1) Maya, Phi Phi Leh, Thailand
This beach became renown through the film, The Beach, with Leonardo di Caprio. The 20 meter-wide strip of sand with light turquoise water is framed by leaning cliffs.
2) Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii
The pearly-white and silky-smooth sand is surrounded by emerald-like hilltops and the glittering sea.
3) Magens Bay, Virgin Islands
A superb beach with easily accessible coral reefs, crystal-clear water and fine sand which crunches soothingly under your feet.
4) Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
The horseshoe-shaped beach, with its pinkish sand, is Bermuda’s most popular place for sunbathing. There’s a lovely atmosphere with happy tourists, where everything seems to have been tinged with pastel colours.
5) Palm Beach, Australia
Palm Beach is found on a peninsula 40km north of Sydney – it’s a strip of sand with its own micro climate, lush, tropical vegetation and reddish sand. The beach is famous from the soap opera, Home and Away on TV3.