Travel: Indonesia’s extremely rare pink beach

Whilst Bali might be highly rated as one of Indonesia’s most incredible islands, a few other islands offer something more spectacular. That is, Pink beaches. Indonesia is home to three of the world’s seven pink beaches. Far from civilisation and reached only by boat, Serai Island’s beach blushes a rich shade of pink. The boat anchors a few metres from the shoreline to protect its spectacular coral reef, leaving you to swim to shore. Whilst, the more famous pink beach just off Komodo National Park, colour can only be seen at a certain time of…

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The battle for Italy’s pink island

BUDELLI is a tiny atoll in Italy dubbed “pink paradise”. Its clear turquoise waters, lush vegetation, purple rocks and — the icing on the cake — a unique rose-coloured beach makes it the pearl of the La Maddalena archipelago, scattered between Sardinia and Corsica. A protected desert isle except for one lonely caretaker who lives there all by himself like a hermit, it’s known worldwide as the “pink island” for the exceptional colour shades of its sand. Bright pink, orange and salmon-tinted bits of crushed coral, crystals, fossils and dead…

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