The World’s Top Beaches continued

retirement and beach vacations

If there is a heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it. ~ Jimmy Buffett

retirement India Radha Nagar Beach, Havelock Island, IndiaRadha Nagar Beach on Havelock Island, part of the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, in the Bay of Bengal features fine white sand, turquoise blue waters and serenity. The waters are tranquil and there is little wave activity. It is an environmentalist’s dream with stunning coral reefs to explore and lush rainforest that covers much of the island. The fauna and flora and marine life including sea turtles are magnificent. The Archipelago is closer to Burma and Thailand than India.
retirement Greece Voutoumi, Anti Paxos, GreeceVoutoumi’s crescent of white sand beach is surrounded by steep cliffs and foliage and is located on Anti Paxos, the smallest of the Ionian Islands. It is reachable by boat. The crystal blue/green clear waters are great for snorkeling and swimming. There are several picturesque restaurants and cafes overlooking the beach and several vineyards on the island.
retirement California Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California USPfeiffer Beach on California’s Big Sur coastline is a beautiful, unspoiled beach with purple sand which faces west and is a prime location for dramatic sunsets. While the waves at this beach are adequate for surfing, the strong currents and some sharp rocks can discourage swimming. It is an ideal beach for long walks providing peace and tranquility while enjoying the stunning scenic landscape.
retirement Tahiti Matira Beach Bora Bora, TahitiMatira Beach has been called the most beautiful beach in the world. The white sand beach offers natural shade from palm trees and the calm warm waters, which are fairly shallow, provide for great swimming and snorkeling experiences. The hill at the southern tip of Matira Point provides expansive views over the lagoon to Mount Otemanu and Motu Tuu Pua. The beautiful sunsets can be appreciated from the beach or at nearby cafes. Many 4 and 5 star hotels are nearby.
retirement Maldives Maldives It is difficult to select one beach on the Maldives as one of the world’s top 10. There are so many beautiful beaches on the nearly 1200 islands of this nation that they could qualify for all top 10 positions. The pure white powder sand and cyan-blue water of these beaches can be found in very few places on earth. Some of the best diving and snorkelling in the world can be found here with a vast variety of marine life on display.