Turquoise waters and fine sand: our selection of beaches to leave you breathless
On the deserted beach, shells, crustaceans and so much more. Here is the place that you’ve been dreaming about to let your spirit roam. A special moment for sure, all the more so if you find yourself on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Ponant takes you on a journey, a stroll by the water…
1 – The most secret: Los Roques, Venezuela
Here is a wonder of nature, the promise of an enchanted break. Los Roques archipelago stretches out across 160 km of the Venezuelan coastline. Some 300 islands of varying sizes, long strips of fine sand and crystal-clear waters: an authentic and heavenly setting. Bird lovers will take great delight in the spectacle provided by this well-preserved nature reserve.
2 – The most peaceful: Palombaggia, France
In the shade of a pine parasol, it’s so sweet to relax on a beach with entirely Mediterranean charm. Palombaggia is hidden in the south-east of the Isle of Beauty and is a fine sand beach bordering the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. The pink rocks add a touch of magic to this unrivalled Corsican setting.
3 – The most colourful: Pink Beach, Indonesia
Still pink, this time in Indonesia. Pink Beach is one of the only pink sand beaches in the world. A unique feeling enhanced by a clear sea, a pure blue sky and lush deep green hills. These out-of-the-ordinary landscapes have the Indonesian island of Komodo as their backdrop, which is also home to fascinating fauna… A colourful trip on the horizon.
4 – The most like paradise: Anse Source d’Argent, Seychelles
Fine white sand like powder, silvery rocks as if sculpted by human hands, Anse Source d’Argent is perhaps the most famous beach in the world. Its warm, crystal-clear waters and lush vegetation make it a treasure trove waiting to be discovered on La Digue island. The high point of a day at Anse Source d’Argent: the pink tints which appear, little by little, when the sun sets on the horizon.
5 – The most well-preserved: Fakarava, France
Fakarava is a small atoll winding its way in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. A strip of white sand listed as a “biosphere reserve” by UNESCO, found 450 km north-east of Tahiti. Even though white dominates the colour palette on land, there is infinite variation in the blue of the waters of the Fakarava lagoon… A unique and surprising seabed waiting to be discovered!