a number of energetic swimmers and body-surfers. During low tides it is actually possible to catch a glimpse of one of Cape Cod’s shipwrecks.

 

21. Boulders Beach, Cape Town

 

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To do list: Swim with African Penguins!

 

22. Hanalei Bay, Kauai

 

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It cannot get more stunning than this! (Actually, it can! Read on!)

 

23. Kuta, Bali

 

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Told ya!

 

24. El Cabo, Colombia

 

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Serene is the word, world!

                           

25. Matemwe, Zanzibar

 

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Obviously Photoshopped. Not.

                                

26. Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

 

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This needs to be visited. Now.

 

27. Patnem Beach, Goa

 

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Dosage: To be visited once every year.

                              

28. Tulum, Mexico

 

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Future screams ‘Fuck this shit. I’m going to Mexico!’

                                                       

29. Phra Nang Beach, Thailand

 

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I would happily get lost here!

 

The question is how soon can you pack your bags and leave?