White wash runs up onto golden sand where a woman sits letting the water run over her.

The Beaches of Lahaina: A Sunbather’s Paradise

The beaches of Lahaina are the most underrated on the island. The swimming is poor due to the offshore reef, but they are sunnier, less crowded, and more protected from the wind than most other beaches on Maui. Here’s an overview of some of Lahaina’s best beaches.

Gentle waves wash up on to a golden sand beach with a multi-story resort in the distance.

Maui’s Best Beaches

Maui is famous for its gorgeous beaches that attract all types, from those looking for a great snorkeling spot to those who just want a secluded escape from the crowds. Here are 12 of the best beaches on the island.

A person in a rash guard sits on the sand with a boat anchored just off-shore.

Recreation and Water Sports in Placencia Village, Belize

There’s no shortage of guide services in Placencia, where most tour operators offer service to all nearby destinations: snorkeling and fishing trips with lunch on a beautiful caye, visits to ancient Maya ruins, and a variety of paddling tours. Here’s some helpful information about great companies offering recreational activities in the area.

A pair of scarlet ibis birds walk along the sandy ground.

Tips for Visiting Bermuda with Kids

Bermuda makes it pretty easy to entertain children—you usually don’t have to arrange anything more organized than a trip to the beach. Here’s some info for families on kid-friendly sights, beaches, restaurants, and more.

Light reflects off a shallow pool of turquoise water onto the limestone walls above it.

Tulum Beaches and Cenotes

Discover Tulum’s very best beaches—thick white sand, turquoise-blue water, gently bending palm trees—or go on a snorkeling adventure in an underground cenote. Yucatán experts Gary Chandler and Liza Prado advise you on all the best spots around Tulum.

View along the coast with a dock extending into the water and boats visible on shore.

Visiting Sarteneja in Northern Belize

In addition to being a picturesque fishing village, Sarteneja is the only place on mainland Belize where you can watch the sun set over the water. Here’s everything you need to plan a visit to Sarteneja.

photo of a sea turtle in tropical waters.

Caye Caulker Beaches

Beaches on most of Caye Caulker are of the thin, hard variety—don’t expect to find a thick, soft, endless stretch of sand. Still, there’s sand to feel under your toes, and the ratio of crowds versus beach space is favorable.