Beach vacations are a source of relaxation and happiness for many. Taking a leisurely break from working life, filling up the Vitamin D supply and getting a tan describes the ideal getaway for most city dwellers. However, these vacations can sometimes be pricey and overcrowded, somewhat reducing the relaxation effect.
Global property portal Lamudi has compiled a list of the most enviable beach locations at bargain prices from around the globe for you to visit.
Black River, Mauritius
The island of Mauritius is known for its white beaches and relaxing atmosphere. Although it is a popular tourist attraction, the island does have some more secluded and hidden beaches, that are yet unknown to many. The Western part of the island, known as Black River is very rural and less populated than other parts of the island. Besides its beautiful beaches, Black River is a green oasis and provides vacationers with stunning waterfalls and hiking trails. An added bonus here is that the region receives far less rain and is therefore ideal for a relaxing beach getaway.
Source: © Flickr Dietmar Reigber
Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Located between the Indian Ocean and Dar es Salaam, this beach destination will provide you with entirely new views and experiences. The area around this beach is lush with tropical plants, yet not too far from the city life of Dar es Salaam. This combination will give you a relaxing and unique holiday, with long lasting memories. It is known to be a popular destination for Tanzanians and expats and provides visitors with much space to lounge and enjoy the sunshine.
Source: © Flickr Stefano C. Manservisi
Mombasa is located on the Eastern coast of Kenya and is its second largest city. Bordering on the Indian Ocean, this city provides visitors with gorgeous white beaches and palm trees, creating a relaxing and tropical atmosphere. What’s more, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and pleasant temperatures between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius, make this Kenyan hotspot the perfect place to unwind. For those who are looking for a little adventure, Mombasa has a lot to offer, providing vacationers with activities such as deep sea fishing and scuba diving. The cuisine in Mombasa has distinct Arab, British, and Portuguese roots, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Source: © Flickr Jennifer Wu
Nungua, Accra, Ghana
Nungua, located in the greater Accra region, is another lovely beach destination on the continent of Africa. As only the 18th largest city in Ghana, it provides a quiet and less hectic beach vacation than many of the more popular holiday locations. With its abundant palm trees and relaxing beaches, Nungua is the ideal travel destinations for those who are looking for new experiences. Located on the Atlantic coast and in close proximity to Accra itself, Nungua will let you fill up your Vitamin D deposits and send you home feeling more relaxed and well rested than ever.
Source: © Flickr Paul Arps
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Mexico is a very popular tourist destination for beach vacations and rightly so. Playa del Carmen is located along the Caribbean Sea in the Eastern region of Mexico. With its stunning weather conditions and lovely white beaches, it is a surefire destination for a great beach vacation. Famous for its fantastic beach clubs, shopping areas, and sporting activities, this Mexican beach city is nothing short of the perfect holiday choice. To top it all of the Mexican cuisine will provide you with exciting and interesting flavors that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Source: © Flickr Alfredo Miguel Romero
Tangerang lies to the west of Jakarta and is another unusual beach destination for those looking to experience new things. It’s vast beaches and green vegetation provide any visitor with a great holiday experience. Away from many of the tourists in Bali or other popular Indonesian destinations, vacationers can enjoy great food and partake in many water activities throughout the day.
Source: © Flickr Sunova Surfboards
Nasugbu, Batangas, Philippines
Nasugbu is located in the Batangas province of the Philippines and is famous for its scenic coves and long beaches. A mere two hour ride away from Manila, it provides a perfect vacation destination for those who are looking to get away from the busy city life. The many coves provide seclusion around the U-shaped beach, which has stunning golden sands and crystal clear water. The rolling hills of Nasugbu provide a picturesque backdrop, whilst the beaches are less crowded than other Filipino travel destinations.
Source: © Flickr Tom Mascardo
Weligama, Sri Lanka
Weligama Beach is located on the southern tip of the island of Sri Lanka and is a yet undiscovered beach destination for many. The name literally translated means sandy village and is the ideal destination for travelers from all over the world. Weligama has beautiful beaches and clear blue water and waves for those who enjoy to surf. In combination with Sri Lanka’s rich culture and exciting cuisine, this beach destination will not disappoint.
Source: © Flickr Harshana Weerasinghe
Tunisia attracts visitors from far and wide and is a popular beach destination. With its countless resorts and long stretches of sandy beach, Hammamet Nord is the ideal destination for relaxation and a trip away from the busy everyday life. This town is located on the south eastern cape of Tunisia and is perfect for those who like to swim and practise water sports. Besides its beaches and blue waters, Hammamet is most famous for jasmine, which grows in great quantities in the warm climate.
Source: © Flickr Armando Torrealba
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Jeddah is located in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is quite the unusual beach destination. It is nicknamed the bride of the Red Sea and is a significant urban center in western Saudi Arabia. Islam’s holiest city and located by the Red Sea, Jeddah boasts beautiful beaches and has great water activities for travelers. With its awe inspiring views, cultural heritage, and fantastic food, Jeddah is definitely an interesting destination for curious travelers.
Source: © Flickr Charles Roffey
Beach vacations should always be a source of relaxation and a time to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But with crowded beaches and overly touristy destinations, these trips can quickly become stressful. These ten exciting vacation destinations, will provide you with all the adventure and relaxation you are looking for, and the opportunity to discover new things, without huge crowds of people.
Information courtesy of Lamudi