Best Beaches Worth the Long-Travel Time

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?

Photo: El Nido Resorts
Photo: El Nido Resorts

Philippines: Claim a deserted sandbar as your own in El Nido.

Photo: By Hemant meena (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Photo: By Hemant meena (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons
India: Hang out with the former hippies in Goa.

Photo: ERATAP Beach Resort
Photo: ERATAP Beach Resort

Vanuatu: Snorkel around uninhabited islets in Port Vila.

Photo: LUX Belle Mare
Photo: LUX Belle Mare

Mauritius: Fall asleep under a palapa or in a hammock in Belle Mare.

Photo: N Preseault
Photo: N Preseault

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.

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