Beautiful beaches are aplenty and if you’re simply looking for a sunny spot to lay your towel and clear waters for a swim, that’s pretty easy to find, right? But if you’re in search of that ‘wow’ spot, then sometimes you have to do a bit of digging as some of the world’s most picturesque beaches may not be where you most expected. Luckily enough, we’ve collected some stunning beach locations for you. Get inspired for your next beach holiday below.
Batumi for mountain backdrops
The Black Sea beaches of Batumi are unique as they combine the best of mountain and sea. Kvariati is considered one of the best in Georgia and epitomizes the stunning effect of being able to gaze into the sea and turn around to find charming rolling hills as your backdrop. Tip: bring water shoes as Georgia’s shoreline is mostly made up of large pebbles. This spot is just over a 30 minute drive from the Radisson Blu Hotel, Batumi. But you don’t need to go far for beautiful beach access when staying with Radisson Blu: Dip into the waves at Iveria Beach, just a 5-minute walk of the hotel. This special location is known for the purity of its seawaters.
Psst! Looking to combine beach with nightlife? Batumi morphs into Georgia's partying capital during summer months.
Marseille for the Calanques
The Calanques de Marseille are a series of dramatic steep walled limestone inlets found along the coastline. The vistas are spectacular! Visitors to Marseille can take boat tours from Vieux Port to experience these natural wonders from the emerald blue waters. But we recommend exploring the Calanques by foot if you can: you’ll come across trails that lead you to some secluded beaches that are well worth the trek. En Vau and Port Pins are two such hidden gems. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux port makes a perfect base for these excursions.
Mauritius for golden sands
With over 160km worth of glorious beaches, it’s no wonder that this is the main draw of the island. Whether you’re into snorkelling, windsurfing, are looking for a great picnic spot, or simply want to spend the day lounging on some of the most pristine sand, you’ll have your pick of beautiful beaches in Mauritius. We’ve collected our top 7 beaches, but with so much choice, where to start? If there is one that is truly spectacular, it’s Bras d’Eau. Situated on a rugged part of the coastline, its surrounding scenery makes it a must see. The area is actually a national park and walking trails make for an easy escape into the nature when you need a break from the rays. Plan a day trip from the Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort & Spa, Mauritius or the Radisson Blu Azuri Resort & Spa, Mauritius. Both also offer their own private beach which are equally stunning.
Bali to hit the waves
If you’re a surfer, then you know there are certain conditions that make a destination surfer-friendly or not. Bali is definitely surfer friendly! In fact, many surfers even prefer the surf spots in Bali over those of Australia. Nestled between Padang Padang Beach and Bingin Beach, the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu places you near some of the world’s premier surfing sites. Grab your surfboard and hit the waves below this clifftop hotel, or enjoy a leisurely stroll to Bingin Beach, just 2.5 kilometers away.