When seeking a relaxing ocean-side getaway, the last thing you want is to be interrupted by distractions caused by too many people, towering skyscrapers, music you don’t like, trash and the roar of traffic. After all, you chartered a flight to get away from it all. The most pristine beaches in the world are also the most relatively unknown. They’re gorgeous hideaways that remained largely untouched by tourism. While the world is packed with secluded wonders, here are a few to tempt your desire to globetrot.
Most Beautiful Beaches in the World to Fly to in a Private Jet
Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia
A volcanic remnant in the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island is a guarded secret among travel connoisseurs. A two-flight from Sydney, the island only allows 400 tourists at a time. Here, you’ll find that streetlights are rare and bicycles are a transportation staple. Feed kingfish by hand at Ned’s Beach. Hire a guide to take you on a challenging climbing tour of Mount Gower before snorkeling in the lagoon filled with brilliant coral-reef teaming with wildlife. Head to Old Settlement Beach to watch turtles sunbathe on the sand.
Enjoy the luxurious boutique Capella Lodge atop Lover’s Bay, whose Lidgbird Pavilion is the premier accommodation.
Lover’s Beach, Nevis
Perfect for privacy, you’ll find Lover’s Beach after trekking along a short unmarked dirt path in Nevis’ northern shores. The mile-long hidden gem offers an intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for sunbathing, picnics, watching sea turtles, and taking in the fantastic views Booby Island and St. Kitts. Sink your feet into the velvety sand indulge in the beach’s old Caribbean charm.
The Four Seasons Nevis offers a posh yacht transfer from Basseterre as part of their airport-to-hotel services. The concierge can tell you exactly how to find the secluded beach.
Palm Beach, Barbuda
A secret hotspot among those seeking solitude, Barbuda is a 61.9-square-mile island just north of Antigua, in the middle of the Leeward Islands. You’ll find Palm Beach along Codrington Lagoon’s west coast, making it only accessible by boat. The isolated area features a quiet white-sand beach with patches of pink sand created by millions of seashell fragments. The area is great for swimming, snorkeling and working on your tan. Because shade is scarce, ask your boatman to drop you off near the Casuarina tree grove.
The lack of restaurants on Barbuda makes all-inclusive resorts an inviting option. Coco Point Lodge on a curved two-mile beach offers rooms, homes, and cottages with water views. Ask the concierge to arrange an afternoon trip to Palm Beach.
Ibo Island, Mozambique
A haven for biodiversity, Ibo Island in the Indian Ocean’s Quirimbas Archipelago is a former trading post that’s known for its artisan silversmiths. Ibo makes up part of Quirimbas National Park and is filled with sandbank beaches, mangrove forests and luminous turquoise waters filled with marine life. Explore shipwrecks while snorkeling, go on a deep-sea diving or fishing excursion, watch birds and whales, and wander around old stone architecture that bears the influences of Indian, Arab and Portuguese settlers.
Receive five-star treatment at Ibo Island Lodge, an award-winning all-inclusive accommodation that offers guided excursions and cultural experiences.