Five of the Best Beach Destinations in Luxury Cruising

Find the World's Best Beach Destinations

Whether you are fleeing winter’s chill or just seeking fun in the sun, cruising is one of the best ways to find your beach. Come with us and dig your toes into the sand of our favorite seaside destinations.

Elbow Beach, Bermuda
The Pink Sands of Elbow Beach, Bermuda


Bermuda is home to one of the world’s few pink-sand beaches. The unique color comes from the erosion of the local pink coral. Due to its location off the coast of North Carolina, it is the most easily accessible beach destination for North Easterners sailing from New York or Boston. 

Enjoy famous shores like Horseshoe Bay and Elbow Beach, with opportunities for everything from tanning to swimming with Dolphins. 

Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Tropical Paradise of Bora Bora, French Polynesia

French Polynesia

A Southern Pacific nation composed of over 100 islands is difficult to beat when looking for beautiful beaches. French Polynesia is home to all the coasts of Moorea, Bora Bora, and Tahiti, and the list continues. The entire region is a charcuterie board of white or black sand beaches. 

These remote islands are incredibly romantic, especially with options like Windstar’s Wind Class sailing ships sailing in Tahiti. The Islands of French Polynesia offer lagoons, jungles, volcanos, and gurgling waterfalls. 

Aerial view of an island in Indonesia.
Aerial view of an island in Indonesia.


The Republic of Indonesia is home to many of the most astounding beaches in the World. Bali immediately comes to mind for most cruisers because of its well-publicized natural beauty and ease of access. However, Bali often serves as the appetizer before more remote coasts like Lombok, Kuta, or even the Pink sand beaches of Komodo.

The Beaches of Skiathos, Greece
The Beaches of Skiathos, Greece


Located in Asia Minor, Greece is home to the most beautiful shores in Europe. From secluded shores like the 60 beaches on the small Aegean Island of Skiathos or the vibrant Elia Beach in Mykonos

Greece is one of the only cruise destinations in the Mediterranean that you could visit over and over again with a different cruise line and visit another beach every time. Luxury brands like Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Explora Journeys, and more have a huge presence here. The smaller the ship, the more secluded the anchorages you will visit.

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Mambo Beach, Curacao

The Caribbean

The most popular and easily accessible beaches in the World are right here in the Caribbean. Every year millions of cruisers flock to the globe’s largest cruise port in Miami and set sail for gorgeous shores from St. Thomas, US Virgin Isles, to the coral reefs of Belize and everywhere in between. 

Caribbean ports offer the most diverse range of sandy shores in the western hemisphere. You can choose between Eastern, Western, or Southern Caribbean Itineraries based on your interests and have an unforgettable experience. Snorkel in Tulum, Scuba dive in Barbados, or bask in the sun with the billionaires in St. Barths; you will not be disappointed.

Many of these destinations have so many options for world-class coastlines that they could merit articles of their own. Beaches have always been a priority of cruisers so getting them all onto one list is challenging. For more excellent guidance when choosing your spot in the sun, call the experts at Luxury Cruise Connections. We have recommendations standing by and can get you in the sun with an umbrella drink in your hand in no time. 
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