When you want to relax and take a break from the daily grind, nothing beats a beach holiday. There’s just something about the sun, sea and sand that eases all of life’s stresses and reminds us that life’s too short to be spent not having fun. And when it comes to going on a beach getaway, nothing adds more excitement and colour to a trip more than being with friends.
Itching for some vitamin sea? From the luxurious to the budget friendly, here we list 4 of the finest beach destinations perfect for you and your chums.
If you want to literally escape the day-to-day turmoil of life and enjoy perpetual summer—at least for a week or two with your crew—there is no better idea than packing your bags and going to the ultimate beach hot spot: the Caribbean Islands. Antigua, the main island of the country Antigua and Barbuda, is every beach lover’s paradise. For its size, you’ll find a tremendous selection of beaches that flaunts not only amazing natural wonders, but also a rich maritime heritage.
One of the best adventures you can try is Adventure Antigua, a 7-hour excursion that involves guided snorkelling at Guiana Island and Pelican Island, hiking to Bird Island, and swimming through sunken caves and tide pools at Hell’s Gate.
The sun, sea, sand, and celebrity sighting—this is what you and your friends are likely to experience in Barbados. Singer Rihanna’s home island, Barbados is the ultimate destination if you’d like to get a taste of idyllic beachside atmosphere. You can spend your days lying on the beach, kayaking or scuba diving. Staying at the lavish Sandy Lane resort will make you and your friends feel like A-listers with their luxurious villas, penthouses and suites.
A list of the best beach destinations wouldn’t be complete without a mention of Sydney. Boasting some of the longest stretches of beautiful sandy beaches, serene bays and coves in the world, plus exciting water sports, Sydney makes an ideal choice for a group getaway.
Want to capture the magic of the beaches in Sydney from a different perspective? Take a scenic helicopter ride over Sydney Harbour. A 30-minute helicopter tour in an R44 helicopter lets you enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful harbour city and its coastal wonders, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the iconic Opera House, and the famous Bondi Beach. A heli tour is definitely the most luxurious experience there is—of course, best shared with a loved one.
One of Mexico’s popular resort destinations, Cancun boasts of vast white sandy beaches, clear blue waters, luxury accommodation and a vibrant party atmosphere. Cancun’s beaches can be divided into two: the northern and the eastern sides. In Cancun’s northern beaches, you’ll enjoy tranquil waters with numerous water sport rental facilities. Some of the popular beaches in the northern side include Playa Caracol & Punta Cancun, and Playa Linda.
The east-side beaches, on the other hand, may be more interesting than its northern counterparts. Facing the beautiful Caribbean Sea, Cancun’s east-side beaches offer bigger waves perfect for surfing, parasailing and sailboarding. If your group is interested in history as much as the lovely beaches of Cancun, you can’t go wrong with San Miguelito. Containing more than a dozen Mayan structures, San Miguelito perfectly mixes beach activities with history.
If there’s something better than a vacation, it would be a group vacation! Frolicking with your buds on the best beaches makes for an experience you’ll never forget.