9 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

The enormous pitons behind St. Lucia's world-class beaches make it famous.

St. Lucia

Blue waves and long beachside boardwalks make the beach paradise famous.

The Maldives

One of the world's most stunning beaches is right in the US. 

Hanalei Bay

The Caribbean beach Virgin Gorda has distinctive boulder-rimmed ponds that provide for delightful wading pools.

Virgin Gorda

The water cottages alone will keep you coming back.

Ora Beach

This white-sand paradise is the Whitsunday Islands in northeastern Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitsunday Islands

Champagne Beach in the South Pacific has lovely white sand beaches you'll want to walk on all day. 

Champagne Beach

Relax in a water house on palm-shaded white-sand beaches.

Tikehau Island

Mo'orea Island, French Polynesia's crown jewel, has white-sand beaches, beautiful blue lagoons, lush jungles, and hiking routes abounding. 

Mo'orea Island

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