The Best Beach Vacations in the World

Museums are nice. Nature hikes have their time and place. But when it comes to vacation, you want a beach, dammit.
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    For straight up relaxing: Matira Beach (Bora Bora)
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    For fun and games: Ipanema Beach (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil)
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    For people watching: Baie De St. Jean (St. Barts, French West Indies)
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    For surfing: Bondi Beach (Sydney, Australia)
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    For swimming: Lanikai Beach (Oahu, Hawaii)
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    For instagramming: Praia Dona Ana (Lagos, Portugal)
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    For sunsets: Captiva Beach (Captiva Island, Florida)
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    For snorkeling: Honda Bay (Palawan, Philippines)