The World’s Sexiest Travel Destinations

The world is full of beautiful places, many with enchanting stories to tell. But what can be said about the spots that sparkle with hedonistic promise throughout the day and come charging to life after sundown? You know what I mean: the inventive party cocktails, spectacular scenery and sun-kissed bodies a plenty. Yes, one can visit Paris for fashion, the Mayan ruins for their fascinating historical value or New York City for its pulsating energy. But when it comes to all that sizzles with a capital “S” these sexy locations are hard to beat:

    Marrakech, Morroco

Marrakech has enjoyed a positive evolution in the last few years; from a historic destination –with a rather seedy nighttime environment — to a classy and upscale community of jetsetters. Only a few hours from the fabled Sahara Desert, visitors can indulge in the curious duality of this landmark Moroccan destination: traditional marketplaces, mosques, and beautiful landscapes on one side and a modern array of dazzling restaurants, bars and clubs on the other. Be prepared to pay for your revelry, as with this rise in popularity

   Hvar, Croatia

Don’t let the picturesque rolling hills and calm, clear waters fool you: Hvar’s glamorous clientele and vibrant nightlife is said to rival that of the infamous Ibiza. This lovely island gem – arguably the most enchanting on the Adriatic Sea – features breathtaking beaches, charming medieval streets, an immense seafront promenade and a slew of trendy nightspots designed to make you drink and dance until you drop – preferably on that Croatian cutie you were eyeing all night.

   South Beach, Florida

With its pastel-colored façades, iconic neon signs, beach-body sun worshippers and a legendary nightlife scene, South Beach reigns supreme as the party capital on western side of the Atlantic. Celebrities, trendsetters, and curious onlookers alike flock to this beachfront community to live the “vida loca” on a grander scale. Spend your days frolicking on the palm tree-lined beaches then shop for colorful suggestive garments only found in Miami. When darkness falls, leave your modesty at home, dress to impress, and prepare for wild nights at any (or all) of the fashionista hangouts around town.

   Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Although not as lively as its famous neighbor Cancún, Playa del Carmen has a sensual appeal all its own. Located at the center of the gorgeous Mayan Riviera, this lovely coastal resort boasts an inviting tropical beach atmosphere complete with fire shows and moonlight serenades. Although the clubs are large and festive like in other parts of Mexico, the local bars are seductive and quiet enough to allow you to engage in friendly conversation while sipping on native tropical cocktails.

   Anguilla, Caribbean

Anguilla is made up of 33 magnificent beaches bordering the Caribbean coastline. There is never an overload of tourists or a big “party scene” and casinos are strictly forbidden. So what is the allure you might ask yourself? For starters, you can take a naughty skinny-dip in the pristine but secluded waters or gyrate your hips to the hypnotic steel drum music playing live at the best local bars. And if you happen to find yourself alone in this fantasy-like environment maybe you’ll get lucky and have the opportunity to engage in some heavy-duty stargazing – of the Hollywood variety that is.

   St Tropez, France

Imagine if you will, looking out at a sparkling-blue ocean as you sip champagne and your toes curl around tiny pebbles of white, delicate sand. Add to this a hip young wait staff ready to cater to your every whim while you stare at an impossibly large yacht floating regally on the horizon… no, it’s not a dream, just a typical summer day in St.Tropez. Since the mythical days of screen siren Bridget Bardot, international playboys and girls have flocked to this tiny resort town to experience lavish dinner parties, plush lounge bars and hush-hush after hours hijinks.

 Bali, Indonesia

On the beautiful island of Bali, visitors have the pleasure of experiencing the best of both worlds: idyllic lotus flower-filled scenery by day and heart-thumping dance parties by night. Blessed with some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes, beaches and volcanic hillsides, Bali has truly earned its famous nickname, Island of the Gods. Spend your time indulging in a world class spa treatment followed by a relaxing walk through miles of tranquil rice paddies. Then sleep. Sleep until it is time to venture out into the waiting arms of the perfect moonlit night.

  Los Angeles, California

They say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. Well, in this health-conscious city — where plastic surgery by the age of 16 seems reasonable – it’s become a bit of an obsession to have all eyes thinking of you as the fairest of all. Despite the vanity and egomania running amok, Los Angeles remains a magic fantasy land for starry-eyed hopefuls waiting for their big break as well as the formidable playground for the deal-making millionaire execs. The “anything goes” nightlife attitude would tempt the saintliest of sinners and a late-night cruise down the Sunset Strip — immediately following your latest act of debauchery — is not to be missed. Scoff if you will and try to get away but the City of Angels (and devils) will always lure you back.

  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It hardly seems fair to have so much beauty in one place. Rio de Janeiro’s impressive rainforests, majestic mountains, seductive samba AND sizzling-hot locals make it South America’s undisputed tropical paradise on earth. Although widely known for its outrageous Carnaval celebration in February, there is plenty to do year-round to keep your blood pumping. Hit the surf at Prainha, indulge in some sunbathing at the world-famous Copacabana beach, explore the multitude of outdoor cafés around the city or just dance, baby, dance!

  Ibiza, Spain

Often competing with Koh Phangan for the title of best party island in the world, Ibiza’s undeniable Latin flavor easily puts it ahead in terms of sex-appeal. Sure, its reputation has been a bit tarnished in recent years amidst reports of over-crowding and noise pollution, but what remains true is that few places in the known universe offer such hedonistic pleasures as scantily-clad beach festivities followed by clothes-drenching (yet curiously appealing) foam parties as the world’s best DJs take center stage right in front of you. Its infamous reputation dates back to the 1960’s when Hippies made it their own Mecca of easy-living pleasures. It has now transformed into the world’s premier party venue. Not recommended for the weak or weary as Ibiza promises to take revelers to the absolute extreme…and make them like it.