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Gorgeous beach...and deserted you say? Very cool! All of your input is great....and did someone say Magnum PI? Too funny, DH tivos that show, I know about the helicopter dock. (btw magnum's nut-hugger shorts are hilarious but that was the style then!)
my dad was a big magnum fan when I was growing up, so I'm all too familiar with the "nut huggers" ROFL...

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Playa Grande in DR (btwn Rio San Juan & Cabrera) is probably the most beautiful beach I've been to.

 

I think my pics are on the upstairs computer and we're not networked, but here are one I googled (pictures really don't do it justice though...it was breathtaking!)...

 

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I've never felt sand so soft, or seen water so blue (I'm not an ocean person, but I went in up to my shoulders it was so beautiful!)

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In my opinion, the best beach in the entire world (that I have been to)

 

was on a tiny island called Ouvea. This is located in New Caledonia (south pacific islands southwest of Fiji towards Australia)

 

the beach is bleach white sand, incredibly soft, and the ocean is as clear and blue as those postcards and desktops that we all drool over.

 

this was also the day I got the worst sunburn I ever had :) so if you go, bring LOTS of sunscreen.

 

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The most beautiful place I have ever been to was Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands.. White Bay Beach it was called. It was very remote and could only get there by boat. The bar on the beach is called The Soggy Dollar since there's no dock, you have to swim ashore.. and your dollars are soggy hehehe Only 300 people live on the island.

 

think of that Corona commerical "miles from ordinary".. it was shot there wink.gif

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I've never been to this beach but my hairdresser rants and raves about the Margarita Islands off the coast of Venezuela. Apparently they have sunshine for 9 hours a day, the beaches are gorgeous, and you can buy beer fo $.50 cents each! Sounds like my kind of island!
Ive been to Margarita Island 2x :) It's gorgeous!!! The first time I went was almost 15 years ago when they had maybe.. 6 hotels total on the island. It's much more touristy now but still gorgeous!

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In my opinion, the best beach in the entire world (that I have been to)

was on a tiny island called Ouvea. This is located in New Caledonia (south pacific islands southwest of Fiji towards Australia)

the beach is bleach white sand, incredibly soft, and the ocean is as clear and blue as those postcards and desktops that we all drool over.

this was also the day I got the worst sunburn I ever had :) so if you go, bring LOTS of sunscreen.

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Oh my!! You aren't exaggerating, that is breathtaking!

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some of the best sand is in the DR. i loved that sand. it is very finely ground white corral so it stays cool in the hot sun and soft on your feet. but i thought the beaches were nicer in the MR (the sand there is a little coarser but the water was clearer making for a lot nicer snorkling. the waters in hawaii though are such a gorgeous royal blue. i loved the colors but made for a little merkier snorkling and the water is super salty there for some reason.

you know what - i agree about the D.R. - the beach was so soft and amazing - the water so clear and calm. we loved it - there was a little bit more seaweed than i usually care for but the staff spent hours every morning cleaning the beach so it wasn't that bad.

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The Bahamas have some amazingly sift sand and very warm, crystal clear water! You can literally see everything in the water - it's SO clear and so warm and fun! This is Hope Town where we stayed (thought this is not my picture):

 

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I've never been to this beach but my hairdresser rants and raves about the Margarita Islands off the coast of Venezuela. Apparently they have sunshine for 9 hours a day, the beaches are gorgeous, and you can buy beer fo $.50 cents each! Sounds like my kind of island!
Plus anything named Margarita has the be the shiznit.

This thread is so pretty!

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Plus anything named Margarita has the be the shiznit.

This thread is so pretty!
I wish I had good pics from my Margarita trip sad.gif But yea it's a beautiful place!

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