Sometimes we all just need to get away. And sometimes, we all just need to get really, really away, to a place where sun is always shining but the smartphones don’t ping. We get it! That’s why we’ve compiled this list of some of the world’s most secluded beaches.
There’s something for everyone on this list, from wildlife to white sand, but they all have one important thing in common: No one’s going to be up in your business on these beaches.
1. Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
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This archipelago is about as undeveloped as you can get in a region otherwise known for its lively beaches. Come here if the only company you want is marine life. Its calm, protected waters are teeming with animals, including sea turtles and several types of whales and dolphins.
2. Monkey Bay, Malaysia
It’s not just a name. You really do need to watch out for the monkeys once you make it to this calm, lush spot that’s only available via boat or rainforest trail.
3. Jobson’s Cove, Bermuda
Nestled between stately cliffs that block the winds and waves, this pink-sand beach is a super romantic spot for honeymooners.
4. Koh Adang, Thailand
It’s no secret that Thailand has some of the world’s most stunning beaches, but a lot of these are often full of partying backpackers. Check out Koh Adang when you want a little more privacy. After you’re done with your peaceful hike to the island’s waterfall, you can snag a spot on the white-sand beach all to yourself.
5. Covehurst Bay, England
Looking to rent that little cottage by the sea, where you can finally finish your novel amid the crashing waves of England’s coast? Covehurst Bay is your place.
6. Point Bennett, USA
You can find Point Bennett in Southern California, but it’s much more “secluded national park” than “Malibu mansion.” Come here for a pensive walk on this rocky beach with nothing but seals to keep you company.
7. Mafia Islands, Tanzania
Head to the Mafia Islands if you want all the beauty and fresh seafood of nearby Zanzibar with none of the tourists, loud music or parties.
8. Dolly Beach, Christmas Island, Australia
If you don’t live in Australia, a trip there can already feel like one of the world’s most remote getaways. For the ultimate seclusion in the land Down Under, though, check out this hidden slice of paradise on one of the country’s most postcard-worthy islands.
9. Vanuatu, South Pacific
There’s great diving here, especially if you’re into World War II shipwrecks. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about being secluded, though. This largely untouched island stretch is so remote that it’s often referred to as deserted.
10. Andaman Islands
Not all of these remote islands are open to visitors. The ones that are, though, are stellar dive sites and home to some of the world’s most jaw-dropping sunsets.