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Top 25 Beaches in the World Recommended by TripAdvisor – Daydream With Me!

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Are you dreaming of a beach vacation? Here are the top 25 beaches in the world, recommended by TripAdvisor. Daydream with me!

 

 

 

Dreaming about a beach vacation? Me too! Here are the Top 25 Beaches in the World Recommended by TripAdvisor. Have you visited any of these top beaches? 

Many of the beaches on their list are great to visit all year long. Do your homework and let us know your picks for the top beaches in the world.

Top 25 Beaches in the World Recommended by TripAdvisor

 1. Grace BayProvidenciales, Turks and Caicos

  • Unbelievably clear, clean water with hundreds of shades of blues and greens and white sugar sand beaches—ahhhhh!

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 46 Hotels
  • 7 B&B and Inns
  • 523 Vacation Rentals

 

2. Baia do SanchoFernando de Noronha, Brazil

  • As you walk through a small trail, you can’t imagine what awaits you. The heavenly view seems like a mirage.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 1 Hotel
  • 120 B&B and Inns
  • 2 Vacation Rentals

 

3. Playa ParaisoCayo Largo, Cuba

  • Picture perfect in every way. Gorgeous beach and the bluest water ever!

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 6 Hotels
  • 2 B&B and Inns

 

4. Anse LazioPraslin Island, Seychelles

  • Picture perfect, with crystal clear, warm waters, shade, sun, and powder white sand

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 33 Hotels
  • 41 B&B and Inns
  • 30 Vacation Rentals

 

5. Cayo de Agua: Los Roques National Park, Venezuela

  • An incredible beach of soft white sand surrounded on two sides by the Caribbean sparkling in all shades of blue.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 19 Hotels
  • 35 B&B and Inns
  • 2 Vacation Rentals

6. Flamenco BeachCulebra, Puerto Rico

  • The water was so clear and blue and gorgeous against the backdrop of the mountains. You can’t take a bad picture here.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 4 Hotels
  • 19 B&B and Inns
  • 39 Vacation Rentals

 

7. Playa de Ses IlletesFormentera, Balearic Islands

  • Endless sea, fine sand, spectacular views, yachts, fancy stalls, Ibiza on the horizon.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 29 Hotels
  • 32 B&B and Inns
  • 176 Vacation Rentals

 

8. Ngapali BeachNgapali, Myanmar

  • Three kilometers of beach without a soul to be seen. No seashells, no rocks, no vendors!

Best time to go: November – March and offering:

  • 16 Hotels
  • 5 B&B and Inns

 

9. West Bay Beach: West Bay, Honduras

  • Gorgeous beach. Just walk out a few steps to some of the best snorkeling on earth.

Best time to go: February – August and offering:

  • 14 Hotels
  • 6 B&B and Inns
  • 83 Vacation Rentals

 

10. Nacpan Beach: El Nido, Philippines

  • A long coastline, golden sand, beautiful crystal waters and a completely virgin landscape make a visit to this place unforgettable!

Best time to go: December – March and offering:

  • 16 Hotels
  • 85 B&B and Inns
  • 18 Vacation Rentals

 

11. Maho Beach: Cruz Bay, St. John

  • Beautiful beach with clear water. Swam with a sea turtle and came ashore to sunbathe with an iguana.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 5 Hotels
  • 5 B&B and Inns
  • 213 Vacation Rentals

 

12. Whitehaven BeachWhitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands

  • The whole beach is untouched. No stores, no restaurants, just the beauty of nature at its best.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • Beaches 
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Nature & Parks

13. Sharm El LuliMarsa Alam, Egypt

  • Paradise. Pristine, beautiful beach and a tropical aquarium under water.

Best time to go: May – October and offering:

  • 74 Hotels
  • 2 B&B and Inns
  • 8 Vacation Rentals

 

14. Elafonissi Beach: Elafonissi, Greece

  • The sea was calm and beautiful. The colors are intense—light blue water, pink sand. Paradise.

Best time to go: May – October and offering:

  • 1 Hotel
  • 2 B&B and Inns
  • 45 Vacation Rentals

 

15. Playa Manuel AntonioManuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

  • Gorgeous beach, gentle tide, warm water. A swimmer’s paradise.

Best time to go: December – May and offering:

  • 48 Hotels
  • 17 B&B and Inns
  • 220 Vacation Rentals

16. The BathsVirgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

  • I’ve been all over the Caribbean, and this is the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen. We lost count of the beautiful, bold-colored fish that swam near us.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 7 Hotels
  • 3 B&B and Inns
  • 247 Vacation Rentals

 

17. Camp’s Bay BeachCamps Bay, South Africa

  • The sandy beach and massive, cold waves are just what’s needed on a hot, sunny summer Cape Town day.

Best time to go: November – April and offering:

  • 12 Hotels
  • 60 B&B and Inns
  • 384 Vacation Rentals

 

18. Praia da Marinha: Carvoeiro, Portugal

  • Classic Algarve beach with sand, cliffs, rocks, caves, arches—it’s got it all. Plus crystal clear water and an abundance of marine life on show

Best time to go: May – October and offering:

  • 19 Hotels
  • 9 B&B and Inns
  • 470 Vacation Rentals

 

19. Kata Noi Beach: Karon, Thailand

  • Waves and water like baby bear’s porridge: not too hot or cold, not too big or small. Simply perfect in every way. Really.

Best time to go: November – April and offering:

  • 130 Hotels
  • 142 B&B and Inns
  • 339 Vacation Rentals

 

20. Clearwater Beach: Clearwater, Florida

  • The sugar fine white sand is a trademark of this fabulous beach. Perfect for a day in the sun. You might even spot a dolphin or two playing on the horizon.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 94 Hotels
  • 11 B&B and Inns
  • 524 Vacation Rentals

 

21. Playa Paraiso: Tulum, Mexico

  • One of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen. Swim, take a nap, read a book. You’ll be happy to just be here.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 89 Hotels
  • 75 B&B and Inns
  • 572 Vacation Rentals

22. Agonda Beach: Agonda, India

  • Serene, tranquil beach, far from the madding crowd. Ideal place for meditation, sun worshiping or reading.

Best time to go: November – April and offering:

  • 6 Hotels
  • 30 B&B and Inns
  • 34 Vacation Rentals

 

23. Horseshoe Bay Beach: Southampton Parish, Bermuda

  • The perfect beach? Picturesque, with pink sand and gentle waves rolling in. Lovely at any time of the day.

Best time to go: April – September and offering:

  • 3 Hotels
  • 3 B&B and Inns
  • 17 Vacation Rentals

 

24. Tumon Beach: Tumon, Mariana Islands

  • The sand is white, the water a gorgeous blue. Swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding or small water crafts—you can do it all here.

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 20 Hotels
  • 14 Vacation Rentals

 

25. Praia de Santa Maria: Santa Maria, Cape Verde

  • The weather, the amazing sandy beach and crashing waves, the fresh fish on the pier—all great memories!

Best time to go: Year-round and offering:

  • 19 Hotels
  • 13 B&B and Inns
  • 202 Vacation Rentals

There they are, the best beaches around the world awaiting your arrival. Choose one that appeals to you and plan to visit soon!

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