Beach holidays are the perfect reason to get away from the daily routine. It doesn’t matter if you need a stroll along the windswept shores leading to an old castle, relax on a white-sand slice of paradise on the shores of the Indian Ocean, or take a break after surfing some early morning waves on a rope hammock. There’s a beach for all.

If you’re not sure where you’d like to go, we’ve compiled a list of several of the top stunning beaches on the planet to give you some ideas.

  • Boracay White Beach, Philippines

White Beach is perfect for people who enjoy swimming because of its smooth, tranquil waters. The 3-mile stretch is thought to be among the top sought-after beaches of Boracay and provides everything from beach activities to bars to hotels and nightlife. Accommodation is split into three parts along the beach, Stations 1, 2, and 3, including luxury, mid-range, and budget.

The journey to Boracay Island: Boracay Island is accessible via aircraft from Manila. The flight takes about one hour before connecting to Caticlan (followed by a 10-minute ferry trip) and Kalibo (followed by two hours of bus travel).

  • Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz, Turkey

The name of the town Oludeniz references the “dead sea” (a result of its tranquil water) and is the home of the Blue Lagoon, which offers white sands and warm blue waters. The visitors can expect a more peaceful ambiance (you will not find a raunchy nightlife scene here) and a variety of options to enjoy within and around the lagoon, such as boats and paragliding.

How to get there: Oludeniz is about a 20-minute mini-bus journey from Fethiye. Traveling departing from Istanbul to Fethiye last about an hour and a quarter.

  • Na Pali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

It is located on the northwest coast on the northwest side of Kauai Island Na Pali Coast is best explored by canoe or by boat. Those who are more experienced can explore the area by hiking the Kalalau Trail, a strenuous 11-mile (22-mile round journey) trail that runs starting from Kee Beach to Kalalau Beach.

How to get there: Some flights fly directly to Kauai Island. People who start in Oahu can take a straight forty-minute plane ride to Kauai.

  • Meeru Island, North Atoll, Maldives

Tourists looking for a piece of paradise must plan a trip to Meeru Island, the only resort located on Meerufenfushi Island, North Male Atoll. The 1148-foot-long white beach is perfect for relaxing or going snorkeling.

How to get there: Meeru Island is an hour-long boat ride away from Velana International Airport in Male.

  • Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

Railay Beach is situated along the coastline of the Railay peninsula that lies to the south of Krabi and Ao Nang. Krabi as well as Ao Nang. The beach is characterized by striking limestone formations, making it the ideal location for rock climbers.

How to Get There: Railay Beach is only accessible by boat and takes a short 15-minute drive to Ao Nang.

  • Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia

Whitehaven Beach is 4 mile-long stretch of eco-friendly coastline that runs along Whitsunday Island. The beach has the blue-green waters and a variety of lagoons, cover, and inlets, as well as sands made up in large part of white silica, giving it that strikingly sparkling white hue. The remoteness of the location means that it’s never crowded, which is a great location to spend some “you” time, whether it’s sunbathing or opening the book you’ve been wanting to go through.

How to get there: Whitehaven Beach is just 35 minutes away via a catamaran with high-speed speeds from Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island is accessible via plane (from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Cairns) or ferry and the Sunlander Train, which is available every week for four hours between Brisbane and Brisbane Cairns.

  • Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue Island, Seychelles

For photography enthusiasts, Anse Source D’Argent is a must. The beach, situated on La Digue island, provides excellent photo opportunities due to its white sand and beautiful, mystical-looking boulders.

How to get there: Speed ferries run between Mahe and Praslin and have an onward connection for La Digue. It generally takes between 50 to 60 minutes. There’s also a ferry of 15 minutes that runs between Praslin and La Digue.