20 beaches everyone will be visiting in 2018

Siesta Beach, Florida

This beach is famous for its super soft sand, which is 99% pure crushed quartz. It tops lists of the world's best beaches annually, and even won the number one spot on both TripAdvisor's 2017 Travelers' Choice Awardsfor best beach in the US, and Dr. Beach's rankingof the top 10 beaches in the US.

Ocean Cay Reserve, The Bahamas

Formerly an industrial site, Ocean Cay is being transformed into a marine reserve and private island that will feature beaches, bars, restaurants, and even a spa for cruise ship visitors to explore.

Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil

This beach frequently snags the top spot on TripAdvisor's Best Beaches in the World list. Yes, the world. Surrounded by towering cliffs, it features blindingly blue waters and incredible coral reefs full of turtles and tropical fish. It is also super secluded - so secluded, in fact, that to get there you basically have to follow a dirt road and brave some very steep, rickety ladders through a crack in a rock wall.

Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii

This small, crescent-shaped beach was formed by lava flows. It's protected by rocky headlands on either side, giving it a wonderfully private feel, and its clear azure waters are perfect for snorkeling. It finds itself on top of best beach lists like Dr. Beach's year after year.

Praia do Camilo, Algarve, Portugal

Portugal has become a travel hotspot thanks to its proximity to the East Coast and its affordable price point (for Western Europe, that is). In fact, American Express Travel reports that planned travel to the country is up 86% year over year for the first quarter of 2018. The Algarve's picture perfect beaches, which have stunning caves and grottoes to explore, are a must-visit. Praia do Camilo in particular is basically the face of the Algarve region.

Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos

Cap Skirring, Senegal, Africa

With 330 miles of coastline, Senegal has plenty of stunning, under-the-radar beaches. And according to Business Insider'sexpert curated list of places to travel next year, Senegal will be the next west African hotspot. Check out Cap Skirring for postcard-worthy palm-fringed beaches.

El Nido Beach, Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is repeatedly named one of the best islands in the world. It was named number two by Conde Nast Traveler in 2016, and number one by Travel + Leisure in 2017.

El Nido is the place to be here (and it alone is home to 50 beaches), with super fine white sand, towering limestone formations, marble cliffs, and lagoons and waterfalls. It is a popular spot for divers, too, since El Nido is one of the largest marine reserves and sanctuaries in the Philippines, and thus has a super diverse ecosystem.

Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland

Not all beaches are for laying out. Iceland is famously a hotspot right now, and it is home to some of the most stunning - albeit cold - beaches in the world. Reynisfjara Beach's black sand and unique basalt rock formations are truly a sight to behold.

Spiaggia Bianca (White Beach), Lipari, Italy

Lonely Planet named the Aeolian Islands in Italy one of the top regions to visit in 2018, citing that the off-the-beaten-path destination offers a "good-value Mediterranean break," and that this may be your last year to beat the crowds.

There are seven Aeolian islands, each featuring completely clear water and shores framed by dramatic cliffs thanks to the islands' volcanic origins. Lipari's white sand beach is a local favorite.

Anse Source d'Argent, Seychelles

Thanks to its pink-tinted sand, crystal clear water, and towering cliffs, Anse Source d'Argent is one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

Gordon Beach, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel Aviv has become one of the trendiest destinations in the Mediterranean, and nowhere is this more apparent than the see-and-be-seen hotspot of Gordon Beach. There's an outdoor gym, volleyball courts, dozens of people playing matkot, lounge chairs, and tons of beach side bars and restaurants that really turn up once the sun goes down.

Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands

Pink Sand Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas

Playa del Amor (Hidden Beach), Parque Nacional Islas Marietas, Mexico

What's better than a beautiful beach? A beautiful *secret* beach. This one is literally hidden inside a cave, and you'll need to swim through a tunnel to get there.

It is rumored to have been the product of test bombs being detonated by the Mexican military in the early 1900s.

Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This is one of the world's most incredible urban beaches, and smack-dab in the middle of Rio. "The Girl from Ipanema" was inspired by the stunning women that strut their stuff on this beach, but if that isn't enough there's performers, epic surfing, and a hopping boardwalk that features stalls selling capirinhas, bars galore, and open-air gyms where people pump iron at all hours.

Eagle Beach, Aruba

Touted as quiet and serene, Aruba's Eagle Beach comes in third place on TripAdvisor.

Nyang Nyang Beach, Bali

According to US News & World Report's list of the Best Beaches in the World, Bali has the best shores. We suggest Nyang Nyang, despite the 30-minute trek it takes to get there, because that's what makes it so special. Generally isolated and empty, it's like having your own private beach - a welcome respite from many of Bali's more well-known and overrun shores.

Porthcurno, Cornwall, England

This turquoise tinted water may look like it's somewhere in the Caribbean, but it's actually located on the southern tip of the UK.

Exuma, Bahamas

Exuma, Bahamas, is home to over 365 islands and an abundance of crystal clear Caribbean water. Visitors can even swim with pigs at the famous Big Major Cay.