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Best Beach Vacations – Anywhere

1Dominican Republic, Caribbean

Distinguished by long stretches of glowing white sand and gorgeous blue water, Dominican beaches rank among the best in the world. From Puerto Plata to Punta Cana to Barahona, these beaches cater to bar lovers, sunbathers, jet skiers and scuba divers.
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    • History & Culture
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2Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Bring your sunglasses and cool clothes to Playa del Carmen, where the hot sun lights up the white-sand beaches. This is heaven for beach-loving kids and those who enjoy swimming or just lounging under the sun.
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    • Romance
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3Maui, Hawaii, United States

Tropical trade winds cool Maui’s thirty miles of glorious black, white and red sand beaches. With a constellation of splendid sandy spots ranging from secluded secrets to bustling beaches with restaurants and board hire, Maui has a beach to suit beachcombers, surfers, picnickers and swimmers.
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4Cancun, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Cancun calls with its stunning aqua-blue waters and white-sand beaches. Despite its reputation as a spring-break paradise, anyone will find plenty to do here, too. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, the Xel-Ha waterpark and the thrilling Interactive Aquarium, or just enjoy beautiful beaches.
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    • Family Fun
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5Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

On the second-largest natural bay on the continent, Puerto Vallarta has miles and miles of world-class beaches. The coastline is dotted with quiet coves and spectacular islands, and the water caters to all sorts of beach activities, from sunbathing to snorkeling to windsurfing.
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    • Family Fun
    • Romance
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6Miami Beach, Florida, United States

At the shore in Miami Beach, visitors can swim, surf and jet ski in the warm and crystal-clear Atlantic waters. You can also nap on the white sands, work on a tan or simply watch the beautiful people, especially at South Beach, a favorite of models and celebrities.
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7Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is Thailand’s most popular island destination, and one reason is that its coastline is divided into bays that form intimate beaches. You can get a soothing massage right on the beach, the scuba diving is spectacular and the locals greet you with smiles.
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8U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Swaths of powdery sand separate green hills from the crystal-clear Caribbean waters surrounding the U.S. Virgin Islands. Beach aficionados should beeline for idyllic St. John, home of windsurfer-friendly Cinnamon Bay, the beachside cafes of Cruz Bay, and less-frequented Francis Bay beach.
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9Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

Cabo’s beaches are not just beautiful, they’re also incredibly diverse. On the Pacific Ocean, the waves are delightful to watch, but often too dangerous for swimming. On the Sea of Cortez, the waters are sheltered and calm and the sand is white and warm.
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10Kauai, Hawaii, United States

With about 50 miles of beaches, Kauai has plenty of shoreline to explore. Swimming is great just about anywhere, but most people prefer the beaches on the north and south coasts, where the white sands stretch on and on and surfers refine their craft.
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    • Family Fun
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11Cozumel, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Going to the seashore at Cozumel is fascinating because of the island’s diverse beach offerings. Although it has its fair share of typically beautiful white-sand beaches, it also boasts a number of rocky beaches that are not great for sunbathing or swimming but are ideal for snorkeling.
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12San Diego, California, United States

Beaches and bays dot the coast of California’s second-largest city. Top-rated, family-friendly Coronado Beach is set among turn-of-the-century mansions. Other gorgeous sandy spots include Blacks Beach, where sunbathers go au naturel, and La Jolla Shores, popular for snorkeling and kayaking.
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13Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

With dozens of stunning ocean beaches within half an hour of downtown, there are few better urban beach destinations than Sydney. Famed Bondi Beach sees up to 40,000 on busy weekends. If quieter beaches appeal, take the coastal walk past smaller strands all the way to Coogee’s calmer sands.
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    • Shopping
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14Tulum, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Nature, sun and history unite at Tulum’s sugar-white beaches, which are calmly lapped by the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea. Maya ruins, tropical forest and affordable hotels are an easy amble from the sands, making this Yucatan beauty a hit with those seeking relaxation and spiritual retreats.
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    • History & Culture
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15Jamaica, Caribbean

Blessed with miles of stunning natural coastline, Jamaica is a paradise for beach-lovers. Among the island’s best offerings are Negril’s Seven Mile Beach–rife with great snorkeling and diving, Treasure Beach on the South Coast and Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, which has sand that looks like sugar.
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    • Family Fun
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16Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, United States

Acclaimed for its clean and impeccably maintained shores, Fort Lauderdale has no shortage of beaches–23 miles, to be precise. Be sure to check out the famous promenade at Fort Lauderdale Beach, plan a picnic at Hallandale Beach and walk the sand dunes at Hollywood Beach.
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17Bora Bora, Society Islands, French Polynesia

Although a fairly small island, Bora Bora offers visitors a multitude of activities. Go on a 4×4 safari, sunbathe and swim on white sandy beaches, dive in a natural underwater park among fish and corals, experience thrilling shark feedings or circle the turquoise lagoon by boat.
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18Ko Samui, Surat Thani Province, Thailand

Koh Samui’s myriad beaches present everything you could ever dream of in a tropical beach. Picture-perfect sands, coconut trees and palm fronds adorn each one, but there the similarities end. Choose from busy beaches, teeming with vendors and cafes, or secluded strips with not another person in sight.
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19Aruba, Caribbean

Spectacular for water sports or just sitting on the sand and admiring the tides, Aruba’s beaches are truly special. Swimmers and sunbathers will enjoy the calm waters and white sand at Palm Beach, while water-skiers and surfers love the surf at Eagle Beach.
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    • Casinos
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20St. Maarten-St. Martin, Caribbean

There is no shortage of beautiful shoreline on St. Martin, which boasts some 37 beaches. What sets these apart from other Caribbean beaches is their breathtaking environs–visitors will not only be stunned by the white sand and gorgeous water but also by caves, cliffs, palm trees and rock formations.
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    • Casinos
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21Nice, French Riviera – Cote d’Azur, Provence, France

Although some of Nice’s beaches are owned privately by hotels and resorts, there is also a good offering of public beaches. No need to worry about getting sand in your hair–there is no sand on these beaches, only pebbles. Nice’s seaside is just another taste of France’s diversity.
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22Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Myrtle Beach boasts some of the best beaches on America’s East Coast, which are distinguished by panoramic views of the Atlantic, calm waters and soft white sand. Ideal for swimming and sunbathing, Myrtle Beach also offers plenty of family attractions, making it perfect for beach-lovers with kids.
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23San Jose del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico

Situated on Mexico’s left coast, San Jose del Cabo delivers a delicious taste of the Pacific. Go snorkeling at El Estero, the renowned estuary where exotic marine life and vegetation await, or take a dip in the pools and soak up the sun on the shore at Playa Hotelera.
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24Barbados, Caribbean

Turquoise waters, fine and soft sands and picturesque rows of palm trees make the beaches of Barbados a true pleasure. Stick to the south and southwest coasts for calm waters and good swimming; for a surfing thrill, don’t miss the massive, competition-caliber waves off the south and east coasts.
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    • History & Culture
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25Bali, Indonesia

With some of the best waves in the world and reliably great weather, Bali is a surfing paradise. Beach lovers can take their pick from a wide array of choices from crowded to deserted, with white sand or black.
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    • History & Culture
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26Boracay, Aklan Province, Panay Island, Visayas, Philippines

During dry season, there are few better beaches to be found in this part of the world than the famed White Beach, a sparkling stretch of pristine, powder-white sands on the west of the island. Cafes and restaurants nestle demurely behind palms, providing tasty delights for hungry beach-goers.
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27St. Lucia, Caribbean

Most St. Lucian hotels are right on the island’s best attraction–its beautiful beaches. Visitors will find sands that vary from white to gold in color, waters that range from calm and placid to rough and dangerous and locales that can be crowded and lively or peaceful and romantic.
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28Santorini, Cyclades, South Aegean, Greece

While most of the beaches on these geologically new Greek islands are black due to their volcanic creation, Santorini’s most famous is probably Red Beach near Akrotiri. Perissa Beach on the main island’s west and Kamari Beach on the east are both long, black, spectacular and very popular with tourists.
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29Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean

Grand Cayman is known as a scuba diving paradise with more than 130 dive sites surrounding the island, including its most famous one, Stingray City. Deep-sea fishermen enjoy the island’s “national sport,” and the coral reefs can be explored in many ways. The island also contains one of the Caribbean’s best strands of sand, 7 Mile Beach.
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30Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

Between a long oceanfront boardwalk and waters that are great for swimming and scuba diving, Virginia Beach offers plenty of opportunities for visitors and locals to stay active. Whether you prefer cycling, running or waterskiing, you won’t be disappointed if you’re seeking a fun and lively beach experience.
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31Corfu, Ionian Islands, Greece

Villages of whitewashed houses, Byzantine churches, Venetian fortresses and vibrant nightlife lure visitors from the resorts and beaches of the most popular Ionian island. Ermones beach attracts many from Corfu town, while picturesque Paleokastritsa, 17 miles Northwest, is definitely worth the drive.
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32Crete, Greece

Although Crete is Greece’s biggest island, its popularity has caught up with it and caused some overcrowding on its east coast. Those who venture farther west and south will find unspoiled beaches, low-key resorts and 300 days of sunshine to worship each year.”
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33Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Part of the Canary Islands, Tenerife is largely a resort island with brilliant man-made beaches of fine black shingle or golden sand. With calm, clear waters and an almost constant wind, Tenerife in a windsurfer’s dream. You can also sunbathe, swim, snorkel and scuba dive along the beautiful coastline.
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34Maldives

More than two dozens Indian Ocean atolls and thousands of islets comprise the Maldives. Idyllic beaches, such as South Ari Atoll on Nalaguraidhoo, the Sun Island, are a dream come true for sand lovers. Swim out to the barrier reef – or from some parts of the island, admire the reef right from the gorgeous white beach.
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35Marbella, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

On the southern coast of Spain, Marbella is a favorite resort town for beachgoers who want to see and be seen. Miles of sunny beaches, casinos and marinas circle the glamorous and cosmopolitan Costa del Sol. Enjoy sunbathing and every possible sporting activity.
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36Mykonos, Cyclades, South Aegean, Greece

Famous for its golden sandy beaches and its crystalline waters, Mykonos offers something for every type of beach-goer. The populated south beaches are perfect for partying, while the secluded north beaches offer quiet and relaxation. Enjoy a wide variety of activities from skiing, jet-skiing and windsurfing to horseback riding and parasailing.
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37Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Palma, the economic and cultural hub of Majorca, is a delightful base for exploring the island’s many beaches. Considered one of the best places in Spain to live, Palma offers you picturesque beaches of gold sand as well as alabaster-white beaches bustling with activity.
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38Malaga, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

A flotilla of decidedly different beaches line port city Malaga’s coastline on the Costa del Sol. Stretching 25 miles and ranging from bustling city sand strips to remote strands, this Andalucian destination has been popular with British and German sun seekers since being developed in the 1950s.
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39Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Perhaps nowhere on earth is the beach so crucial to a big city’s culture as in Rio, with its two most popular strips having even been immortalized in song. Of the two, Copacabana is bigger and livelier, Ipanema a bit more upscale and relaxed. For even greater Žlan, try Leblon just to their west.
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40Margarita Island, Coastal Islands, Insular Region, Venezuela

Tropical Margarita Island is Venezuela’s main Caribbean resort, with a few dozen white-sand beaches leading into turquoise waters. Nearby Los Roques archipelago is a pristine coral atoll that offers unparalleled scuba diving.
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41Lamu Island, Coast Province, Kenya

Tropical Kenyan archipelago Lamu makes for a blissful beach escape. Cobalt waters lap against the dramatic, rolling, white sand dunes that hem the island. Wade in to the refreshing waters and explore astounding snorkeling opportunities through coral reef that surrounds diminutive Kiwayu Island.
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42Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina, Argentina

Argentina’s premier beach resort, Mar del Plata’s long coastline is comprised of many beaches, from family-oriented La Perla in the north to very popular Bristol and sporty Varese in the center, from resort-oriented Mogotes and sophisticated Faro in the south to peaceful Sur even further south.
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43Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Shaded spots go early at Cape Town’s crowded Camps Bay, where locals picnic and play in the strong Atlantic waves. Look for the flagged bathing areas for safer swims for all the family. Festive cafes sit adjacent to the sands, which are dramatically set at the foot of the Twelve Apostles mountains.
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44Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Beginner surfers flock to the wide swath of sun-kissed sands known as the Golden Mile, where the Indian Ocean washes against South Africa’s eastern shores and the country’s third-largest city. The Golden Mile stretches 3.5 miles and encompasses North Beach, the Bay of Plenty, Dairy Beach and Snake Park.
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45Vina del Mar, Valparaiso Region, Chile

Chile’s fourth largest city, Vina del Mar in Valparaiso, is also a popular summer beach resort. A Mediterranean climate prevails and an appealing array of sandy strips beckons, including Renaca, Miramar, Las Salinas and Casino. Renaca’s calm waters and great waves make it a hit with families.
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46Moorea, Society Islands, French Polynesia

The world’s largest coral reef eco-system actually consists of 3000 separate reefs. Come face to face with the wonderful diversity of life that exists within it by snorkeling and scuba diving from pontoons or watch the parade of astounding creatures stream beneath your feet from a glass-bottomed boat.
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47Essaouira, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco

Couples and families stroll the undeveloped sands of Essaouira, skirting soccer players and kite surfers. The strong northeastern winds that sweep the palm-fringed playground make it an ideal beach for wind surfing. Most popular beach spots include Cape Sim, Sidi Kaouki and Mouley Bouzertoune.
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48Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Byron’s legendary, lighthouse-dotted, white sand beaches are some of Australia’s best. Situated where the Coral Sea meets the Tasman Sea, these clean, unpolluted, laid-back beaches remain relatively undeveloped and are great places to spot bottlenose dolphins, rays, whales and sea turtles.
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49Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Red Sea and Sinai, Egypt

Beckoning alluringly from the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, the clear, calm waters and dramatic reefs around Sharm el Sheikh offer spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving. Ras Mohammed National Park contains sensational Red Sea dive sites, considered some of the best in the world.
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50Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

For a beach vacation, Costa Rica is hard to beat. Some of the world’s best sands sit on its coastline where water remains a delicious temperature year-round. Don’t miss Manuel Antonio’s picture-perfect crescent of sand, with its azure waters and jungle at its back or, for surfing, Playa Dominical.
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51Malindi, Coast Province, Kenya

Actually more white than silver, lovely Silver Sands Beach is just south of Malindi town, and home to several luxury hotels. Snorkeling, diving, surfing and deep sea fishing (for marlin, shark and sailfish) are popular here. Further south lies Watamu Beach, part of Kenya’s Watamu Marine National Park.
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52Seychelles

This Indian Ocean group of 100+ islands is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, including the popular white powder of Beau Vallon on Mahe and Anse Lazio on Praslin. The stunning pink sands and boulders of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue lead many to call it the most gorgeous beach on earth.
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53Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

A perfect little beach town of 18,500 on Australia’s east coast, 48 miles from Brisbane, Surfer’s Paradise sits amid seemingly endless stretches of pristine sand. Nature has conspired to create amazing conditions and the crashing waves teem with swimmers as well as novice and more advanced surfers.
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54Manzanillo, Pacific Coast, Mexico

Manzanillo remains as beautiful as when it was “discovered” by the jet set in the 1970s, but its beaches are now largely deserted. Sport fishers will be in heaven, and the International Sailfish Tournament takes place twice a year. Underwater visibility is high, making snorkeling and scuba diving memorable.
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55Nerja, Costa del Sol, Province of Malaga, Andalucia, Spain

Positioned at the eastern tip of the Costa del Sol, Nerja boasts nearly 10 miles of powdery beaches featuring activities like water skiing, scuba diving and sailing. Although tourist-oriented, it hasn’t been overtaken by high-rises, and its huge promenade delivers panoramic Mediterranean views.
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56Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Well-known as a fun and exciting place to party, Ibiza boasts more than 100 miles of coastline with some 50 beaches. Larger beaches offer restaurants, bars and an enviable array of water sports while more tranquil beaches let visitors relax in the sun or shade.
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57St. Pete Beach, Florida, United States

For a relaxing and entertaining beach vacation, Saint Pete Beach has a lot to offer sun-worshippers. Go dolphin watching, swim, snorkel or dive into the blue waters, enjoy every variety of water or sunny sport, or just lie back and soak up the sun on sandy Florida beaches.
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58St. Kitts, St. Kitts and Nevis, Caribbean

Scuba divers delight in exploring hundreds of wrecks surrounding St. Kitts, some of which date back to the 1700s. This relatively undeveloped island features quiet beaches with volcanic black sand on the northern half and white sand on the southern half.
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59Bahamas, Caribbean

Whatever you look for in a beach, the Bahamas has it. With sands that range from pink to white to sugary, waters that are blue or crystal clear, waves that cater to water sports or swimming and sunsets that are always romantic, the Bahamian shores are brilliant and unforgettable.
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    • Casinos
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60Acapulco, Pacific Coast, Mexico

Acapulco’s wild nightlife is matched by its wild beaches–the waters can be wavy and dangerous, but that also makes them great for surfing. However, there are lots of places with calmer waters where swimming is safe and fun, especially Caleta Beach, a favorite among families.
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