If you ever wanted to spend time on stunning beaches away from the usual tourist hotspots, and experience a Robinson Crusoe beach setting, then take a look at some of the world’s beaches which currently remain under the radar. Here’s our list of six little-known beaches from around the world.
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
A close distance to the popular Thailand destinations of Phuket and Koh Samui, lies Phu Quoc Island. Located in Vietnam, it offers a secluded paradise with plenty of pristine beaches and stunning surroundings. It is the biggest island in the Gulf of Thailand and there are many opportunities to explore the underwater marine life.
Hidden Beach, Puerto Vallarta
Once a site for testing bombs during the early 1990s, Hidden Beach is a unique and isolated beach accessible through a water tunnel. Situated on the Marieta Islands, off the coast of Mexico, visitors can enjoy the idyllic surroundings of this distinctive beach and experience the surreal feel of being inside a ‘hidden beach’.
Agonda Beach, Goa
Set in the south of Goa lies the tranquil Agonda Beach. It is the ideal beach location for anyone searching for a beach paradise. Imagine the pure white sands and calm warm waters surrounding you as you lie back and soak in the laidback atmosphere. Agonda Beach has fascinating wildlife, from turtles to dolphins swimming freely in the sea.
Shipwreck Beach, Greece
Shipwreck Beach is a beach only accessible by boat and is based on the coast of Zakynthos. The star attraction at Shipwreck Beach is the ruins of the Panagiotis, which has remained since it shipwrecked there in 1983. Encircled by clifftops, Shipwreck Beach is a hidden gem and visitors will be rewarded with a private beach experience enclosed with glimmering water and unspoiled surroundings.
Alter do Chão, Brazil
Away from the lively and bustling capital of Rio de Janeiro which has popular beaches such as Ipanema and Copacabana, is the stunning beach Alter do Chão in Brazil. Step onto the Island of Love and settle in the white soft sandy beach or enjoy an Amazon River cruise for splendid sights.
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Isla Bastimentos is a lesser known island in the Caribbean, overshadowed by the likes of the Bahamas, St Lucia and Barbados. Isla Bastimentos is one of the 9 islands of Bocas del Toro, an archipelago in the Caribbean. Visitors will be spoilt for choice at Isla Bastimentos with a choice of 5 stunning beaches; Wizard Beach, Red Frog Beach, North Beach, Playa Larga and Turtle Beach. Wizard Beach is ideal for surfing with an array of surf spots and assorted of flora and fauna.