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Beach Vacations

Beach Vacations

Planning a beach vacation or holiday on the shore? We've collected travel articles on the best beach destinations, from Hawaii and Phuket to Fiji and the Bahamas. Pack your sunscreen and get ready to hit the beach.

Travel American Samoa

American Samoa 101: An Island Introduction

Located 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii, these volcanic islands are remote, but worth the trip.

Bubbly Pool: White Bay, British Virgin Islands

Though difficult to find, this natural treasure in the British Virgin Islands is well worth the visit.
Golfing in Turks and Caicos

This Must Be Kokomo: The Best Golfing in Turks and Caicos

In Turks and Caicos, white sand serves as more than just beach.
Relaxing on the beach at the Playa Gran Caribe in Cancun, Mexico. Photo courtesy Gran Caribe

Cancun and Playa del Carmen: What’s New at Mexico’s Top Destinations

These two Mexican destinations have long been a favorite for beach lovers. Here's how they are changing -- and where to stay while you're there.
Cox's Bazar near the Bakkhali River Estuary. Photo by Flickr/eutrophication&hypoxia

Beaches of Bakkhali: West Bengal, India

With fields draped in yellow sunflower blossoms running parallel to the white sandy beaches, Bakkhali is different from the traditional sea side resort.
Vacation in Kauai doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here's how you experience Kauai without breaking the bank.

Paradise on the Cheap: Budget Travel in Kauai

Kauai doesn't have to cost a fortune. Here's how to travel in Kauai, Hawaii's Garden Isle, on a budget.
A lagoon hammock sways in the breeze at Anantara Dhigu in the Maldives. Photo courtesy Anantara Dhigu

Island Hopping in the Maldives

The Maldives has more than 100 luxury island resorts. But which should you choose? We visited four top resorts in the Maldives. Here's our review.

Top 7 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in San Diego

From whale-watching to surfing to the beaches of Coronado Island, there are many ways to enjoy the great outdoors in San Diego.

Say Kiwi: Exploring Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park in New Zealand is the perfect base for hiking, canoeing, camping and much more.

Ile de Ré: Sea, Surf and Sun

With its perfect climate all year round tempered by the Gulf Stream, Ile de Ré is best enjoyed outside of the busy summer months and away from the crowds.
The view from my room at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: New All-Inclusive a Winner in Mexico

This resort's golden beaches, redesigned property and all-inclusive concept add up to a fantastic experience in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Diving with Sharks in the Bahamas

Lunching With Carnivores: A Shark Dive in The Bahamas

A shark dive in the Bahamas produces stunning underwater photos and plenty of adreneline.
Snorkeling with whale sharks near Cancun.

Cancun’s Gentle Giants

From May through September, whale sharks frequent the waters near Cancun. Here's how you can experience them up close.
Travel in Zanzibar Island

Island of Spice: R&R in Zanzibar

Celebrate African-style island life just off the coast of Tanzania.

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