The Best Sunsets from Around the World

Now that the clocks have gone forward and Spring is under way, summer holidays in exotic locations are at the forefront of many people's minds. Whether you prefer to spend your time relaxing on a golden beach or taking a more active approach, the sheer beauty of a good sunset is always an undeniable highlight of any vacation. So, as a little inspiration for your summer travels we've picked out some of the most beautiful sunsets from around the world - time to sit back and enjoy the views.

Ibiza Cafe Del Mar Sunset

First on the list is the iconic sunset from Cafe Del Mar, Ibiza. Over the last 30 years the bar has become world-renowned for its amazing sunset views which attract thousands of tourists each year. If you are heading to Ibiza this summer, take a visit to Cafe Del Mar and settle down with a drink, listen to the bar's own brand of chill-out music and bask in the island's sunset views.

Santorini Sunset

The sunset views from Oia on the Greek island of Santorini are also very popular with tourists who come to line the town's narrow streets each evening to witness the sun going down. The town is perched upon a cliff right on the seashore so there are plenty spots to get a good view. You can expect the bars and restaurants with the best views to be a little pricier than those on the back-streets, but don't let this put you off the chance to see the legendary Santorini sunset.

Egypt Pyramids Sunset

If you thought the Great Pyramids were amazing already, then just wait until you have witnessed them at sunset. Each night the awe-inspiring structures become perfect black silhouettes against the golden brown desert sky gifting beautiful and truly unique scenic views to everyone in the area. Boat trips along the Nile at sundown are also said to offer magnificent views of the surrounding landscape.

Masai Mara Sunset

As well as being one of the best places in the world for seeing lions, leopards and cheetahs, Kenya's Maasai Mara is also home to some of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. Stay in one of the many lodges and witness the burning orange sky against the abundancy of animals and wildlife, or alternatively take part in one of the early morning balloon safaris for the equally impressive views of sunrise over the Maasi Mara.

Hawaii Sunset

From gold and yellow to pink and purple, the sunset views on the island of Hawaii can offer a plethora of colours for those lucky enough to witness it. Many residents of the island plan their evenings around the sunsets to make sure that they have time to take in the last of the day's light, but why not take it all in from one of the many bars along the sandy shores, giving you the perfect setting to unwind.

Isle of Skye Sunset

A little closer to home, Scotland's Isle of Skye produces some stunning views of sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. So much so that a small eco-cottage on the island has recently been crowned the world's number one “sunset-view stay". One past resident of the cottage described how one evening the dark red sky made it feel like "the house has been filled with blood." Sounds intriguing.