Courtesy Turtle Beach
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    Avoid the crowds, T-shirt shops and tackiness by escaping to these out-of-the-way, still-undiscovered gems.<br/> We start on the southern coast of Barbados at the all-suite <a href="" target="external"> Turtle Beach Resort</a>, where guests can enjoy 1,500 feet of white sandy oceanfront. If that's not enough, sea turtles come to nest their eggs here.
    Courtesy Turtle Beach
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    Sitting in Puglia on the Adriatic Coast in southern Italy is a private beach belonging to a new Hotel <a href="" target="external">Borgo Egnazia</a>. While not basking in the sun, you can take cooking classes, play golf, explore the UNESCO World Heritage town of Alberobello, or just rest in your private villa.
    Courtesy Borgo Egnazia
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    The remote -- but still accessible -- Huanchaco Beach Resort in Peru is one of the top spots for surfers. But there is also plenty of history here. According to legend, 800 years ago Prince Tacaynamo and his entourage disembarked at Huanchaco and founded the first Chimu dynasty. The traditional rafts, or "caballitos de totora," little horses of totora reeds used by the fishermen on the northern coast of Peru since pre-Columbian times, still navigate these waters. The beach is about 20 minutes north of Trujillo.
    Courtesy Huanchaco Beach Resort
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    The <a href="" target="external">InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa</a> is located on the picturesque, white-sand Natadola Beach on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu. Guests experience real Fijian ambience at the resort, which offers 360-degree views of Natadola Bay and exotic gardens. The property also includes a sugar cane train that runs through the resort.
    Courtesy InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    Set on a 300-acre private island in Antigua in the West Indies, the <a href="" target="external">Jumby Bay</a>, a Rosewood Resort, offers a true escape for travelers. On the island's Atlantic side, Pasture Bay Beach is an undeveloped, white-sand natural preserve for the endangered Hawksbill Turtle, as well as a haven for sunbathers and those seeking romantic seclusion. Pasture Beach eschews a beach bar in favor of a handy open cabana stocked with beach essentials, including chilled water and towels. Private picnics on Pasture Beach are easily arranged with a call to the concierge.
    Courtesy Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort
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    <a href="" target="external">Mustique</a>, a private 1,400-acre island in the Grenadines, has been a celebrity hideaway since Lord Glenconner gave 10 acres of it to Princess Margaret as a wedding present in 1960. When celebs and socialites want to take a break from their private villas, they walk out to Macaroni Beach to swim, sail, snorkel and dive … or enjoy a romantic picnic. The private island has a strict no-cruise-ship policy, and paparazzi are not allowed on or near the island.
    Courtesy Macaroni Beach
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    Miami's South Beach is a bustling, crazy spot known for its great bodies and amazing nightlife. But for something just a bit more subdued, check out the Oasis Beach Club at the <a href="" target="external"> Mandarin Oriental Miami</a>. In keeping with Mandarin Oriental's origins, the club is adorned with authentic Asian-style furnishings -- exotic beds with white cushions, and canopies with rich Thai materials and fabrics. Lush palm trees and exotic plants surround the beach, creating a tropical paradise. Beach butlers pamper guests by offering cool towels and mist services.
    Courtesy Mandarin Oriental Miami
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    Queen's Beach at Sveti Stefan in Montenegro is a little cove that will leave you speechless. The beach is attached to the summer palace of Queen Maria Karageorgis of Yugoslavia, now called Villa Milocer, and is part of the <a href="" target="external">Aman Sveti Stefan</a> resort.
    Courtesy Queen Beach Sveti Stefan
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    Saltwhistle Bay in Mayreau is a perfectly half-moon-shaped beach outlined by palm trees, and visiting yachtsmen have long considered it one of the most stunning bays in <a href="" target="external">the Grenadines</a>. Visitors to Saltwhistle Bay Beach can run their toes through soft, powdery sand before taking a dip in the cool crystalline waters. With only about 250 residents, Mayreau is an island with no airports, no roads and no banks, offering visitors an intimate, castaway-like getaway.
    Courtesy Saltwhistle Bay Beach
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    The <a href="" target="external">Tongsai Bay</a>, a Summit Hotel and Resort in Surat Thani, Thailand, sits on its own private beach on the Gulf of Thailand. To help guests enjoy the great views, every room has its own alfresco bathtub on a spacious terrace overlooking the sea and beach
    Courtesy Tongsai Beach
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    Of course, most people know about the beaches of Bermuda, but the <a href="" target="external">Tucker's Point Hotel and Spa Beach Club</a> is home to the longest stretch of private, pink-sand beach on the island. Plus, guests hanging out there might run into some of the club's famous members, such as Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones or New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
    Courtesy Tucker's Point Hotel & Spa
  • World's Best Hidden Beaches

    The new <a href="" target="external">Saffire Freycinet</a> hotel on Tasmania's East Coast overlooks Freycinet National Park and the unspoiled beauty of world-renowned Wineglass Beach. From the local kangaroos stretched out on the sparkling white sand to the magical coastline of the Freycinet Peninsula, Wineglass beach is the ultimate natural escape.
    Courtesy Wineglass Beach
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