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The Hottest International Beach Destinations | Escaping the Winter

Chances are good that you’re wrapping up the holidays – maybe you had a white Christmas, maybe it’s just really cold where you are. Either way, coming into the coldest part of the year might have you itching to jet off to toasty international beach destinations. Even better, perhaps your loved ones treated you the gift of travel this holiday season. There’s also the possibility that you’ve added international travel to your 2020 bucket list, or you’ve decided that seeing more of the world is the perfect New Year’s resolution. Finding beach destinations around the world that fall into your travel agenda can kill two (or three) birds with one stone. See the world, experience great culture, and ditch the cold for sandy beaches. We’ve put together a list of some of the best international beach vacation destinations to recharge your winter batteries!

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International Beach Destinations – Beat the Cold!

If you’re looking for some awesome, lounge worthy and tropically relaxing beach vacation destinations, we’ve got you covered. Below are some of our favorite beach getaways.

  • Como Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos – This gorgeous retreat is made up of eight islands and 40 cays. It takes some adventuring to settle in to the perfect place to relax, but once you make it, you’ll never want to leave. A few celebrities call this quiet retreat home, so expect it to be a bit on the pricey side. Regardless of price, you won’t regret the scenic views and amazing experience.
  • Diani Beach, Kenya – If you want a healthy balance of culture and sandy relaxation, check out Diani Beach. The in-sea experiences like snorkeling and whale shark diving are just a few of the reasons you don’t want to pass up this destination.
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Diani Beach in Kenya is loaded with cultural experiences. There’s stuff for everyone, from in water experiences, to riding a camel on the beach – it’s a perfect mix of relaxation and history!
  • Boulders Beach, South Africa – You don’t have to head to frozen seas to see penguins! You can catch a glimpse on South Africa’s Boulders Beach – so named for the sprinkling of giant, smooth boulders that dimple it’s shores!
  • Blue Beach, Puerto Rico – Another international beach destination that requires a bit of a trek to arrive at, this beach has a pretty limited means of entry. There’s a lot of secret spots to snorkel, amazing villas and other gorgeous places to stay. Get away from it all, and we do mean all. 
  • Bathsheba Beach, Barbados – While this destination is not so popular for in-water activitiesthe scenery certainly makes up for it. While it is a bit less touristy and a bit more primitive, you can still get in a fair share of sailing and strolling the beach. Not to mention the dining is amazing, and they’ve even got stuff to help keep the younger folks in your family happy.
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For gorgeous photos and long walks on the beach, Bathsheba Beach in Barbados might be the perfect beach destination for your itinerary. 
  • Banana Beach, Koh Hey Island, Thailand – Not surprising, banana boat tours are popular here, and trust us, you’ll want to spend as much time on that beautiful blue water as you can! The jungle comes close to the beach, but it’s an intimate and quiet spot to get away. Dining and lodging options are limited so if you’re looking into this beach be sure and plan well in advance.
  • Psarou Beach, Greece – This tiny beach located on a quaint horseshoe bay promises to pack a hefty punch. You can do a little beach hiking, and get in some snorkeling or sailing. It’s a private beach so again, you’ll need to be sure to plan ahead well in advance.
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The best international beach vacation might be right here at Psarou Beach in Greece. Private, off the beaten path – you’ll be able to relax next to these stunning waters. 

There are thousands of quiet, intimate and perfect international beach destinations out there if you’re looking to get away. If you haven’t had the chance to get your travel documents in order, make sure you get a jump on your passport applications and other requirements sooner than later. This is especially important if you have yet to obtain official certified copies of your birth certificate for passport processing. Once you’ve planned your perfect beach getaway, be sure to let us know how it goes! We’ll enjoy it vicariously!

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