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Paradise Beach, Samal Island, Philippines

beach in Samal

With a name like Paradise Beach you know you’re in for something special when you arrive on Samal Island in the Philippines.

This real life paradise overwhelms the senses. It’s beautiful, it’s hot, the smell of sun tan coconut oil drifts through the air as do the sounds of the sea as it gently laps the golden sand shore.

It’s the kind of place you just have to say ‘Ahhhhh’ to as you set eyes on the place for the first time.

With beautiful food available nearby along with massage areas and beach recliners all you have deal with is the pain from your beaming smile as you soak up the tranquillity.

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Panari Beach, Okinawa, Japan

Panari Beach, Okinawa, Japan (Photo by Rurinoshima)
Panari Beach, Okinawa, Japan (Photo by Rurinoshima)

Beautiful beaches don’t normally spring to mind when you think of Japan. Many people are surprised to learn that Japan is home to some truly stunning beaches. In fact, the beaches in Japan are well known for having sandy white shores and sparkling clear waters. Okinawa (also known as the Ryukyu Islands, which are comprised of over 15o islands) is a popular destination for sun lovers because of its large numbers of beautiful sandy beaches to choose from. You’ll find large beach resorts scattered up and down private and public beaches, and there is never a shortage of barbecues and beach parties to be found.

Panari Beach is located in Irabu, Miyakojima, which is approxmately 20 minutes from Sarahama Port by car. The beaches in this area have a coral reef located just off the shore, so please exercise caution when you’re swimming. On the plus side, this is the perfect place to snorkel or go scuba diving, as many tropical fish can be found in the warm waters. Bring your own snorkeling gear. There are no nearby rental shops.