The world’s most luxurious beach resorts for 2013

Are you dreaming of nothing but sun, sand and sea? If you’ve not booked your beach holiday of a lifetime yet and are looking for some inspiration then gloss your eyes over these phenomenal locations. But before the discussion turns to location, if you’ve got a holiday on the horizon it’s probably time you started to think about what you’re going to wear on the beach. As a heads up, if you’re looking for gorgeous beach attire that’s totally on trend and won’t break the bank then check out women's swimwear from Matalan. The range incorporates floral, geometric, crochet and colour block designs, offering you the very latest swimwear trends straight from the catwalk. But enough digressing – let’s look at the hottest beach resorts for 2013...

Tavarua Resort, Fiji
It might take you a while to travel (with most UK flights taking eleven hours to arrive in LA, before a further twelve hour flight to Fiji), but honestly, it’s well worth the wait. With sand that shines like crystals and water so azure you’re not sure if it’s real, all surrounding a heart shaped island measuring a mere 29 acres, it’s the perfect location for a romantic getaway. The Island is surrounded by a coral reef so expect snorkelling, fishing and scuba diving to be high on your to do list. There are seven surf breaks meaning you’re never far from riding the wave, plus the island caters for all levels from beginner right up to professional surfing. You’ll be staying in gorgeously rustic beach shacks right on the water’s edge which will provide the perfect nest for you to cosy up in after a busy day sipping cocktails and sunbathing.

The Seychelles, Indian Ocean
The Seychelles is made up of 115 islands, and only a few are inhabited. So, with this abundance of deserted islands on your door step, it’s arguably one of the best places to go on your honeymoon. Popular islands to visit include Praslin, Mahe and La Digue. Don’t worry too much about the location of your resort, as flights operate daily between large islands including Praslin and Mahe, as well as small planes to tiny islands. Make sure you visit Anse Lazio, which is situated on Praslin Island – it’s been voted the best beach in the world for a number of years. The waters are incredibly clear and the list of water sports on offer is practically endless. Hiking along the coastline will allow you to take in breathtaking views and oh-so secluded lagoons and sandy coves make it the perfect romantic retreat for love birds.

Bimini Island, The Bahamas
With its world class shark sanctuaries, deep sea diving courses and fishing trips, Bimini Island is the perfect paradise location if you’re looking to keep busy and active on what can only be described as heaven on a beach. Like Tavarua, Bimini is tiny. At some points it’s only 183 metres wide, but you’ll still find loads to do (if you want to that is). With local restaurants brimming with fresh seafood and native produce, bustling Bahamian markets, as well as duty free alcohol and perfume, you’ll find time simply slips away from you.

Travelling to Bimini usually involves travelling to Florida and jumping on a connecting flight so why not build a visit to Miami and the east coast of America into your trip away?

These top three beach resorts are enough to make you want to immediately leave the office and pack your suitcase, aren’t they?!