The World’s Six Most Beautiful Beaches

Published September 5, 2011
Updated April 3, 2024

From the pristine waters of Thailand to the pink beaches of Jamaica, see the world's most beautiful beaches you need to visit.

The Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches

The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches: Bora Bora, Tahiti

Beautiful Beaches Bora Bora

Pora Pora, Bora Bora’s original name, means “first born” in Tahitian, signaling the island’s role in the local myth of Hiro and his son Ohatatama.

In 1769, James Cook saw Bora Bora on his voyage to French Polynesia. Years later in World War II, the island was home to a US military supply base. While reminders of the island’s war-torn past still exist, they have yet to detract from the beach’s inherent beauty.

Bora Bora Island Overhead Photograph

No amount of words come even close to describing the beauty of the Bora Bora Island beaches. We could mention the emerald waters embracing the flawless white sand, the hibiscus valleys, the over-water bungalows, and the towering mountains, mirrored on the waters surface. Or, you could just judge one of the world’s most beautiful beaches for yourself:

Bora Bora Tahiti Clear Waters Picture

Most Beautiful Beaches Bora Bora Beach

Mamta Bhatt
Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.
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Bhatt, Mamta. "The World’s Six Most Beautiful Beaches.", September 5, 2011, Accessed May 23, 2024.