HomeLifestyleTravelTravel Guides

The best destinations for sunbathing

The best destinations for sunbathing
If you’re a lover of relaxation and sunbathing on pristine sands, then you’ve come to the right place! We’ve curated a list of the five best sunbathing destinations to help you plan your next luxury getaway.
From perfect sands to idyllic coastal paradises, these destinations offer more than just sun-soaked shores. Whether you’re in search of tranquil tropical islands, cosmopolitan beachfronts or coastal towns, these sunbathing havens are sure to fulfil your dreams. Let’s take a look at the 5 best destinations for sunbathing.
Image of the sand and palm trees in the Caribbean


Combining sun, sand and a lively culture, the Caribbean is the perfect choice for sun seekers. This tropical paradise is home to a number of spectacular destinations such as the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia so you will be spoilt for choice here. Each island has its own unique charm and stunning beaches for you to relax in the heat of the Caribbean sunshine. Ideal for family holidays, the Caribbean offers plenty of fun in the sun for everyone.
Image of the beach and sea on a Greek Island

Greek islands

The Greek islands are known for their rich history, captivating landscapes, and some of the best beaches in the world. From the famous Mykonos and Santorini to the diverse gems of Crete and Corfu, Greece offers a plethora of options to fulfil your sunshine desires. For a really unique experience, head to Elafonissi Beach in the southwest of Crete to witness an amazing pink sand beach. Immerse yourself in the turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, bathe on golden sands and experience the legendary Greek hospitality to make your luxury holiday truly memorable.
Image of the beach and sea in Mexico


For a sun-drenched siesta look no further than the beaches of Mexico. From the popular resorts of Cancun to the serene shores of Tulum and Riviera Maya, Mexico is not short on choice for sunbathing enthusiasts. Indulge in the warm blue waters, relax on sugar white sands and savour delicious Mexican delicacies while enjoying the endless sunshine. A destination that offers a vibrant culture and ancient ruins, be sure to add Mexico to your bucket list.  
Image of a hammock hanging from a tree on a beach in the Maldives


Escape to the Maldives and delight in secluded bliss. A mesmerising archipelago of beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, sunbathing takes on a whole new meaning here. With pristine beaches and private resorts, the Maldives promise tranquil settings for basking in the heat. From your luxurious beachfront villa, you’ll find endless ribbons of sand to soak up the sun and just relax.
Image of a beach backed by trees in Costa Del Sol in Spain

Costa del Sol, Spain

Along the southern coast of Spain lies the Costa del Sol which lives up to its nickname of the “Sun Coast”. Benefitting from a Mediterranean climate, this area sees over 300 days of sunshine per year so is perfect for those who love sunbathing. From the glamorous resort of Marbella to the charming coastal town of Estepona, the Costa del Sol offers a whole range of picturesque beaches to choose from. Relax on the sands, take a dip in the Mediterranean and soak up the Spanish culture.
Image of a stretch of beach with boats on the water
For sun-seeking travellers, these top 5 destinations offer the ultimate sunbathing experience. Whether you’re longing for tranquil seclusion, lively coastal culture, exotic beauty or a lesson in ancient history, these sun-soaked holiday hotspots have it all. So, pack your swimsuit, a sense of adventure and embark on a sun filled holiday that you’ll cherish forever.

Add a touch of luxury with Sovereign                  

Are you ready for some sunbathing bliss? At Sovereign Luxury Travel we have over 50 years’ experience in tailormade luxury holidays. We take care of all the finer details, so you don’t have to. Our Personal Travel Planners are on hand every step of the way to ensure your luxury holiday is memorable and enjoyable.              
Visit sovereign.com to start planning your next luxury escape today!
Keep up with the top stories from Reader's Digest by subscribing to our weekly newsletter