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Top best beaches in the world

Top 4 beaches selected by TemptingPlaces

Discover a unique selection of beautiful beaches and live a unique and authentic experience! TemptingPlaces lists here some suggestions for an authentic trip to discover chic and charming, luxury and eco-friendly, trendy and sporty getaways.

Pincinguaba – Brésil

A barefoot luxury experience in an authentic environment

Located in the South-East of Brazil, Picinguaba beach is a stopover that will make you discover the charm and beauty of nature. In the Parc Naturel de la Serra Do Mar reserve, this beach stretches for 2km. You will meet several local fishermenwhom you can ask to transport you on their boats to visit the famous colonial city of Paraty.

La Pousada Picinguaba boutique hotel, located above  a small fisherman village, totally dominates the ocean. A charming hotel, a romantic getaway, it offers 10 rooms with magnificent tropical garden views. Everybody can find their balance between lazing around on a hammock or taking part in hikes through the forest.

Kapas – Terengganu – Malaysia

Romantic ecotourism in the China Sea.

Located on the east coast of Malaysia, the Kapas islands boast wild and uncontaminated beaches characterized by golden sand and crystal clear waters. Still untouched by mass tourism, these natural islands are nestled in a protected marine area.  Accessible by boat, 20 minutes from the Terengganu coast, you can discover the wild beaches by boat or by hiking through the jungle. Diving and snorkeling spots await you to rub shoulders with clams, turtles, clownfishes… while monkeys observe you from the trees.

Gem Island Resort & Spa is a charming ecolodge located in the Kapas Islands. This hotel island is perfectly integrated in the omnipresent nature and the small multi-colored fishes brush by your feet when swimming in the sea! With only 44 sea view villas, this boutique hotel is truly a romantic destination. The decoration, made of natural and traditional materials like wood or batik, reflects the local culture.

Holbox – Mexico

Disconnect from the rest of the world on a tourism virgin Maya island

Holbox Island has long been the hidden secret of the Yucatan peninsula. Ancient refuge of Caribbean pirates during the past century, it is located in the protected area of Yum-Balam. Here you’ll meet authentic Mexican fishermen on the turquoise water beaches surrounded by an exceptional diversity of plants and wildlife.

CasaSandra is a romantic and colorful paradise. Nicknamed “the hotel with a human touch” by the local community, it is entirely decorated with its owner`s personal collection, and works from the artist Sandra Perez and other Mexican and Cuban artists. Ancient Mayan temples visits, naps under a “palapa” facing the sea, deep water dives to discover the seabed, fine sand and turquoise water.

Ras Kitau – Lamu – Kenya

Glamour on an African beach in Kenya

Ras Kitau is a protected bay that greets you with a long, fine white sand beach in the blue waters of Kenya on the authentic jet set Lamu Island. A chic destination during winter, you`ll never tire of watching the traditional dhows pass lazily across the horizon, gently pushed by the breeze. A glamorous Ras Kitau pleasure: refined beach picnic admiring a sublime sunset followed by the shining night stars.

The Majilis hotel is a charming boutique hotel whose refinement blends with a private collection of African art pieces (spread all over the rooms and halls) and the multi-ethnic heritage of the archipelago. Each room is unique. The Majlis is accessible only by boat and offers a unique experience, combining comfort, luxury and intimacy. Its exceptional location, some minutes away from the city of Lamu, part of Unesco World’s Heritage,  and its excellent gastronomy make it an exceptional destination.




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