Wind in your hair, sea breeze kissing your skin, your worries and cares slipping further away with each shift of sand between your toes... There's a reason that "beachy" is so often synonymous with "sexy." Beaches bring out the best in us; the relaxed, fun-loving versions of ourselves. So, of course, mixing your shore session with a little romance makes all the sense in the world. To that end, we've gathered some of the sweetest, sultriest, most romantic beach getaways on the planet to bring a little more love into your life.
3. Moorea, French Polynesia
Fans of Rogers and Hammerstein will no doubt be familiar with Bali Hai, a mythically perfect island that features as one of the most famous love songs from South Pacific. James A. Michener, author of Tales of the South Pacific, on which the musical is based, once said that Moorea was precisely what he had envisioned in his fantasy creation. Maybe it’s the almost-shockingly clear water (prepare to #nofilter like crazy,) or the private locale (the island is 12 miles off of the more bustling shores of Tahiti,) or maybe it’s just that the island itself is shaped like a heart – whatever the reason, Moorea seems to inspire a lot of love.