Here is our pick of top 10 amazingly romantic beaches from around the world. From picturesque Shipwreck Beach in Greece, to the ultra-secluded sandy coves in Bora Bora, these are some of the most spectacular coastlines that you can visit on your private yacht charter.
1. The Baths – Virgin Gorda, BVI
Of all the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda is the best for couples. The island’s quiet, laid-back vibes offer a relaxing respite for honeymooners looking to escape. You’ll find plenty of incredible beaches on the island too. But one of the most romantic is the iconic Baths.
Located on the island’s southern end, The Baths are a unique geologic formation of bulbous boulders strew across the beach. The rocks form a series of natural grottos, which make the perfect place for couples to relax and bathe in the warm waters. Of course, there’s plenty more for honeymooners to do here after a soak. Relax on the sandy beaches of Devil’s Bay, snorkeling the nearby reefs, or schedule dive trips in the bay.
You’ll want to stick around for sunset, when you can sip a fruity cocktail and watch the sun slowly slip behind the horizon. The area looks truly magical at dusk – a one-of-a-kind display you’ll remember forever.
2. Shipwreck Beach – Zakynthos, Greece
You’d be hard pressed to find a more picturesque beach in the world. Shipwreck Beach – or Navagio Beach – is truly other-worldly, the kind of locale featured on the pages of National Geographic. The beach is only accessible by boat, which makes it perfect for charter guests, and guests get treated to incredible views of the Ionian Sea.
The beach has earned its namesake. In 1980, the MV Panagiotis ran aground on the beach, and its rusted-out hull still sits there to this day.
Bottom line, if you’re chartering in Greece, this is a must-visit destination. Not only is it an adventure to reach, but there are tons of hidden beaches tucked into the limestone cliffs of Zakynthos, like nearby Sfoggio Beach. Spend the day beach-hopping along the coast!
3. Bahia Gardner – Galapagos Islands
Isla Espanola, one of the largest in the Galapagos Islands, is a stunning natural oasis. And Bahia Gardner is one of the island’s must-see destinations. This gorgeous stretch of sand provides the perfect scenery for afternoon lounging with your significant other.
It’s perfect for nature-lovers. In fact, expect up-close and personal encounters with wildlife. Waved albatross and blue-footed boobies flock to the island, as do herds of super-cute Galapagos sea lions. Beyond the beautiful beach, you’ll find nature trails for hiking, and the beautiful bay, with its turquoise waters, is perfect for swimming and water sports.
4. Lizard Island – Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Located at the northern edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a must-see Australian charter destination. In fact, it’s a common stop on most Great Barrier Reef charters. And it offers the best of the best in seclusion and tranquility.
The island is home to some truly incredible beaches. Yet, the beach along Watson’s Bay is one of the best. The beach is truly off-the-beaten path, and it offers the ultimate in relaxation. You and your significant other will feel like you’re the only two people on Earth. Plus, the island is home to a lush rainforest with well-kept walking paths, allowing visitors to explore the hills and mangrove swamps.
5. Podrace – Croatia, Mediterranean
Podrace Beach, a secluded peddle beach on Croatia’s central coast, offers the ultimate couples escape. The beach is just south of Split, and it’s a postcard-worthy haven. A tiny horseshoe cove wraps the beach in blue-turquoise waters, and pine trees and rocky limestone hills provide the backdrop.
Podrace is a quiet respite, and utterly beautiful. Be sure to go for a swim; the water’s refreshing in the heat of summer. And if you’d like, you can explore the hills and rocks along the beach. This is hands-down one of the most scenic and stunning stretches of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, and you’ll find plenty of incredible beaches in the area.
6. Harbour Island – Bahamas
The Bahamas might be one of the world’s most revered honeymoon destinations. And throughout the islands, you’ll find incredible and undiscovered beaches. Harbor Island, though, is home to some of the most romantic.
All along the island’s eastern coast, you’ll find soft pink sand beaches. The pastel pink sandy alcoves offer some of the best sunbathing in all of the Bahamas. This is a perfect romantic destination for lounging and enjoying the sun. Take sunset walks on the beach, collect shells with your significant other, or grab a refreshing cocktail at one of the quiet nearby beach pubs.
7. Ora Beach – Indonesia, Southeast Asia
Indonesia is home to some of Southeast Asia’s most spectacular beaches. But Ora is one of the most unique and secluded. Located in a hidden cove, the beach has French Polynesian good looks, with an emerald green lagoon. The beach is tucked in below the surrounding mountains, and the cove is only reached by boat – perfect for charter guests.
Yet, the seclusion makes it so romantic. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the beach and the crashing waves. Then, relax in one of the area’s spas, where you can partake in a couples’ massage. Plus, the entire bay is home to some of the most unique geology in the region. Explore cliffside caves, paddle board across the calm waters, and be sure to catch the beautiful sunsets sparkling over the water.
8. Reduit Beach – St. Lucia, Caribbean
Beautiful St. Lucia offers couples the ultimate get-away. This tiny Caribbean island, located in the Windward Island archipelago, has a laid-back vibe. And its beaches are out of this world. Reduit Beach in the northwest is a stunner.
The beach is one of the longest on Rodney Bay, and this expansive stretch of white sand offers some of the most postcard-worthy views on the island. Splash in the water, it’s bathtub warm year-round. Enjoy an island cocktail at one of the few quiet beach bars in the area. Or take a nature hike in nearby Pigeon Island National Park.
9. Oludeniz Beach – Turkey, Mediterranean
Located on the famous Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz Beach in Turkey is one of the most stunning beaches in all of the eastern Mediterranean. Named for its protected sapphire blue lagoon, which has calm waters no matter the weather, the beach is a favorite snorkeling and diving destination.
You’ll find plenty to do. The blustery weather makes it perfect for paragliding, and the weather is gorgeous year-round. If you’re chartering a yacht in Turkey, a stop at Oludeniz is a must!
10. Matria Beach – Bora Bora, Tahiti
There might not be a more romantic destination in the world than Bora Bora. In fact, it’s often referred to as the Romantic Island. Bora Bora is a tropical oasis, known for its secluded beaches. If you want to relax and unwind, go to Bora Bora. And make sure you visit Matria Beach.
The beach looks straight out of Travel & Leisure, with its sparkling turquoise waters and beautiful palm trees. You’ll want to lay on the beach all day. Yet, there’s plenty to do here. From shark feeding trips, to Jeep tours, Bora Bora offers the best of the best in the South Pacific.