Social media is saturated with travel bloggers flaunting their bikini bodies on beautifully secluded beaches, and we don’t know about you, but we’re sick of feeling so envious! Where do they find these picture-perfect spots? And how can we experience such solitude? Well look no further, as we’ve teamed up with travel comparison experts Compare & Choose, to bring you four hidden beach destinations that you need to add to your bucket list!
Isla Holbox, Mexico
Dubbed as Mexico’s last secret beach town, Isla Holbox is located a mere three hours from Cancun, and offers a polar-opposite experience. Whilst Cancun is renowned as a wild party destination for boozy holidaymakers, Holbox is calm and peaceful – barely touched by tourism. The beach itself remains raw and natural and the town has a rural feel, almost as if you’ve stepped back in time. Holbox is protected as part of the Yum Balam Reserve, however it is still attracting development plans, so you’ll want to push it to the top of your list to get the authentic experience.
Pink Beach, Bonaire
Situated just off the coast of Venezuela, Bonaire is a secluded island renowned as an award-winning diving destinations. Part of the appeal is the 300+ different species of tropical fish and the unique combination of both soft and rocky corals, making it a true underwater wonderland and a divers paradise. Despite its prestige in the diving industry, Bonaire remains relatively untouched by tourism because of its remote location. There are a tonne of beautiful beaches to choose from, but Pink Beach is a true phenomenon, with the millions of crushed shells tinting the coast line a stunning shade of natural pink. It’s the Instagram queen’s dream!
Rocktail Bay, South Africa
Located along the beautiful Northern coast of KwaZulu-Natal, Rocktail Bay arguably boasts the whitest sands in all South Africa. With only eleven beach front chalets to choose from, guests can experience pure seclusion amongst the endless stretch of beach. Visitors can enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean, and take advantage of the lodges various excursions including: boating; diving; snorkelling; and turtle conservation, to name a few!
Playa de las Catedrales, Ribadeo, Spain
Roughly translated to “beach of holy waters”, Playa de las Catedrales is a true natural wonder, with its towering natural rock formations arching over the long stretch of coastline. As the tide flows out a sandy pathway is revealed, so visitors can explore the unique textures of the eroding cliff faces. It’s easy to get lost amongst these magical surroundings, but visitors should keep a keen eye on the waters, which rise rapidly, veiling the rocky mounds.