ISOLP’s most alluring beaches


As a sun-loving Australian I am fond of a good beach. Here is a collection of the most alluring beaches I’ve encountered around the globe.


Alluring beaches: Africa

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue, Seychelles 

The Seychelles has many amazing beaches. The beach at Anse Source d’Argent is something else though. Unquestionably my favourite beach in the world (if only for it’s good looks).

Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

The beach at Anse Source d’Argent, on the island La Digue, in the Seychelles. Photo credit: Amrita Ronnachit


Alluring beaches: Central America and the Caribbean

Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

A little peninsula in the Caribbean, protected from development by a jungle-filled national park, it’s coastline lined with picture-perfect beaches.

Punta Puerto Vargas, Cahuita NP, Costa Rica

Photo credit: Benjamin White

Brownes Beach, Barbados

Brownes Beach sweeps around tranquil Carlisle Bay just south of the CBD of Bridgetown (the capital city of Barbados). This means not only is Brownes Beach the premier beach of the country, it’s also the most accessible.

Brownes Beach, Barbados

Brownes Beach, Barbados. Photo credit: Benjamin White


Alluring beaches: Oceania

Kilili Beach, Saipan

How many places in the world can you swim alongside WWII tanks?

Sherman tank, Kilili Beach, Saipan

A WWII Sherman tank offshore from Kilili Beach, Saipan. Photo credit: Amrita Ronnachit


Alluring beaches: South America

Lopes Mendes Beach, Ihla Grande, Brazil

Lopes Mendes Beach is often said to be Brazil’s most beautiful beach. And Brazil, you’d imagine, would have some pretty good contenders for the title.

Lopes Mendes Beach, Ihla Grande, Brazil

Lopes Mendes Beach, Ihla Grande, Brazil. Photo credit: Benjamin White


Alluring beaches: Asia

Secret Lagoon Beach, El Nido, Philippines

Could this be the inspiration for Alex Garland’s hit novel The Beach?

Secret Lagoon Beach, El Nido, Philippines

Secret Lagoon Beach, El Nido, Philippines. Photo credit: Benjamin White

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