1 . Grace Bay — Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Tucked away in the Caribbean and boasting some of the clearest waters and softest white sand you’re likely to come across, Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands has been named the best in the world in a survey of travel experts.
A 19-kilometre stretch on the island of Providenciales, and protected by a reef just a mile off shore, the pristine beach topped a poll of 632 travel journalists and other experts questioned by the Canadian website FlightNetwork.
Its inaugural ranking of the world’s 50 best beaches saw each scored according to their beauty, remoteness, sand quality and water quality, on a scale of one to 10.
2. Baia do Sancho — Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
Baía do Sancho, or Sancho Bay, was elected for the Travelers’ Choice 2015 beach award in the yearly conducted survey by popular travel site and community Tripadvisor. The website’s user were asked to name the best beach they had visited in 2014.
Sancho Bay won the competition for the second time in a row and leading the list of the best beaches this year ahead of Grace Bay on the Turcs and Caicos islands and Rabbit Beach on Lampedusa in Italy.
3. Varadero Beach — Cuba
It is situated on the Hicacos Peninsula, between the Bay of Cárdenas and the Straits of Florida, some 140 km east of Havana, at the eastern end of the Via Blanca highway. The peninsula is only 1.2 km wide at its widest point and is separated from the island of Cuba by the Kawama Channel. This spit of land however extends more than 20 kilometers from the mainland in a northeasterly direction and its tip, Punta Hicacos, is the northernmost point of the island of Cuba. At the northeastern end of the peninsula there is a nature reserve with virgin forests and beaches.
4. Eagle Beach — Aruba
Boasting the widest beach in Aruba and famous for its pristine and soft white sands, Eagle Beach offers a clear Caribbean, ample parking, shaded areas, some beach huts, and a variety of water sports..
Eagle Beach is home to two of the most photographed and renowned fofoti trees in Aruba, with its trademark silhouette pointing in the direction of the Caribbean. These trees have been starring in various Aruba advertising campaigns as unique and highly recognizable features.
5. Seven Mile Beach — Cayman Islands
Named one of the Ultimate Beaches in the region by Caribbean Travel + Life, the 4th Best Beach in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor, and the 12th of the best beaches in the world by MSN, Seven Mile Beach is among the many reasons why Cayman is considered the ultimate destination. Situated on the western side of Grand Cayman, the area attracts travellers from all over the world. With sparkling waters and coral sands, this shoreline is home to many of the Caribbean’s most luxurious properties.
The expansive waterfront here is open to the public, making it possible to walk the full length of the shore regardless of where you’re staying. Taking a stroll, you’ll stumble on restaurants at the resorts and several beach bars. Seven Mile Beach encompasses so many different activities, too. Whether you want to work on your tan and watch the waves roll in, or partake in some parasailing, Seven Mile Beach gives you every chance to enjoy what Cayman is all about.