The 5 Best Sunsets in the World – Taking in the sunset after a long day is beautiful no matter where you are – but there are some places around the world where the sunset is an otherworldly experience. There are spots where all five of your senses will come alive as the day transitions to night. If you happen to be standing in any of these luxury destinations as the sun begins to set, it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. In fact, why not add these five places to your luxury travel bucket list?
Bora Bora in the French Polynesian islands offers a stunning view. Watch from a comfy hammock as the sun dips below the horizon and disappears into the crystal waters of the Pacific Ocean. From atop Mount Otemanu, view reef sharks and damselfish as you stand in awe of the peach skies.
The Alps are an iconic mountain range that stretches through eight European countries. The Matterhorn, part of the Swiss portion, offers a sunset dipping below the snow-covered slopes. One of the best places to view this incredible sight is from Monte Rosa. While the hut there is difficult to access for the fitness-challenged among us, the view is well worth the climb.
On the Isle of Skye in spectacular Scotland, you’re in for an even rarer treat. Photographers from around the planet flock to Quiraing on the isle’s Trotternish Ridge. From this location, the sun glints off the cliff’s crevices creating a captivating light show come sunset. It’s definitely a bucket list experience.
Norway is one of the most northern countries in the world, and Finnmark’s North Cape is so northerly it nearly touches the Arctic Circle. In the summertime, the sun begins to set and then just rests there on the horizon until it rises again come morning. You can take in the sun at midnight – quite a treat if you’ve never been here. Seeing this type of phenomenon for the first time is a real life-defining experience.
And finally, the Taj Majal is an iconic destination for several reasons – but seeing the setting sun behind this grand monument is why so many visitors flock to Agra at dusk. The colors in the sky seem to blend with the monument itself, creating a stunning natural work of art.
What setting sun will you watch?