TripAdvisor recently released its annual ranking of the world's most popular beaches for its users, part of its 2017 Travelers' Choice Awards.
Unlike other travel websites, where similar listings are curated by a team of travel editors and experts, these rankings have been strictly based on TripAdvisor user reviews and ratings.
Even if each of us has some other beach in our hearts that is not on the list, certainly the ranking satisfies everyone's tastes because it includes paradisiacal beaches of all kinds, beaches that seem to form the picture of happiness.
Then pen in hand and let's see which beaches we still lack. We certainly want our vacation choice to actually be the best the planet has to offer.
Here are the top 25 best beaches in the world:
25 – Ngapali Beach, Myanmar (Birmania)
24 - White Beach, Boracay Island, Visayas, Philippines
23 - Playa Manuel Antonio, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
22 - Praia de Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde
21 – Camps Bay Beach, Cape Town, Sudafrica
20 – West Bay Beach, Honduras
19 – Fig Tree Bay, Protaras, Cipro
18 - La Cote des Basques, Biarritz, Francia
17 – Whitehaven Beach, isole Whitsunday, Queensland, Australia
16 - Anakena Beach, Easter Island
15 – Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Giamaica
14 - Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
13 – Flamenco Beach, Culebra, Porto Rico
12 – Seven Mile Beach, isola Gran Cayman
11 - Anse Lazio, Praslin island, Seychelles
10 – Galapagos Beach al Tortuga Bay, Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
9 - Elafonissi, island of Crete, Greece
8 – Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island (isole Andamane), India
7 - Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Messico
6 - Playa La Concha, San Sebastian, Donostia, Spain
5 - Siesta Beach, Siesta Key, Florida, Stati Uniti
4 - Playa Paraiso, Cayo Largo, Cuba
3 - Eagle Beach, Aruba, Caribbean
2 - Grace Bay, on the island of Providenciales (belonging to the Turks and Caicos Islands)
And the winner is . . .
1 – Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
TripAdvisors has chosen Baía do Sancho as the beach nr. 1 in the world. The beach is located 220 miles off the coast of Brazil, on a secluded bay on the main island of the UNESCO-protected Fernando de Noronha archipelago.
In addition to being one of the best diving spots in Brazil, the beach is also historically significant because it is where Portuguese explorers first landed in the 1500s. preserve this UNESCO World Heritage Site.