Hot sun, hypnotic waves, lots of bare skin . . . Beaches are languorous and voluptuous to begin with, but these 10 sandy stretches around the world are extra sexy, thanks to their beautiful scenery and even more beautiful people.
Think St. Tropez, only more discreet and artsy, and in Latin America. This Uruguayan coastal resort town with a dynamic art scene brings together Brazilian models and Argentine millionaires escaping the heat of Southern Hemisphere summer.
The girl from Ipanema may be tall and lovely, but Rio's reigning queen of beaches is Leblon. Quieter and more upscale than its cousins Ipanema and Copacabana, Leblon's white sand is steps away from some of Rio de Janeiro's trendiest restaurants and clubs.
The name says it all: If your idea of heaven consists of crystal water, soft sand, and lots of sun-kissed skin, the Greek isle of Mykonos is the place for you. The nearby Super Paradise Beach gets even wilder.
Surrounded by dunes, pine forests, and salt flats (hence its name), Las Salinas is the most iconic spot on jet-setters' playground Ibiza. When night falls, DJs keep the parties going at its many outdoor clubs.
The Caribbean has no shortage of sexy beaches; Puerto Rico alone has a seemingly endless supply of palm-dotted coast. On the western tip of Puerto Rico, Rincon boasts Sandy Beach, favored for its surfing scene, restaurants, and nightclubs.