15 Most Amazing Sunset Locations in the World


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As humans, we’re natural romantics, so the simple pleasure of watching the sun dip below the horizon can make us happier. And that’s a fact backed up by science.

Research shows that people find sunsets the most beautiful weather phenomenon often making them feel awe. This state of awe boosts positive feelings and reduces stress, improving overall mood.

So, for those who love and prioritize sunset-watching on every trip, travel agency Planet Cruise has identified the top 15 global sunset spots using Tripadvisor reviews. They analyzed five-star reviews mentioning ‘sunset,’ calculated their frequency and average ratings, and ranked these stunning locations accordingly.

Here are the 15 most amazing sunset locations in the world.

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15. Stonehenge, England

Average Star Review: 4.610

Where else can you witness an ancient monument giving you side-eye while the sun sets? Stonehenge is a mysterious marvel that turns sunsets into a time-travel experience. For a truly special evening, consider booking a sunset tour to enjoy a more intimate view with fewer crowds. These tours — though on the pricier side, ranging from $159.75 to $585 — offer inner circle access, allowing you to get up close to the stones and take stunning photographs. 

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    14. Borobudur Temple, Indonesia

    Average Star Review: 4.621

    Catching the sunset at Borobudur might make you feel like an adventurer discovering a lost world. The temple’s silhouette against the evening sky is Instagram gold. There are sunset tours at the temple that include hotel pick-up and drop-off. 

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    13. Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand

     Average Star Review: 4.267

    Ever seen a sunset so beautiful it makes you want to swing in a hammock forever? That’s Railay Beach for you. With its dramatic limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters, this beach is a slice of paradise. Sunset here feels like nature’s own fireworks show To make the most of your visit, consider taking a sunset boat tour.

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    12. Negril Cliffs, Jamaica

     Average Star Review: 4.673

    How about watching the sun set while adrenaline junkies dive off cliffs into the turquoise sea below? Negril Cliffs offers a high-stakes, high-reward sunset experience. The dramatic scenery and vibrant local culture make it a unique spot where every sunset is an event to remember.

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    11. Calis Beach, Turkey

    Average Star Review: 4.434

    Calis Beach is beloved for its relaxed, friendly vibe. The sunset reflects off the water, and it feels straight out of a dream.

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    10. Haleakala National Park, Maui

    Average Star Review: 4.812

    Stand above the clouds and watch the sun set on top of a dormant volcano. Haleakala National Park offers a sunset experience like no other. The high altitude provides a surreal view, making you feel like you’re on another planet. Plan ahead and head to the summit of Haleakala for an unforgettable experience.

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    9. Eagle Beach, Aruba

    Average Star Review: 4.90

    Eagle Beach in Aruba has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.  The soft, white sands and calm waves create the perfect backdrop for a relaxing evening. Many visitors enjoy taking a leisurely stroll along the beach or simply sitting back and watching the sky change colors. For an extra special touch, consider booking a beachfront dinner to enjoy the stunning views while you dine.

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    8. Jimbaran Bay, Bali, Indonesia

    Average Star Review: 4.043

  • Jimbaran Bay in Bali is famous for its beachfront seafood dining, offering an unforgettable sunset experience. As the sun dips below the horizon, the sky turns into a vibrant canvas of fiery colors, perfectly complementing the delicious seafood feasts served right on the sand. 

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    7. Tanah Lot Temple, Indonesia

     Average Star Review: 4.274

    Another perfect sunset location in Bali is Tanah Lot Temple. Perched on a rocky outcrop, this iconic temple offers breathtaking sunset views that attract visitors from around the world. As the sun sets, the temple is silhouetted against a backdrop of vibrant colors, creating a mesmerizing scene.

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    6. Mallory Square, Florida, USA

     Average Star Review: 4.487

    Mallory Square in Key West is the ultimate sunset celebration spot. Every evening, crowds gather for the famous Sunset Celebration, featuring street performers, local artisans, and food vendors. As the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico, the sky lights up in brilliant hues, creating a festive and vibrant atmosphere.

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    5. London Eye, London, UK

     Average Star Review: 4.535

    As one of London’s most iconic landmarks, The London Eye works for a great place to watch as  the city is bathed in golden light, and landmarks like Big Ben and the River Thames glow beautifully. A ride on the giant ferris wheel at this time is breathtaking, making it a must-do for visitors seeking an unforgettable view of London’s sunset.

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    4. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

    Average Star Review: 4.734

    For a truly magnifque Parisian sunset experience, head to Champ de Mars with a blanket and sit in the park with the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop. As the sun sets, the tower glows with golden light, creating a truly romantic scene. You can enjoy a picnic and soak in the beauty of the City of Light as day turns to night.

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    3. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

    Average Star Review: 4.851

    Angkor Wat in Cambodia offers an unforgettable sunset experience. You can book a private sunset tour to explore the temple with fewer crowds. The temple is bathed in golden light, creating gorgeous reflections in the nearby pools. 

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    2. The Taj Mahal, India

    Average Star Review: 4.864

    The Taj Mahal in India is stunning at sunrise, but if you’re a sunset person, the experience is equally magical. As the sun sets, the white marble of the Taj glows with warm, golden hues. The lush gardens and reflecting pools add to the breathtaking view.

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    1. The Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

    Average Star Review: 4.933 ​

    The Grand Canyon in Arizona offers the sunset of all sunsets. As the sun sets, the canyon’s vast landscape transforms into a stunning display of colors, with the cliffs and valleys glowing in shades of red, orange, and gold. To get the best experience plan to arrive at your viewpoint at least 90 minutes before sunset to secure a good spot and stay at least 10 minutes after the sun has set. You might catch the sky lighting up in brilliant reds, pinks, and oranges. Better yet, linger as the sky grows dark.

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