4 Places Where You Can Kick Off Your Shoes
There are several ways that you could interpret the rather cryptic title of this article. You could think of it as an article about beaches, as somewhere shoes are not required to be worn, and if they are, make you feel like you are in the uncomfortable minority. Alternatively, it could be talking about religious buildings where it is a requirement to take shoes off. Also, it could be referring to some kind of activity, such as mountaineering, where specialist footwear, boots rather than shoes, are required to be worn for grip, safety, and comfort. This article will talk about beaches. Not just any beaches but those representing paradise. The kinds of beaches that we dream about and one day hope to visit.
In terms of beaches, there is none more spectacular, or paradise-like, than those that make up the archipelago that is the Maldives. Both islanders and visitors will walk along its beaches without shoes or any kind of footwear and experience the sensations of its pure white sand. At the same time, you can take in and paddle the turquoise waters and experience its marine life up close and personal.
At home, we will often imagine ourselves inside our fish tank with a snorkel on. In the Maldives, you are surrounded by one giant tank of fish and marine life. It is a marine biologist’s dream and a paradise for anyone who wants to feel like a mermaid or ocean photographer.
Palawan can be described as a stunning group of islands. An archipelago, by definition. It has been ranked the most beautiful of its kind on many occasions. It is famous for its beaches, diving, and hiking. So, it is no shoes for the beach, flippers for diving, and more protective footwear for hiking. Palawan is also known for its fishing. This is a very relaxing pursuit and befitting of a place of paradise. It is one of the best tropical travel destinations situated in Southeast Asia.
Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Tulum is an example of where the wrong type of shoes might feel uncomfortable depending on what part of Tulum you are standing on. This is because Tulum is also home to some of the most splendid Mayan ruins in Mexico. It is considered one of the world’s best cultural destinations combined with one of the world’s best beaches. You have everything to experience here. Many tourists visit it each day, so it is not as private as you might imagine paradise to be. You do, however, have a broad stretch of white sand to walk along as well as the chance of taking in Tulum’s exquisite turquoise Caribbean waters.
Anse Source d’Argent, Sychelles
The white sands of Anse Source d’ Argent exist as one of the world’s most photographed beaches. In the Indian Ocean, this archipelago can be described as paradisiacal. The beach just sparkles against the giant granite boulders that form its backdrop. These have been eroded over time by the weather and the water. Protecting these ocean waves, there is an offshore reef where there is turquoise water. This is the perfect spot for some swimming, to not just get the feet wet but warm and relax the whole body. If you love nature, then you will love this island of paradise, where you might even spot some endangered birds or giant tortoises. If you want to look and feel younger, then juxtapose yourself against a giant tortoise that can live to over 100 years old. They will be something to talk about when you get back home. Not that you will ever want to leave this place.