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These Are The Top 7 Beach Destinations In 2024 According To Travel And Leisure

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The experts at Travel and Leisure have compiled an extensive list of the best places to visit in 2024.

Many publications are issuing their faves for next year and all of them look vastly different. Some are common hotspots, while others are completely off-the-grid.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide what piques your interest enough to book an awesome trip. Rather than cover all 50 destinations, Travel and Leisure divvied up their top picks by category.

mallorca spain coastline

Let's take a look into the top 7 ‘Beach Vibes' in 2024 according to Travel and Leisure:

Anna Maria Island, Florida

Florida continues to bring in massive numbers of tourists and it's not just one place that makes for an ideal vacation.

This sunny state is home to some of America's top beaches and cultural hubs, such as Miami. But many choose to go to Orlando for the ultimate family vacation.

One city that flies under the radar is Tampa with so many pristine beaches nearby. Travel and Leisure names Anna Maria Island as the best in Florida with its welcoming community, glowing sunsets, and no high-rises to block your view.

anna maria island

New hotels and more flights to nearby Sarasota will make your stay more accessible and more enjoyable.

Coastal Campania, Italy

This eye-popping region is going through a hotel boom on some of the country's most scenic coastline.

Coastal Campania is quadruple the fun with 4 cities to choose from for your European beach escape – Amalfi, Positano, Capri and Sorrento.

Many who come to Italy think of ancient sites and overindulging with wine and pasta, but the country will surprise you with its stunning beaches.

You can still fulfill your foodie goals of overeating delicious food and sipping local wine, but why not do so with a stunning backdrop of blue waters, rolling hills and timeless buildings?

Coastal Campania Italy beach

Travelers have plenty of hotel options ranging from cozy boutique styles to luxury stays, including cliffside pools.

New direct flights will launch to nearby Naples soon from American and Delta.

Costa Rica

Travel and Leisure didn't name a specific Costa Rican beach to hit up in 2024. Beaches are so nice across the country, T + L basically says, “just pick one”.

It's hard to go wrong with any of Costa Rica's beaches, although some are more well-known and crowded.

beach near Corcovado Rainforest in Costa Rica

Many small towns have surfing scenes that congregate and hit the waves, while others may seek out more private areas to have a nice beach all to themselves.

Although typically more expensive than neighboring countries, travelers love coming to the land of pura vida.

Travel and Leisure loves it too. In fact, Costa Rica is their pick for ‘Destination of the Year' for 2024. Everyone will find their niche in this beautiful country, whether going solo, with friends or a family vacay.

Stays ranging from cushy hostels to luxe stays are easy to find and there are so many fun excursions to explore the country's stunning scenery and culture.


stunning cliffside scenery in dominica

Dominica has seen a surge in popularity over the last year. With a resurgence in travel, more globetrotters are seeking new sunny destinations to explore.

This Caribbean island is a textbook paradise with postcard-perfect waterfalls, lush jungles, and seemingly untouched beaches.

Nature lovers will need to pack their hiking shoes as the stunning Waitukubuli National Trail covers over 100 miles of the island.

More hotels and resorts are popping up, such as name-brands like InterContinental. Sustainability is a big draw for tourism as well, with delightful eco-lodges.

Hawai’i Island

beach in big island of hawaii

By now, we surely know the devastation Hawaii saw earlier this year. Maui was wrecked by wildfire, causing controversy in the travel industry whether it's okay to visit or not.

According to Travel and Leisure, Hawaii is ready for tourists to visit again. Hawaii offers one of the most exotic settings without needing a passport.

Stunning cliffside scenery, beautiful beaches and picturesque waterfalls are just a few key draws for travelers.

The tourism industry is asking tourists to be mindful of their visit by respecting any of the islands as their own home.

Los Cabos, Mexico

playa medano in cabo

Los Cabos is one of the most beautiful places in Mexico, with the cleanest beaches in all of Latin America.

The question travelers must ask themselves is, “Is Cabo worth the price?”. Reports are saying the best hotels are now averaging a whopping $1000 per night!

Cabo is one of the most luxurious destinations travelers can choose close to home with boujee resorts, pristine beaches and fun entertainment.

More luxe resorts are slated to open in 2024 and more flights are launching across the U.S. as well.

Mallorca, Spain

This immaculate Spanish island is the perfect place for a dreamy beach getaway. It's home to the magnificent city of Palma, which flies under the radar compared to Spain's other large cities.

beach near palma

Outside of the city lies some of the most peaceful beaches Spain has to offer with sparkling waters, open spaces and laid-back locals.

Wander the wonderful city streets for endless tapas and delicious wine in between your beach days. The charming hotels will steal your heart ranging from boutique stays to a Four Seasons resort.

Mallorca is easier to reach than ever with the new direct flight from Newark by United.

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Rob Steen

Sunday 26th of November 2023

What,no Salvador?! What an oversite! Between Puerto La Libertad and El Zonte are too many terrific beaches and even more awesome waves (for all levels). Speaking Spanish is helpful, but you will not be disappointed.