Let’s face it, no matter how unique your gap year adventure is going to be, you won’t be able to resist a trip to the beach. While filling an itinerary with various exciting and rewarding activities is great, sometimes you just need to relax with some sun and sea. So if you’re looking for a beach where you’re guaranteed to have a good time, then look no further.
Antalya’s Got the Atmosphere
If you’re journeying to Turkey, then you’re in for a treat! A visit to Konyaalti Beach will make any holiday all the better- who thought that was possible? With white sands and water that looks like it could go on forever, this beach certainly isn’t lacking in beauty. It’s got snack bars galore, as well as an open-air courtyard too. So if you’re after for a beach with dining and drinking options galore, this is the beach for you.
Feel Happy on Hikkaduwa
Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the most popular spots for gap year travellers, and it’s no surprise. So if the country is on your itinerary, Hikkaduwa beach should be too. From day to night there’s always something going on. Pull on a snorkel mask and dive deep into the turquoise waters to be dazzled by the coral reef and tropical fish. You might even find a shipwreck to explore while you’re down there too. Come sunset, the fun is just beginning- as one of the most popular beaches, travellers flock to the sands to enjoy upbeat music and drinks aplenty.
Paradise in Panama
Billowing palm trees and the silkiest of sands make the beaches of Bocas del Toro a Caribbean dream. Soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand as the waves lap around you. Or maybe grab a bike and cycle over the sands, this is a great way to explore bigger beaches. Sand Dollar beach in particular is the perfect spot to take a few tropical snaps. The beach is like a postcard picture. Bliss.
Go Big in Bali
If Bali is your first stop, you certainly will be spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches, but if you’re looking for the perfect mix of charm and buzz, Kuta beach is a must. Whether you’re travelling solo or as part of a group, you’ll probably end up making friends with the other travellers here as it’s a gap year haven. The rustic beach is unspoiled, but offers restaurants, accommodation and an amazing party air. But you’ll have to move fast if you want a good spot!
Better Go to Bondi
Renowned for being one of the greatest beaches on earth, Bondi Beach in Australia should be high on your hit list. Rolling waves that you can gaze at through your shades, or glide over on your board. Filled with people from all over the world, Bondi Beach is the perfect spot to make some international friends. Laden with sunshine, Bondi is the epitome of beach life. You’ll remember your visit for a long time to come. Barbecue anyone?
With beaches like these, one year won’t seem long enough.