A holiday at the beach is all about sun, sand and relaxation. With a bit of travel planning and advice, a vacation at the beachside can be the ultimate travel experience for any type of traveller. For Muslim travellers, we have compiled a list of a few must-visit beaches from around the world.
Turkey is arguably the best destination for Muslim travellers seeking beautiful beaches and sublime relaxation. Being one of the best destinations in the world for Muslim travellers, Turkey offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Asia such as the Oludeniz (Blue) Lagoon located on the Turquoise coast towards the southwest of Turkey and the Iztuzu Beach located on the southwest coast. Be it sighting loggerhead turtles at Çiralı or visiting the secluded coves down the coast; Turkey will delight all beach lovers.
Indonesia offers over 17,000 tropical islands that are scattered across two different oceans and is home to an abundance of beautiful beaches that are ideal for a relaxing holiday. Pulau Derawan Beach, Canggu Beach in Bali and the Nihiwatu Beach in Sumba are some of the best beaches in Indonesia, with facilities for Muslim travellers readily available in close proximity to the beaches.
Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and is known for being home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Some of its best beaches include Phra Nang Beach in Railay, Sunrise Beach in Koh Lipe and Maya Bay in Ko Phi Phi. Facilities for Muslim travellers will not be very difficult to find due to the sizable Muslim population in most areas of the country. Halal food and prayer facilities will be readily available at most beach destinations in Thailand.
The best destination in the world for Muslim travellers – Malaysia – is also home to a fair share of delightful beaches such as the Tanjung Rhu in Langkawi, Juara Beach at Tioman Island and Pulau Pangkor. Diving, snorkeling and sunbathing are popular activities and the much-loved sunny and peaceful beach atmosphere of Malaysia’s beaches is wonderful for spending a few leisurely moments relaxing and unwinding under the sun.
Maldives is known for being one of the best idyllic beach destinations in the world and can be a fantastic beach holiday destination for Muslim families. The beaches at Nalaguraidhoo Island, The Rethi Rah, Veligandu Island, Kunfunadhoo Island and Ihuru Island are amongst some of its best beaches and will offer breathtakingly beautiful views, particularly during sunset and sunrise.
Other beach destinations for Muslim families include the beautiful beaches of Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Australia’s Gold Coast. Each destination offers sufficient facilities for Muslim travellers and is capable of catering to their needs to ensure an enjoyable holiday experience!