Happy 2017, Beach Babes! With each new year, we always get excited for all the amazing trips we want to plan for the year. Being bikini obsessed, we tend to coordinate coastal vacations but it also doesn't help that we've been stuck in a Winter Wonderland for a few months & are craving warmer weather. With that being said, we've rounded up all the must-see beaches of 2017 & put your bikini packing list together for you. Ipanema Beach | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil brazil-ipanema-beach-1024x678 I mean, weren't bikinis pretty much invented here? We've been dying to head to Brazil since seeing models like Izabel Goulart, Candice Swanepoel & Allesandra Ambrosio galavanting around town ( & the beaches). Maya Bay | Ko Phi Phi, Thailand maya-bay-phi-phi Fun fact: this beach served as the backdrop for the movie The Beach. If it's good enough for Leo, it's good enough for us! But seriously, have you ever seen water this clear before? El Castillo | Tulum, Mexico OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We are obsessed with the idea of this beach - Mayan ruins & crystal clear waters? Count us in! Don't forget to explore the cenotes while you're down there. This is a bucket list destination for sure! Whitehaven Beach | Whitsunday Island, Australia whitehaven-beach-day-cruise9 Did you know the sand here is one of the whitest in the world - it doesn't retain heat due to its silica composition? This beach is also one of the most exclusive as you can only get here by plane or boat. Elafonisi Beach | Crete, Greece elafonisi_beach_4.jpg So this beach is really more like a lagoon but we're not complaining. You can actually walk through the lagoon to a little island during low tide & explore the historic lighthouse & chapel. Did you know the sands here are pink? So cool! Anse Source d’Argent | La Digue Island, Seychelles anse-source-dargent-seychelles Did you know this beach is one of the most photographed in the world? We can totally see why! Matira Beach | Bora Bora, French Polynesia 1005574_10151643323643936_1422240148_n This beach is incredible - it's literally like 1 big swimming pool. I was lucky enough to honeymoon here & Bora Bora has quickly become my favorite destination. The water is so many shades of blue, warm & crystal clear. This is a must see! Here's what we're packing! xx, South Beach Swimsuits