Your tan looks incredible – now it’s time to show it off! Whether you have a free weekend to explore Australia, or are ready to hop on a plane to discover new shores abroad, keep the following list in mind when planning your next beach holiday.

1. Noosa Main Beach, Queensland. map-pin-red-hi

Located on the Sunshine Coast, this stunning beach is ideal for lounging and surfing alike.  You may even spot pods of dolphins in the crystal-clearwaters!

2. Volivoli Beach, Fiji. map-pin-red-hi

Soft sand, a view of the mountains, and a deep lagoon make this holiday destination a must. The local resort is also surprising inexpensive, so you can extend your stay without any guilt.

3. Cable Beach, Western Australia. map-pin-red-hi

Looking for a romantic sunset? You’ve found your next holiday spot. This picturesque beach is as postcard-perfect as it gets!

4. Ipanema Beach, Brazil. map-pin-red-hi

The perfect compromise between city life and beach bumming, Ipanema Beach is one of the best places to dance till dawn and sip on caipirinhas.


5. Maya Bay, Thailand. map-pin-red-hi

This tropical beach is a great spot for cheap drinks and idyllic scenery!  If you’re on a budget, you can treat yourself here and still save majorly.


6. Whitehaven Beach, Queensland. map-pin-red-hi

This famous destination covers over seven kilometres of coast and is graced with pure white silica sand, which stays cool despite the heat. Don’t be surprised if you stumble upon a magazine photo shoot during your visit!
7. El Castillo, Mexico. map-pin-red-hi

Swimming with a view of Mayan ruins? It doesn’t get much cooler than that! Munch away on authentic fish tacos and enjoy the unique setting.

8. Bahia Gardner, Galapagos. map-pin-red-hi

For those looking to explore, this beach features volcanoes, tropical wildlife, and pristine shores. This is a fun option for those who want to take a break from lounging to hike and say hello to some sea lions.

9. Waianapanapa Black Sand Beach, Maui. map-pin-red-hi

For the quirky holiday-seekers, this black sand beach is something different to experience. Bring a colourful beach towel and umbrella and have a relaxing holiday basking in the Maui sun!

10. Lake McKenzie, Fraser Island. map-pin-red-hi

One of the cleanest beaches known to man, Lake McKenzie is a freshwater beach with incredible sand and blue waters. It even neighbours a rainforest – what’s not to love?


If you show off your Sunescape tan at one of these destinations this year, make sure to tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we can live vicariously through your holiday. Don’t forget to pack sunscreen!