Cuba, Brazil, Florida, Italy, Spain and even…Great Britain – that’s where you’ll find places that travellers fell in love with. Each year TripAdvisor updates the list of world’s top beaches. How many of those have you visited?
Each year TripAdvisor publishes a list of the most idyllic beach spots, ranked by traveller reviews and ratings. The biggest travel review website in the world creates this list as a part of the Travelers Choice campaign established in 2002.
Based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers from around the world, 25 places were chosen, and we’re presenting you with the top 10!
Located on a small island of Fernando de Noronha, Baia do Sancho was named the most beautiful beach destination. And we’re not surprised: the lush, exotic flora, crystal clear waters, great diving sites and dolphins visiting the bay – what else could you dream of? Sancho Bay is a part of protected marine ecological reserve, and only 420 tourists are allowed to access the area at one time. It’s also one of the most unspoiled places on the list.
Second place goes to a place in Turks and Caicos Islands, which are a British Overseas Territory, located in The Bahamas island chain. Grace Bay is mentioned on the list each year, even reaching the top rank once. Found just off the northeast coast of Providenciales, this pristine beach attracts travellers with its unbelievably clear waters and white sand with no rocks, seaweed or pollution.
The third place goes to one of Cuban beaches. Playa Paraiso is a picturesque stretch of white sand situated along the clear waters of Caribbean Sea. This year it took the place of Eagle Beach in Aruba, which held the third place a year ago.
Lampedusa’s famous for its rugged coast line. “The beach of rabbits” is well known for its clear water and schools of colorful fish. Situated just 5 km away from Lampedusa town it can be a bit tricky to find, but it’s well worth the effort. It can easily be mistaken for one of the Caribbean beaches and you’ll want to stay here all day, swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and if you’re lucky might even meet sea turtle!
Another Brazilian beach in the top 5! With fluffy white sand and crystal clear water, this beach can truly live up to its nickname “The Brazilian Caribbean”. Situated a short boat ride or pleasant hike from Arraial do Cabo, its main feature is the calm green sea, perfect for bathing and diving!
Not only a tax haven, but also a tourist paradise! Grand Cayman Islands provide visitors with a wide variety of beach types. Situated on the western side of Grand Cayman, Seven Mile Beach area attracts travellers from all over the world. With sparkling waters, coral sands and a shoreline full of Caribbean’s most luxurious properties, it’s the ultimate holiday destination for many!
The widest beach on the island, famous for its pristine, white sands, was placed seventh this year. Eagle Beach is home to two of the most photographed and renowned fofoti trees in Aruba and four different species of sea turtles nest around here!
“You can’t take a bad picture here,” one of the travellers wrote. And he is right! Scenic, postcard-perfect beach combines turquoise, waveless ocean with delicate, white sand, making it ideal for snorkeling, swimming, unwinding, playing in the sand, or simply relaxing.
Famous Cuban Varadero Beach was placed ninth this year, after a fall from being #2. This white, broad strip of fine, white sand often falls victim to its own popularity and is often referred to as “too crowded”.
Volcanic island of Milos is a home to 75 beaches. This one is a bit different to all mentioned above – is an impressive spot of rock formations that can be reached only by sea. Natural caves and rare geological phenomena located in this set of bays are the main attraction here. The coastline is also a refuge for monk seals, you might spot them if you’re lucky enough!
You can find a complete list of 25 beaches along with user reviews on TripAdvisor. You’ll can read about others beaches from Florida, Balearic Islands, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Great Britain, Greece and Italy. You’ll be surprised by #25 – it’s not just another sunbathing spot!