Sand-sational beaches

Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

11:17 AM  What is it about the humble meeting of sand and sea that seems to enchant us?

World's best beaches

PERFECT SOUTH-EAST ASIAN BEACH: Ungasan Beach, Karma Kandara, Bali, Indonesia.

When it comes to beaches, we're spoilt for choice, yet we like to travel in search of perfection.

World's best private beaches gallery

Vlasoff Cay, Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef has dozens of tiny specks on the map that are usually only accessible to chartered yachts. The great exception is Vlasoff Cay, which is half an hour off the coast of Cairns by helicopter, where guests get the little sandy hump in the sea to themselves.

Want to enjoy the beach, without the crowds? Here's where you're guaranteed the whole beach to yourself.

Things to do in Fiji

NATADOLA BEACH: It's heralded as the island's best beach.

This island nation, with its clear waters and white beaches, is a Kiwi favourite.

Italy's best hidden beaches

Italy, Tuscany, Elba island, Portoferraio, beach.

Beyond Italy's famous shorelines, there are spectacular hidden beaches that you’ll have all to yourself.

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