A beach is a beach – once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all – NO. The truth is, if you are willing to travel a little, you can find an amazing diversity of oceanfront beach experiences that would certainly rival any other idyllic vacation destination in existence. What follows, in no particular order, are some of the most wondrous ways to “do” the beach, and in the best way possible.
The Four Seasons Resort at Bora Bora, Motu Tehotu, French Polynesia
Choose from one of 100 bungalows, picturesquely fanning out over the clear waters of the South Pacific, located right beneath Mt. Otemanu. Access these thatched roof bungalows from a private island to discover some of the most luxurious (and new) beach spots that French Polynesia can offer. A large draw is found in the glass floors that provide an unobstructed view of the lagoon life below. Some even have their own private infinity pools. Your breakfast will be delivered by canoe, in a ceremonial Polynesian procession that includes bouquets of fragrant island flowers. A rower will take you for a short canoe ride to experience the sounds of Tahitian song.
A Beach Dining Experience Like No Other
Dining at Anantara Kihavah’s underwater restaurant Sea is truly a one of a kind lifetime experience, as here, you dine with angelfish darting through the ocean waters. Delicious cuisine and the freshest of seafood, completely submerged in one of the world’s few under water restaurants, you experience an ocean view that cannot be matched elsewhere. Or, choose to exhale to the brilliant landscape of a Maldivian sunset reflected in soft ocean breezes, tiki torches and tropical cocktails served upon the rooftop bar. A one-of-a-kind, over and underwater dining experience. From a mythical escape into the depths of the ocean to reaching for the sky at the rooftop bar, the Indian Ocean unfolds before your eyes in four different ways.
Martha’s Vineyard – Moshup Beach
This is a full half-mile of the most pristine coastline in America, and because it is often overlooked by tourists, it is all the more a fabulous destination for tried and true beachcombers. The Aquinnah Beach, as it is also called, is remote and not as crowded as other area beaches, such as Katama Beach. The backdrop here is formed by the Aquinnah Cliffs – a sublime place to relax and “bathe” in the oceanic treasures, only found on the beach.