2017-05-19 09:00:00 CET
Welcome to paradise
From serving 1,050 metres above sea level surrounded by the longest chain of mountains in Europe, to diving in the secluded (after taking a 14-hour bus ride in Buddah country); not forgetting the overwhelming feeling it must be to spike in the place where the sport originated. Here are our top 10 picks of places to play beach volleyball in the world.
1. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA
There’s no rush like the rush you get playing alongside active volcanos. It’s getting hot in here… is that ash I smell?
2. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Yes, the Olympics did take place here which is a funny coincidence because Olympics sounds like Olympus (Home of the Gods) and in Rio, Jesus literally looks down upon you.
3. Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Did the photo not convince you? What about the fact that there is no winter here… EVER.
4. Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman Island
If you decide to live off fish caught with your bare hands, drink your homemade distilled water and live in a makeshift shelter made of palm tree branches – we’re with you.
5. Gstaad, Switerland
6. Poreč, Croatia
No waves, warm water, dip your toes in this amazing-ness.
7. Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
If you haven’t been there yet, here’s your reason! Plus you get to say that you’ve been to Africa and win major exotic/interesting points.
8. Manly Beach, Australia
G’day Manly. You’ll probably just end up staying there, buying a house with accompanying white minivan or at least trying to – honestly, who wouldn’t want to wake up to that every day? *Shouting* ‘I’m coming STRAYA’
9. Satun, Thailand
If you give up beach volleyball to focus on enlightenment and cocktail mixing, again, we understand. Just imagine all the poetry waiting to be written on that swing.
10. Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver, Canada
The best part about Canada is Canadians and the Canadian accent and Justin Trudeau– but look at that view – the snow on the mountaintops sprinkled like icing sugar. You can #TakeMeThereThursday any day.
In short, there are amazing places located all over the world but we’ve chose ten. Seriously – you need to check these destinations off your bucket list.