Thinking about planing a beach-holiday this year? Well check out these beautiful beaches

Seeing these beaches may make your heart beat faster!

avShould you ever be in need of health care assistance in any of these locations then look on

Navagio Beach

Navagio Beachflickr/dkilim

Shipwreck Beach, is an exposed cove, sometimes referred to as ‘Smugglers Cove’, on the coast of Zakynthos, in the Ionian Islands of Greece. It has been so named since 1983, when the alleged smuggler ship Panagiotis was wrecked on the beach while transporting cigarettes. located on the north-west shore of Zakynthos (Zante), in the Municipality of Elation. The area is defined by its sheer limestone cliffs, white sand beaches, and clear blue water, which attract thousands of tourists yearly. The strip of beach is accessed only by boat. Regular tours to the beach depart from Porto Vromi to the south, and from Agios Nikolaos and Cape Skinari to the north-east. Boats also arrive from the harbour of Zakynthos city. (wikipedia)

The Baths

The Baths are a beach area on the island of Virgin Gorda among the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean.

At The Baths, the beach shows evidence of the island’s volcanic origins, which deposited granite that eroded into piles of boulders on the beach. The boulders form natural tidal pools, tunnels, arches, and scenic grottoes that are open to the sea.[2] The largest boulders are about 40 feet (12 m) long.

Since 1990, the area has been a BVI National Park as are the adjacent bays, and the area is a major tourist attraction, with swimming and snorkelling being the main attractions. (Wikipedia)


Tapuaetai or One Foot Island is one of 22 islands in the Aitutaki atoll of the Cook Islands. It is located on the southeastern perimeter of Aitutaki Lagoon immediately to the southwest of the larger island of Tekopua, seven kilometres to the east of the main island of Aitutaki. (Wikipedia)

Zlatni Rat

Zlatni Ratflickr/Emich

Often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn (translated from the local Chakavian dialect), is a spit of land located about 2 kilometres (1 mile) west from the harbour town of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brač, in the region of Dalmatia. It extends into the Hvar Channel, a body of water in the Adriatic Sea between the islands of Brač and Hvar, which is home to strong currents. The landform itself is mostly composed of a white pebble beach, with a Mediterranean pine grove taking up the remainder. (wikipedia)


Due to its calm waters even during storms; official translation name Blue Lagoon) is a small village and beach resort in the Fethiye district of Muğla Province, on the Turquoise Coast of southwestern Turkey, at the conjunction point of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas. It is located 14 km (9 mi) to the south of Fethiye, near Mount Babadağ.

Ölüdeniz remains one of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean. It has a secluded sandy bay at the mouth of Ölüdeniz, on a blue lagoon. The beach itself is a pebble beach. The lagoon is a national nature reserve and construction is strictly prohibited. The seawater of Ölüdeniz is famous for its shades of turquoise and aquamarine, while its beach is an official Blue Flag beach, frequently rated among the top 5 beaches in the world by travelers and tourism journals alike. (Wikipedia)

Trunk Bay

Trunk Bayflickr/zeandroid

Trunk Bay is a body of water and a beach on Saint John in the United States Virgin Islands. It has consistently been voted one of the Ten Best Beaches in The World by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and has received similar recognition from other publications. The National Geographic Society has labeled Trunk Bay as the most beautiful beach in the world. It is one of the most popular beaches on the island whose amenities include a snack bar, showers and restrooms, lifeguards, and an underwater trail for snorkeling its coral reef. Trunk Bay is the only National Park beach on Saint John which requires a fee to visit. (Wikipedia)

Maya Bay

Maya Bayflickr/chilsta

Maya Bay is popular for diving, and has become even more popular after the 2000 movie The Beach was filmed there. According to the Lonely Planet’s Thailand guidebook, the 2004 tsunami dramatically improved the look of Maya Bay. This was due to the fact that the high waves had cleaned up the beach and removed all the landscaping the Fox production team had added.

The main dive sites are at Loh Samah, Maya Bay entrance and Palong Bay, and are often combined with diving at Ko Bida Noi, a rocky outcrop some 500 meters south of Loh Samah. (Wikipedia)

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beachflickr/Vandelizer

Whitehaven Beach is a 7 km stretch along Whitsunday Island, Australia. The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, as well as Hamilton Island. The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim is a 2 km open swimming competition held on the Beach in November each year as part of the Hamilton Island Triathlon Event. The 2012 event was held on 11 November 2012

The beach was awarded Queensland’s Cleanest Beach in Keep Australia Beautiful‘s 2008 Clean Beach Challenge State Awards. In July 2010, Whitehaven Beach was named the top Eco Friendly Beach in the world by Dogs are not permitted on the beach and cigarette smoking is prohibited.

Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white color. Local rocks do not contain silica so it has been suggested that the sands were brought to the beach via prevailing sea currents over millions of years.

Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day. This sand is also very fine, and can damage electronic equipment such as telephones and cameras, although it is good at polishing up jewellery[citation needed]. (Wikipedia)


Tulum (Yucatec: Tulu’um) is the site of a Pre-Columbian Maya walled city serving as a major port for Cobá. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs, along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Tulum was one of the last cities inhabited and built by the Mayas; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. (Wikipedia)

Anse Source D’Argent

#1 of Awesome Beaches Around The World
Anse Source d’Argent, one of La Digue’s many beaches.
La Digue is the third largest inhabited island of the Seychelles in terms of population, lying east of Praslin and west of Felicite Island. In terms of size it is the fourth largest granitic island of Seychelles after Mahé, Praslin and Silhouette Island. It has a population of about 2,000 people, who mostly live in the west coast villages of La Passe (linked by ferry to Praslin and Mahé) and La Réunion. There is no airport on La Digue; to get there from a different country, one has to fly to Victoria, take the ferry to Praslin and then take another ferry to La Digue. It has an area of 10 km², which makes it relatively easy to travel around on a bicycle. La Digue is named after a ship in the fleet of French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, who visited the Seychelles in 1768. (Wikipedia)

Source: List & Pictures – Touropia / Text: Wikipedia

Another 13 apps that may ease your travels


Search-ResultSearch-Result_1In need of a health care provider whilst traveling or as expatriate on assignment abroad?

It is not easy to find good providers in a foreign environment and looking for them in local media resources in an new language can be very cumbersome. This app allows you to find health care providers around you. On the website one can also rate and recommend/add health providers. Hence the claim “Let’s Share Good Care”

For: Microsoft Phone (Free)
Source: Medihoo

2 Photosynth


Normal pictures simply do not excite you anymore…you are looking to capture your travels with something more than static pictures?

This app actually allows you to capture your environment in 3D and 360-degrees. Excellent for travelers that want to remember everything more vividly.

For: iOS & Microsoft phone
Source: Photosynth

3 Fly Delta for iPad

Delta Fly Glass Bottom Jet

There are many airline-apps on the market.

This app has a lot of features you would expect from a airline-app (flight schedules, gate announcements, …)

But is also enhances your travel experience with cool features such as bird-eye view of the locations one is flying above.

For: iOS (Ipad – free)
Source: Fly Delta

4 101 Things to do before you go abroad

101 Things to do before you go abroad

Why should only professionals be able to recommend what where you should go and what you should see?

This Facebook app is building a list of 101 best English experiences.

It is directed towards everyone and invites people to vote and make suggestions on what to see and visit in the UK.

For: iOS & Android
Source: 101Thingstodoinengland

5 Splid

Splid Security insurance

In the time and age where everything sound recordings/pictures can be altered afterwards this app offers a guarantee that the pictures and sounds stored with it have not been altered since they were entered. Under the motto seeing is believing, the app can be an insurance for many things you may encounter on your travels (dirty hotel rooms, car accidents, inedible food, aggression) which might necessitate making a specific claim. This app may offer you the necessary “proof” you need to support your claim.

For: iOS
Source: Splid

6 Minube

Are you a big fan of communities? Do you like to get infos and recommendations from fellow travelers? Then check out this app:

This easy to use app gives you tips and recommendations on where to stay, what to visit, where to eat and a lot more from millions of fellow travelers.

For: iOS & Android & Microsoft phone
Source: Minube

Airports by TravelNerd


Knowing your way around in any place can be helpful, especially when traveling and passing through an airport

Need to find your way on any given airport? Where are the gates, where is there a free wifi zone, where are the toilets: This app can come in handy.

For: iOS (Free)
Source: TravelNerd

Air France Music

There is music in the air. And this is to be taken literally. This app gives you access to tons of music and other entertainment items.

Also some exclusive non released titles can be found through the app.

For: iOS & Android

Source:  Air France Music

Xe Currency

Every person traveling outside the zone of his home currency will need it: a currency conversion tool. Unless you are a mathematical genius most you will probably benefit from not having to calculate all conversions yourself. This is a straight forward app doing just that. It is accurate and allows you to store historical rates. 

For: iOS & Android
Source: XE Currency Converter

10 SeatGuru

seatguru app

Every airplane is different. What are the best seats? This app shares this kind of information from millions of flyers.

Which seats are closest to the toilets. Which seats get often bumped into by people moving up the cabin. This unique kind of information is what this app is all about.

For: iOS & Android
Source: SeatGuru

11 Waze

waze app

Yes most of built-in or mobile GPS devices already have some sort of traffic announcements. But before hitting the road you might want to consider downloading this app: a social GPS traffic announcement

Their claim: “Get the best route, every day, with real–time help from other drivers. Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join other drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.”

For: iOS & Android
Source: Waze

12 SnapCast


You think taking photos of your traveling experiences is just somewhat too boring?

Than try this app: it lets you take videos that you can easily post on your blog or travel website with no necessity to spend too much time editing.

Now you can surprise your readers with existing new post that show your personal videos

For: iOS
Source: SnapCast

13 TripIt Free

TripItNeed some support in organizing your travels? This app may help you in doing just that:

Their claim: The “where have you been all my life” travel organizing app

TripIt automagically creates a master itinerary for every trip for instant access to all your travel plans—anytime, on any device.

For: iOS & Android
Source: TripIt

Apart from number 1 the list has been taken from CNN
The text is based on respective descriptions on the provider’s websites