Who doesn’t love the beach (if you’re thinking “hey, I actually don’t” then this article probably isn’t for you – next please).
And if you’re planning a holiday with your PIC, or your destination wedding, or perhaps you’re a bit of a Muriel and brainstorming perfect places for the proposal you just know is coming, then this list of the most romantic beaches in the world is your jam.
This stunning Brazilian beach has all the essentials: long strip of sand, turquoise waters and coral reefs, and it’s really, really difficult to get to so you’ll probably have it all to yourself. Oh, and its TripAdvisor’s best beach in the world.
Located in the Akrotiri area on the south side of the island, the Red beach is known for the unique colour of the sand and the soaring red lava cliffs behind it, which drop straight into the clear blue sea. There’s not much room for a wedding on this little beach, but we think it’s a gorgeous spot for just the two of you (and maybe even a clifftop proposal).
Extending for 10 kilometres from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north, Bay of Fires offers plenty of opportunity for long (long) romantic walks on the beach. With its brilliant white sand, turquoise waters and orange boulders, it’s a natural wonder that’s breathtaking at sunset.
Of course the idyllic Maldives had to be in this list – its an incredible destination. And what could be more romantic than a sea of stars in the sand on Vaadhoo Island. The glowing spectacle is courtesy of phytoplankton along its shores
On remote Pamalican Island, the private beaches at AmanPulo resort offer snow-white sand, crystal-clear water, and white linen hammocks strung between palm trees. Just add cocktails and sunset and you’ve got yourself one romantic evening on the beach.
Ever wanted your own island paradise? At Pumpkin Island on the Great Barrier Reef this is yours. Time to get the waterproof camera (and mascara), and explore the surrounding coral reef. Please note if you’re planning an underwater proposal, we do not recommend taking the real ring – many a treasure was lost at sea.
A small island in the southern part of the Thai Andaman sea, Koh Lipe is not one of Thailand’s big hitters when it comes to tourism, so this small island won’t be as busy. As the name suggests, you’re going to have to get up early to feel full romance of Sunrise Beach on Koh Lipe. And it is glorious. Oh, while you’re on the island it's worth taking a longtail boat ride (just the two of you) and swing past the love heart coral
Located about an hour and 15 minutes from Jamaica’s international airport, Negril is a widely dispersed beach resort town and home to the incredible Seven Mile beach. It’s a perfect place to spend long, lazy days soaking up the sun. If you’re a pair of thrill seekers then head to Rick’s Cafe for a cliff jump then haul yourselves out of the turquoise sea and walk straight into the bar for a celebratory cocktail, and catch the spectacular sunset.