Beach Vacations

The beach holiday is the platonic ideal of vacations: what nearly every traveler, whether active or armchair, dreams of. Soft sand, shady palms, a cold drink, a warm surf—what more could you want? It’s no wonder so many ad campaigns hang their hook (and their products) on this seaside ideal: brands of beer, lines of clothes, models of cars. Travel + Leisure writers and editors are no strangers to the allure of the shore, and so search the world for the best beach vacations it can offer.

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Celebrities Love This Ultra-secluded Costa Rican Estate — Here's How to Rent Your Own Villa

It isn’t easy to find this slice of paradise without a guide — whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular — but once you find it, you’ll never want to leave.

Guana Island, the Jewel of the British Virgin Islands, Promises True Solitude

For nearly a century, Guana Island has drawn jet-setters seeking sun and solitude. As the Caribbean slowly reopens, this singular tropical retreat might be the perfect place to dip a toe into travel.

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Find Your Next Beach Vacation

Tired of the daily slog? Start planning your next sunny getaway with this quiz!