Beach Vacations

The beach holiday is the platonic ideal of vacations: what nearly every traveler, whether active or armchair, dreams of. Soft sand, shady palms, a cold drink, a warm surf—what more could you want? It's no wonder so many ad campaigns hang their hook (and their products) on this seaside ideal: brands of beer, lines of clothes, models of cars. Travel + Leisure writers and editors are no strangers to the allure of the shore, and so search the world for the best beach vacations it can offer.

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This Caribbean Resort Is the Ultimate Girls Getaway — With Rum, Sushi, and Outdoor Adventures

For two longtime best friends, a reunion at Zemi Beach House was worth the wait. Here's what not to miss if you grab your friends and book this tropical escape.