For the travelers who are looking for the next beach destination, here are a few ideas for the best under-the-radar beaches from the Seychelles to Saint-Tropez where discerning beach-goers can beat the crowds and relax on the most unique beaches in the world.
Fregate Island Private | The Seychelles |Anse Victorin
In the middle of the Indian Ocean is Fregate Island Private, is home to seven beaches – including the only privatizable beach in the Indian Ocean. The island’s crowning glory is Anse Victorin, which has been voted the most beautiful beach in the world. Guests of Fregate can enjoy Anse Victorin’s shallow, clear waters which are great for snorkeling and swimming. The plush sand beach is usually deserted, making guests feel like they are the only ones in the world.
Saint-Tropez | Les Salins Beach
The French Rivera’s legendary town of Saint-Tropez is famous for their glamorous playground of rolling countryside sandy beaches. Once a humble fishing village, Saint-Tropez is now widely known as one of the most high profile coastal retreats in the world. While Saint-Tropez is known for its pulsing and lively packed beaches, there are some undiscovered retreats that offer the same stunning seaside experience without the crowds. A walk along Les Salins road to the edge the peninsula, then through a small path with shade leads to the peaceful Les Salins beach. Les Salins beach is a stunning space and known as one of the beaches with the finest and white sand of the region. For those looking for an escape from crowds, Les Salins is an unspoiled and quiet retreat for a relaxing day at the beach.
For another hidden treasure, travelers should look to Hôtel Lou Pinet, a luxury hideaway in Saint-Tropez. Embodying the bohemian charm of Saint-Tropez, it has been strategically located between Place des Lices and peninsula’s most sought-after beaches — an exclusive address dating back to the 1960s before fever took hold of the little village. Far from the crowds, but still near everything, Hôtel Lou Pinet strikes a perfect balance for the ultimate Saint-Tropez vacation and was designed for those looking for an equilibrium between the thrill of partying and peaceful refuge. Especially created by French architect, interior decorator and designer Charles Zana, the space echoes the vintage Saint-Tropez spirit of the 60’s and 70’s. The hotel features 26 guestrooms and 8 suites — each bathed in natural light with private gardens, spa in partnership with Tata Harper, two bars, it’s very own BeefBar restaurant butcher shop, and the largest pool in Saint-Tropez tucked away in a secret garden. Guests can enjoy the carefully curated lush and secret Mediterranean garden, which includes a lavender field and herb garden along with large outdoor art installations. The garden serves as a majestic backdrop to the hotel’s grand emerald green swimming pool, spacious terrace and the hotel’s three houses, a true hidden gem in Saint-Tropez.
Galapagos Islands | Bahia Gardner
Bahia Gardner on Espanola Island in the remote Galapagos Islands is considered one of the best beaches in the world thanks to its abundant animal life, pristine white sand and turquoise water. If travelers are looking to get up close and personal with sea lions and birds, this is the place to go. The M/V Evolution and M/Y Grace operated by Quasar Expeditions offer seven-night itineraries around the islands with a day at Bahia Gardner for guests to explore and lounge on the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the wildlife around them.