Sure, the tastes are different. Some of them need a lonely beach with more palm trees than people. Others love a good infrastructure, including a stylish bar with a cool DJ for a long nightcap. We looked around the world for the most beautiful beaches and made great discoveries.
1) Thailand: Coral Cove Beach, Koh Samui
This relatively hidden beach on the east coast of Koh Samui is a rather quiet representative of the Thai dream beaches. Large rocks delimit the small bay between Chaweng and Lamai. Coral Cove has retained some of the island's original charm. Coconut palms line the beach, and there are a few restaurants, and early risers can enjoy a fantastic sunrise.
Here you will also find the best snorkeling areas on Koh Samui, the water is very clear and warm. There is another small bay at the southern end of the beach, well hidden behind some rocks. This is a perfect place for a relaxing day on the beach, including a good book and a cool drink, at least outside of the high season.
2) Italy: La Pelosa, Stintino, Sardinia Island
Many beaches on the Italian Mediterranean island of Sardinia are simply magical, but La Pelosa near the fishing village of Stintino in the northwest has earned the crown as the beauty queen. Wide and snow-white, with powdered sugar-fine sand and gently sloping into the light turquoise-blue of the Mediterranean Sea, you quickly feel transported to the Mediterranean Sea when you see this almost tropical-looking South Seas scenario.
Since there is a small island in front of the beach, large waves coming from the open sea are broken - this beach with its shallow water is also ideal for a stress-free beach holiday with children. Pedal boating is just as possible there as kitesurfing and windsurfing.
3) Spain: Playa de Cofete, Fuerteventura
At the village of Cofete on the Jandia peninsula on the southwest coast of the Canary Island, Fuerteventura is perhaps the loneliest and, at the same time, most impressive beach in all of Spain. The beach is around 12 kilometers long - here you can walk for hours without meeting another holidaymaker or a local. Above the beach is only the mysterious "Villa Winter," built-in 1936, which once belonged to the engineer Gustav Winter who was inclined to Nazi Germany and whose importance and ownership are still disputed today.
4) Mexico: Playa Pescadores, Tulum
A must on everyone's to-do list for Mexico is the Mayan ruins of Tulum. And while the many tourists crowd a small beach stretch for the best selfies with mostly hot temperatures, there is a really wonderful and less crowded Caribbean beach, Playa Pescadores, only about two kilometers away.
Our tip: First, visit the Mayan ruins, then cool off at Playa Pescadores. There are also a few beach bars here. And if you fancy snorkeling, you will get your money's worth: the numerous small boats will take you to the reef, which is only 200 meters away, in no time at all.
5) Africa: Anse Lazio, Seychelles
In the north of Praslin's Seychelles island lies the tropical beach Anse Lazio, an immaculate idyll like on a holiday postcard. The fine powder sand is lined with palm trees and imposing granite rocks, which are among the most popular photo opportunities in the Seychelles archipelago.
You can bathe in the turquoise, wonderfully warm water of the Indian Ocean all year round. The sea in front of Anse Lazio is also great for snorkeling - no wonder that this beach is regularly voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world by globetrotters. Accommodation can be found in the nearby town of Grand Anse.