There’s no better way to end your day than with a spectacular sunset and if you’re an avid traveler you definitely want to know which destinations offer the best views. A recent survey of travel journalists from across the globe has revealed the best places to watch a sunset.

Courtesy of the Lensbest study we share the top five destinations for sunset seekers.

Santorini, Greece

Popular with newlyweds and couples this Greek paradise is well known for its sunsets, so it comes as no surprise that it’s the number one destination for sunset seekers.

So, what’s the best time to watch the sun go down over beautiful clear waters while you’re perched on the rim of a massive active volcano in the middle of the sea? Summer of course, so keep that in mind when you book your tickets to chase the sunset in Santorini!


Grand Canyon National Park, USA

The Grand Canyon National Park is a spectacular sight at any time of the day but throw in a sunrise or a sunset and its layered bands of red rock come alive.

The Grand Canyon offers many ways to see the spectacular sunset including desert view drives, river trips, helicopter tours, and mule trips. The best time of year to experience the unique geological colours come to life is undoubtedly summer. 


Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is the Greek home of the partygoer. This island’s summer party atmosphere, bars, and massive dance clubs attract world-renowned DJs and partygoers from around the globe.

Throw in spectacular views, iconic landmarks, shopping sprees, and magical sunsets and you have a must-see destination for jet-setting sunset seekers.

Taj Mahal india-

Taj Mahal, India

Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna the Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage according to UNESCO.

For a truly magical experience, you should visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise or sunset when the buildings take on a different hue with distance and sun. Best time to visit? Spring.

Madeira sunset

Madeira, Portugal

Madeira is an autonomous Portuguese archipelago comprising of four regions that is well known for wine and its warm, subtropical climate. Set right in the middle of the Atlantic ocean these lush green islands offer sunset seekers an awesome experience.

Take your viewing to the next level with a sunset catamaran cruise where you can marvel at the changing colours of the sea and reflective waters. The best time of year to enjoy Madeira sunsets is spring.

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