We are all searching for the world´s best beaches and a good help in the search is “Tripadvisor 2015 Traveler´s Choice” where the world´s top 25 beaches were crowned. Get inspired and start planning but be careful since all advice on this list is not rock solid.
World´s 25 Best Beaches According to Tripadvisor Traveler´s Choice.
I was trying to keep you in suspense, but I can´t. Here are the 25 best beaches in the world according to Tripadvisor.
|1||Baia Do Sancho||Fernando de Noronha||Brazil|
|2||Grace Bay||Provenciales||Turks & Caicos|
|3||Rabbit Beach||Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily||Italy|
|4||Playa Paraiso Beach||Cayo Largo||Cuba|
|5||Playa De Ses Illetes||Formentera||Spain|
|8||Flamenco Beach||Culebra||Puerto Rico|
|9||Whitehaven Beach||Whitsunday Island||Australien|
|11||Camp´s Bay Beach||Cape Town||South Africa|
|12||Radhanagar Beach||Havelock Island||Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|13||Woolacombe Beach||Woolacombe||United Kingdom|
|14||Siesta Beach||Siesta Key||Florida, USA|
|15||West Bay Beach||West Bay||Honduras|
|16||Cayo De Agua||Los Roques National Park||Venezuela|
|17||Playa Manuel Antonio||Manuel Antonio National Park||Costa Rica|
|18||Nai Harn Beach||Phuket||Thailand|
|19||Sharm El Luli||Marsa Alam||Egypt|
|23||Eagle Beach||Palm – Eagle Beach||Aruba|
|24||Ngapali Beach||Ngapali||Myanmar (aka Burma)|
|25||Maunganui Beach||Mount Maunganui||New Zealand|
Full list on tripadvisor.com
Condé Nast Traveler have similar lists and they are fairly open with the scoring and the process on how a hotel or destination gets on the list. I have searched high and low on Tripadvisor´s process but have not found anything. I am not implying that there has been any discrepancies or that it is rigged but it would have been very nice to know how it was done.
There are a few destinations marked as good for to visit all year. Examples of beaches with moonson and rainy seasons are Cuba, Florida and Phuket even if they are good to visit for longer periods than what is considered ultimate according to most guidebooks. There are probably more examples of beaches not good to visit all year, so do your research properly before booking the trip.
Formentera is also considered as an all year destination but personally I would stay away from the beach on Formentera during European winter. Seriously, Formentera is best to visit mid-May to Mid-October.
The nomination of World´s 25 Top Beaches is a great initiative and inspiration. Could possibly outrank Condé Nast Traveler´s lists in the future.