We’ve all fantasized about the amazing Maldivian overwater bungalows, clear turquoise waters, and bright white sands. An escape to that beautiful paradise is something most people crave, but not everyone can make that trip happen. Whether you’re deterred by the cost or location, or have any other reservations, take a minute to check out these inexpensive yet impossibly dazzling Mexican beaches that will make you think you’re in the Maldives.
1. Bahia Balandra, La Paz, Baja California Sur
These serene, shallow, piercing blue waters of Bahia Balandra will have you feeling like you’ve step off a private jet somewhere off the coast of a fictional fantasy beach. Calm, warm waters make this beach perfect for snorkeling and swimming…and relaxing…and daydreaming….
2. Playa Paraiso, Tulum, Quintana Roo
Considered by many to be the most beautiful beach in all of Mexico, Playa Paraiso — Paradise Beach — certainly lives up to its name. Its soft white sands and warm turquoise waters are some of the dreamiest natural sights to behold, and rival those of any Maldivian beach.
3. Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo
The calm atmosphere, clean sand, and blue waters make Playa del Carmen a perfect escape for those looking for pure, unadulterated, tropical bliss. Experience the beauty of Maldivian waterscapes at a fraction of the cost.
4. Isla Holbox, Quintana Roo
The shallow, clear waters, virgin beaches, and gorgeous surrounding landscapes of Isla Holbox easily attract island lovers who crave a glimpse of the Maldives. Soak in the intense beauty of turquoise waters, white sands, and lush, tropical greenery. If someone asks you where you are, all you’ll think to say is, “heaven!”
5. Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres
You won’t be able to avoid falling in love with this turquoise water utopia. The crowds stay in nearby Cancún, so you’ll feel nothing but peaceful serenity on these white sands. You might get the urge to quit life and move to Playa Norte forever. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.