Start planning your tropical getaway—Tripadvisor has just shared its 2016 ‘Travellers Choice‘ winners for the world’s top destinations.
After sifting through millions of users reviews, the travel site was able to round out not only the world’s top destinations, but the world’s best hotels and beaches.
And to make your vacation planning that much easier, we figured we should share with you the top ten beaches to help get you inspired.
These beaches bring a whole new meaning to #travelgoals as they redefine the meaning of paradise. Whether you’re looking for a party or solitude, calming waters or pounding surf, your ideal beach is within reach.
So, we present to you the ten best beaches in the world. Seriously try to refrain from booking a trip once you finish reading this article. We dare you.
1. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Miles of white sandy beach and vibrant turquoise water makes up this tropical paradise. Grace Bay is what vacation dreams are made of and it’s no wonder that it was voted as the best beach in the world.
2. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de noronha, Brazil
This pristine oasis is environmentally protected and has some of the best diving spots in all of Brazil. This bay is only accessible by boat, a serious trek, or a swim, making the beach ideal for those seeking solitude.
3. Playa Paraiso – Cayo Largo, Cuba
This beach is extraordinary in every way. From its fluffy soft sand to its crystal clear water, Playa Paraiso is beach perfection. The waters are shallow so you can actually walk out hundreds of meters into the warm waist deep water.
4. Anse Lazio – Praslin Island, Seychelles
Surrounded by a large bay with the calmest turquoise water and stunning mountain peaks, this white sand paradise needs to be at the top of your beach bucket list.
5. Cayo de Agua – Los Roques National Park, Venezuela
Sun, aqua sea, and sugar-fine sand make up this Venezuelan paradise, which is arguably the best beach in the Los Roques islands.
6. Flamenco Beach – Culebra, Puerto Rico
Escape to the tranquil oasis of Flamenco Beach, which is known for its beautiful shallow turquoise waters, soft white sand, and excellent swimming, fishing, and diving sites. So for those seeking to be more active, this is your ideal spot.
7. Playa de Ses Illetes – Formentera, Balearic Islands
If you’re into going for long romantic walks on the beach, surrounded by endless sea, fine sand, and spectacular views, this is the beach for you. And with Ibiza on the horizon, it’s the perfect beach to take an excursion to and spend the day.
8. Ngapali Beach – Ngapali, Myanmar
When you imagine what paradise might look like, palm lined beaches, pristine white sands, and crystal clear blue waters typically come to mind. Ngapali Beach is all of this and more. If you’re seeking peace and relaxation, this hidden paradise needs to be at the top of your travel list.
9. West Bay Beach – West Bay, Honduras
This gorgeous beach is home to some of the best snorkelling in the world. There’s a huge reef right off the beach with plenty of tropical fish and sea life to see.
10. Nacpan Beach – El Nido, Philippines
With a beautiful coastline, golden sand, and turquoise warm water, this Philippine beach is the total picture of paradise.