Don’t look now, but August is right around the corner and you still haven’t booked your summer beach vacation. Your spouse has been on you for weeks to get the planning rolling. But don’t worry — your hopes for a memorable trip haven’t nosedived. However, if you and your family are going anywhere remotely resembling a decent beach this summer, you know you’ve got to make a call soon.
But we understand the hesitation — you don’t want to pull the trigger on the wrong hotel on a bad stretch of sand. You’d hate to pick a tropical spot overrun with rowdy 20-somethings or loads of tourists. Yes, we know your struggle very well and that’s why our Forbes Travel Guide editors scoured the globe, looking at coastlines from Brazil to Bali to find the world’s top beachfront properties.
Click through the slideshow to find the international destination that best suits your family. We just hope that, by the time your significant other has a piña colada in hand, she’ll have forgotten how long it took for you to make a decision.