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10 beaches that should be on your bucket list

Trunk Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands | Part of a national park that covers half of St. John, Trunk Bay is hemmed in by dense forests fringed with coconut palms and sea grapes. It's a spectacular undeveloped landscape. True to form, the beach has the signature Caribbean turquoise water and white sand, but you'll see the best color on the beach's snorkeling trail. Snorkel, SNUBA, or scuba dive the 225-yard trail to spot 30 species of tropical fish and the occasional sea turtle. Underwater signs help you identify what just swam past you. This beach is loaded with facilities: a bathhouse, a snack bar, a souvenir shop, and a snorkel-gear rental shop. | Photo by Thinkstock/Photodisc

10 beaches that should be on your bucket list

Head to the world's most iconic stretches of sand—beaches with bragging rights, places worth dipping into your savings account for. We're taking you from Hawaii's inky basalt grains to the blinding white silica of Australia's Whitsunday Island, with a stop at a Bahamas beach. These 10 bucket-list beaches are so impossibly picture-perfect that you have to see them in person to believe they're not photoshopped. | Jamie Moore