Picture your holiday in the sugary-sweet blush paradise, where the blue ocean laps against the dreamy pink sand. The rarity of beaches worldwide with rose hue makes it alluring, and we are beyond excited that such wonderland indeed exists in Asia as well. Ready to fall into a fairytale?
Great Santa Cruz Island, Philippines
Location: Southern Philippines; 15-20 min motor boat trip from Paseo Del Mar
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): The colour of the sand comes from small crushed up red organ pipe coral that has washed ashore and mixed with white sand, hence the very unique sand texture
Pink Beach of Komodo, Indonesia
Location: Komodo, one of the islands that make up Komodo National Park in Indonesia
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): Not only does the beach have this rich hue of pink that makes the perfect backdrop, it is also a haven for snorkelers and scuba divers since the coral is in mint condition.
Tangsi Beach of Lombok, Indonesia
Location: Eastern side of Lombok island near a fishing village; 2 hrs away from Bali fast boat
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): Lombok is a beautiful island that is scarce with tourists and the beach itself is even considered as one of the hidden gem. Free of pollution, you can enjoy true tranquilness and peace here.
Elafonisi Beach, Greece
Location: Located on the southwestern side of Crete, Greece
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): A popular destination due to the shallow and warm water in addition to the alluring pale pink sand. Can be easily accessed by foot from the mainland as the water btween the two is very shallow, and sometimes even non-existent!
Balos Lagoon Beach, Greece
Location: At Gramvousa Cape near Kissamos
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): With various sizes of rocks scattered on the beach and the comfortably warm sea water, it’s the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the indefinitely large bath tub and gaze at the stunningly pink sand.
Spiaggia Rosa, Italy
Location: Inside La Maddalena National Park on the uninhabited island of Budelli, North-East Sardinia, Italy
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): Sadly, the beach is closed to tourists as many are taking the pink sand, which contains shells and fragment of red coral, away from the beach. Yet, you can still view the beach on a boat through guided tour. Dolphins frequent the waters near the beach, and visitors who take boat tours to see the pink sands often see them.
Bonaire Pink Beach, Caribbean Netherlands
Location: A narrow strip of sand located on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire, situated on the west coast of the island
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): Water is absolutely clear and calm, making it an ideal location for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Pink Beaches of Barbuda, Caribbean Sea
Location: An island in the Caribbean Sea which has not yet been over-run by tourists
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): The beaches of Barbuda are very long. The Atlantic side of the island has rougher beaches but the Caribbean side offers calm, turquoise sea and beautiful clear beaches.
Pink Sand Beach of Harbour Island, Bahamas
Location: Harbour Island, located off the northeast coast of Eleuthera Island
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): A 3-mile stretch of pale pink sand and gentle seas. Water is warm year-round, making it perfect for swimming. Fishing is a popular activity here.
Horseshoe Bay Beach, Bermuda
Location: In Southampton Parish, Bermuda
What’s cool about it (besides the pink sand obviously): Beautiful curve of light pink sand running into the beautiful blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Occasionally rough waters so snorkelling is only recommended to strong swimmers.