Searching for an amazing beach vacation? No cruise ships. No wristbands. No children. It may take a long time to reach these gorgeous beaches, but does travel time really matter when you’ll be spending the rest of the week in paradise?
Philippines: Claim a deserted sandbar as your own in El Nido.
India: Hang out with the former hippies in Goa.
Vanuatu: Snorkel around uninhabited islets in Port Vila.
Mauritius: Fall asleep under a palapa or in a hammock in Belle Mare.
Mexico: Okay, this Ixtapa destination may not technically be a beach resort–the beaches are down the road in Zihuatanejo–but between the pools and the cliffside views, it’s still a paradise worth the travel time.