The Sun is Shining on Five of the Best Beaches in the World

Maui, Hawaii 

Hawaii is known as a tropical paradise and its beaches are the world’s most celebrated. From Kapalua Bay in the north to Makena Beach in the south, the archipelago that is Hawaii has everything you could want from sun, sand, and surf. Because it is a cluster of islands, from any given corner, you can see the horizon dotted with other islands. Visit spouting whales at Kapalua, swim, snorkel, and sunbathe at Oneloa Beach. 

In a secluded enclave in Oneloa Bay, 7 Kapalua Place is a 7,800 sq. ft. private, gated residence built to accentuate the ultimate in luxury. With private beachfront access, landscaped tropical grounds and an integrated rock waterfall, 7 Kapalua Place is the epitome of elevated island home design and lifestyle. Every detail was expertly crafted and inspired: from the 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, lounge, media room and gym to the grand hall with 25-foot high motorized glass pocket doors, infinity-edge pool, outdoor grill station, and hot tubs, this is a place built to inspire every day. 


 

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

The white sand and crystal-clear waters of Grace Bay Beach stretch for miles. There’s no rocks, weeds or blemishes of any kind; it’s just a vast expanse of natural beauty. Here, from a barrier reef 1.6 miles out, you can have the best scuba diving experience imaginable.

Other great ways to experience the islands: go on a leisurely beach hopping tour, a wavy half day cruise, or take to the skies and parasail across the glittering sea below. 

You’ll find, at the western point of Grace Bay Beach, Turtle Breeze: a stunning 1.4-acre villa designed by award-winning architect Ron Shaw. It’s a private, resort-style property with 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and meandering pathways that take you through cascading waterfalls, secluded lagoons, and an infinity-edge pool. It’s the perfect spot to entertain with a large BBQ area, tiki gazebo, and bar. The thatched tiki roofs are in stark contrast to the lush villa exterior, mahogany doors, and open-concept interiors; but it all works. The perfect place to live or vacation or even just a witness. 


 

Nantucket, Massachusetts

The island of Nantucket, a few miles off the coast of Cape Cod is a beachgoer paradise because it’s beaches are almost tailored to those who visit them. With 110 miles of coastline, surfers, swimmers, sunbathers, and beach gamers flock to the tiny island every summer to experience either the calmer waters of the northern tip: Dionis Beach and Children’s beach, or the wilder, more daring waters of Siasconset and Madaket.

Walk northeast on the island and as you walk up to the Atlantic, you’ll see 1A Crows Nest Way nestled into a corner: a property comprised of a four-bedroom guest house and a 2-bedroom guest cottage with a total of 6,309 interior sq. ft. of space that overlook an acre of seasonal grounds and the glittering ocean below. With a private pool, garage and spa, 1A Crows Way is a special spot right next to the ocean, at the edge of a beautiful little island. 


 

The Hamptons, New York 

The Hamptons are where the Atlantic Ocean graciously meets Long Island; where the water makes for a surfer’s paradise, the area surrounding is home to stars, glitz, and glamour, and the beaches lie as scenic, dream retreats. At the southern tip of Long Island, Montauk holds a collection of beaches that call to beachgoers across the country: Hither Hills, Ditch Plains and Kirk Park.

In Montauk, Montauk Oceanfront Paradise is a 36-acre nature reserve, a contemporary residence and the most private site in the Hamptons. Built by Frank Hollenbeck, the ultra-modern structure overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, opens up through 10-foot triangular skylights and features a state-of-the-art movie theatre; there are all sorts of views. Five bedrooms range across three levels and 7,000 square feet. The property, sitting high atop a bluff, includes wooded hills, nature paths, and a 2-acre pond. Live shrouded in privacy, yet connected to everything that makes The Hamptons great: shopping, restaurants, golf, wine, and events. 


 

Biarritz, France

Six beautiful, ivory-white sand beaches with a sharp surf break colour the beach town of Biarritz. It’s a quaint little town with beautifully antiquated architecture, stunning landscape, and charming atmosphere. A few miles north of Biarritz is Soorts-Hossegor, a seaside resort that is the surfing capital of Europe and widely considered to have some of the best surfing across the world.

In the Saint Eugenie neighborhood, a short walk from Biarritz’s beaches and Les Halles market is a 1,000 sq. ft. apartment that offers an opportunity to live modern in the middle of the 19th-century seaside town that is Biarritz. Three bedrooms and a balcony with ocean views immerse the interior into its surroundings. Built in 1972, this apartment is alive with charm, both its own and its neighbourhoods. Shops, restaurants, and cafes are around the corner and the Atlantic is at its doorstep.