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Best Destinations for Beach Lovers

By HarryFriday 22nd August 2014

Do you love the feeling of sand between your toes, and the smell of a fresh ocean breeze? If you’re anything like me, then there’s nothing better than a holiday beside the seaside.

To help you choose the right place to live up to your sand and sea dreams, we’ve come up with a handy list of the top three destinations for beach lovers. So, pack up your bucket and spade, and hop onboard one of our fantastic cruises.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Often referred to as Vietnam’s beach capital, Nha Trang is a beach lover’s paradise. The long stretch of welcoming white sand, and turquoise sea are just two things that’ll make you want to return again and again. On top of its gorgeous beach you’ll also get to explore the shorefront; a recent makeover has given it a new lease of life, with fantastic restaurants, parks and amazing sculptures. As well as snorkelling and diving, there’s also a fantastic amusement park nearby, called Vinpearl Land. Race around in bumper cars, play games in the arcade and zoom down slides at the waterpark – there will never be a dull moment!

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If you want to cool off from the tropical heat, then head over to the Ba Ho waterfalls, which is just a one-hour drive from central Nha Trang. Water cascades over the rocks and down into a sky-blue pool of refreshing water – a swim there is the answer to everyone’s prayers after a day of exploring this magnificent country.  

Salvador, Brazil

Salvador is the capital city of the Brazilian state of Brahia, and is great if you want to explore Brazil’s culture as well as topping up your tan. For something a little unusual, pay a visit to Abaeté Park; with dark navy water and bright white sand, the extreme contrasts in colour are what gives this beach its character. If you just want to have fun by the sea, then Praia Porto da Barra is a gorgeous long stretch of golden sand, dotted with swaying palm trees and top bars. Sunbathe on your own towel, or rent an umbrella and deck chair to relax in the shade.

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On your trip to Salvador, be sure not to miss out on the colourful homes and shops that line the city’s streets. A local favourite is the pastel-yellow painted Mercado Modelo, a flea market that sells hundreds of hand-crafted trinkets.  

Dubrovnik, Croatia

With the stunning fields of lavender, enchanting culture and captivating scenery of Croatia, the beaches of Dubrovnik are like no other. One of the city’s most popular beaches is Banje beach, a long stretch of pebbles and sand that wind along the edge of the Adriatic Sea. For fun, take your kids out on a pedal boat ride, it’s the perfect way to explore Dubrovnik’s impressive white forested cliffs and mountainous terrain. If you’d prefer to relax somewhere a little more secluded, then enjoy a scenic walk to St. Jakov beach. To get there, just gently tiptoe down the jagged steps and meander along the sandy shore, where you’ll encounter beautifully clear, turquoise tinted water.

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To experience the true beauty of Dubrovnik, be sure not to miss out on a chance to explore the city’s walls. Originally built to protect the mainland from intruders, these walls are now used by both locals and tourists to take in the magnificent scenery of Croatia.  

Can’t wait to dig out the deck chair?

If you love the beach, and want to find out more about these fantastic destinations and how you can get there, then take a look at our amazing cruises and find the one for you, today.

 Are you a beach lover? Tell us your favourite beach destination in the comments below!

 

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