Meet the 25 best beaches in the world, according to TripAdvisor for 2022.
Look, if we could pull up a chair and soak in the sun on the beach all day with a cocktail in hand instead of working- we would.
Presenting the top 25 beaches in the world, courtesy of Trip Advisor’s 2022 Travelers’ Choice Awards. And there are some absolute beauties.
Soft white sands, glistening turquoise waters, unbelievable views. Basically, you’re stepping into a postcard.
Add these to your beach bucket list.
1. Grace Bay Beach
Grace Bay, Providenciales
Starting off our best beaches in the world list is Face Bay Beach.
World-famous and well-deserving of the number one spot, this dreamboat is located on the northeast coast of the island of Providenciales. It’s definitely no stranger to receiving awards, given its postcard-like turquoise waters and clean white sand.
2. Varadero Beach
One of Cuba’s most recognised destinations, the squeaky white sand and crystal clear waters stretch on for days for a setting you just can’t get enough of.
3. Turquoise Bay
Western Australia is home to a number of the best beaches in the world as you will see making your way down this list!
A shoutout to the gorgeous state So Where Next is lucky enough to call home, we’re not surprised to see this absolute gem make an appearance in the top 5.
4. Quarta Praia
Morro de Sao Paulo, Brazil
If you’re no fan of a cold dip, then the warm waters here will be a welcome experience. The views are stunning, and when the sea is ultra calm it forms natural pools to relax in.
5. Eagle Beach
Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
Not too crowded, miles of perfect beach and a great place to catch the sunset with a drink in hand on one of their beach chairs.
6. Radhanagar Beach
Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The beach in India cracking the top 10 in deserving style after capturing even the non-beach goers with its sparkling waters and sunsets.
7. Baia do Sancho
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
No stranger to hitting the rankings for the best beaches in the world, Baia do Sancho is nestled away on the small island of Fernando de Noronha and worth the slightly harder journey to reach it down narrow ladders.
8. Trunk Bay Beach
Virgin Islands National Park, St. John
You’ll need to arrive early to snag a parking spot here, but it pays off once you dive into the iconic snorkel trail in its waters.
9. Baia dos Golfinhos
Praia da Pipa, Brazil
A top spot to head if you want to see some dolphins splashing around at any time of day.
10. Spiaggia dei Conigli
Lampedusa, Islands of Sicily
Rounding out the top 10 of the best beaches in the world is Spiaggia de Conigli.
The bluest of waters and whitest of sands, this Italian gem can be found the small island of Lampedusa off the coast of Sicily.
11. Cable Beach
Of course a beach that allows camel walks along the beach at sunset has to make the best beaches in the world list.
Gorgeous stretches of beach is a given here, but the real highlight is taking it all in from the seat of a camel.
12. Praia da Falésia.
Olhos de Agua, Portugal
Imagine the Grand Canyon sitting on a beach. Praia da Falésia is famous for its incredible red cliffs leading down to a stunning shoreline. It’s truly one of a kind.
13. Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
You’ll look over views of Mauna Kea and Hualalei volcanoes as you settle in along the golden expanse of sand. Just be aware- there is a fee for parking and entry.
14. Siesta Beach (Siesta Key)
Siesta Key, Florida
Often taking out #1 beach in the US, Siesta Beach boasts plenty of space for relaxing and activities in a little slice of paradise.
15. Maho Bay Beach
Cruz Bay, St. John
Maho Bay Beach looks like something off a wallpaper. It boasts beautiful white sand, glistening turquoise waters, and towering coconut palms to shade it all.
16. Poipu Beach Park
A popular destination for the family beach outing, you can partake in many activities here including surfing, fishing, snorkelling, and bodyboarding.
17. Playa de Muro Beach
Playa de Muro, Spain
Another to tick off the family outing bucket list, Playa de Muro Beach offers shallow calm conditions for the little ones and a beautiful view of the bay.
18. Playa Manuel Antonio
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Playa Manuel Antonio is defining the term spectacular views. The clearest waters will drag you in as you float away in absolute paradise.
19. Playa Norte
A sandy beach lined with palm trees and perfect weather all year round- what more could you want?
20. Nungwi Beach
Nungwi Beach’s beauty draws crowds of tourists from far and wide where you can catch an incredible sunset and continue on with a thriving nightlife.
21. Magens Bay
Magens Bay, St. Thomas
A snorkeler’s dream on the north side of the island, you’ll find turtles are a common sight as you dive into the blue waters.
22. Nissi Beach
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Nissi Beach can be found in the resort of Ayia Napa. It’s filled with stunning shades of blue and soft sands where you can perch up under an umbrella and take relaxation to a whole new level.
23. Bavaro Beach
Bavaro, Dominican Republic
The water and views at Bavaro Beach are so simply stunning you’ll feel as though you’re looking at a postcard. A really great postcard.
24. Balos Lagoon
The famous lagoon of Balos is a must-visit while in Greece. It’s described as absolute heaven often, and one look at the turquoise ocean and views will tell you why.
25. Yonaha Maehama Beach
Lucky last in the top 25 best beaches in the world is Yonaaha Maehama Beach. Said to be the most beautiful white sand beach of the East, it might be a surprise that Japan has a beach so worthy of your time.
Move over Maldives.
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