7 Beaches With the World's Bluest Water

Laid-back La Digue island is home to this impossibly scenic white-sand beach, which pairs gently lapping waves with sky-high palms and a cluster of smooth granite boulders

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Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles

Part of the less-touristed Ionian islands chain off Greece's western coast, Zakynthos is ringed with dramatic coves and sea caves.

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Navagio Beach, Greece

Sixty percent of the Caribbean island of St. John is covered by Virgin Islands National Park, which was created when philanthropist Laurance 

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Trunk Bay, U.S. Virgin Islands

Española is the southernmost of the Galápagos chain, and though the island is rugged and remote, that's a big part of its charm

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Gardner Bay, Ecuador

About 550 miles north of Brisbane, the Whitsundays are a 74-island archipelago beloved by recreational sailors. The turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach are rendered 

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Whitehaven Beach, Australia

Although it's part of the Thai mainland, Railay Beach is sometimes mistaken for an island because it's cut off from its surroundings by impenetrable 

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Railay Beach, Thailand

This white-sand beach is hidden behind a residential neighborhood on O'ahu's quieter Windward Coast, but don't assume it's private property

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Lanikai Beach, Hawai i