Best Beaches in January from Around the Globe

  • AADITEE KULKARNI
  • Oct 11, 2017
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They say the oceans soothe the soul. And with a little bit of nip in the air, January seems to be the perfect time to visit the ocean. Whether travelling as a couple, or with your kids, or going solo, a visit to the beach will help you soak in the much-needed Vitamin Sea! As the entire Northern Hemisphere is stuck in winter’s grip, we bring you a few warm, breezy beaches from across the globe that make up for a perfect January holiday! Visit these beaches in January for a perfect balmy holiday.

1. Boracay Island Beaches – Stunning and secluded

Boracay Island Beaches - ideal january weather

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A short flight from the Philippines capital will take you to the postcard-perfect sandy white beaches of the tiny island of Boracay. The biggest and the most popular beach here is the White Beach which is bustling with hotels, restaurants, nightlife, and other touristy activities. The island is divided into 5 beach areas while the ocean waters are full of romantic and colourful sailboats. While the mornings treat you to amazing sunrises, the evenings will have beautiful live music playing all over. 

Average temperature in January: 26°C (78°F)

Beach Activities: Banana Boating, Island Hoping, Sunset Sailing, Snorkelling, Windsurfing, Glass Bottom Boating.

Best For: Couples, Honeymooners

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2. Datai Beach, Langkawi Island – Luxury overloaded

Datai Beach, Langkawi Island - january beach destination

Adorning the Datai Bay located to the north of the Malaysian island of Langkawi is the isolated Datai Beach. With ancient rainforests covering the most part of the island, many luxurious and all-inclusive holiday resorts crown this tiny island. Perfect for a January beach holiday, Datai Beach is so much more than just beach-bumming! Home to some amazing wildlife; jungle trekking and birdwatching are some of the popular activities on this island. Langkawi is also one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Malaysia.

Average temperature in January: 23°C (74°F)

Beach Activities: Jet-Skiing, Parasailing, Banana Boating, Snorkelling, Diving, Kayaking.

Best For: Couples, Families, Solo travellers 

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3. Canary Islands – Impressive panoramas

Canary Islands - go to vacation place for january

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Apart from the seafront resorts and mile long beaches, Canary Islands are home to some of the most dramatic settings those are packed on this group of archipelagic islands. Tucked in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the coast of Morocco, Canary Islands are home to prehistoric sites, daunting volcanoes, spectacular sunsets and sunrises and of course, warm and clean beaches. From Fuerteventura to Tenerife to La Palma, when it comes to choosing the right beach, you will be spoilt for choice. 

Average temperature in January: 21°C (70°F)

Beach Activities: Windsurfing, Volleyball, Diving, Sun-bathing, Spa

Best For: Adventure travellers, Solo travellers, Family

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4. Camps Bay – Atlantic Delight

Camps Bay - perfect beach for january holiday

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Located at a 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre of Cape Town, Camps Bay is one of the trendiest beaches in the world. With palm-lined promenade on one side and crisp water of the Atlantic on the other, what lies in between is pure unadulterated fun! Also, the magnificent Table Mountain overlooks the Camps Bay beach. Take a look at some other places to visit in Cape Town while enjoying Camps Bay beach.

Average temperature in January: 22°C (72°F)

Beach Activities: Table Mountain Cable Car, Kite Surfing, Swimming, Kayaking, 

Best For: Families, Beach bummers.

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5. Cancun – Powdery white beaches

Cancun - all wheather destination

This Mexican city is known for all things pretty and luxurious. The sandy white beaches in Cancun are dominated by numerous resorts, luxury spas and an unparalleled nightlife. Pamper yourself to a spa day followed by a sumptuous lunch at one of its Michelin star restaurants; or spend a day with your loved one on a padded luxury lounger, sipping on your favourite martini and enjoying the views of the gorgeous beaches. Cancun is an ideal warm weather destination in January.

Average temperature in January: 23°C (74°F)

Beach Activities: Reef Snorkelling, Parasailing, Speed Boat Riding, Sun-Bathing, Swimming. 

Best For: Spring Break, Families, Solo Travellers, Couples.

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6. Bondi Beach – The family favourite for January Holiday

Bondi Beach - most popular for a january vacation

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This sweeping, crescent shaped beach is one of the most popular beaches from Down Under. This one-kilometre long city beach is perfect to soak up some sun in January. The waves of the Pacific adorn this beach in the most dramatic ways. There are child-friendly saltwater sea baths available at both ends of the beach. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Sydney, the Bondi Beach is home many concerts and events and the busiest beach of city. 

Average temperature in January: 21°C (70°F)

Beach Activities: Sun-Bathing, Surfing, Swimming. 

Best For: Families, Couples, Solo Travellers.

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7. Byron Bay Beach – The hippie beach

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Snuggling the coasts of New South Wales and located close to Brisbane, Byron Bay overlooks the South Pacific Ocean. The beaches here are a great example of the spirited bohemian lifestyle. Wake up early morning and hit the waves, spend a relaxing afternoon reading your favourite book, and enjoy the enchanting sunsets as the day comes to an end.   

Average temperature in January: 24°C(75°F)

Beach Activities: Sun-Bathing, Yoga, Scuba Diving, Surf Lessons, Snorkelling, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Fishing.

Best For: Solo Travellers, Backpackers.

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8. Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman – The one with the Aloha-ish spirit!

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One of the prettiest Caribbean beaches to visit, the Seven Mile Beach is the ultimate beach bunny’s paradise. While its coral sands and crystal water will enchant you, the many adventurous beach activities will keep you hooked. Work on your tan, or find a spot under the tree and plug in your favourite music, there is never a dull moment here.  

Average temperature in January: 26°C(79°F)

Beach Activities: Swimming, Snorkelling, Long Walks along the Beach, Sun-Bathing

Best For: Couples, Honeymooners, Backpackers.

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9. Koh Samui Beach – Tropical and Sunny in January

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The second largest island of Thailand, Koh Samui is home to coconut groves, dense rainforests and some of the finest Asian beaches. Whether you plan to take a stroll on its soft white sands, or lay on a deck chair and chug a pint of beer, Koh Samui beaches are relaxing and reposeful. Move north of the island and you will find solitude at the Bang Po and Baan Tai beaches, while Chaweng Beach on the east is one of the busiest beaches on the island. Other popular beaches on the island include Bang Rak beach, Choeng Mon beach, Thong Ta Kien, and Ko Taen.

Average temperature in January: 26°C(79°F)

Beach Activities: Snorkelling, Scuba-Diving, Swimming, Parasailing, Speed Boating. 

Best For: Families, Couples, Honeymooners, Backpackers.

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10. Florida Keys – Exotic beaches for January Vacation

A string of islands that look like pearls against the azure waters of the Caribbean, Florida Keys is one of the best Florida beach destinations. A perfect beach destination for people travelling with families, or the ones with an adventures side; destinations at Florida Keys include Key Largo, Islamorada, and Key West. Feast on the fresh catch, or go exploring the ship wrecks, or just hang on a hammock; there are many things to do here!

Average temperature in January: 21°C (70°F)

Beach Activities: Diving, Snorkelling, Fishing, Sun-Bathing

Best For: Adventure-seekers, Families, Honeymooners.

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11. Maldives Beaches – Opulent and Pristine

Sprawled across the Indian Ocean, Maldives has 26 ring-shaped atolls, that make up more than 1,000 coral islands, each with spectacular beauty. Palm laden beaches, extensive reefs, tropical flowers, blue lagoons, plush resorts, sea bungalows, speed boats, luxury spas and fine dine restaurants is what describes Maldives best. Or you can book our stay at these budget resorts in Maldives for the much needed January break.

Average temperature in January: 27°C (80°F)

Beach Activities: Diving, Shelling, Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Glass-Bottom Boating, Swimming. 

Best For: Honeymooners, Couples.

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12. Seychelles – Tranquility and Serenity in New Year

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The Seychelles sits comfortably in the Indian Ocean and is made of 115 islands. These islands have some of the most secluded and magnificent beaches. Aquamarine sea waters, lush mountains and exquisite skies makes Seychelles a perfect January vacation spot. Make sure you book one of these resorts in Seychelles for a relaxing vacation.  

Average temperature in January: 25°C (77°F)

Beach Activities: Diving, Snorkelling, Swimming, Scuba-Diving 

Best For: Families, Couples.

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So cheers to flip-flops, salty air in the hair and sandy toes!! 

More Destinations for January Vacation:

Places to visit in Europe in January

Places to Visit in India in January

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
AADITEE KULKARNI AADITEE KULKARNI

Ever since my first trip at the age of 4, I’ve been fascinated to explore places around the world. Lover of world cultures, food, souls and all things blue; I spend most part of my day writing about travel. I also travel with my buddies when my boss approves my leaves.

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