We've shared some of the coasts and beaches we believe to be the best on earth elsewhere on this site. Some are top tropical beaches (see the Society Islands), others are not tropical but still beautiful like those on the Greek Islands , while others are simply spectacular coastlines - here's one such.
We are the first to admit that there are many others of stunning beauty, in fact there were many animated discussions between the “experts” here at Exquisite Coasts.
My wife Maria has the final say, while my son and I know when it is time to throw in the towel.
Therefore, if you disagree with our selection you can blame Maria :-)
A few coastlines and some top tropical beaches do deserve a special mention though. These that follow are the destinations that nearly made the list.
I think everyone on earth has pretty much heard of Brazil's legendary beauty and, although Brazil has thousands of miles of coastline, there are a few super special areas. Click here to enjoy the most beautiful beaches in Brazil.
Over a thousand emerald gems in tropical seas of unbelievable beauty; seas where the snorkeling and diving is the best in the Indian Ocean. Which island is best then? Well, all the islands are stunning but a few stand out - here is the list.
Spectacular and still largely unspoiled, the coastline of Vietnam is like something out of a James Bond movie. Don't wait too long to visit though, I fear Vietnam may become over-commercialised like Thailand in a few years time. With its exquisite beauty it can't be long before this is a huge tourism destination, so add these coastlines to your to-do list ASAP.
There are a lot of islands in the Caribbean but we only consider those of truly exceptional beauty, plus one beautiful island had the cutest pigs swimming about.
We love pigs so that kind of gave it the edge over many other beautiful beaches without pigs.
Don't worry if you don't like pigs - our list (click to view) has pig-free islands too.
Not exactly a secret any more but Thailand still has a special place in my heart.
feels it has become too commercialized, which is the case in many respects. However, if you want great beaches, Thailand remains hard to beat. Here then are the 3 Thai beaches you need to see.