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The Top Ten Most Exotic Beaches in the World Part 1

Yes, I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking, “How can anyone even know that?” Well, you’re right, no one can. But hey, these are some pretty good beaches, and very popular too. For a beach to be exotic, it has to be different. It can’t be like every other beach you’ve ever been to. Webster’s Dictionary says that ‘exotic’ means exciting, or mysteriously different or unusual. Well, that doesn’t really say anything about beaches.

1. The Baths – Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Snorkeling, caves, grotto’s and beautiful sandy beaches are what you can expect at The Baths in BVI. The giant boulders have created a type of maze to walk through.

The Baths at Virgin Gorda - British Virgin Islands

2. Flamenco Beach – Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

Tropical forests, beaches, nature, turtles. What more could you want from an exotic island. Much of Culebra Island is protected, for wildlife, plants, and historic monuments.

Flamenco Beach - Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

3. Flic en Flac – Mauritius

Flic en Flac is a small village on the West Coast of Mauritius. Of course, it has the required white sand beaches, and it also has a blue lagoon.

Flic en Flac - Mauritius

4. Copacabana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Before you start trying to sing some Barry Manilow, this isn’t the nightclub, but the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is the opposite of a quiet village, and is one of the party capitals of the world.

Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5. Playa Tamarindo – Costa Rica

If you want to get away, go to Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica. The jungle looks like it comes right up to the beach. The sea turtles love it so much, they come back every year to make more sea turtles.

Playa Tamarindo Beach - Costa Rica
Come back for the next five exotic beaches on the list.

Posted on October 8, 2008 - Filed Under Beach and Vacation Travel Tips and Help, Beaches to go See, Jamaica, Beaches, and the Caribbean, Recommended Beaches and Places, Travel, Vacation Time


10 Responses to “The Top Ten Most Exotic Beaches in the World Part 1”

  1. Sheshe on July 28th, 2009 5:09 pm

    OMG! I looove aaaaaall those beaches, i really can’t choose one!

  2. The Beach Bum on July 30th, 2009 11:47 am

    Choosing a beach is always hard. There are so many in the world to pick, and I want to see them all.

  3. Jay Zalduondo on December 30th, 2009 2:45 am

    Hi, I have been to Flamenco beach countless times but my favorite beach is playa tortuga on culebrita.

  4. darek c on March 28th, 2010 12:58 pm

    Flamenco Beach – Culebra Island, Puerto Rico
    is truely a great beach. We went there last may and found the beach to be the best beach i have ever been to. We had a group 4 couples and we walked down the beach about 500 yds to get away from the rest of the visitors. We left the girls on the beach and went across the small hill to the other side of the beach to do some of the best snorkling any of us have ever done. A definate must visit if you are in the area.

  5. JP on April 9th, 2010 8:40 am

    You have to visit Puerto Rico’s west coast. Surf towns like Isabela,Aguadilla and Rincon are pure paradise. I myself left the states to live the beach bum life. And being in a small island like PR I also get to hike in tropical forest, visit caves, waterfalls, dry forests, take the ferry to beautiful islands like Vieques and Culebra, all less than a couple of hours drive. It is amazing like I can be in a tropical beach and in half an hour I’m in some cave up in the mountains. If you need pics from this area let me know and I will send you some.

  6. James T on March 4th, 2011 7:02 pm

    Great list
    Around 150km southwest of Rio, the gorgeous island of Ilha Grande could be another exotic beach for the list.



  7. Louis Ortiz on October 18th, 2012 4:32 pm

    I have been to all those beaches and would not hesitate to go back to Flamenco and Tamarindo beaches but ensure you use sun lotion

  8. Greg on October 9th, 2013 10:32 am

    Just got back from a visit to Flamenco beach (& Tamarindo & others on Culebra and PR). Totally awesome. Can see why this is a top ranked beach in the world. Nothing else that I have been to compares.

  9. ZACH MCDONALD on April 17th, 2015 2:12 pm

    I went to Flamenco beach last year during my Christmas vacation and it was the best beach I’ve ever been to. (I think it was – I also went to the Bahamas when I was like 11, but I don’t remember it well enough to compare it to Flamenco, but I’m pretty sure I liked Flamenco beach better.)

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