2022 is lining up to be the year the world remembers how to travel. Borders are opening, masks are dropping, and aircraft are filling up the world over.

The burning question is, what are the Must-See Beach Destinations of 2022?

The world is (almost) officially our oyster again – where will you escape to next?

Let’s feed our need for wanderlust and take a look at 10 must-see beach destinations of 2022.

Grace Bay Beach: Providenciales, Turks, and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach: Providenciales, Turks, and Caicos

Grace Bay Beach was named after the wife of Hugh Houston Hutchings, Commissioner of the Turks and Caicos from 1933-to 1934.

This fameworthy beach is located on the northeast coast of the island of Providenciales. This immaculate beach is characteristic of the Turks and Caicos Islands. This pristine beach has been awarded many times with accolades for its outstanding beauty.

Currently, Grace Bay is ranked World’s Leading Beach Destination, by the World Travel Awards. It is also number 2 in Trip Advisor’s World’s Best Beaches.

Spiaggia dei Conigli – Lampedusa, Italy

Spiaggia dei Conigli claims a place on the list of the World’s Best Beaches announced in February 2022. It is currently the highest-ranked beach in Europe.
Formally a part of Italy, the island of Lampedusa is actually closer to the African mainland. 
​The beach can be reached by bus from the local airport in under half an hour.
There aren’t many facilities around it for eating and drinking, so it’s best to come prepared with provisions for your day out.

Varadero Beach – Cuba

Varadero Beach: Varadero, Cuba

Varadero Beach is also known as Playa AzulBlue Beach. It is one of the best-known beaches in Cuba. Interestingly, Playa de Varadero is a collection of six beaches, the three largest being Varadero. Its crystalline waters and fine sand stretch for more than 20 kilometers. Its balmy temperatures are retained throughout the year, making it a perfect year-round destination.

This paradise lost boasts thousands of both national and international sun worshippers each year.

Playa de Muro Beach – Playa de Muro, Majorca

Playa de Muro Beach – Playa de Muro, Majorca

Playa de Muro is an incredibly beautiful beach that is officially divided into two sectors. Sector 1 is the most popular as it is most central, and it encompasses a three-kilometer stretch of beach.

The beach boasts white sand and transparent waters. The water is shallow and is aware that the risk of high waves is present in Playa de Muro.  This beach is well equipped with amenities such as sun loungers, parasols, showers, and toilets.

Tour boats operate from the jetty, and it is also popular for adrenaline junkies as a catapult for jumping into the sea.
Playa de Muro is very child-friendly as the waters are shallow, making it popular with families.

Turquoise Bay: Exmouth, Australia

This beach is infamous in the snorkeling world. It boasts a rich diversity of coral, fish, and other marine life. Uniquely, all of these marvels are quite close to the shore, so you don’t need to be an expert snorkeler to uncover these treasures. Be mindful that there can be strong currents. Read the signs installed at beach entry points, for up-to-the-minute updates.

Turquoise Bay is one of Western Australia’s best-known beaches and is the perfect spot to spend the day relaxing and swimming if you’re not into snorkeling. Dive into the unspoiled waters at Turquoise Bay and be in awe of the beauty of Ningaloo Marine Park.

Currents can be strong at Turquoise Bay, especially around the sandbar located at the southernmost point of the bay loop, so please take care.

Praia da Falesia – Olhos de Agua, Portugal

Praia da Falésia has been likened to the Grand Canyon sitting on a beach. Incredible red cliffs are visible from the beachfront. Praia da Falesia aptly translates as Beach of Cliffs.  The beach stretches for just over six kilometers long. It begins in Vilamoura, right down to Albufeira in the West. The sand is silky soft, and the water is sparkling. According to Tripadvisor, Praia da Falésia is one of the best beaches in the world.

The beach towards the Albufeira side is dotted with red and orange sandy cliffs, decorated with pine trees on top and striking flowers at the bottom. The contrasting natural colors of orange rocks with green pines make this one of the most remarkable beaches in Portugal. Praia da Falésia has consistently earned the Blue Flag Beach title.

Quarta Praia: Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Quarta Praia: Morro de Sao Paulo is a beach about four kilometers long. It is somewhat of an isolated less explored beach, full of coconut trees. At low tide, the beach boasts natural pools  – one of the best attractions on the island. It has a great barrier reef and during low tide, there are beautiful fish to marvel at. Accommodations such as eco-resorts and inns can be found here, adding to the authentic and undiscovered vibe of the area. There is a landing strip here, should you decide to fly in on a helicopter!

Nissi Beach – Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Nissi Beach – Ayia Napa, Cyprus

Nissi Beach is a popular beach in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. The strand stretches for 500 meters and the beach has been awarded a blue flag designation. The name is taken from the small islet of Nissi, which is located close to the coast. The islet is uninhabited. You can reach it on foot via shallow waters. The islet boasts local vegetation.

Nissi Beach is a popular destination for party seekers. Music plays throughout the day.  Two volleyball courts are available and water sports such as water skiing and windsurfing are available.

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Eagle Beach in Aruba is considered one of the best on the island. TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards ranked as the third best beach in the world in 2019. The white shoreline marries turquoise waves, creating a paradisical scene. Eagle Beach is unique boasts a western direction, making it ideal for sunset. Eagle Beach’s trademark is the Fofoti tree. The Fofoti trees on Eagle Beach are some of the most photographed in Aruba. This has aided the notoriety of the beach. Sea turtles frequent the shore.  Four different varieties of these sea creatures are found in the sands of Eagle Beach. 

Kleftiko Beach – Milos, Greece

Legend says that the caves in Kleftiko were once a hideaway for pirates and their hidden treasure. The crystal-clear waters at Kleftiko attract sea jumpers and hordes of tour boats.

Kleftiko is located on the southern coast of Milos, which is one of Greece’s Cyclades islands. The Aegean Sea lies here and is transparently clear. The landscape has volcanic elements, adorned with rock formations.  Tunnels and caves are carved into the cliff edge.  Tunnels and caves are carved into the cliffs and landmark rock formations, just offshore.

Kleftiko Beach – Milos, Greece