06 Apr Unearth Easter Eggs in Hidden Beaches Around The World
Easter may have already come and gone, but the hunt for Easter eggs shouldn’t cease just because the holiday has passed. By now, most of us are welcoming in the new season, embracing the sunshine, and praying for warmth. It’s not uncommon for some of us to be jumping the gun on summer fun once we start to see the temperatures climbing. The first place that sends eager vacationers? The beach!
Beaches are always fun, but sometimes things can get a little too crowded, loud, or all-around boring if you’re not in the right spot. That’s why we’re recommending that travelers jump the gun on the summer weather by heading out to the beach and looking for a hidden beach to spend your vacation.
At these hidden beaches, you’ll have the freedom to really escape from the hustle and bustle of a commercial beach and discover a brand new spot.
Whatever your interest, there’s nothing sweeter than being the first person to discover a spot. To be a pioneer. So with that in mind, go on an easter egg hunt during your next vacation for these five secret beaches across the world:
Grand Haven, MI
Now, Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about places to travel for a day at the beach; and that’s exactly why it’s a great first entry on our list.
Located about thirty five miles west of Grand Rapids, Grand Haven is an Easter egg for beach towns in America because of its versatility. Travelers have praised the atmosphere of the town that features trolley cars, a two and a half mile boardwalk, and two 19th century red lighthouses for a feel that’s both historical and modern. Nearby is the Rosy Mound, a 1,000 foot sand dune that runs along the shores of Lake Michigan, and plenty of restaurants, shops, and ice cream parlors to browse once the sun sets over the beautiful skyline.
Fraser Island, Australia
Sometimes the best hidden Easter eggs are ones that take a bit of travelling to get to. Fraser Island in Australia may seem like a distance, but that’s why the area’s beauty is such a well-kept secret. It’s reputation as the largest sand island in the world is perfect for beach-goers who would like to spend as long as a weekend out on the sand and not just a few hours.
To get there, travelers will have to take a short ferry ride to the beach. Bring all the essentials and camp out on the sand. If you’re looking to swim in water that’s a little less salty, try taking a dip in any one of the lakes around the dunes.
Koh Lanta, Thailand
Thailand perpetually has weather perfect for a beach day. But if you’re looking to escape the congested cities like Phuket and Phi Phi, try going to Koh Lanta.
The island is only an hour away by van or, even cooler, by speedboat. Take a dip in the Andaman Sea, go on a snorkeling expedition, catch some rays on the sublime sandy beaches, and once you’re ready to call it a day, hit any of the local Thai food restaurants. Some, like Time For Lime, offer classes to show you how you can make your own dishes!
Isla Bastimentos, Panamá
Panama, of course, already has an incredible amount of hype surrounding the gorgeous beaches and overall culture…I mean, there’s even a song about it! But there are still some Easter eggs that not many people have discovered yet, like the beautiful beaches of Isla Bastimentos.
Isla Bastimentos has some of the best surfing in Central America and is perfect for picture taking, sunbathing, and hiking. Head over to Red Frog Beach and spot one of Panama’s indigenous poison dart frog.
Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Escaping the over-crowded beaches is a typical beach go-ers number one priority. But there’s nobody who knows the importance and necessity of a secret spot more than surfers. Surfing is best done with little to no swimmers creating obstacles in the water, continuously promising swells, and, of course, fantastic weather.
Todos Santos closes out our list of hidden beaches. The area offers much more peace than its raucous neighbor Margaritaville in Cabo San Lucas, and is an artistic hub for many people escaping to the creatively stimulating city of Baja. Rentals are available—everything from surfboards to boogie boards to bicycles. Plenty of bars, restaurants, cafes and galleries inhabit the area. If you time your visit just right, you’ll also be able to catch the Todos Santos Music Festival!
Wanna get a head start on the Easter egg hunt? Do you have another secret beach in mind you’d like to visit? Check out our list of available resort inventory deals to find a room for your next beach adventure!