Secluded, exclusive, under-the-radar beaches can be found just out of sight in popular coastal destinations from Bali to Brazil.
Pantai Kelating (Kelating Beach), Bali, Indonesia
For a quiet, secluded alternative to the plethora of nightclub-lined, party-forward beaches frequented by Bali’s bronzed and buffed set, this black sand gem is a welcome escape. Nature lovers will appreciate the rice paddies and streams cascading into the ocean, while the beach’s blazing tawny sunsets add an especially romantic touch for couples. Travelers seeking a design-forward stay experience can check into the nearby Alila Villas Soori, a rare eco-luxury hybrid with private plunge pools and manicured courtyards designed by Singapore-based SCDA architects. Alila Villas Soori, rooms from $388, Banjar Dukuh, Desa Kelating, Kerambitan; 62-361/894-6388; alilahotels.com.