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Long-haul Destinations for Stunning Beaches

Long-haul Destinations for Stunning Beaches
Whether you're celebrating something special or want to take the kids on a trip they'll never forget, there's nothing like a long-haul destination to make for a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday. Here are long-haul destinations that should be on your radar...

Costa Rica


Costa Rica features some of the most remarkable beaches. With two coastlines encircled by lush jungle, the destination is renowned for some of the most stunning beaches in Central America, including Manuel Antonio and Playa Conchal.

Cambodia


If you're thinking of backpacking across Southeast Asia, Cambodia should be on your list. Besides the friendly locals, you'll enjoy great beaches, including Long Beach and Otres Beach.

Cancun, Mexico


The crystalline blue waters are perfect whether you want to laze on a beach or go exploring. Plus, many of the resorts are all-inclusive with prices covering everything from airport transfers to food and drink, and offer a wide array of activities.

Dominican Republic


The Dominican Republic is a geographically diverse country that offers breathtaking mountain scenery, historic architecture, and lively city life. Plus, it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean, for example Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana, Playa Rincón or Cayo Levantado.

Galapagos


In the Galapagos, you'll enjoy wildlife and island trekking, kayaking, and snorkeling. Tortuga Bay is the most popular beach there and one of the best beaches in the world.

Seychelles


If you're looking for an exotic beach destination, you should visit Seychelles. Most of the beaches are untouched and surrounded by lush vegetation and palm trees. Located on one of the largest Seychelles islands, La Digue, Anse Source d’Argent (“Golden-Spring Bay”) was named one of the best beaches in the world.

Philippines


Another destination is the Philippines, which has beautiful nature, friendly locals, and perfect beaches. The country offers one of the longest white sand coastlines in the world.

Orlando, USA


Between beautiful beaches and world-famous theme parks, you'll be spoiled for choice in Orlando.

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand


Maya Bay, on the Thai island of Ko Phi Phi, was propelled to stardom in the 1999 film The Beach, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. If you take a dip in the early morning or evening, you’ll miss most of the other tourists and understand why the filmmakers chose this spot to represent beach paradise.