What's your dream vacation? Glamour asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. Here, travel experts reveal the most picturesque—and romantic—beaches in the world.
6 most romantic beaches in the world
6 of the most romantic beaches in the world: Don't waste your vacation days on anything less
Great Rock Bight, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts: “You’ll have to brave a half-mile trail and steep steps to reach this remote beach in a sheltered bay with views across Vineyard Sound, but you could easily wind up with the place to yourselves,” says Alex Baackes of alexinwanderland.com.
Kealakekua Bay, Big Island, Hawaii: “A two-mile trail through lava fields and dense woodland leads to this popular kayaking and snorkeling spot,” says Jessica Festa of jessieonajourney.com. “With a mountainous backdrop and turquoise water, it’s the perfect place for a romantic picnic.”
Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi Leh, Thailand: “You’ll recognize this cove—with its towering limestone formations and crystal-clear water that lights up at night thanks to bioluminescent plankton—from Leonardo DiCaprio and Virginie Ledoyen’s underwater kiss in The Beach,” says Jessica Wray of curiositytravels.org.
Praia do Paraíso, the Algarve, Portugal: “This private cove just around the corner from the main Carvoeiro Beach on Portugal’s spectacular southern coast is often empty,” says Monica Stott of thetravelhack.com. “Perfectly enclosed by tall cliffs, it’s paradise.”
Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Mexico: “Just past the Nude Bungalows and Spa—yep, that’s its real name—along the country’s rugged Pacific coast is a beautiful, secluded cove with just enough privacy to give you the courage to shed your swimsuit—it’s allowed!” says Andrew Sim, who blogs with girlfriend Emily Gough at alongdustyroads.com.
Wilderness Beach, Puerto Rico: “After a 20-minute walk along a trail through the jungle, you suddenly come to a rock-shielded beach so magical and windswept it feels like a mermaid could wash ashore at any moment,” says Christina Pérez of insideelsewhere.com.