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The World’s Most Under-The-Radar Beaches to Discover in 2018

If you’re like us at JG Black Book, it’s impossible not to daydream about white sand beaches and warm, turquoise waters – especially during the chilly winter months! Luckily, our Collection members offer some of the most exclusive and under-the-radar beaches around the globe, setting them apart from your common beach vacation. From sunbathing with sea lions to private picnics surrounded by sand dollars, you are sure to experience relaxation, adventure, and everything in between. Trust us, you won’t want to miss any of these exotic beach escapes!


Discover North Point At Azura Benguerra Island: North Point is a remote location on the tip of a sand spit off the top of Benguerra Island in Mozambique. It is an idyllic location with bleached white sand coated with sand dollars, and surrounded by crystal blue turquoise waters. A great view of Bazaruto Dune can also be seen from here! Azura Benguerra Island offers guests a private picnic or barbecue lunch set up by their hospitable staff on your own stretch of beach. Eating fresh fish straight from the BBQ on a remote sand island is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and one you can only get at Azura Benguerra Island!


Discover Espanola Island’s Gardner Bay With Quasar Expeditions: Gardner Bay, located at the northern end of Espanola Island, was voted as one of the top 20 beaches in the world by CNN in 2016 (recently updated to the top 100 beaches). Here, with Quasar Expeditions as your guide, instead of sharing the sand with hordes of sunbathers, you’ll find sea lions sleeping and playing in the shallow waters of this bay. There are also manta rays, albatross and blue-footed boobies on display. Whether you feel like relaxing on the sand or heading out to kayak, snorkel or dive, Gardner Bay exemplifies everything that is the Galapagos!

What a lot of people don’t know about the Galapagos is that its beaches offer the same sort of variety and beauty that its wildlife do. From long stretches of pristine white sand to hidden coves of black, green and red sand beauties, the beaches of Galapagos are some of the world’s most special. If you’re planning on visiting the islands, make sure you spend some time exploring as many of these top 5 Galapagos beaches.


Discover The Beauty of Zanzibar At Elewana Kilindi Zanzibar: Surrounded by the sound of waves crashing, beautiful sunsets and white sand beneath your toes, the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is sure to leave you enamored. ​Steeped in culture, this beach destination offers visitors the ultimate getaway for those looking for a unique, and enigmatic paradise.

Zanzibar is reputed to have some of the best diving in the world thanks to the coral reef that surrounds the island. The shallow waters serve as a playground for a myriad ​of ​tropical fish, including a dazzling variety of Indo-Pacific marine fauna perfect for snorkeling aficionados to discover. When you dive into deeper waters, you’ll find lush coral gardens – often stretching as far as the eye can see – and large game fish (barracuda, kingfish, tuna and wahoo) hunting together with large Napoleonic wrasse, graceful manta rays and sharks. The enchanted island of Zanzibar has been likened to that of a time capsule, one that has been unopened by modern tourism. But now – courtesy of Elewana ​Kilindi Zanzibar – the opportunity has arisen to unlock all that is wondrous about this destination.


Enjoy A Peaceful Escapade In Southern Argentina With Condor Travel: Imagine having a little piece of paradise all to yourself where you’re able to enjoy nature to the fullest amongst the peace and quiet. Well, if you head to the Bahia Bustamante lodge, in the Chubut Province of southern Argentina, that’s exactly what you’ll get.

Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean within the Bahia Bustamante village, this off-the-grid area offers a truly unique experience for anyone who visits. Its rustic style, one-of-a-kind views and cozy, comfortable environment make this secret refuge the ideal place for nature lovers. During your stay planned out by Condor Travel, enjoy a stroll along the lodge’s beautiful beach, which is crowned by an impressive lighthouse, and explore the fascinating sea fauna of Bahia Bustamante. Or, if you feel like it, wander through the never-ending steppe with its green pastures, broad fields and desert area. So, if you’re looking for an off-the-radar place to be at peace and enjoy some alone time, there’s definitely no better option than this secluded little piece of heaven in the Argentinean Patagonia.