Kate-Lynne Wolmarans19 Jul 2018 AT 11:41 AM

5 great under the radar beach locations to visit this year

Because at some point, we all wanted to be Leonardo DiCaprio from "The Beach"
Kate-Lynne Wolmarans19 Jul 2018 AT 11:41 AM
Tikehau Island, French Polynesia, Tahiti
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Tikehau Island, French Polynesia, Tahiti
Pink Sand Beach, Komodo, Indonesia
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Pink Sand Beach, Komodo, Indonesia
Hope Town Beach, Bahamas
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Hope Town Beach, Bahamas
Zlatni Rat, Brač, Croatia
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Zlatni Rat, Brač, Croatia
Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue, Seychelles
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Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue, Seychelles

Holidays are grand aren’t they? The feeling of unwinding after a stressful couple of months of working. Lounging by the beach with a cold beverage in hand, flaunting your holiday body or wishing you had one… it’s truly bliss.

What isn’t so great, however, is heading down to that “remote” beach location only to run in to your boss, who’s just asked you for that report that you said you’d have done before you left. And, now you’re suddenly sweating profusely and the warm summer breeze is starting to feel a bit heavy and you’re slowly but surely drifting into a cold, dark place. You snap out of this though, once a football knocks you out and you awaken to find your boss, starring rather awkwardly before walking off into the sunset… Ahhhhh, GOOD times. 

To help you avoid this daunting scenario that is based on a true story – sadly, we’ve shortlisted five of the best under the radar beaches that this glorious world has to offer.

Once you’re done reading it, be sure to only pass it on to the people that you like and those that you wouldn’t mind running into – mmmkay

Right, let’s get cracking…

Pink Sand Beach, Komodo, Indonesia

Beautiful beaches - Pink Sand Beach, Komodo, Indonesia

The beach gets its pink colour from microscopic animals called Foraminifera, which produce a red pigment on the coral reefs. Aside from sunbathe and admire the view and from taking 50 million pictures of the sand and surrounding area, you can try a number of water sports such as kayaking and kite surfing. The uninhabited island is also home to a number of Komodo Dragons – should you spot one, be sure to keep your distance as they are known to attack when threatened.

Hope Town Beach, Bahamas

Beaches in the Bahamas - Hope Town Beach, Bahamas

*Sings: “Riding on a jet ski out in the Bahamas and we can get to flexing whenever we wanna”* Sorry, had to. But yes, this patch of untouched land is perfect for those looking to get their sun tan on without having to worry about tons of people walking past them or nicking their sunbeds. 

Tikehau Island, French Polynesia, Tahiti

Beaches in Tahiti - Tikehau Island, French Polynesia

It may take you a day and a bit to get there (one day, two hours and 55 minutes, to be exact) but the view of tropical fish swimming past you and below your room – most of the island’s hotels feature rooms that are built on stilts in the sea, will be well worth it.

Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue, Seychelles

Beaches in Seychelles - Source d’Argent Beach, La Digue

If you’d rather stay a bit closer to home, opt for this serene beauty located five hours away from Dubai. If it looks familiar, that’s because it’s been featured in films such as Castaway, Emanuelle and Crusoe. That said, the area is still relatively quiet and features more than enough palm trees for everyone to claim as their own for the day.

Zlatni Rat, Brač, Croatia

Beaches in Europe - Zlatni Rat, Brač, Croatia

The beach’s unique shape makes it popular with both the locals and tourists. It’s also because of this that you will never notice just how many people there are. So, while it’s not secluded, it’s still a win. Plus point? The wind and sea currents affect the shape of the beach’s tip, so it will look slightly different each time you visit.

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